As I wandered up to the crossing, a series of light blue minivans came to a stop. They were Angkot. Angkot is a minibus that runs around the island of Java, Indonesia, and is a major mode of transportation for the locals.
Major transportation. When I hear that, I want to try it. However, actually getting on Angkot is a hurdle. Although it basically runs in circles along a fixed route, it is not easy for a casual traveler to understand where it runs in the city. Also, if you are the only passenger, you may be hustled into a cab and charged a high price. The fact that they run on a fixed route and suddenly turn into a cab is similar to passenger vehicles that run in Iran. It brought back memories of the many times I got into a dispute over money with the driver who suddenly transformed into a cab in Iran. In any case, I would advise against taking such a taxi in Indonesia, where I am not familiar with the system. The little mind in me whispered.
There were no signs anywhere, but this intersection seemed to be an Angkot stop, and the Angkots that came were parked on the side of the road waiting for passengers to arrive. Of course, some passengers got on and some got off the vehicles. A woman wearing a chador got out of the Angkot parked in front of me, and a man wearing a hat was getting into the passenger seat.
February 20, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF