B-B-Borobudur

We started the day by heading to a viewpoint to catch the sunrise. Despite the fact that the place was crowded, it was indeed extremely alluring. Waking up in the wee hours of the morning only to be thrown into a bus that proceeded to collect different people, it was actually worth it when you see the view of the sun rising behind the mountains, illuminating everything with a surreal feel as the fog falls over the trees

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Beautiful Mount Merapi

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Headed to Borobudur next!

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I thought that it was unnecessary to wear a sarong if I wore covered pants, but apparently it was compulsory for everyone to put it on : Also, having a student ID would also entitle you to a cheaper entrance ticket.

Buddhist pilgrims have a praying ritual. The worshippers would walk clockwise around Borobudur, one terrace at a time, starting at the bottom. Reaching the top of the monument is symbolic of attaining Nirvana.

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And we start making our way, level by level to the top

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Headless statues

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Is this the stairs to nirvana? lol

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If you look inside the stupas…

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Jokes aside, when we got to the top the view was just spectacular… The stupas were all nicely arranged and overlooks the hills. It wasn’t too crowded too so we got a nice peaceful time just relaxing at the top.

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Selfie with some of our bus buddies

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Getting my zen on.

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And that sums up our day trip to Borobudur!

Dara

Wanderer of lands, searcher of souls. Last seen tree hugging and running wild into the mountains. Might have eaten all the ice cream in the tub.

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  1. August 17, 2014

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