I was also fortunate enough to make a quick trip to Jogjakarta for a day. It was work related but it is always nice to be out of the big city. And this time I went far out. I had to travel about 3 hours from the airport into the mountains. It is the rainy season in Indonesia now so the forest was extremely lush and saw cocoa, rambutan, and even banana trees with fruits all over them. I felt like I was in some tropical paradise.
Once again I drove past some magnificent scenery, lush valleys teaming with animal and plant life, rice paddies above and along the mountain sides, and breathe taking views of the city from high above Jogja. But once again I did not have time to stop and absorb any of it let alone take decent pictures. It blows my mind though that only 2 weeks before this I was driving along the coast of West Africa, chilling on a beach in Dubai, and a week before that driving through the Tian Mountain range in China. I should feel like Indiana Jones or at least some kind of international business man, but the truth of the matter is most days I feel like a 16 year old kid pretending to be a grown up. I am just afraid that one day they are going to find out.