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Blog > Yogyakarta Postcrossing meetup!

Once again, we give the Little Mail Carriers’ cousin center stage, so that he can finish telling you about his adventures in Indonesia (here’s part one in Jakarta, if you missed it)!

Yogyakarta meetup banner

The Yogyakarta meetup was slightly different because it was not just for Postcrossing members but for all mail lovers… even Indonesian Post attended!

The meetup was held in Indonesia Education Museum (Museum Pendidikan Indonesia) at Yogyakarta State University (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta), and was opened by Vice-Regent of Sleman Regency, who symbolically signed a postcard.

It was really exciting for me to attend what was the largest meeting in Yogyakarta so far. Everyone was really friendly and took the time to introduce themselves and exchange gifts! :)

Meet Up Buddies

After that, we went straight to the post office, to have a look and mail some cards! Did you know that pillar boxes are orange in Indonesia? Neat!

Picture 7 The day was so hot, letís take a rest on the post box Post Office Yogyakarta

The next day we visited Vredeburg Fort (which means Peace Fort). It used to be a military fortress, but these days it’s been restored and turned into a museum. Inside of the former barracks there is a collection of historical photographs, historical objects and replicas.

Vredeburg Fort Vredeburg Fort

Street food in Indonesia is unbelievably delicious, I couldn’t get enough of it! This is mendoan, which is basically soy bean that has been yeast fermented for around to 2 days. When it’s sticky enough, flour and spices are sprinkled on it, and then it’s fried. Nom nom nom!

Snack time - mendoan!

I also visited the souvenir heaven in the corner of Malioboro street, one of Yogyakarta’s main shopping streets. There were a lot of miniatures there that were just the right size for me, yay!

Malioboro street Malioboro street souvenirs

We got the chance to watch a lady painting batik, a traditional art in Indonesia which UNESCO has classified as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Batik painting

Wax must be applied to the cloth before it is dipped in color, so that the design can be unveiled once the wax is removed. It was wonderful to see, such attention to detail! The lady explained to me that batik must be painted diligently, neatly, and patiently.

Batik painting

I had gudeg for my last meal in Indonesia. It’s a jack fruit stew, served with rice and chicken, and it’s also the signature dish of Yogyakarta. I must have gained at least 20 grams here… I can’t seem to stop myself! :)

Gudeg

And that’s a wrap! Indonesia is so huge and diverse… I regret not having more time to properly explore it, but at the same time, I’m grateful for the amazing opportunity! :) A big thank you to Yanita, Aisha, Tintin, Ari, Dewi, Tascha, Dhani, Maya, Fathia, Sekar, and Fatima who welcome me warmly and took some very nice pictures for me!

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12 comments so far

rosenbusch, Germany
very nice photos and a good story....
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Part II of the meeting equaly interesting. Thanks for sharing it!
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GuyT, Canada
Thanks for reminding me my trip to Yogyakarta in 2010.
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omnduut, Indonesia
Unfortunately, Little Paulo didn't come to my city haha, maybe next time :)

Very nice meet up guys! :)
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bungaalangalang, Indonesia
Very nice to meet Little Mail Carriers' cousin, we had a lot of fun right? :)
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isagvproject, Germany
Great story and pictures. :)
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jjmedusa, United States of America
Another great story! So nice to see so many people enthused about mail & postcards & the cute Little Mail Carriers!
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ned44440, Ireland
Such great adventures
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uniek, Indonesia
it's so nice :) Unfortunately I can't join you there, dear friends. Have a nice journey, Little Mail Carrier.
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Kat_44, United States of America
Great story, again. I really enjoy The Little Mail Carrier's adventures!!
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YiliLoh, Malaysia
Thanx for the story! :)
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fisherman, Ireland
Lovely to see another part of the world and read the story
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