Thursday, January 17, 2013

Days 4 & 5

Day 4-At Sea           
Invited to a champagne brunch in the morning.  Spent the day by the pool and walking around the ship.  A relaxing and quiet day!

Day 5-Borobudur
This morning, we arrived at Semarang, Indonesia, the capital of the province of Central Java.  Rain subsided and we experienced a hot, sunny and humid day.   With a police escort to/and from the temple, we set out early in the morning.  At midday we arrived at Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world and one of the wonders of the world.  We brought with us a momento from Alberdine that we bestowed on the sight.   Allegorically, Alberdine  (Roak’s mother) who was born on Java, has come home!  It was an emotional but happy day for Roak.
After a sumptuous lunch in a traditional Indonesian pavilion, we returned to the ship.
Tonight we sail for Lombok.

Here is a sample of Borobudur!

Here is one our first views of Semarang Indonesia Java!  Very emotional for Roak!

1 comment:

  1. That must have been a wonderful day for both of you.
    I hope, Roak was ok.
    We love to hear from you.
    Is Roaks "brother" on board?
    Love to you both