Trip Start Jul 20, 2004
207Trip End Jul 20, 2014
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In Yogya, i wnt to see a sarong collection that includes more than 3000 sarongs from Java and the Yogya area. Some of the sarongs are stamped but the majority is hand painted. Most sarongs come in colors black, brown, yellow whcih are received through natural dyu, other colors aremore difficult to produce. Natural dye colors are from various parts of the treee. The collection is not a public place, its rather kept as a secret and one is brought over here by "salesman" who hope that you will buy something so they can get a commission. The prices differ but can be between 250K and 380K rupiah.
One Friday, I finally made my way to Borobudur. After arriving at the bus station, i was welcomed by some friendly locals who made me sit down and have coffee and breakfast first and practice my indonesian
One the way back to Yogya, I met a friendly chap on the bus who offered me to take me back into town from the bus stationMerapi and Merebu volcanoes. This is a beautiful area with small villages surrounded by terraced fields growing rice and vegetables. Later, we went to visit his friend in a small village where I got to try "jamu", a medicinal herb drink of Java. I also got to try kupat tahu which is a mix of tofu and rice cubbes with bean sprouts. Very yummy. In addition, I got teh Tjangkir, which is tea only grown in the Mutilan area.
The next day, I left for Bali with the noon bus. We only made it to Solo where the bus broke down and we were stranded until 7PM. But we did get to bali the next day at 10am. On the bus, I met Wayan who invited me to visit his village. But this is another story.