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Village Life in Java

sunny 32 °C

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While Yobyakarta is a modern city with an historic past, many of the surrounding villages are still living in medieval times. It was only fitting to take a buggy ride to visit one such village...

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On the way we passed the villagers harvesting the rice in the paddies...

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The village was quiet on our arrival - just a few old people and young mothers taking care of the kids...

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This old lady let James help her draw water from the well...

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The lush tropical vegetation draped over the simple houses and put delicious fruit within everyone grasp. These are rambuttans...

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...while these are papayas...

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Following lunch in the village elder's house we joined the gamelin orchestra...

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A great day was had by all, and then we returned to the big city of Yogyakarta where this lion was waiting for us...

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Posted by Hawkson 12:59 Archived in Indonesia

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