Who iz diz xtreme photographer?
We started shooting even before we landed in Solo and all the way to Yogyakarta we shoot at almost everything. There are so many interesting things here. It`s like travelling through bandar Mentakab in the 1970s with horse driven carriages everywhere. There are paddy fields here and there, farmers working the field with their hands and sometimes assisted by water buffaloes. People are very polite and friendly, the town very clean, trishaw everywhere and we can see volcanoes at a far. Ikelah`s eyes got locked to the volcanoes even from the day we arrived.
Mine were more on the sunset and just for the sunset I brought a tripod all the way from home.
The coconut was good. Tea? Bad bad bad.
We had dinner at a nice restaurant on the way back from Parantritis. The restaurant have individual huts but it`s for makan bersila only. The food especially the Gurame dish was too saucy for our taste. I didn`t like it. Overall if you are going to Yogyakarta and you are not so familiar with Javanese food, my advise is stick to Minang food. There are many Restoran Padang in Yogyakarta and Solo. You sit at the table and they fill your table with small plates of all sorts of dishes almost everything they have. However they only charge you for what you eat. We usually just choose the ones we like and sent back the rest to make some space on the table. Very exotic foods they have there. On the last day I ate goat brain masak lemak. Ikelah`s favourite is the limpa.
Ikelah is waiting anxiously for the famous teh tarik Borobudur.
We walked to the nearby town from our Manohara hotel in Borobudur to have dinner. The shops closes early but there were some stalls and a few small restaurants open. We didn`t opt for the Padang restaurant though and settled for a warung for nasi goreng. Bad bad bad decision. Ikelah asked for teh susu. Worse decision.
This is the team and there`s Anang our driver cum guide. Very knowledgable, read Hamka also.
I took this photo just before we part with Anang. This is not the last photo though. There`s still the happy beca ride photo of Ikelah and DITH. I realised I didn`t take many photos of ourselves. There were probably only 25 photos of us and the rest of about 200 frames I shot are of Parangtritis, Merapi, Kotagede, people, animals and other nice scenes but not of ourselves. Photo of myself? Only 4 in my camera with 2 of them silluette just to show people that I really did go to Yogyakarta and Solo.