Adelaide and I had quite an adventure on Saturday. We spent the entire day in Bogor experiencing traditional Sudanese village life. We rode about an hour and a half south of Jakarta on the toll road. I can't help but mention how ridiculously nice the highway was. We drove on beautifully landscaped parkway style roads and up to modern toll booth, Addie asked, "Are you sure we're still in Indonesia?" I had to laugh. It is unbelievable how nice the infrastructure is here.
It was a wonderfully kid-friendly day. We learned how to play a local instrument, took a tour of the local village and their homes, mucked around in rice paddies and planted rice, washed a water buffalo, posed in traditional Sudanese Indonesian dress clothing, ate a traditional meal, painted farmer hats, made pandan leaf puppets, and made traditional rice flour cookies. It was such a lovely introduction to one of the cultures in Indonesia.
Now the photos. It's so fun photographing our new adventures in Indonesia.
|The water buffalo named Bintang (meaning star)|
|Addie in the traditional women's dress costume.|
|Lunch: tofu, chicken, soup, rice crackers and rice.|
|Making panda leaf puppets|