Indonesia – Yogyakarta – City Sights

– JUNE 16, 2015

Yogyakarta is located on the island of Java, Indonesia.  It is the capital of the Yogyakarta Special Region (their version of a province or state).  It’s a different place than what we saw on the island of Bali.  The people here are not as persistent or annoying as we saw in Bali, they seem much more relaxed here.

The airport had some strange security measures.  For example, they must be suffering from people stealing baggage at the conveyor system, as they have security stop you and check your bags against your name (the baggage tags) when you want to leave the conveyor for the taxi zone.  They also had a display box for all of the stuff they confiscate at the x-ray checkpoint.  See below (mostly all scissors).

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Yogyakarta airport collection of stuff confiscated at the x-ray scanner. I love this idea.

The city has some cool sights and graffiti art/sculptures that really catch your eyes.

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta street art

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Yogyakarta tire repair shop. The inside of the garage is full of stacked tires…while they use jacks to change car tires on the sidewalk! The cars are parked on the sidewalk angle to the street then they jack them up with a mobile jack and swap the tires. No tire balancing going on here.

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Yogyakarta street bicycle taxi

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Yogyakarta street bicycle taxi

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Artists working on fabric

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I love this sign!

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This is the typical breakfast served at our home stay in Yogyakarta. Dark coffee, chicken drumsticks, watermelon, papaya, chocolate cake, toast with peanut butter/chocolate spread (there is also soup, tofu and rice that I didn’t add to my plate). Isn’t this the craziest breakfast assembly you’ve ever seen?

We have a few trips booked to see the sights in the Yogyakarta area.  More to come!

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.

3 thoughts on “Indonesia – Yogyakarta – City Sights

  1. Heya superb website! Does running a blog such as this take a large amount of work?
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    • Thank you for reading! We appreciate the interest. We have been stuck behind the Great Firewall of China, so I apologize for the delay in replying to your post. To answer your question, yes it is a substantial amount of work to keep the blog updated (I manage to stay within a week of being current, which is pretty darn good in my opinion). The work breaks down like this:
      (1) Go to the travel/tourist sight and we take anywhere from 100-400 pictures at each place.
      (2) At the hotel/hostel I then go through each picture and select the images to post. I usually aim for around 100 pictures to post for each blog entry.
      (3) Then I have to rename the pictures (they name differently in my camera than my wife’s camera) in order of how they appear on the blog.
      (4) Then I have to open each picture and reduce the quality to 72 dpi in photoshop. If I didn’t do this then it would take the readers forever to load a blog entry and I would have run out of online blog memory months ago.
      (5) Then I open the wordpress blog and upload the pictures (and since they were named in the right order I know they will upload correctly).
      (6) Then I have to name each picture word caption.
      (7) Then I have to actually write the blog entry to describe what we did/saw/etc.

      That’s all for just one blog entry….so yes, it is a ton of work. However, I am doing this for a record of our gap year travels to show our future kids, so the work is well worth it. I can’t imagine going through 100,000 photos in a year from now and trying to remember any details of specific sights.

      Thanks and if you keep reading then i’ll keep writing!

      Kenneth Hintze

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