Saturday, November 14, 2009

Java Jamboree: At the Bird Market

The first time I heard of a bird market was in Iran. Jogjakarta has a bird market of its own called Ngasem Bird Market and I would think it is more impressive here. For one thing, it seems bigger and yes, since it is a bird market, you could find all things that has to do with birds sold here, from bird seeds, bird cages to live birds. My friends and I took a memorable horse-drawn carriage there. The bird market was not very far from our hotel and the Water Palace was just beside it. Of course, we were not aware of all these then and had resorted to taking the carriage. Mm..mm.. Talk about Cinderella taking a carriage to the Ball! Once there at the bird market, an Indonesian man offered to be our guide. When we refused to hire him, he turned rather nasty and that broke the spell. Our carriage did not transform into a pumpkin of course, but our mood probably was shaken...


At Jogja's bird market...

















Traveling Tip: Expect the unpleasant!

2 comments:

Liudmila said...

It's so all over the world, I think. Some persons believe all others are cretins to milk. And they are good with you till you dimonstrate you are such a cretin (buy what he/she sells etc). If not, they begin to insult you.

footiam said...

Elasticity of rubber

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!