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A Glimpse of Garoet.
Lying 2500 feet above sea level on a great fertile, green plain, surrounded by mountains, Garoet possesses many charms for the tourist.
The climate is healthy, lovely and cool, the mountain GAROET. a'r exhilarating and the scenery very fine. The town although small is very picturesque, and visitors will pass a pleasant time inspecting the native markets wherein all sorts of edible fruit and other products are displayed. The busy market with its crowds of chattering good-humoured Javanese buying and selling their produce is distinctly of strange interest, and the visitor's eye will be fascinated by the constantly moving throng of gailv-attired natives with their bright sarongs and multi-coloured head-dresses, which are quite distinct from other districts.
On the town square is situated a quaint little Mohammedan mosque and the houses of the Dutch Resident and the Native Regent. Three hotels cater for the public taste and give every satisfaction. Many charming excursions can be made in the vicinity of Garoet and, as the majority of these trips are easily accomplished, the lover of nature can gratify his desire in that direction without over-exerting himself. A trip to the volcano Papandavan should be taken ; early in the morning a trap is secured and after a drive of twelve miles through open country the foot of the mountain is reached, where a horse or sedan chair is procurable at the small village of Tjisoeroepan, and the ascent of the mountain