Went to the Ramadan Market on Wednesday with the lovely Novia from my work to take some photos.
For those that don't know, it's currently the Islamic holy month, which means Muslims (of which there are a lot in Indonesia… it's the country with the world's biggest population of Muslims) fast from dawn until sunset… that includes not drinking any water (impossible in this heat, I couldn't do it), not eating any food and not getting up to any naughty business in the bedroom either. All this sacrifice is supposed to teach the person patience, sacrifice and humility.
I don't even know what those things are.
Anyway, I'm getting impatient at explaining this very interesting cultural stuff to you people, so search it on Wikipedia yourselves. I'm sure it will do a better job than me (is that humility?).
So, the markets are held so that people can stock up on yummy food to break the fast (different to breakfast, because they do it at night time), and there were all sorts of interesting things there. Let me show you through the magic of photography.
Well, I assume it was yummy. I didn't really try or buy anything because I was too busy weaving through the crowd and balancing my camera. Next time, perhaps.
Oh, and a special note to those pestering me to update the blog… this is the second post this week, and I have managed to relocate to a foreign country. Seriously, readers, I love you, but you need to have a little bit of patience. Show me some love in the comments section instead. xx