Mercury Guest House
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... before I was hired. We met when he came back to Jakarta to finish paperwork for something to do with the University he is now teaching/managing at in Yogyakarta. We spent the night drinking and just hanging out a bit before having a late dinner and getting to bed. Our last morning was spent relaxing and having a large breakfast at a bakery near the place we were staying. We spent a little more time checking out some of the stores nearby as well before heading to the airport.
... this year to make way for renovation and expansion of the water palace as part of UNESCO.
The place was more than surprising. The guide was entertaining and brought the place alive and the many underground tunnels where u reappeared somewhere else and in and out maze like entrances an exits made it fun.
The front part was a lawn area where the 40 girls (like 后宫 equivalent) will dance for the sultan. This was followed by them changing ...
... the sultans palace. Its effectively a city within a city as 25,000 people live inside the walls - a local guy later told us that if you live in the Kraton at least one member of your family must work or 'volunteer' for the sultan. He still lives here with his family so it's primarily his home and then it's a tourist attraction so there isn't a huge amount of information but it's really nice to wander around and we went to watch the performance of ...