Out and About in Jogja: Sultan’s Palace, Shadow Puppets and Kopi Lowak

Out and About in Jogja: Sultan’s Palace, Shadow Puppets and Kopi Lowak

Don’t be confused: Jogja is the local nickname for Yogyakarta. Java is the largest  island of Indonesia which also includes Bali, New Guinea, Sumatra, and others. 

My guide Yono picked me up on schedule to visit the palace, but once we were tooling down the street on his scooter, he said “Today is not music at the palace. Is puppet show. Not until 11:00.”

Uh oh. I didn’t really believe him, but I was down for whatever the day brought.  Yono offered to take me for coffee, and I couldn’t say no to that. Oh, and his friend the puppet maker is next door to the coffee place.

Except for paying about $10 for a cup of the world’s most famous poop coffee, I managed to get a fascinating education without buying anything, so it was all good. And Yono eventually took me to the palace, too. The rest of the story is in the captions; click on any photo, or start with the first one and view the slide show.

 

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