Well this is my final blog post before I come home. Only 3 more days left in Indonesia. Looking back on the trip we have seen many interesting things, met many interesting people and tried many new things. Now these things are only in our memories and it’s time to come home. I’m curious to see how we reenter the U.S. because many people encounter reverse cultural shock. I guess we’ll find out in 4 days.
A few days ago we went to Yogyakarta, Indonesia which is also located on the island of Java. I must say it was the highlight of my trip. The people were super friendly, the culture was amazing, the history was interesting and the sights were unbelievable. If we ever return to Indonesia this is the place I want to be.
In Yogya we had many first time experiences! We rode on a becak(similar to a rickshaw) to the Sultan’s palace and Watercastle. Interestingly, the province of Yogya is a unique province run by a Sultan and the president of Indonesia. How neat is that they both govern the same area!
We tried many new foods such as rujak (dengan buah), kelapa muda (enak) and rendang.
Riding on the back of the motorbike was a bit intimidating at first but after a while we got used to the feel of it. If the locals can do it we can too. Maybe in the future we’ll move back and own one. Who knows!
While in Yogya we also had the opportunity to see some interesting sites such as Borobudur, nearby mountains, beaches, Batik history and even the local life. All unforgettable! My special thanks to Sinta and her friend from Universitas Utma Jaya. I highly recommend this university for study abroad. They were super helpful and made me feel at home in Yogya!
Juga, makasih semua yang membantu saya di Indonesia. Makasih untuk semua teman-teman baru di kelas-kelas saya di Petra. Mungkin kalau semua pergi ke Amerkia saya akan membantu dengan belajar budaya dan bahasa anda! Dan juga saya rencana ambil foto-foto dari macam-macam unik di Amerika untuk teman-teman di Indonesia. Saya akan rindu semua! Semoga sukses di masa depan, ya! : )