The next day I travel to Borobodur, the most visited place in
While the entry fee for foreigners for the UNESCO heritage sites of
On the third day, because of the rain, I have to do with only distant views of Mt Merapi, the most active volcano in
Over three days, I have spent more than 24 hours on a motorbike, and my butt suffers from my need for cheap thrills. So for the last day of my stay, I decide to take on Jogja on foot and public transport. The city resembles other Asian cities like
I ask at my hotel if there is a bus stop nearby where I can catch a minibus for the beach. They laugh at my
Finally, I am at the sultan’s harem where a person from UNESCO explains how the sultan would choose one from his lot of 27 mistresses while they bathed in the swimming pool. I wonder if there are any monuments in the world that are dedicated to the unchosen, those who had to bathe in Sultan’s view everyday knowing fully well that they won’t be chosen. A moment of silence for them, please.