Woke up early on Sunday, but not early enough for church. So I went to get a train ticket at Stasiun Gambir for the journey to Jogja later in the evening. I managed to get a 5pm train.
The station is located just next to Monas, the National Monument of Indonesia. There's a huge park around it and with the beautiful sunny day makes a lovely occasion for photography. The sunny day also makes it a sweaty-sweaty day for me.
I thought only the Indonesians in KK like to have picnic wherever they see a green patch, now I know where it all came from... hehehe...
Monas - I guess it stands for Monumen Nasional?
People are selling books everywhere. You'd think Asians are naturally camera shy and sprint off the moment someone points a camera at them... but some are even asking for it... poser!
No wonder I thought I smelled something... not so nice... though I first saw a horse-carriage only on my last day here, but in Jogja and Solo, horse-carriages are a common sight.
Just before I checked out from the hotel, I went to give the ikan bakar a try. Dishes I had for lunch from top left, clock-wise: blocks of tempe, ayam bakar, ulam, pecel, rice with generous sprinkling of kriuk-kriuk and roasted ikan kambing-kambing. I don't know why they call it kambing-kambing, but it's nice did not taste like mutton at all.
After packing and checking out, I had a couple of hours to kill before the train leaves fro Jogja. So I loitered around the shopping mall (what we call melepak, in Indon it's bercengkerama).
Had a beef sandwich at Dunkin Donuts, and a frozen cappuccino.
The train station is terribly jam packed. Family members are allowed to go into the boarding area for a fee of Rp1500. So actually, there were more people than it's supposed to be in the station...
There's TV in the coach - but it was showing advertisements all the time... of what you can buy on the train, the food that's available on sale and all... boring! Later they were showing a C grade action movie, but I couldn't be bothered.
Jakarta from the railway...
I couldn't really sleep on the train. I woke up on and off, and this picture I took at a stop at Kroya. I don't know where that was, and how many more stops before we reach Jogja.