August brought about two major holidays: Idul Adha, the day of sacrifice, and Independence Day. We wrapped up the month with a visit to Ponorogo for the Reog festival.
The true destination is the water itself: shallow pockets of nearly neon and pale blue that are cluttered with coral reef.
We walk through rice fields and down the main road, until we reach the train tracks. When our sunblock has worn off, we’d better go home. We’re sweaty and hungry, and it’s time to eat.