Clonard Indotrip

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  • Day10

    Terima Kasih

    July 1, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Its been a fantastic experience. Many thanks (Terima Kasih) to Bu Hinchey and Ibu Turnley and Bu Rifa for organising the trip.

    Here are the words and meaning to a song Rifa taught us...
    Disini senang, disana senang
    Dimana-mana hatiku senang
    Disini senang, disana senang
    Dimana-mana hatiku senang
    Lalalalalalala lalalalalalala
    Lalalalalalala lalalalalalala

    Happy here, happy there
    I am happy everywhere
    Happy here, happy there
    I am happy everywhere
    Lalalalalalala lalalalalalala
    Lalalalalalala lalalalalalala

    And some photos to finish with...
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  • Day10

    Andong Ride

    July 1, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Our last activity in Indonesia.

    5 andongs arrived with drivers in brightly coloured shirts. We climbed in with 3 to an andong (it was a bit squishy) and set off for a tour around the country side. Once off the main road with the traffic reduced to a few motorbikes we saw many different crops growing including rice, bananas, chillies, papaya, cassava, peanuts, tomatoes, corn and some fish ponds. There were some homes along the way and the people all happily smiled and waved to us. A great finish to our trip.Read more

  • Day9

    Dinner at Amata Borobudur

    June 30, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    For the last 2 nights we dined at our accommodation in their lovely outdoor restaurant. The first night was a buffet and the second night we chose from the menu. The last meal together was followed by a quiz of our trip and then a swim for those who couldn't resist the pool.

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    Rice Planting 2

    June 30, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Then those who chose to could ride behind the cows as they ploughed up the soil in readiness for planting. Then several girls planted the rice seedlings trying to keep them in straight lines.

    Next it was time to catch the catfish that had been released a bit earlier. It meant getting into the mud with a basket and trying to spot where they were and then trying to catch them in the baskets. A couple of girls managed 5 or 6 each but all those who tried caught at least one.

    Then it was lunch time - catfish, rice, and vegies. Along with coconut juice.
    Quite an adventure.
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  • Day9

    Rice Planting 1

    June 30, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Well it was much more than rice planting! First we dressed in traditional tops and hats. We were then allocated jobs to do before we walked in a procession to the beat of a drum to the rice paddy area. Jobs such as leading the cows, carrying bamboo sticks that were holding our morning tea and also the rice we were about to plant. And carrying live catfish that are used in the rice fields to eat pests. Others were banging the drums as we walked and others carrying the rice seed.

    Then we had morning tea - a variety of Indonesian cakes with water or hot tea. Next we played some games in the rice field so we were comfortable being there. And then we spread some rice seed in a special area to grow the rice for more seed.
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  • Day8

    Borobudur Temple

    June 29, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    After packing our bags and taking them down to the lobby, we walked to the nearby bookshop/stationary/toy shop for a quick shopping trip. The bus then, after loading our bags, picked us up and drove us north. Our first stop was a restaurant for lunch. Then on to Borobudur temple.

    The entire site contains 504 statues of Buddha on 3 levels, 1460 stone reliefs on the walls and 1212 decorative reliefs along the path. The relief sculptures narrate the Buddha’s teachings (the Dharma) and depict various events related to his past lives (Jataka tales), and illustrate stories taken from important Buddhist scriptures (sutras).

    The temple has 3 levels and the idea is to walk around each level clockwise to follow the stories in the carvings.

    As everywhere we have visited the Indonesians have been very hospitable and wanted photos with us. Here it was no different. The girls were very popular.

    Rifa was still with us for the day and after she dropped us at our accommodation for the next couple of nights, we said a teary goodbye as Rifa has been a wonderful guide.
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  • Day7

    Friday

    June 28, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Its 11 pm and we have just returned from a full day of activities including shopping at the Malioboro market, a visit to Prambanan hindu temple, sunset at Ratu Boro, riding in orong orongs and blindfold walking through the Banyan trees at Alun Alun.

    More details and pictures to follow sometime tomorrow.

    Tomorrow we leave Yogyakarta to stay near Borobudur.
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  • Day7

    Odong-Odong at Alun-Alun Kidul!

    June 28, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    As a special treat Rifa suggested we let the girls go on the brightly lit up pedal powered cars (odong-odong) near Alun-Alun Kidul. It was a long wait to get an empty one but once we were allocated one the excitement came back. We went for 1 (slow) lap around the area (just behind the palace we saw on the first day) but it was lots of fun with a choice of music to play and lots of bopping along.

    Then some girls tried the blindfold walk through the banyan trees. If you managed to walk through without hitting anything (everyone had a carer with them) you would have good fortune!
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