I wanted to add this to 'See My Website' but it does not seem possible at this time.
A very happy regular traveller to Central Java has written this piece about Ukhi, a wonderful driver in the area.
Ukhi, short for Tukijo Adi-Wiyono, is one of the warmest and happiest driver/guides in the Central Java area today.
He is so because he loves his work.
And ever since he had his website [url]www.yogyadriver.com [/url]up in February 2010, he has had a steady flow of assignments and is even able to share assignments with others of his driver friends.
I work on a microbanking project at Borobudur and visit regularly.
Ukhi meets me each time at Yogyakarta Airport and takes me to Borobudur.
He is always punctual, totally reliable and always cheerful; even when we had to sit out a three hour traffic jam after the Merapi eruption.
I helped Ukhi put together his website because I respect his professionalism and integrity and his desire to work hard and do well by his family.
He has received the website with so much appreciation and determination to make the most of it.
These days, on days when he has no assignments, he works in his padi field and fish pond, secure in the knowledge that there will be work on other days; in the past, he would have spent the time walking around the railway station and airport accosting strangers and worrying about when the next job will come along.
I remind him regularly that were it not for his sunny nature and innate sense of hospitality, the website would have been of little use.
He has shown me what clients write in his Guest Book and nine times out of ten, they say how much they enjoyed the visit with him; and a quote like the following from one of his clients is typical :
“Ukhi was at all times prompt, professional, honest, courteous and friendly. He is a very safe driver with a modern vehicle.”
As a frequent traveler to Indonesia, I have to say someone like Ukhi is a rare find and I wish more visitors could have the pleasure of him sharing with them the beautiful countryside of Central Java.
Uhki's contact details which are on the website are:
and his photos are on my Webshots travel.webshots.com/album/581377612WjPuvT