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Nov 28, 2011 - Java - Day 18 - Last day in Java

This was mostly a day of relaxation. We walked to Visitor Information to enquire about the bus, made our way to the bus ticket booth, and then to different booth to finally book two luxury bus ride tickets (16 hour drive). We spent some time at the Mall, where Jason bought some sandals & snorkel with mask, McDonalds for supper (fried chicken and spaghetti) and back to hotel to pack up and update the blog.

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Nov 8, 2011 - Sate Ayam, Chicken Feet and Nasi Goreng

Beautiful Bali was hard to leave, and I still am craving to go back, but after Kuta and Ubud it was time for me to start heading east towards Java. I knew over the next day would mean a lot of travelling, and it had to start in Denpasar, so I hopped on a minibus to take me there. Getting off at transportation hubs is always so chaotic, especially being a tourist, all the taxi drivers, bus company reps, and rickshaw drivers flock to you to see where you're going and if you need any kind of transport. Hopping off the minibus I was immediately...

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May 9, 2011 - The motorcycle diaries

Today we rented motorbikes! After we made our way through the crazy traffic of the city we went to borobordur temple about 60km from the city it was an amazing ride and the temple was just remarcable! Our next stop was mount merapi an activ vulcano! On our waz we stoped a gorgeous restaurant and had an amazing lunch! After lunch we went went on to merapi! There we were stralling through lush rain forests ! Unfortunatlz it was foggy and we couldnt see much of the vulcano, though the szenary was plain beautiful! It got late, so we decided to...

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Fields of gold

May 7, 2011 - Yogjakarta

Maria woke me at 20 to 6, sazing she whought we were there. I said we are due in 10min. I was wrong and we ended up one station 2 far! we had to take the next train back! People were extremlz friendly at the trainstation of yogi and we took a bus into town and found a nice hostel to staz in! there we met a guy from mallorca. maria went to sleep and I was checking out the city with him. 1st went to an art galery and bought some paintings, after bringing them back to the hostel we wanted to go to the tourist office but it was closed. A guy...

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Fields of gold

Feb 13, 2011 - Yogyakarta- Borobodur- Prambanan

ou yogurt....private joke entre Virg et Mag Virg et Vinz profitent que Papoupa et Mouty soient a Sing pour s'echapper 4 jours sur l'ile de Java en Indonesie a 1h10 en avion de Sing. Cette fois-ci, on se la joue grand prince: on se prend un bel hotel colonial...waouh qu'il est beau...mais comme on doit etre tres grave, on passe notre temps dans le resto d'une guesthouse qui finalement fait de la bien meilleure bouffe pour bien mois chere et ambiance beaucoup plus sympa. 1er jour on parcourt a pied un petit bout de Yogya pour finalemnt...

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Jun 15, 2010 - Yogyakarta

after hardly surviving the bustrip from bandung to pangandaran, i decided to take the train to yogya (as the locals call it). a great town if you like souvenir-shopping...although i didn't really like any of the stuff...thank god! visited the borobodur and prambanan temples both belong to the oldest and most famous temples of buddhism and hinduism and took a 3h course in bahasa indonesia as it makes an obvious difference to the locals when u try and speak their language! flying out to kuta, bali to meet debbie...finally, can't wait!

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Apr 24, 2010 - Yogyakarta, Java

Took a 6am flight to Yogyakarta. Were met at the airport by a taxi at 6:30am (Java is an hour behind Bali) and headed straight for the world heritage Hindu temples of Prambanan. After spending nearly 4 months in India and visiting many temples, we almost skipped these. So glad we didn't! This temple complex, built in the the 9th century was stunning. Built from black, volcanic stones, these temples featured very detailed carvings in a style more similar to Cambodia's Angkor Wat than to the Indian temples we visited. Really impressive and...

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Apr 14, 2010 - Yogyokarta

Yogjakarta it may be written but Jogjakarta its pronounced, this city considers itself the cultural capital of Java. Its my 5th day here and I'm Mr Local Expert at the guesthouse now. Thankfully, almost considerately, the city's sights are all centrally located and not far from the guesthouse, the main event being the sultans home and mini-walled city known as the Kraton. Not surprisingly access is only allowed to part of the home but I couldn't help thinking that the home wasn't that impressive, well this is meant to be a sultans home...

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Where's Malcolm?

Dec 29, 2009 - Central Java, Special Region Jogjakarta

Jogjakarta is without a doubt the best place to stay for the main attractions on Java. The Borobudur to the northwest, the Prambanan to the east, the city itself built around the Kraton (the palace complex of the Sultans of Jogjakarta with the remains of the Taman Sari, the water palace, thrown in) and the city Solo to the west, with its own Kraton and the Puri Mangkunegaran, the palace complex of the second Sultan of Solo (who is lesser in importance but wealthier). To top it off Buditours(.org; .com is the competition my niece Gittan who...

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Nov 25, 2009 - The Island of Java

Of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands, Java is not only the most populous island nationally; it is the most populous island world-wide. Home to an estimated 150 million on a landmass the size of New York, just hop on any long distance bus to get a front row (or 11th row) seat to a population explosion that must be seen to believe. Geographically, Java runs parallel to the equator, realistically, Java runs parallel to any and every major highway. Think of the capital city, Jakarta, as Java’s heart, the center of life from which dozens of arteries...

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Nov 12, 2009 - Art and Music in Central Java

The train ride out of Jakarta was a rough one. Up to this point I've seen some pretty extreme poverty around southeast asia, but nothing as vast as the slums leaving Jakarta. It seemed like the whole first hour of the train ride to Jogja was marked with people sleeping along the tracks, kids running around naked, and fires of rubbish burning (plastic bottles and all). The ride was interesting to, that in the 8-hour journey, it felt like we never left a major population center, Java is full of people. It was a market place on the train,...

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Moe Wolfe World Tour

Jul 29, 2009 - Yogyakarta

El tren no llega a buena hora (4 a. m.) a Yogya, no me quedé esperando a que amaneciera en la estación sino que me arriesgué a buscar una habitación a esa hora, no fue tan fácil pero alrededor de las 5 ya estaba recostado en un hotel, reposando horizontalmente para atacar las dos razones por las que vine hasta el punto más oriental de mi ruta: Borobudur y Prambanan; una ventaja ha sido haber dejado tres cuartos de mochila en Yakarta, lo que es otro truco. Un buen resumen de la experiencia en Borobudur (s. IX) es decir que junto con Angkor...

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