In Indonesia (Yogyakarta and Prambanan)
|Look at how huge it is!|
|Look at the monkey on the far left... :X|
|Have to hug a tree in Indonesia!!|
|To get to the main building you had to wear a safety helmet!|
After Prambanan we went to the main market, Pasar Beringharjo, with our driver as a guide. Indonesia is famous for batik, a method of decorating fabric by painting directly on it. Yogyakarta is the best place to buy it so I was on a mission to get something in batik. The front of the market was selling food, the middle was batik and clothes and the back was a produce section. We walked around the whole thing and the old women in the produce section made lots of comments about me because I'm white and pale. One lady said I was beautiful and Albert turned around to jokingly say, "Me?" and the lady laughed and said "NO!" Turns out since a lot of Indonesians are descendants from China, Albert was often mistaken for a local. I on the other hand got to stand out. But that's ok, I don't mind that at all!
|This is the entrance. The market is called Pasar Beringharjo.|
So anyways, I bought a dress and some nice batik fabric for a local price since we had our lucky driver to help us. We saw a performance of some local music out in the back of the market and it was fun to watch. Wish I could've gotten a CD of local Indonesian music!
We came back to the hotel and it was sad to say goodbye to our driver Agus. He was great and helped out a lot on the trip!!!
|It was gorgeous! I was so excited!!!|