Departed at 7AM from hotel. Drove to Kaliurang to reach Merapi Mount.But we need to rent jeep to go to the upper side of the mountain. As our jeep not enough space for 1 more person, my boss decided to take the mountain bike. We took 3-hour package jeep trip for Rp 150,000.
First stop, Museum Sisa Hartaku, this is a mini museum which shows many things after the eruption in 2010. Even you can see the cow skeleton too.
Second stop, Bunker Kaliadem, this bunker where many villager hid inside during eruption. But all dead because off the hot air enter the bunker.
We had our lunch here. we tried jadah tempeh, it’s a glutinous rice with tempeh bacem (tempe that cook with palm sugar).
Third Stop, Alien Rock, this is a huge rock from eruption that looks like a face. 😀
Last stop, Jeep river. I don’t know what’s the name of this stop. XD So this place is like small waterpark where the jeep driver make us all wet from the water splash. So he drove in high-speed then make a sharp turn or something.
We went back to jeep camp and cleaned up. We were all so dusty & oily hahaha..we drove back to the city afterwards to meet our driver who would bring us to Solo because we departed from there.
It took around 2 hours to reach Solo by car. 10 minutes before the airport, we parked aside and took our late lunch there. We ate Nasi Liwet, originated from Solo, Central Java. Rice dish made cooked in coconut milk, chicken broth, salam leaves and lemongrass. We usually cook rice in water, but nasi liwet is rice cooked in coconut milk which give the rice rich and aromatic taste.
The thick aromatic coconut cream on the top is called Kumut. This nasi liwet served with liwet rice (of course!), opor ayam (a delicate chicken in a mild white coconut milk based sauce scented with galangal and lime leaves), sambal, and labu siam (chayote) as the vegetable.
This Nasi Liwet + hot tea cost me Rp 12,000 only.
As we arrived Adi Sumarmo Airport, our flight with L!on Air was delay 1 hour. It supposed to be 20.00 departure time, and become 21.00. We were fine with it. While we were sitting in boarding room, the staff announced that the flight was delayed again which became 22.30. Everybody was mad but still OK. Then the crew provided us bread & drink as complimentary for delay. We did some activity while waiting for the flight.
Then when almost 22.30, the announcer said the flight will be delayed APPROXIMATELY around 23.00. Everybody was boo-ing in the room. We were all tired of waiting. Our group were kept silent since all of us were exhausted. Fortunately there were no more delay. We arrived at Jakarta 00.30 the next day *o* and I got fever.