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  • Day53


    October 23, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    After a short plane journey we arrived to Yogjakarta, the culture capital of Indonesia on Central Java. We spent a couple of amazing and interesting days there, far away from mass tourism. In fact on a bus a secret video was taken of us and some other locals also asked us for photos with them. Yogja or Djogja is a student town which keeps the prices low but full of authentic experiences and food. People are lovely and friendly, children and adults said hello to us everywhere we went. They are also not pushy when it comes to taxi drivers and selling things, and every conversation is with a smile. We got into talking to a musician who plays at the Royal Sultan Palace, called Keraton. He told us all about his job, showed us one of the princess palaces where his instruments were and taught Tom how to play it. He suggested to check out a batik gallery/workshop closeby so we got in a "helicopter" as they call it which is a reverse tuk tuk, the motorbike or pushbike is at the back.
    Batik seemes to be a really big deal here, they might even have invented it?! The process can take for days and involves lots of planning ahead and layers of wax. There we bought our first art masterpiece for our future living room, how adult! Spent the rest of the evening at the main road which turns into a food and clothes market in the evening.
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  • Day85

    Palaces in Yogyakarta

    February 28, 2020 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Actually, 2 palaces plus a unique mosque within one of them.
    The 1st two pictures are of the sultan's palace: one of a courtyard and buildings. Mostly this is now a museum displaying royal possessions. The next two pictures are of the water palace or water castle. This is said to be where the sultan's wives, his concubines and all the children would bathe.
    The last two pictures are of the so called underground mosque. I've not seen anything even close to this before. The structure is round with circular corridors on 2 levels. Then there is the interesting staired structure with the central platform, located in the open center of the circle. The mosque is entered through a nondescript doorway, leading down to a tunnel that leads to steps up into the lower ring. The upper level is only reached by the stair structure in the center. Nothing like any other mosque I've visited.
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  • Day7


    September 16, 2018 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Der Kraton von Yogyakarta ist ein Palastkomplex in der Stadt Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesien. Es ist der offizielle Sitz des amtierenden Sultans von Yogyakarta und seiner Familie. Es dient auch als Zentrum der javanischen Kultur und enthält ein Museum mit Artefakten fürstlicher Provenienz.Read more

  • Day8

    Kultur am Abend

    September 17, 2018 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Darstellung des Ramayana als Tänze

    Das Ramayana (Sanskrit रामायण, rāmāyaṇa, für „der Gang Ramas“) ist nach dem Mahabharata das zweite indische Nationalepos. Im Gegensatz zum Mahabharata handelt es sich um eine Kunstdichtung (Adikavya), als Autor der ältesten und bekanntesten Version ist Valmiki verbürgt. Die genaue Entstehungszeit ist unklar, sie liegt zwischen dem 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. und dem 2. Jahrhundert n. Chr. Seine heute bekannte Form (mit sieben Büchern) dürfte das Ramayana im 2. Jahrhundert n. Chr. erreicht haben.
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