Hello everyone! How are you? So, last time I posted on Instagram, I wrote that I was going to Jogjakarta and will be going back with a new blog post about my trip to Jogja. And here’s the post that you’ve been waiting for. Please, enjoy! 🙂
A little info about Jogja:
Jogja is small state that located in Indonesia and doesn’t belong to any province, because it has special status. Jogja is located near Center Java province. It is a heritage city, which means have some cultures and unique. Some people call Jogja as a city of collegers, because Jogja has so many good universities. The cost of life in Jogja is relatively cheap, and that’s why Jogja is a place worth-visiting in Indonesia.
And now, here’s my story…
We went to Jogja on Friday (April 8th 2016) night by train. Here’s a picture of the train ticket
It’s a business class and costed around US$20. We arrived within 5 hours (including some stops). We were picked up by a Hi-Ace car (We rented it, it was around $130 per day, enough for 15 people), and transferred to Athaya Homestay (only $10 per pax and per night, including light breakfast, but you have to book the whole house).
The next morning, we went to Goa Pindul (Pindul Cave) to see the stalagmite and stalactite. The ticket costed around $3.5 per pax (for locals). It was very beautiful, there were a lot of bats inside the cave. But, below the cave was a river, we needed to use a tire to keep us floating. So, remember, if you’re going to visit Pindul Cave, don’t forget to bring some extra clothes to change, unless you’d like getting wet along the way, haha.
After Pindul Cave, we went to Indrayanti beach. The scenery was astonishing, but it was very hot! Don’t forget to bring your sunblock! The sand was still clean and pure. Here are pictures of Indrayanti beach:
We were having fun there. We took a lot of pictures. And there was a camera-man who offered us to take our pictures and we paid them $1 per photo. We even ordered a coconut too, to make us feel refreshed.
When the afternoon reached us, we decided to go look for a diner. Our decision fell into a local cuisine diner, called The House of Raminten. They served local food such as Nasi Gudeg (Gudeg Rice), Nasi Liwet (Liwet Rice), etc. And it wasn’t pricy. Every food costed around $1-$2, and $3 on top. But, you have to arrive early, even when the diner is still close (the diner opens at 5PM, Jogja time), because the night it gets, the merrier and crowded it will be, you will have to wait just even to grab a seat. Here are some pictures of the food we ordered:
this looks like a grass jelly hahaha
and here’s the dessert, roasted ice-cream.
After that, we went to Malioboro Street Night market. We strolled around it and found a lot of stuffs to buy. It was very cheap. If you want to bring some souvenirs for your people in your hometown, try to buy it here. Mostly, they sell Batik, but they sell other stuffs too that worth-buying. We strolled until we were tired and went back to the homestay using Becak.
The following day, we went to Warung Gudeg Bu Djuminten to have a Gudeg breakfast. It was delicious and cheap! Here’s the picture of the Gudeg:
My mom was cold, so she bought Tawa (something like Jahe/Ginger/angsle and ronde) at the front of the warung. Here’s the picture of Tawa:
After that we went to Tamansari, a place of Keraton (old Kingdom). The entrance fee costed no more than $1. I don’t have a lot pictures of it, but here’s a picture I took from the entrance door:
We explored the whole kingdom and were ushered by the guide ($2 for tip), but it was very hot. I produced a lot of sweat which was very embarrassing. We took many pictures, and there was this one time when I took a picture with a very beautiful stranger. To see the complete story of my journey with that beautiful stranger, please read it here.
And as for lunch, we stopped at Jejamuran. They served food with mushroom. Everything was made from Mushroom. So, if you don’t like mushroom, don’t go there. But the food was delightful though. Here are some pictures of Jejamuran:
After having lunch, we went to a local souvenir shop to buy more souvenirs! haha. Our train was scheduled on 4:30PM so we rushed to go to the train station after buying some souvenirs. Our journey ended here.
Thank you for reading! I hope this post will help you to arrange an itinerary when you visit Jogja someday. Please comment if you have any question regarding to Jogja. Once again, thanks! 🙂