My five-day Indonesian course came to an all-too early end today (Friday) with my final class with Anggun, the teacher who taught me on Tuesday. We were working on the numbers, prices and telling the time, all stuff you need right from the start.
After the lesson I was asked to fill out an evaluation form and I took some photos with Johan and Totok (my other two teachers – we couldn’t find Anggun for the shot).
That was it! A thoroughly enjoyable time at an excellent language school. A lovely start to my Indonesian language learning journey. I’ll post more fully about the learning experience and about the materials I’ve been using and share some broader conclusions about the whole trip when I’m back at home.
In the afternoon I went on a trip to the tenth-century Buddhist temples at Borobudur. This famous site is about an hour’s drive from Yogyakarta. As I’d feared, rain set in on the way, but that didn’t detract from my first breathtaking sight of the monument (above). I was lucky that the weather cleared up about a third of the way into my time at the site (but not so lucky that I got a cloud-free sky to see the sun go down).
Tomorrow (Saturday), I’m off to the Hindu temples at Prambanan on the back of a motor-cycle. On Sunday morning there should be time to explore the traditional market and historic kroton (walled city) of Yogyakarta before I check out of my hotel and head for the airport for my flight to Singapore.
I’m planning one final “on the road” video, which will cover the weekend, so look out for that soon.
For now, though, here’s Friday’s video: farewell to the school and hello to Borobudur. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
Next in series: Afterparty! Prambanan, the sultan’s palace and departure