Indonesia – The First Few Days

We just finished eating supper here, Tuesday evening. I’m finally feeling as if I might be adjusting to the time change, which is very nice indeed. I only took one nap today, instead of the two I’ve taken the other days. And, I was able to sleep through the night. Yay! 🙂
This morning I went to Market with Sarah. If I hadn’t been to the Market in Peru (South American where I spent 3 months), it would have been huge culture shock. As it was, I had a lot of fun with the experience. Until you’ve been to a market like this, you can’t imagine the kaleidoscope of smells, colors and noises that swirl around you. The long rows of raw meat and fish, sitting out in the hot air, the big stacks of delicious fruit I’d never seen before coming here, the veggies piled up high and various other edibles, all combine to create a unique feeling. I didn’t take my camera with me, but hopefully I can some time so I can share pictures of it with y’all. 🙂 
If you were to ask one to describe my impression of Indonesia in one word, it wouldn’t be hard: Vegetation. Coming from across the world where we are currently experiencing the end of winter, complete with lots of mud, dirty snow and gray skies, the sheer amount of green here is startling. It seems like there is thick greenness everywhere. It’s the rainy season and goodness, does it ever rain! I guess the plants can’t help being thick and lush all over the place. 

Yesterday, we went on an impromptu hike down this (the picture below) steep hillside to a waterfall. It was a beautiful stream with large, slippery rocks and tumbling water. You can tell in this^ picture very well, but the waterfall was about 40 or 50 feet high. We didn’t go to the bottom of the falls because we were running out of time.

And one last picture because I think it’s rather amazing. This is one of the meals we were served in the airplane. At 1:30 am. It was so delicious! The last time I got a meal like this on a plane was the first time I went to Peru, back when I was 15. We got four of these size meals on the flights on the way to Indonesia. I sure hope we get them on the way home, too. 🙂 

What about y’all? Have you ever been to Asia? What are some of your experiences? If you haven’t been to Asia, what do you think would be the most fun, or least fun about a visit to this part of the world? 

9 thoughts on “Indonesia – The First Few Days

  1. David Mabe says:

    Apparently, you've been spammed, Aidyl. ^
    You make Indonesia sound even more interesting. I love the picture of the waterfall. That looks awesome. However, this line, “The long rows of raw meat and fish, sitting out in the hot air,” is kind of worrisome. Is meat that's been sitting out in the heat good to eat? It seems like you'd about have to burn it to make it edible. I hope you're still having a good time.

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  2. Helena says:

    Lydia, I love hearing about what you guys are doing and I am trying not to be jealous… when I saw your airplane food I suddenly realized how real it was that you were on an AMAZING adventure! Enjoy every minute of it and keep up with the lovely updates. I want to hear/see all about it!

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  3. Helena says:

    Haha David, you and I were both commenting about the spam at the same time. 😉 I know she normally gets those removed right away but due to be online less I guess this one slipped in…

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  4. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Took care of the spam comment. Thanks David and Helena. 🙂

    David: Indonesia is very interesting. And very unlike the USA. It's actually not been hard at all for me to get used to since I've spent several months in South America, but without that prep, I think some things would be rather shocking. 😉

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