Friday, October 26, 2007

Parks in Palembang

I think I've found myself a mission. After visiting 8 out of the Top 10 parks in Brisbane, I'll make a list of the Top 10 in Palembang.

This park is about 200m from our house and is the only park in the neighborhood. There is absolutely no grass on it, just concrete and tiles (weird). In the background, you can see my daily 4.30am wake-up call - the mosque. By the way, it doesn't matter where you live in Indonesia, you'll still be within blasting distance of a mosque's loud speakers. Five times a day with extra prayers on Thursday nights and Friday mornings. I try to use it as a reminder to say my own prayers.

We drove to the Pusri Compound in the afternoon to check out a park that Richard had noticed. Plenty of grass in that area but everything was broken.

It will be very interesting to see what my Top 10 list will be like. Yes, I know that these two parks look pathetic but Aaron seemed to enjoy them so who am I to comment? The criteria for my list will be based on Aaron's enjoyment.

Now I must go find out if there are at least ten parks in Palembang.


Jean-Luc Picard said...

You must rate them well; what do you look for?

Serina Hope said...

I know you miss Brisbane, but Aaron looks to be having just as much fun in these parks. The fun comes from the kids :)

Amanda said...

Serina Hope is definitely right. The fun does come from the kids and while I do miss Brisbane, I find that Palembang brings me closer to Aaron.

I'll have to come up with a list of criteria to rate my parks. So far, its as simple as how much fun Aaron has and how long they occupy him.

Bilbo said...

Yes, Serina is right on the money. Children can always make their own fun...just look how much they can do with the empty boxes the expensive toys came in!