DAY # 6
BAKPIA KURNIA SARI
This is where the holiday ended. We took an afternoon flight to go back home. In the morning, we picked up bakpia which we ordered the day before at Bakpia Kurnia Sari at 91 C Glagahsari street, in the Umbulharjo area. What is bakpia, you wonder?
Bakpia is a small round-shaped pastry, usually stuffed with mung beans, but in the past couple of years it also comes in other fillings like chocolate, durian, and cheese.
There are a lot of places that sell bakpia, and some are the bakpia pathok kind, which has softer wrap. But Kania wanted exactly the one in Kurnia Sari, which was fine by me because I thought it’s delicious. It has the right saltiness and crisp. My favorite was the one with cheese filling.
In the shop, they also sell other kinds of Javanese special food, like Krasian and Yangko. The bakpia itself cost Rp 18,000 / box of 5 pieces.
BACK AT KAFE VIA VIA
We killed time before leaving for airport by having lunch and hanging out at Kafe Via Via. Here's our lunch:
My friend Koko and his new wife Deni came by, we bought a couple of their t-shirts (Jiva t-shirts, also sold in Mirota Batik shop), and also Rully, a friend of Mia who resides in Japan came by.
PRAWIROTAMAN STREETS, THE RIGHT PLACE FOR TOURISTS AND BACKPACKERS
There are a couple of streets named Prawirotaman, numbered from I to … I don’t know how many, on the right and left sides of the Prawirotaman avenue*.
You can find a lot of hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants, travel bureaus, shops, and becaks on these streets, and sometimes even delman (horse carriage). It’s probably like the Khaosan Street of Bangkok, but tranquil.
In an attempt to spread the words about my website on traveling in Indonesia, the www.indohoy.com, I took time to distribute flyers in some shops, hotel lobbies, and travel bureaus. Hey, maybe you’re one of the people who've got the flyers? :D
* avenues, streets, roads, are all translated into one term in Indonesian, that is ‘jalan’.