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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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Feb 2, 2005 - Boroburdur!

Hello everyone! We have found an internet cafe that will upload our pictures. Hope you enjoy them! Today, Dad and I went to Borobudur for the day. It was a hour and a half bus ride from Yogyakarta. We took the public bus again so, that was a lot of fun. The main attraction in Borobudur is the temple. It is said to be one of the wonders of the world (#592). It was nothing like Angkor Wat but, still an amazing structure. We had two rickshaw's take us around to three different temples, Borobudur being the largest. Walking around the temples...

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Oct 5, 2004 - Java / Yogyakarta

In Lovina een buskaartje gekocht naar Yogyakarta. Er was verteld dat dit een rechtstreekse bus met airconditioning, wc etc. Eenmaal in de bus voelden we geen airco, vering en zagen we ook geen wc. We voelden ons enigzins belazerd. Gelukkig bleek er na 2 uur een overstap te zijn naar een luxere (ijskoude) bus. Na 2 lekke banden en 19 uur later aangekomen in Yogyakarta. In Yogya o.a. Kraton bekeken (paleis van de Sultan), de vogelmarkt waar ze niet alleen vogels verkopen maar ook grote pythons en andere dieren, Tasman Sari (water paleis),de...

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Aug 25, 2004 - Yogyakarta, Java

The people of Yogyakarta are magical. Not magical as in quaint and charming, but magical as in downright abracadabra! Many times today I was drawn into converation by a local who wanted to show me the way to where I was going, offer advice on what/when/where to see something, or wanted to practice their english. All conversations were brief, genuine, and intriguing. But, on three of those occasions, the local would give me directions (cause more often than not I was truly lost) and then somehow pop up ahead of me - kind of waiting for me to...

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