The day we flew to Yogya
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November 20th, 2009 – by: ariwardani
This time, I have the opportunity to visit Yogyakarta (in short: Yogya) again after long time not going there. The last time we went there was in year 2005 when Rara was still 5 years old and we had a week full of activities going around Yogyakarta and other tourism objects nearby.
I had to take afternoon flight, at 5 pm regarding that Rara and Raka still have to go to school (it is not a public holiday on that Friday). We visit Yogyakarta with an official reason: to attend the wedding of my cousin. The unofficial one is.....to buy Batik.
Unfortunately, my husband was in Bali since Tuesday, 17 November 2009. He had to cut his meeting in Bali (supposed to be until Sunday). We planned to meet at Jakarta airport after my husband took the flight from Bali to Jakarta. Then, we went together to Yogyakarta on 4 pm flight.
I chose Garuda Indonesia flight. It is our national carrier. It came with a premium price but I didn't see what kind of premium service it could offer to the passengers. The flight delayed 1 hour, the tickets were expensive (above the average price for Jakarta-Yogya route/almost doubled) and nothing more that it can offer except that it served snacks and drinks during the flight (with budget flight we don't have that kind of service Garuda offers/we have to pay more for the meal and the baggages).
Well, at least, finally we reached Adi Sucipto Airport at 6 pm (supposed to be at 5 pm but as I said earlier, it delayed one hour). We didn't know how to get the taxi (I didn't survey on this trip at all). So, we just accept the offer from a taxi driver that wouldn't use the meter (only by bargain the cost and my husband didn't want to bargain at all because he was tired and just wanted to get to the hotel as soon as possible).
I was so lazy to prepare for this trip that I even didn't bring the address of the hotel. Silly me.
Lucky that the driver know where our hotel was. When we arrived at the hotel, we ordered Rijsttafel for the dinner. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rijsttafel
We ordered for 2 persons but it came with so many meals, 10 kinds. Sure, the leftover were still many even though we tried to eat and swallow a lot lot lot of that dinner...
In short, we were full and happy. We sleep with the sound of rain outside became our lullaby at that night....
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