Peaceful. Calm. Almost serene I would say. Wonderful hosts and wonderful food at their home. Mom has been here for 3 days and she has been learning the language with gusto.
Somehow I really wonder if the seats in aircrafts are designed for comfort at all. But then I can be weird. That's not the point anyway. We went to this place called Taman Mini which is Indonesia in miniature. Lovely concept. Reminded me of Dakshinachitra in a few ways because of the way they have replicated the houses that are found all over Indonesia in one place. Took enough and more pictures. And then there was this miniature monkey which rode its own mini scooter, which is what I would like to call that contraption. But it was adorable. The weather here was cloudy when we landed and it has been raining. Then there was the elaneer we had here. Definitely one of the biggest that I have seen and tasted. I also saw this interesting lake where they have recreated the map of Indonesia, its Islands et al. I could not but help compare that with the kind of wealth of resources that we have in India so much can be done but perhaps the bureaucracy just won't allow that. There were groups of dancers that were practicing the traditional dances. Indonesia seems to celebrate the Geetopadesha and the Ramayana quite a lot. A lot more exploring to do but now its time to get to work and decide on the show tomorrow.