My mom and I sent this postcard from Indonesia in 1991 to my grandma (her mother-in-law).
Susan and I are having a wonderful trip. I never dreamed that Indonesia was so interesting. It is very hot, but we splurged on a very nice hotel in Yogyakarta, so didn’t suffer too much–it was nice and cool inside. We are on our way to Bali now.
Then I finished the rest:
Yesterday we went to the temple in the picture of this postcard. It had been covered by lava for hundreds of years. There is so much to do here. I wish we had more time!
Borobudur was fantastic. I hadn’t yet seen Angkor Wat, but even if I had, I don’t think I would have thought Borobudur lowbrow. It wasn’t as haunting as its Cambodian counterpart, but still. To imagine it being under hardened lava for centuries is quite amazing.
When my mom wrote that we splurged on a nice hotel, she really meant she splurged and I paid her what a youth hostel would cost. After her travels around the world in the 60s, my mom no longer roughed it in the 90s. You should have seen where we stayed in Kuala Lumpur!