Yes it’s me Oskar and I am still alive…just
Half bitten to death by mosquitoes has been a great trip so far.
We have been through Indonesia and it was great, I am sorry I haven’t kept you up to date but here are the best bits throughout Indonesia.
- Riding on scooters in Lombok was the best way to get around in the whole family’s opinion and sensational because I had a feeling of freedom.
- Snorkelling with the turtles on Gili T gave me the feeling of being a fish and it was fantastic. It was such an honour to see them every day and being able to touch them very gently as they came up to the surface to breath. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. Gili T was just perfect…
Luca and I were pirates and there was our friend Ernie the crab (dead).
- In Yogyakarta on the Island of Java, we stayed in a hotel called Duta which had a swimming pool and hot water. Yes it has been a long time since we had hot water, a luxury in south East Asia. We went on an adventure on a becak. This man took all 5 of us for around 1.5 km back to our hotel.
One morning we woke up at 4 to go to 2 temples as to avoid the heat of the day. First one was a world famous Buddhist temple called Borobudur. It was so awestrucking I was gobsmacked. It is an enormous temple build around the 9th century. As a mark of respect for the Buddhist religion we walked around the temple 3 times before stepping up. I will let you enjoy some pics.
Then we went to a Hindu temple called Prambanan. This was also awesome but a lot of the little temples were destroyed by the powerful earthquakes happening during the years.
Here are some pictures.
We ate a lot of the time at a Cafe called Via Via in Jogja. The people were great and we had on some days, people who came into the restaurant and played three or four songs each. they were cool I really liked them.
We arrived in Melaka, a little town in Malaysia, in the middle of October. We are taking our time and relaxing here.
We went to a butterfly and reptile park. The butterflies were tremendously beautiful especially when the sun shone on the wings, the effect was superb and the light was dazzling. Two landed on my head, I was very lucky.
We walked pass black scorpions, giant millipedes, tortoises, crocs; colossal fish (don’t know the name), and then a whole collection of snakes. We were very brave and walked into a room with 20 odd snakes (I think they were mangrove cat snakes) all of them wrapped up in trees. It was impressive and also completely crazy.
Then we went to the botanical garden were you had wild monkeys, huge black Malaysian termites (Mateo got bitten) and fire ants. The sound in the forest was freaky and the mosquitoes were everywhere but we were prepared.
That’s it for now and I’ll try not to leave it so late next time.
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Bye from Oskar J