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I didn’t really want to go. A carnival celebrating a traditional cloth didn’t sound that exciting and after a week in Yogyakarta I was itching to move on to my next Indonesian destination. Growing up in cultural California I had been to my fair share of heritage celebrations and I’ve found that they tended to be similar affairs - school and community groups dancing and displaying costumes. Nice enough, but not something I’d classify as a can’t-miss.
Especially because this carnival was a few hours out of town and it was one of the few times when I had an opportunity to climb Mt. Merapi, I wasn’t really sold on it. Luckily I had a very charming Couchsurfing host who peer pressured me into going with her and some friends.
What a good effing call.