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Nov 27, 2011 - Java - Day 17- Sultan's Palace & Bird/Fish/Puppy Market
We began our day by walking with Nick and Delphine to the Sultan's Palace to watch a 10:30am traditional Indonesian dance. We paid our entry fees, quickly walked in and found a spot to sit down in front of the stage. We watched 3 dances, each telling a part of the story similar to that of the Kecak dance we saw in Bali, and parted ways with Nick and Delphine. We walked around the palace grounds, went into the museum and continued on our way to the Bird & Fish Market. We ended up taking a tuk-tuk to the market, as we discovered that it was...Jump to full entry
Nov 26, 2011 - Java - Day 16 - Travel as locals do!
Woke up at 5:30am to meet Delphine and Nick for breakfast at 6am. Ate our traditional Indonesian dish and walked down the gang to pick up our scooters. We rented them each at $50,000 rupees for the day. Drove 150km round trip today with the scooters, no problems what so ever and fueled up twice which barely costs anything. It was a lot of fun and we got to experience the true way of transportation for the many locals of Yogyakarta. Motorcycles and scooters seem to be the most prevalent forms of transportation. We zoomed in and out of...Jump to full entry
Nov 25, 2011 - Java - Day 15 - There is NO art gallery!!!!!!!
Got up and ordered breakfast around 8:30am. Tea, coffee and your choice of three different Indonesian plates are available for your choosing. You wait a while for your food but it all seems to be cooked as it is ordered so I don't mind. We teamed up with Nick and Delphine this morning and decided to walk around the town of Yogyakarta for the day and take in the sites. The 'gangs' are narrow and winding as you make your way out to the main street. You are greeted by tuk-tuk drivers, horse buggy drivers, motorcycles, vehicles, and tour agency...Jump to full entry
Jun 14, 2008 - Jogjakarta
Jogjakarta, en el medio de Java, es una ciudad sin mucho de especial, excepto que queda cerca de las ruinas mas famosas de Indonesia: Borobudur. Es un gran templo budista en forma de piramide escalonada del siglo 15 aprox. que tiene miles de budas en unas coberturas como jaulas, todos sin cabeza (parece que alguien se las corto). Lo mas bonito es que te llevan a ver el amanecer, y cuando llegas esta todo cubierto en bruma, y conforme pasa el tiempo se va aclarando. Tambien fui a ver un show de baile del Ramayana (libro sagrado hindu) al...Jump to full entry