I haven't posted in about a month. This is mainly because I feel kind of lost without Bryan here to take my photos. I can barely turn my camera on let alone figure out how to use self-timer. I'm excited to be reunited!
However, I went on such an amazing op shopping trip and I couldn't help but share. While I've been living in Jakarta for the past six weeks, each weekend my little group of friends and I try and head off somewhere special. So far we've done an isolated tropical island, tea plantation on the top of a misty mountain, and an old Dutch settlement where you can ride pastel coloured bicycles.
This weekend we travelled to Yogyakarta, a city I'd like to christen as the total antithesis to smoggy, crowded and dirty Jakarta. We arrived by overnight train at 3.30 in the morning and from then we visited the Borodudur and Prambangan temples, both of which are apparently about a trillion years old. My friends will have to forgive me for being so impatient when they were exploring the temples because I was just dying to check out the vintage shopping scene, which I had heard was big in Yogya.
Clearly, it did not disappoint. Those signs saying 10,000? They translate to less than $1. It might have been the heat (my skin went from pasty to golden in just two days) but I was incredibly delirious inside the massive tent of second-hand clothing and almost had to be dragged out. Weirdly enough I bought winter clothing- a floral, quilted jacket with fur trim, and two button up shirts in evergreen and maroon. They're wonderful.
I could have spent forever in that hot, sweaty op-shop superstore (it was bigger than Savers) if it wasn't for my selfish friends complaining that they were going to die from heat exhaustion if I didn't stop grabbing cute floral dresses and screaming incomprehensibly. Just kidding guys. But nonetheless.... I love you Yogyakarta!