Well I arrived yesterday afternoon and low and behold I was able to get a “Visa On Arrival” without a problem! phew. This morning I got up at 4:30 and took the long drive to Borobudur. Below is the view from the top of the temple! Amazing!
Thus far I am finding that the locals are rather friendly. Most of the tourist here are either Indonesian or seem to be from Malaysia; with a few western caucasian faces and a few Japanese thrown in the mix. As a result there are very very few English speakers here. There also seem to be very few western style anything other than the McD’s and the KFC in town.
The weather here is also incredibly humid, although when it’s cloudy it stays a bit cooler. When the sun peeked out today all I could think to myself was, boy I’m glad it’s not July!