Malioboro Market

We started out this morning in familiar territory – at least familiar to me since I have been there before – Malioboro Market.

If you get there early enough there's almost no one else there

If you get there early enough there’s almost no one else there

“Lucky” for us, Hugo wakes up at 5am these days so it’s easy to get out before the heat of the day settles in.

Malioboro is at the center of Yogyakarta’s tourist area and is lined on both sides with stalls and shops selling local arts and crafts.

Endless rows of batik clothing

Endless rows of batik clothing

So far on the trip we haven’t found an outdoor market that Hugo doesn’t like.

Toy cars made of wood!

Toy cars made of wood!

After walking all the way through the market, we picked up some fruits to eat at home. I had some questions about rambutan yesterday, so here’s a picture of what they look like on the inside:

Rambutan, half peeled

Rambutan, half peeled

We also picked up some mangosteen, which I love but Gareth hates. More for me!

Mangosteen on the outside

Mangosteen on the outside


Mangosteen on the inside!

Mangosteen on the inside!


Mangosteen is sweet and amazing.
It tastes like your favorite day dreams manifested in fruit form.

We also picked up a few of these:

It's called salak, or snake fruit, or alligator balls, depending on who you ask. It has a thin scaly peel over white sections of fruit.

It’s called salak, or snake fruit, or alligator balls, depending on who you ask. It has a thin scaly peel over white sections of fruit.

Gareth loves salak, but I’m not crazy about them. They taste like a really dry apple.

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