We walked down to a local market, and it was eye opening walking down those streets and its surroundingss. The locals didn't know what to make of the tour mamas and their little ducklings. After sweating off about 5 lbs, we decided to head back to the hotel and take a little rest before venturing off to the mall to find food. We ended up at a restaurant called Mad for Garlic, which somehow seems to be tied to the Tony Roma chain of restaurants. We were happy to find a little comfort food from back home, and decided to try the mushroom and spinach risotto. Let me just say that Indonesians LOVE spice, any and all types, and this dish, even though it was Italian flare made me want to consume a gallon of water STAT! Holy hotness, why???? Literally everything we have tried, no matter what the genre of food, has consisted of VERY spicy dishes. I can usually handle some spicy foods, but this Indonesian food is killing my taste buds . . . literally! Thankfully the french bakery next door made me regain them again, and everything foodwise is very affordable. What would have cost about $20, came out to $6 and was absolutely delicious!
In the evening, the orphans had some more rehearsal time to put in so some of the tour mamas went out for some libations and relaxation. The theatre itself is ginormous and takes up several floors of the building. It felt like a maze of escalators, elevators, hallways that led to more hallways, and finally we found it! The dressing rooms are huge so the girls will be very comfortable. Opening night is tomorrow night so they are very excited and we are too! I can't wait to see all these kids perform on that giant stage tomorrow . . . stay tuned!