Much different than Bali, the major religion here is Islam and there's fewer foreigners - tourism isn't their bread and butter so to speak. It's a much bigger city than my little town in Bali; things move faster, the traffic is heavier, it's urban in a uniquely Indonesian way. This is evident through everything from style, food, clothes, prices (it's delightfully cheaper here) and even sounds as you can hear the call to prayer from the mosques drifting through the equatorial heat and buzz of motorbikes.
Jogja is also home to most of Indonesia's art universities and the energy here reflects that. Street art abounds with the smells of delicious street food making for a colorful, sensory experience.
Here are some snaps from my trip so far:
|Well hello there!
|Soto Sapi - Lamb soup with rice
Es Jeruk - Iced orange drink
|Irises on the street
|Show your colors
|Picked up this jumpsuit for $8US
|Waiting for the green light
|Gelato cappuccino shake
|Motorbike passenger selfie
|Java Sawa - Rice Fields
|Ibu is always watching
|All the fruits
|Sate Ayam - Grilled Chicken
This man grills skewers of chicken on an open charcoal flame
|Change the ordinary