2016
06.11
BREAKFAST ROOM

BREAKFAST ROOM

SYNOPSIS:  Not really a blog, but a response to special requests by Aviva, Ann and others following up on our guesthouse in Yogyakarta.  

Ever since I had set foot into the Tegal Panggung Guesthouse at Yogyakarta, I had been walking around noticing all kinds of clever functional details such as alcoves, floating tables anchored in the walls, projecting boards, trellises that shielded from the sun, etc.  There was an overall brilliance of design that to me pointed unfailingly to Japanese influence:  the juxtaposition of materials, the reuse of older materials, the ingenious use of small spaces, the angles, etc.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY

2016
06.11
WE AND THE BUFFALO

WE AND THE BUFFALO

Synopsis:  About hunting down a good sunset.  About meeting a local character in Borobudur Village.  This is another  guest blog by Nicola with a postscript by ET about our guest house in Borobudur Village and about Indonesian Muslims.

NICOLA’S GUEST BLOG:

This morning we travelled out of the city to the small Village of Borobudur, which sits alongside the monumental Buddhist temple of the same name. This World Heritage Site is famed across the globe but, after booking into our charming guest house, we did not have time to check out whether it lived up to its reputation and instead tried to find our way along the surrounding roads in search of a sunset viewing point.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY