Hi! I just wrote this briefly Indonesian style, because I'm pretty sure if I went on English full blast, it would be hard to understand. Ha ha. there you go!
My Trip to Jogjakarta
year, when I was in Indonesia to live with my mum, I went to Jogjakarta. I went
with my friends Rajeev and Warner. We didn't take an airplane because we wanted
to feel the atmosphere of Indonesia to its fullest, so we took my Range Rover
instead. My mum's driver drove the car. By the beginning of
our trip, we also agreed upon the fact that we wanted to become backpackers
instead of tourists, so we only had around Rp. 10.000.000,00 each. Such a
friggin small amount! The trip was planned out to be a week trip. We still had
our credit cards, though, haha.
the road, we stopped for a lot of times. There were times when we had to piss,
pray, and eat. At first, there were these huge gas stops offering McDonald
stores, AW, even Japanese restaurants. But as we went on, they kept becoming
less and less. Until at several points, we ate at these small huts. We were
frowned upon actually, since physically, Rajeev was an Indian, Warner was an
American, and I was a German. Apparently, there weren’t way too many
international tourists coming to those small food stalls.
The journey on the way to Jogjakarta was really awesome. We took so many videos,
amazing shots, and others. The scenery of Indonesia was extremely beautiful. Although
I might have seen so many parts where the people of Indonesia were a bit
neglected, since they lived in all these small houses. They didn’t use tractors
to do their farming business, instead they used farming animals.
When we finally arrived, we settled into a motel. It was a backpacker
trip, not a 5-star hotel one, remember? We still kept this pact of ours. After settling
and resting for a little bit, we went for a walk.
Our first destination was Malioboro. There were many people in there,
and we bought these small souvenirs for our family and pals back home. Several people,
mostly girls, actually came up to us, asking for pictures to be taken together.
They said that we looked like a boyband! I laughed my arse off hearing that. We
took pictures anyway, with me grinning, Warner keeping himself cool as always,
and Rajeev settling his arms on those girls’ shoulders.
We tasted so many Indonesian foods. Gudeg was my favorite. Rajeev, being
a spicy-foods destined lover, actually refused to taste it for the second time.
Warner settled for his original rice and grilled chicken, only Jogjakarta
style, with a little too sweet ketchup. He loved it, though. Again, we didn’t
eat at an expensive restaurant like we always do after school in Jakarta, we
ate at street stalls instead.
Days went by, and we already went to Borobodur Temple, Mendut Temple,
and Prambanan temple. We bought batiks, drew batiks, and went to so many
cultural places. They were very awesome.
By the end of our trip, we finally waved our goodbye to this magnificent
city. We drove back to Jakarta, and told people about our trip. Good foods, extremely kind people, amazing cultures. Indonesia is
really maginificent, indeed.