We took several trips in buses very similar to this one, so leaping from it for our jump shot just made sense.
Today held prime examples of time vs money and cost vs benefit. It goes to show that much can be seen and experienced while still traveling on a budget.
I dare say that on this RTW trip, we’ve missed out on very little due specifically to costs. In fact, in many cases, we’ve experienced more.
After tooling around Southeast Asia for several months, Thaddeus, the very dear husband of mine, started a slight manipulation of the truth, a seemingly insignificant lie. He was well intentioned and tried to look to the interest of others, if that softens the blow at all.
Throughout our Southeast Asia travels, I have started to become immune, where I am not phased by much anymore. All the little things that used to cause annoyance or stress now feel all too normal. It is almost like all my expectations get viewed through a different lens of sorts.
I love Southeast Asia. Each country is a whole different experience. Everyday is it’s own unique adventure.
Traveling around this part of the world has introduced us to all new things. It has been an incredible journey, where we now have become almost immune to noticing much at all. The never ending stares, un-named foreign foods, giant bugs, and crazy heat and humidity is becoming all too normal now.
Sija, Indonesia is a small village located in Central Sulawesi. From Palu, Indonesia, it was a six hour car ride, followed by a forty-five minute hike to get to this village. We carried up what we could on our backs, and hired a motorbike to bring up the rest.
We had an amazing time in Indonesia. In fact, it’s the country we’ve spent the most time in during our trip, so far. Here are some fun Indonesian quirks we observed during our time there.
- Brightly colored cars, buildings, fences, houses, anything really. It is common to have brightly painted walls of different colors throughout a home, such as purple, green, etc.
I distinctly remember driving around, seeing fully pink cars, blue buildings, and bright green living room walls, just to name a few.
- The distinctive smell of clove cigarettes everywhere, and the seemingly high percentage of men smoking them.
Continue reading Top 10 Endearing Indonesian Quirks
I will admit that my idea started with a photograph. I cannot remember where I initially saw the backdrop of Mt. Bromo, and it doesn’t really matter. My point is that this is potentially the first time that I was influenced to visit a place based solely on a picture.