Monday, July 22, 2013

3-Day Short Trip to Central Java - DAY 3: Jogjakarta

Took a looooooooooong time to post about this, but sorry... I was so busy with my new job so, hehe please forgive me!

This will be photo-flooding post, with not much story, but I hope still satisfying :p

So this will be about my last day of farewell vacation with my college friends! Just to freshen up your memory, I went to Central Java to have a farewell trip with my college friends. It was short, and we hopped on different three cities in three days!

You can view my previous first and second day of trip here and here.

So, the last day is Jogjakarta!

We didn't plan to stay for a night so, we just spent a day then headed back to Jakarta in the evening.

I posted about our short visit on Couchsurfing and got few replies! In the end, we chose to meet a man; Ula. He was so kind to take us everywhere with his motorbike. And not to forget that he also brought along his friends so that each of us can ride a motorbike, hahaha! Thanks a bunch, Ula!

After arriving at the train station, turned out that his place is located very near to the station, it only took 5 minutes by motorbike. I forgot to take the picture of his place, but it is damn nice! So, he lives with bunch of guys all came from the same hometown; South Sulawesi. It is a goverment-grant dormitory for students from that region.

So we put all of our belongings there and ready to rideee!

First place we visited was Kraton Yogyakarta. 



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WARNING: this is selca, gross gross Imam~

left to right: Alan, Vita, Me, Imam, Ula, Aming
We're escorted by an official guide, hehe. So, at least visitors won't be clueless here.
We enter so many places and museums.


I'm amazed with the roof, the guide said that it was made of real gold! I want to scratch it out jajajajaja. 

Thing that catch my eyes the most is this Javanese clock.


And here are some pictures of us at the end of the visit in Kraton.

Do they look alike?

Lalala *don't have any idea for caption*
Then, after the Friday prayer, we headed to Taman Sari. Taman Sari which also known as Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal farden of Kraton Yogyakarta. Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, workshop, meditation area, defense area, and a hiding place. It has a large artificial lake with islands and pavilions located in the west, a bathing complex in the center, a complex of pavilions and pools in the south, and a smaller lake in the east. Today, only the central bathing complex is well preserved, while the other areas have been largely occupied by the Kampung Taman settlement (source: Wikipedia)





left to right: Aming, Me, Ula, Vita, Daus
After the Friday prayer, turned out that Alan couldn't accompany us, so we have Daus to accompany us along with Ula and Aming! Haaa, so thankful for these Couchsurfing fellows. 

The site was beautiful I admit. Though the building and everything inside were not taken care well. It's a bit sad. 


We also visit Underground Mosque complex near Taman Sari. That was my first time! I was a bit surprised that it is located in the middle of the residence. We have to walk into the alleyways and passed the people's houses to reach this place.


Not many pictures taken, it was dark but really nice place. 


Ha, that's the end of our journey! Sorry for laaaaate post and lack of story here. I promise for more traveling posts in the future!

Till then, babyeee!

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