gamelan ensemble

Photo taken at a Wayang Kulit show (traditional Javanese shadow puppet theatre) in a Museum in Yogyakarta (Java Island, Indonesia).­

The Wayang show was accompanied by a Gamelan traditional percussion orchestra.­

For more information about Javanese shadow puppet theatre, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Wayang_­kulit

For more information about Gamelan traditional percussion musical ensembles, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gamelan.

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Photos taken in Yogyakarta, commonly known as Jogja (Indonesia)

Most public transportation in the center of the city is done with cycle rickshaws and horse carriages.­ Locals seem to be very attached to those traditional (and environment friendly) modes of transportation.­

Private transportation is mostly by motorcycle, like in the rest of Indonesia.­ There is no legal limit to the number of passengers per motorbike, but you rarely see more than 5 people on a bike.­

Jogja was the starting point of my 2-month motorcycle trip around Indonesia (Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores Islands).­ This is here that I rented a motorcycle (a Honda Supra 125cc semi-auto for $65 a month).­ But before hitting the road, I spent a week in Jogja, a lively city that has a very unique atmosphere and a lot of traditions.­

For more information about this city, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Yogyakarta

Photos taken in Indonesia.­

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