Our journey from Jakarta to Cianjur took us via a couple of interesting stops, first up a tea plantation and then the floating villages of Bogor.

The tea plantation seamed to be community run and we got to walk the plantation with a local guide to tell us about the process and the different type of tea they produce. After the walk we got to drink some of the tea and enjoy some fried bananas.

The second stop was the floating villages and this was really interesting. There is about 35,000 houses floating on a man made lake created after the creation of a dam for hydro power was built. Most of the people living afloat used to be rice farmers whose fields were submerged by the dam. They now farm fish to make a living and it was interesting talking to them and looking around one of their floating houses.

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