May 9 • 8M

Couchfish Day 355: The Dance Of The Drunken Elephant

Staring at stone near Solo.

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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Not distracted by talk of the other “sexy mountain,” we make plans for the slopes of Gunung Lawu, an hour or so east of Solo. Aside from being a popular peak for volcano climbers, it also hosts a trio of ancient, dare I say, sexy, temples.

As we approach Gunung Lawu, the traffic fades as the incline rises. Cool air and mist baths the farm land that thri…

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