How spoilt we’ve been unlike sunny Sri Lanka, Java is humid, overcast and although the people are friendly they are a lot more reserved than the people in Sri Lanka and India.
The roads are very busy, dusty and noisy, to try and break the monotony we have tried cycling on smaller back roads with mixed results including trying to cycle through fields and up hills in excess of 30% – Stuart would be proud of some of the routes we’ve found.
We’re still enjoying the adventure but the cycling this week has not been as interesting as other areas there’s very little wild life and the towns all look very much alike.
One of our biggest challenges this week has been the lack of language skills, this has made it difficult having conversations and especially difficult ordering food as the menus rarely contain any english words and for some bizarre reason my body has suddenly taken a dislike to anything that looks like an animal, the mere sight of a chicken leg turns my stomach.
We’re hoping next week will be a little more exciting one of our paddle friends, Nicola, has suggested some tourist sights for us to visit which we are heading towards and should reach in the next day or two before heading back to the East coast and onto Bali.
hope you’re all having a lovely bank holiday weekend
love Gary and Ginette