It was nice coming back to see this little town again. Some years ago I worked for the Hyatt Regency (Yogyakarta) construction project and when the hotel was completed I joined Hyatt for a few years before finally returning to Jakarta. Since then, as far as I remember, I have only been back to the hotel once. Now I’m here again, contemplating those memories of seventeen years ago.
I could not believe that it has been seventeen years. So many changes, some rice field nearby the hotel are disappearing as realtor develop luxury town houses. What a pity. But to me, Yogyakarta is still very much the same: friendly people; traffic crowded with becaks, motorbikes and cyclists. Odd, but I still can smell the fresh air every morning!
The time I had been waiting for for so long to catch up with all those dear friends that I used to work with. It’s brought back great memories.
Here are some photographs of things that caught my attention during my visit.