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exertion. Reaching the top of the Pass a visit should be made to a pretty little lake (Telaga Warna), surrounded by thick foliage to the water's edge. From here it is about one hour's journey to the hotel. The trip, which takes about five hours altogether, costs twelve guilders (/12).
Many beautiful shady walks can be taken, and the traveller should not neglect to visit the country residence of the Governor-General, situated at Tjipanas in a well laid-out park, and the hot springs where a bath can be enjoyed, free of charge. Continuing our walk, a branch road leads to a section of the Botanical Gardens on the slope of the Gedeh (4500 feet). This hill garden possesses many plants from all parts of the globe, and the writer was pleased to renew acquaintance with such old and familiar friends as the Australian eucalyptus and acacias. Laid out like a park, with its wealth of tropical blooming flowers on all sides, this beautiful spot affords keen enjoyment to the lover of Nature.
Another pleasant walk is to the waterfall of Tjibeureum and the Bat Grotto. Following a road branching off below the gardens, we ascend gradually to the Bat Grotto and the waterfalls. The view is superb, three distinct waterfalls being observed, that of Tjibeureum falling 450 feet into the depts. Delicate ferns grow in wild profusion amid the rocks, and the lace-like curtain of water gleams brightly against the dark green back-ground.
Before making the ascent of the Gedeh it is advisable to ascertain at the hotel the necessary details for such an excursion. I he easiest way is to inspect the gardens and waterfalls in the morning and ascending to the rest-house at Kandang-Bodak, passing the night there. I his mountain derives its name from the rhinoceros who formerly frequented it, but it is doubtful if one of the species now remain within its
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