We took a cab to Rumah Mertua, a secluded yet stylish boutique hotel located 20 minutes from
We’ve been looking forward to try their Rijstaffel, a menu set comprising of more than 10 types of dishes served at a very reasonable price. It was like eating a buffet. Thanks again to Shah’s Ramblings for recommending.
After a real heavy lunch, we rested for a while and planned to visit Prambanan. However, since time was not on our side, we changed the plan to visit Kraton. Unfortunately, upon reaching there, we didn't quite have the chance to go in since it was almost closed. We snapped some photos around the Kraton and decided to visit the Beringharjo Market. You could get cheap batik, souvenirs and others things from this market built by the Dutch. We were warned by the cab driver (the same driver who drove us from Rumah Mertua to the Kraton) to be careful of pick pockets in the market. Upon hearing that, without thinking much, we cancelled the idea and then were taken to a batik shop called Bu Karti on Srewedani. It was raining real heavily by then (January and Februaru are rainy season in Jogja). After the Batik shopping at Bu Karti we returned to Rumah Mertua to be served with an excellent tasty Nasi Goreng Jogja dinner at the open air dining area while the rain pours real heavily. Lucky for us Jogja wasn’t affected with flood like
Later that night we decided to go on the Hotel's tour service to Prambanan, Borobudur and Mount Merapi. So, we have to wake up early for breakfast and off we go - it'll be the peak of our visit here to Jogja!