Borobudur the buddhist temple. From the 8th century and a world heritage sight and suitably impressive, especially at sunset, which is when we arrived after a long hot ride. We have to stick to the main roads. Noisy and dirty. It's Ramadan here - the whole of august. Bali was hindu and Java is mostly Muslim these days. Yogyakarta, here in Java, is a mixture and self-governed and the most cultural city in Indonesia, with people singing in the street, busking on buses and partying... but Ramadan has made it much more subdued. They eat after sunset out on the street but are in bed early, because they get up at 3am to eat before the first rays of sunlight. I'd rather go hungry I think. Next week we have shows around West Java, but ironically none in Yogyakarta, the most musical city.
10th Jatiwangi (40km) from cirebon
11th GIM building (bandung)
12th or Kampus UPN PONDOK LABU JAKARTA
13th SUPERMAL KARAWACI TANGERANG or one mall in MAKASAR
Tomorrow we cycle back to Yogyakarta and hopefully hook up with some of the street musicians. They come up to cafes and busk with ukeleles and beat up guitars and are really good! I need some musical inspiration. The mainstream Indonesian music on the radio and cafes is really rubbish, but that's the same in every country.