From Jakarta to Yogyakarta
The next morning after Digital Design Weekend in the old town of Jakarta (Kota Tua), we left bustling Jakarta behind and we took a plane to Yogyakarta. We spent almost a week here meeting with other artists, arts and women’s organisations, but I could have spent a lot longer. Yogyakarta is a place which invites you to explore, with small streets and eclectic markets. Every corner has something inviting, food stalls, batik galleries with the background noise of car horns and cockerels. The view from my hotel window was not of towering high-rise but red tiled roofs punctuated with green of mango trees. On the last morning I was shocked to see a mountain which had been hiding behind the monsoon clouds.
I am sorry I am not able to list everyone we met in Indonesia, but I would like to thank them all for their hospitality and time. We spent most of our time with Lifepatch. Whom tireless accompanied us to each meeting as well as taking us on a trip to the temple of Borobudur a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple and to see the sun rise over the jungle. Which I found a very emotional experience, and will stay with me for a very long time.