Jogjakarta is the 28th biggest city in Indonesia counting around 450'000 people. We planned to stay there 5 days to explore the temples around. Jogja is the centre of the Javanese culture. It is quite an incredible and swarming place: open markets all day long, cheap t-shirts everywhere, warung (family food on the street) every 2 meters... yummy!
5 minutes after we arrived in the streets of Jogja, a nice guy approaches us and helps us finding accommodation, and brings us to this little Batik art gallery typical to the region.
We are explained the process with a delicious tea. Welcome to Jogja!
Dinner in a local warung - sitting on the street, eating family food
Waiting for the food
Good morning Laura
Blue curtain, orange sleeping bag
I found the focus option on my camera
The day after, Jogja is a huge open market. Very few foreigners here, a lot of people look at us like if it's the first time they see such a clear skin.
Having a nap in a tricycle
Looking on the left
We met Agus, a very helpful person, he works at the post office and speaks a perfect french He gave us many tips on the city.
Another warung with extremely good food - the man was cooking and there were 3 people looking at how he was doing it - local star?
Holiday time, lots of people from the villages come in town and it's the very first time they see occidental people - we are asked several times the permission to be photographed
Waiting at the post office
Another very helpful guy writing dozen of red dots on our map - it's incredible how people are willing to help in this town!
Need a tricycle lift?
mmm maybe later...
A quick visit to the optician
Batik art process in a "official Batik gallery"
Graffitis everywhere in Jogja
A closer look on Batik
In the gallery
Inside our losmen (guest house)
6 track mixer and taking notes in the rear
Barefoot-tea-drinker-bass-gong-player in action
Our guide in the Sultan's Palace is 80 years old
She can defeat a dragon with her strong sense of humor
Prambanan Hindu temple - built during the 9th century
2 young guys studying English and tourism propose to be our guides for the visit
Rain shower, Elsa under the bridge
One of the small temples being rebuilt after the big earthquake in 2006
Ahh here is a cassowary! Hi dude!
Safety first! Helmet less kid on a motorbike.
Waiting for the rain to stop and eating in a warung (again)
Tricycle point of view
"Can we take a picture pleaaaaase?" - At Borobudur temple, lots of young people ask us to take our pictures. Fine!
Wearing a Sarong and bag cover.
In the bus back to Jogja
"How many eggs you said?"
All sorts of fish
Taken in the shuttle that drives us to the Mount Merapi. We are about to climb this volcano by night and see the sunrise from the top of it!
But this will be covered in the next article.