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Feb 24, 2006 - A bicycle built for two

Another life threatening bus ride and we made it to Yogyakarta. It was nuts. After what was a nice drive down the cabbage laden fertile volcanic slopes (some it seems up to 75 degrees of slope!) around Cemoro Lewang back down to Probolingo, our planned aircon mini bus was quickly substituted for a larger aircon bus that pulled up on the side of the road. Sometimes you just have to have faith, and we were quickly whisked away, as we said our goodbyes to some other Dutch travellers. This dude was a speed demon. More near death experiences...

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Nov 27, 2005 - Yogyakarta 1 - Arrival & Dieng Plateau

24 & 25 NOV - MILESTONE THREE AND WE TRAVEL TO YOGYAKARTA & DIENG PLATEAU So the third and final milestone arrives today, day 29, with it being the longest continuous period of time I have ever been out of the UK. THESE KIWIS GET EVERYWHERE As I grabbed a quick banana pancake at the Bamboo Café who should roll up but Evelyn - you know, the New Zealander from the Bandung train trip, oh do keep up. No time for lengthy discussions however as we are off to Yogyakarta (that's pronounced Jogjakarta remember - just testing). SLOW BOAT TO...

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Oct 14, 2005 - Yogyakarta (02-05/10/05)

En raison de ses quelques vacances à Bali, la rédaction s'excuse du retard pris dans la mise à jour des carnets concernant Yogyakarta, Bromo et Bali... En fait, pour ceux que ça intéresse, un e-mail peut être envoyé automatiquement par notre site lors de chaque mise à jour. Faites-nous juste signe par e-mail via le site pour qu'on vous rajoute sur la liste. Notre prochaine étape est donc Yogyakarta, la capitale culturelle de Java, voire de toute l'Indonésie. En effet, c'est ici que se concentrent à la fois les principaux artisanaux...

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Aug 17, 2005 - Java

At the moment we are half way through our whirl-wind tour to central Java to visit the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan. Our day started at 0415 hours in Bali, with a late taxi and a torrential downpour with these 2 factors against us we just made it to the airport in time for check in and flight to Java. The plane was some what of a relic but it got us there, eventually. Once we crept above the cloud base the views of smoking volcano's and extinct water filled craters was well worth the flying gamble. On arrival an immediate breakfast...

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Jun 4, 2005 - Yogyakarta

Flying into Jakarta was a huge contrast to Singapore and more reminiscent of India. Immediate impressions were filthy streets, poverty, more touts and outrageous pollution clogging the air. No surprise it was a short visit and we only stayed one night. Quickly moving through Bandung we found more of the same, nothing much to inspire us, apart from perhaps Jeans Street, a chaotic mix of action-hero fronted shops selling... jeans. Huge figures such as Spiderman and The Terminator enticing us into their shops. Not. Our third stop was at...

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Apr 20, 2005 - Jogjakarta

Okay, we've been in Jogja for almost 5 days and it's a lot better than Bandung, but also much more touristy. As soon as we got off of train we were surrounded by touts who had cheap, cheap places for us to stay. We just ignored them all and found our own way to the Bladok Hotel about 2-3 blocks away. Actually we met a couple from Canada/Yaletown/Vancouver, who told us about this place, so we went there. It was gorgeous, with a pool in the back, for a meer 88,000 Rp. So, we stayed there. The next day we moved because we couldn't sleep from...

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Apr 16, 2005 - YogYakarta

Hallo allemaal, Daar zijn we dan weer vanuit Yogjakarta deze keer. Gisteren zijn we vanuit Pandangaran vertrokken naar Yogja. De reis was wel een bgeetje lang, maar omdat het weer goed was en we onderweg geen lange excursie(s) hadden waren we om ca. 1700 uur in het hotel. Dit keer een heel luxe hotel (4 sterren). Onderweg hebben we nog een traditionele (handwerk) dakpannenfabriek bekeken. Vandaag zijn we Yogja in geweest: eerst naar het paleis/residentie van de sultan van Yogja. Dit was heel erg leuk om te zien. Ook onze koninklijke familie...

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Apr 3, 2005 - Jakarta - Back on the road

28/30 Mar Jakarta - Back on the road The boat had landed during the night and off David went the next lunchtime to try to extract the car. This didn't prove easy. The shipping agents had no idea how to do the customs clearance and couldn't even find the right container terminal. We visited various customs officers to no avail. It didn't help that the shipping agent didn't speak much English. Eventually we were told to go the "Big Boss" customs officer in another part of town but of course by then they were closed. In the end we went to...

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Bridge to Bridge

Apr 1, 2005 - Java

Java, our third island of Indonesia, only 16,997 to go! Yogyakarta: the Boeing 737 takes just over a hour from Dempasar and unlike in europe keeps to a strick timetable. A taxi to the centre, where we check into Bladok Losmen a well run hotel with the nice additive of a swimming pool. The evening is when Yogya comes alive . The main stretch, malioboro street is lined with batik souvenier stalls. Much of it for the local tourists. The local food stalls or warangs, set up for the night offering an asortment of local fair. Becaks bekcom for...

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Mar 7, 2005 - Yogyakarta

Arrived here in the middle of the night (3 am), took a cyclo (becak) to the JL Prawirotaman area with a number of guesthouses and hotels, most of them were closed up for the night though (so I had to wake someone up). After checking out a few of them, which I did not like, I finally ended up at the Airlangga hotel with pool (for 10 $) at 4 am and fell asleep right away. If Jakarta is Java's financial and industrial powerhouse, Jogja is its soul. Central to the island's artistic and intellectual heritage. Still headed by its sultan, whose...

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Mar 1, 2005 - Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta (pronounced jojgakarta) has to be the cheapest place we've been to yet! Our hotel room was £2.77 per night, and that wasn't slumming it!! After travelling through Malaysia and Singapore we hadn't realised how used we'd become to being in a developed country until we arrived back in the thick of the SE Asia culture. Tuk-tuks were back on the scene, along with street food and the odd person trying to sell you goods at heavily inflated prices. By the time we headed out on the first day it was past 2pm, and it seems that the only...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Feb 17, 2005 - Yogyakarta

De rit met de trein vanuit Jakarta naar Yogyakarta duurde ruim 9 uur. Op het station werden we opgevangen door een taxi-bestuurder die ons op zijn aanraden naar een prima hotel heeft gebracht. 18/1 We stonden om 04.30 uur op, omdat we om 5 uur werden opgehaald voor een bezoek aan de Borobudur. Rond een uur of 6 kwamen we, als een van de eersten, aan bij de Borobudur, zodat we zonder gedrang konden rondlopen op het tempelcomplex. De Borobudur is samen met de Angor Wat in Cambodja een van de bekendste tempel complex'en in Zuid-Oost Azie. Het...

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