Tuesday, October 4, 2016

JJJ9: Purwokerto to Bandung

Java is an island of tremendous power. Whether one looks at it from a geographic point of view, in that it's one of the most actively volcanic islands in the world, or from a spiritual perspective, i.e., Java's highlands are the home of many mystics and shaman. A hundred or so kilometers south of the island of Java, the Indian Ocean tectonic plate subsumes to the Indonesian plate. The Java Trench resulting from this tectonic action is one of the deepest in the world. In basic terms, all that stuff from the Indian plates eventually comes up to the surface. Java emanates energy. I felt it. It inspired me. The whole way.

Purwokerto, a city I got to know from a hotel not letting me check in when  I got there, has been called the crossroads of Java. It certainly lies at the central point of the various bus and railway lines that crisscross the most populous island on Earth. Here's the vid from me going from Dieng to Purwokertp.

I was continued to be surprised by the quality of roads in Java. For most of this ride, I was on what could truly be called 'backroads'. Two lane highways, but really WIDE two lane roads. That said, there's plenty of interesting backcountry roads to be seen in the next video, Purwokerto to Bandung.

1 comment:

  1. It amazes me that you are not nervous to drive in places like this. I'll continue to pray for you. Blessings, Lynn


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