I was in YOGYAKARTA, 11 May 2006 - It was a beautiful afternoon, and I decide to grab my stuff for a trip on the motorbike within the borders of the province of Yogyakarta. Helmet, keys and a wallet is enough. I felt like having a drink in Wonosari, so that became my first destination.
Before leaving the city I needed to buy some gas. Not that there were no gas stations anymore, because even in the most remote villages and the most quiet of roads you can still buy fuel in recycled liquor bottles. You will have to pay a little bit more than the original selling price, but 5,000 Rupiah for one liter is not really remarkable. It's just good that this is possible, because you will see running out of gas always happens at the most inconvenient location; whether it's a mountain slope or in between two villages. At those times it's still quite a distance before you are re-fuelled again. These roads are so quiet normally that there are times without traffic. And what passes by it usually a bicycle with a load of freshly cut corn plants, grass or hay.
Published on 7/24/07