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May 15, 2009 - old town Jogja

Simmer the cloth in hot water to remove the wax and yes, your Batik is ready!! Hotel – Jogja is a home for numerous budget hotels. The hotels quote exorbitant prices. Don’t let them fleece you. Bargain is the key, as I have repeatedly mentioned here. Do your homework before you get there. Families, see the place before you finalize. Some hotels look attractive on the web whereas they turn out to be a hot spot for shady activities. We stayed at the Cristalit Hotel. It has clean and quiet rooms that come very cheap, as less as 20S$ per...

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On a shoestring to _

Feb 17, 2009 - Yogyakarta et la culture!!

Un nouveau soleil s'est levé sur nos vies dans cette petite ville de Yogyakarta. Nous n'avons dormi que quelques heures, mais ce fut suffisant pour me permettre de visiter les lieux interessants de la cité. En fait, j'ai eu la chance de rencontrer un des employés du sultant au cours d'un arrêt anodin dans un centre commercial. Luc cherchait un appareil photo et je me suis mis a parler avec un des clients de l'endroit. Les indonesiens, malgrés tout ce que j'ai dit dans ma dernière entrée, sont vraiment super sympathiques et toujours prêts a...

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Petit tour d'Asie!!!

Jan 15, 2009 - Yogya

We took the overnight train down from Bangdung to Yogya. Second night running with less than 3 hours sleep, so all of us feeling slightly strange and a bit spaced out. So much to see and do in Yogya though that we had to put our feelings of fatigue to one side and go out and explore. Getting a genuine homestay experience, a friend of Arie's dad had opened his home to us and offered us the use of a car and driver. The Indonesian people are all so generous and open and welcoming. It's a pity we aren't more like this at home. As a place Yogya...

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Indonesia and India

Jan 14, 2009 - Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta: organized chaos. You don't understand it, but you realize it works, so you don't question it. I think this is typical of a Southeast Asia city. When I think of this place I think of super helpful people that are eager to chat, and are always smiling. They are so trusting, honest and safe. There is so much to do here! During my first day here, I found a wonderful Internet cafe and planned my stay. Yogyakarta, known here as Jogja, is a very fun, artsy city. So, after talking to some locals, I booked a Batik art class and a trip...

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Nov 8, 2008 - Visited Borobudur, Merapi Volcano, Prambanan Temples and the flew to Bali!

We had a bit of a busy one today (for us anyway!) Yesterday we booked a tour for this morning/arvo and also a flight into Bali this eveno. We got picked up at our hotel at about 8am this morning for an 8 hour tour of a couple of temples and a volcano. There were 3 German people already in the minibus who were very friendly and chatty so the hour and a half drive to the first temple Borobudur went in no time. We spent a couple of hours at Borobudur which was a different kind of temple to what we have seen previously. There were loads of big...

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The A&E Adventure

Nov 7, 2008 - Yogyakarta

This morning we were up bright and early to get the hell out of our hostel and move to the nice place we had found on the net! It took around 15 mins to drive there and we started going down all these back roads to what seemed to be the middle of no where! But it was worth it! The hotel was so relaxing and peaceful and the rooms were clean and comfy and the staff were really really nice! It's what we imagined 'The Priory' or something to be like, without the recovering junkies of course! We got some brecko and headed back in to town to go...

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The A&E Adventure

Nov 6, 2008 - Left Jakarta for Yogyakarta (the place that Prince Charles just visited!)

So we caught the 8.15am train today bound for Yogyakarta. The carriage we was in was pretty grubby and the aircon didn't seem to be working so we had to move to and even grubbier carrige where the aircon was a bit better! We mainly tried to sleep to block it all out for most the trip! Lunch was brought round at 1.30ish which we wasn't expecting! It was like airplane food but actually really nice! It was rice veg and tofu and shrimp crackers! After that back to sleep for a bit then I realised that the scenery outside was amazing! We went...

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The A&E Adventure

Oct 9, 2008 - Yogyakarta

by Chris and Lora We left Malang on Monday (10/6) and took a mini-bus to Yogyakarta, which is in central Java. We had learned the phrase "siapa nama anda?" which means "what is your name?" in Bahasa Indonesia. Chris used this phrase to start up a conversation with the passenger sitting to his left, which lasted off and on for over an hour, mainly in English (with the help of a dictionary). We found out that our new friend, Deni, is a trumpet player who plays in an orchestra and who also loves ska music. He and his wife, Tetty, are students...

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Sep 22, 2008 - Yogya

Hoy si salimos temprano y nos despedimos del Ashram. Estar en ese lugar fue una experiencia trascendente para nosotros. La despedida de los ninos fue calida y emocionante, parecia que eramos parte de su familia. Emprendimos hacia el aeropuerto por el camino mas largo con el fin de ver los acantilados tan impresionantes. Nos paramos en una playa negra con arena volcanica como las de Hawaii. Finalmente llegamos al aeropuerto para investigar si nos podiamos quedar un dia mas pero lamentablemente nos dimos cuenta que si no nos subiamos al avion...

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Aug 16, 2008 - independence day

WARNING: this entry is primarily a gripe session about my travel companion. Feel free to skip ahead! Today got off to a very bad (and early) start. It all began with Judith freaking out that I was 3 minutes late for our airport transfer even though my watch and the large lobby clock showed I was actually 5 minutes early. Then she expected me to help her check in for our flight. I didn’t completely loose it till we got on the plane and she automatically expected me to take the middle seat AGAIN! Part of me was seriously wishing I hadn’t...

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Jul 5, 2008 - Yogyakarta

Hello, Chris here. We are now in the city of Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta) in the center of Java. After Mt Bromo area we set off to the city of Surabaya. In short this place was a little bit nuts! It is the business area of Java and there were millions of people there, quite literally. When we pulled into the station we had a bit of a walk to try and find the accomadation which we had all earmarked (we were with the Canadians, and still are!!) After about 30 mins walking with heavy packs on we found the hotel which had just two rooms...

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Jul 3, 2008 - Yogging in Yogya...

(To see these photos larger, run your mouse over the bottom left hand corner of the slideshow and click on "Indonesia", this will link you...

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