The Train

Sunday after Church we took the train to Bandung.  Two round-trip tickets, Executive Class (Economy Class is non-air conditioned and very crowded) was 405,000 Rupiah, or $31.  It was a fun trip and we enjoyed it.  The ‘going’ was at night, so we didn’t get to see the beautiful Indonesian countryside until the return trip on Tuesday.  When we got to the station it was pouring – but enterprising kids will find a way to make a little money – these guys were dancing in the street trying to get people to hire them to walk them to their car:

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When we got inside, lo and behold, there was a band playing in the waiting area!

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I wanted a pic of them, but they wanted one of me!  And I couldn’t resist. :

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Kind of a cross between a ukulele and a small guitar….
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Sittin’ in with the band…

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Waiting for the train
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Still waiting for the train..
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Downtown Jakarta from trackside at Gambir station
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More downtown Jakarta
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Grandma playing peek-a-boo

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So Monday we took a taxi to our Limbs for the Limbless meeting.  But, it took 2.5 hours and we saw all kind of things.  Here’s a few:

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This is a gas station out in the middle of nowhere – one pump under a tent…
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Delivery cart
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I’m not exactly sure….
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They like loud music, too!
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Motorcycles are used to deliver everything…

Tuesday, after we finished our Church business (next post), we caught the afternoon train back to Jakarta.  This time, it was still daylight so we were able to see some of the spectacular scenery.  Pictures cannot capture the beauty of Indonesia, but here’s a few weak attempts – from a moving train, no less:

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We are truly blessed to be here and love what we are doing!

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