take along sheets as in the hotel and the governments resthouse which are found on the Plateau, only blankets are provided. A rain coat or heavy overcoat may also come useful as it very often rains on the Plateau.
The food given in the resthouse and the hotel varies, sometimes it is prepared very well, other times it leaves something to wish for. Limona-des, wines, appolinaris are mostly to be had, it however sometimes happens that the stock i/s run out whilst no other has arrived yet. Bread is brought to the Plateau from Wonosobo, it is therefore advisable to give notice in advance when one will arrive, bread will then be ordered from Wonosobo.
There are a small hotel and a governments resthouse on the Plateau. Permission to stay in resthouse must be asked for to the Assistant-Resident, at Wonosobo.
How to reach the Plateau.
One can go by carriage or automobile as far as Garoeng (5 miles). If the Wedono (native chief of district) at Garoeng has been warned in advance of oneas coming, coolies and conveyances will be ready when you arrive at Garoeng.
It must be born in mind that the Wedono is not compelled to give any assistance and only does this to help travellers.
From Garoeng the road to the Plateau leads via the lake of Mendjer (a beautiful lake at which borders breakfast is mostly partaken of) and the plantations of the tea estate Tambi to Kedjadjar a small place with an European store, where the coolies take a rest. Coolies receive here from 10 to 15 cents for food. About 1 y2 miles beyond Kedjadjar a very steep incline is encountered and this is mostly done on foot as it is too heavy for the coolies of the sedan chairs or the horses. The way then leads via the native villages of Tieng, Lowang, Wadaspoetih and Parikesit to the Plateau. Some very steep inclines and descents are passed before coming to the Plateau and, when starting from Wonosobo about half past six in the morning, one may reach the resthouse on the Plateau before lunch, although the distance from Garoeng to the Plateau via the Lake of Mendjer is only some 12 miles. A beautiful sight are the hedges of fuchsia which border the native villages.
Taking lunch in the resthouse one may spend the afternoon by a walk to the Tjandi Bimo nearTaking lunch in the resthouse one may spend the afternoon by a walk to the Tjandi Bimo near