Here is a virtual trip down some streets in Jogja (Yogyakarta) yesterday. They are some of the worst pictures that I have taken and I do apologise. In my defence, they were taken at high speed (lol) sitting in a bajak. I should also confess to having had 2 large bottles of Bintang beforehand. Potholed roads, inebriation and a laissez-faire attitude do not lend themselves to good camera work but I hope that they give you some idea of Jogja as a place and a feel for life there. It is one of my most favourite places in Java.
It was Stewart’s birthday and we decided to go out and celebrate before flying back to Bali in the evening. I take my hat off to my friend as he hadn’t had a winks sleep the night before due to making a night climb up infamous Mount Merapi in the wee hours. Exhausted but elated nonetheless from his incredible trek and stunning sunrise atop the volcano we headed off to Via Via in JL Prawirotaman 1 for a late lunch.