Okay this is my last post about Indonesia. I promise! There was just so much to see so I wanted to put up as many photos as possible. After about a week and a half in Bali, I left the island and headed back to Java. The easiest way to travel back to Java is by plane. Of course I decided to do a 24-hour adventure that included a bus, a ferry and two trains to get to my next destination: Jogjakarta.
|My lovely bus leaving Bali at 2:00 in the afternoon. Public transportation is VERY prompt in Indonesia, something which surprised me. Needless to say, I am not used to that in Botswana.|
|Boarding the ferry that took our bus from Bali to Java|
|I decided to be a Chinese tourist on the ferry. The main entertainment was a little tv that played very loud karaoke. I thought it was hilarious. Behind us are all of these karaoke cd and tape covers.|
|'Nuff said. I was in HEAVEN to see one of these at the train station. Unfortunately, no bagels. But coffee and donuts? Awesome.|
After all that traveling, I arrived in Jogjakarta. I decided to go to Jogja as my major stop in Java because it was said to be interesting. It had a lot of cool cultural things in the city. Outside of the city was a large Buddhist temple, Borobudur, that I really wanted to see. I met up with a girl named Dorotha at the hostel and spent my two days in Jogja traveling around with her.
|The first night in Jogja. Dorotha and I went to Malioboro, the main street in Jogja. There were artisans selling everything on the street--tourist souvenirs, clothes, sweets, fruit. It was quite a scene.|
|View from Borobudur, Buddhist statue on the left in the dark|
Later that day, Dorotha and I explored the cultural sites within Jogja.
|Inside the Kraton. The colors and columns are beautiful. They represent different aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.|
|BEST mode of transportation in Jogja. These things are so much fun!|
|Dorotha and I inside one of those little man-peddled carts|
|Then we went to this beautiful Batik art place. Batik is a Javanese tapestry. It can be worn as a sarong or put on the wall as art.|
|Here are women making Batik. They use hot wax of different colors on other cotton or silk. It dries and then they peel it off to reveal unbelievable designs. They range in price from $15 to hundreds.|
|A look within the Batik shop|
After a couple days, I left Jogjakarta. It was a really nice ending to my Indonesian trip.
|Looking out of the train through Java on my way to Jakarta to fly back to Botswana|