Hope everyone and everything is well!
Thought I would share some pictures of my trip to Indonesia. Just amazing! We were (for reasons unbeknownst to us!) treated like royalty out there with Police escorts, and dinner with the Deputy Governor! Absolutely astounding. It's a beautiful place, with some of the most generous people I have ever met. One thing I did notice, and was a little shocked by, was the great divide between rich and poor. Right next to a multi-million dollar shopping mall, there was a shanty town. It's a humbling experience, and makes me tremendously grateful for the opportunities we have been graced with.
It was stiflingly hot - and so humid it was permenantly misty. I am reassured this is the 'dry season'. My arse! You are soaked from the humidity as soon as you step outside! The traffic is BAFFLING. There are NO rules, and any space on the road is IMMEDIATELY filled with a whole flock of people on scooters with a death wish. We actually saw 2 people on a battered old scooter, the second of which was holding not one, but TWO full sized rolled up mattresses. I have this magic on film.
Big press conference…
Interview for a big Indonesian TV network
Traditional Jakartan music at the Welcome Dinner, hosted by the Deputy Governor
Playing with a couple of the other international artists, Bill Sims Jr. and Guy Davis, at the Welcome dinner
One of the beautiful hallways we walked through to get to the dining room
With the Deputy Governor...
AN AMAZING trip - the hospitality was above and beyond - a heartfelt thank you to all who were involved. We had a great time, and look forward to returning! Indonesia is an absolutely gorgeous place, and I whole-heartedly recommend going there if you get the chance. I shall always remember my time there.