I came back from my trip to Indonesia February 2, 2018 but haven’t had any time to post anything about it. I figured I at least should put up some photos!
I left the USA on January 22, 2018 and flew to Yogyakarta via Tokyo and Jakarta. The goal was to meet up with His Eminence Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche, His Eminence Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche, Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya and dozens of other travelers from Sakya Monastery in Seattle, and from around the world, in order to undertake a pilgrimage to see various sites important to Buddhism, such as the temples at Prambanan and Borobodur.
I arrived in the pouring rain, and each passenger was handed an umbrella as they stepped off the plane. We had probably a quarter of a mile to walk to get to the airport.
They say that Indonesia isn’t a good place for travelers with mobility issues, and they aren’t kidding. Imagine trying to shlep a wheelchair here:
We stayed in the Novotel Yogyakarta Hotel and it was pretty posh. Here are some of the fancy treats that awaited my roommate and I:
I will try to post more in the coming weeks!