Yes, we have eaten at McDonald's (no we didn't eat the McGhetti - spaghetti), KFC (its pretty good - with each meal you get rice), and Pizza Hut which is in direct competition with Papa Ron's (yes, I wrote it right), and the other day we passed a Dunkin Donuts! The local food is good, sanitation is sometimes in question, but its nice to eact "American" from time to time.
I am currently working with a fellow with a severe cleft pallette - trying to get him surgery. He lives in a distant village, Jenawi (where the clean water project was) and we needed to get the chief's assent along with his family's permission. That is all taken care of - now I am trying to link the surgeon with Pak Sukiyo so they can talk over the phone and arrange to meet and schedule surgery. Distance and communication are challenging - Sukiyo does not have a phone - he has to use the chief's. I am also trying to meet with a fellow associated with United Cerebral Palsy. Our church has developed a wheelchair designed for primative use and we've got an Indonesian manufacturing company to build them and I need to meet with UCP periodically to set up distribution points and clinics.
Well, here are some photos of Solo. I hope all will find fun and interesting. Love and may God bless you all from Indonesia. - Ron Greenway
|This is Pasar Gede . It is the focal point almost a town square.|
Need some cuttlery? Pots, pans?
|Fresh (?) meat? Hey Mister - take my picture! |
It's red and it's meat - ask no more!
Or how about seafood? Crabs, tiny clams, squid, shrimp, fish ?????
Earlier I mentioned Jak Fruit. When it is small, yound and tender, it is used like a vegetable. When it is fully ripe it is baked and looks like beef but is very sweet.
|Jak fruit - ripe on the tree.|
|Jak Fruit - sliced for sale in the market.|
|Selecting our Rambutan. One of several types of Dragon Eye Fruit.|
You can buy this canned in syrup in the grocery store.
|Dragon Eye ????? Hmmmmmm!?!?! That's not peach fuzz is it John Peters?|
OK doesn't look too appetizing - maybe if i peel it...
|Its getting better!!! I guess I'll take a bite...|
|Mmmmmmm sweet and delicious!!!!! |
Oh that's why they call it Dragon Eye!!!
(oh and discard the seed!)