I was so excited to be able to visit another part of Indonesia. We just spent an amazing few days in Batu Karas, a beautiful small fishing village on the west coast of Java. It was hot, steamy and lush - with water holes, water falls and brown muddy snaking rivers. Nothing at all like the usual tropical island fare.
lots of saturated rainbow hues
Rice drying baskets hanging on the side of a house. Practical and beautiful. Planning on turning these into wall hangings in my home too.
Downstream with prehistoric-sized ferns
Surveying the situation. The cave was deep with a sense of foreboding........
We stayed in the Java Cove Beach Hotel. It was laid back, comfortable, friendly and stylish. Right on the beach. Not to mention National Geographic Traveler voted it one of their favorite hotels in Indonesia. I did a double-take when I saw this sign - placed right in the hotel's own restaurant. Kudos to the lovely owners, Nikki and Paul.
Where even the rubbish bins are lovely.
Stained glass window
Indiana Jones-style flight home. Note the backwards steps. No one wanted to leave.