~ We found a room that was a bit more cheerful than the one in Jakarta and set off on the search. A man asked us where we were from and what we were looking for, when we told him he took it upon himself to lead the bajigur hunt
so ............................................................ .................................................2 hours we had no luck and we were also wondering what the deal was with this random man and whether we were being set up for a scam (Holly - remember the chinese silk house!) We kept expecting him to take us to a Batik shop and say, "Oh my friend in this shop likes bajigur, lets go and ask him". ~
I am sorry of what was happening. And couldn't change it back and start it over with a good story.
Remember the one's saying
"don't believe in a stranger !" I myself an Indonesian, travelling is my hobby, I brought my family and been in many places, from Java and Bali, by car. (In my mind I wondering the beautiful places we'd been but only us admiring the scenery and experience it, and I ask myself why not sharing it with others they might also interested.) I never ever break that rule. I am only asking people only for a directions, and the police only for information of what we are looking for. I do talk with the stranger for a manner.
If a stranger comes and try to open a communication with me or my family, for me its a big questionmark, and I treat him as an intruder. (And politely refusing him).
The reason why I opened this tread is to introduce a friendly and trusted way of travelling (I am not a profesional tour guide). If I bring a guest (a Friend, I should say), he already know me well cyberly, we had exchange words and pictures, we know each other's background. It takes time -that's true- but we already had a good relationship before the trip, and I know exactly what he wants for the trip. Then at his arrival it seems we are just like an old long lost friend. We still maintaining contact till now, and the relationship is not stop only for travelling... other matters coming in our topic.
I have no intention of making others believe me, but at least I read one's experience that must be shared in this tread. Thank you very much.