It is the day after Pesta Blogger 2008 and most of the international bloggers flew back in morning flights. Anthony Bianco and I met up with Herni, my friend from my East-West Center USA seminar, and we had a nice morning walking at Bogor Botanic Gardens, an hour and a half's drive from Jakarta.
It was a nice wind-down from the last few hectic days of sightseeing. The Bogor park is huge and very pleasant. I will have a video up soon.
After lunch, Herni brought us to her fave massage place at Puri Imperium, where Anthony tried foot reflexology for the first time. The masseuses were laughing amongst themselves at how good this "bule", or westerner, could take the pummelling on the soles of his feet. They were impressed.
Normally, they told us, it is the Americans who squeal like little girls when they try foot reflexology. "Strong Australian," they laughed.
Anthony totally enjoyed himself and felt way more relaxed. A nice end to his trip, as this was the last thing he had time to do before his evening flight.
Sigh. He is the last bloke to fly off. I'm feeling a little sad and I'm going to miss all my Pesta Blogger friends.