Travel Blogs from Java, Indonesia

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the snake charmer..., Solo, Indonesia travel blog

the snake charmer...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... the 'snake slapper' would be more appropriate....well it all starts with a trip to Solo - or Surakarta being its real name...in Java.  It's about 2 hrs east of Yogyakarta and is the center of the universe for batik making.  It's also a zone red ...

Beautiful Borobodur Temple, Borobodur, Indonesia travel blog

Beautiful Borobodur Temple

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 108 Temperature : 34 degrees Weather : Sunny The World Heritage site of Borodobur Temple is Indonesia's single biggest tourist attraction and can attract up to 90,000 tourists during Indonesian holidays. Thankfully, it's Ramadan ...

Mighty Merapi, Kaliurang, Indonesia travel blog

Mighty Merapi

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 109 Temperature : A nice cool 30 degrees Weather : Scattered clouds We've had a couple of successes over the past day. Firstly, yesterday was the cheapest day of our trip so far….we spent 14 between the two of us!! Let me ...

Landscapes from another world, Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Landscapes from another world

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... one of these being Mount Bromo, belching out steam and sulphur more or less continuously. In the distance Mount Semeru, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, soars into the sky at over 3,500m. The sleepy village of Cemoro Lawang is situated at the top ...

Jungle Highs, AC lows thats the way Indonesia goes, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jungle Highs, AC lows thats the way Indonesia goes

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... time to do any kind of proper research in Singapore, added to the fact that it was very much a last-minute decision, we entered Indonesia with little clue about where we were going or what to expect. Sometimes this has worked for us - Chennai was a ...

Coffee Plantations and Sulphur Lakes, Sempol, Indonesia travel blog

Coffee Plantations and Sulphur Lakes

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... cacao and coffee plantations. Our destination - the Ijen Plateau - is home to some of the finest coffee plantations in Java. In particular, it is where the world famous Arabica and Robusta Coffee is produced. We finally reached Sempol and arrived at ...

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... hour east by plane from Jakarta. It has a completely different feel to Jakarta and as our LP describes it, it is the soul of Java. It is still headed by it's Sultan,  and it is the city where the traditional Javanese language, customs and arts are at ...

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights The train journey. We took a 7 hour train journey to get from Jakarta to Yogyakarta and what a contrast it was from Indian rail. Actually I would go as far as saying it was better than some English train journeys we've had. Lots of leg room, ...

The Lunar Landscape of Bromo, Cemorolawang, Indonesia travel blog

The Lunar Landscape of Bromo

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... an early start. We woke at 3.15am and took a 45 min jeep ride up to the viewpoint overlooking Bromo, the Tengger Massif and Java's largest mountain Gunung Semeru. As we got there already a lot of other tourists had beaten us to it, however they were all ...

there's a market for everything..., Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

there's a market for everything...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... nbsp;   Yes there is a very important leader here...and it's a Sultan.  I guess there are three cities in Java that have sultans ...a long tradition of sultanry.  And there is a town within the city that's walled in with these thick ...

Visiting the largest buddhist temple in the world., Borobudur, Indonesia travel blog

Visiting the largest buddhist temple in the world.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Getting up at 4:30 am and paying 15 entry fee each this place had to be something special. Wow! Borobudur is an incredible Buddhist temple complex, not only in terms of size but also the intricate carvings that tell the story of Buddha's life on the ...

Lombok to Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Lombok to Surabaya

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... 3 hours earlier than we were led to believe. The bus station clock says 5am and we reaslise that in the travel timewarp that is Indonesia we're back in a GMT + 7 zone. A metred taxi drops us outside Paviljoen Hotel in Central Surabaya where we stayed 2 ...

Mount Merapi & Yogyakarta - Day 184, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Mount Merapi & Yogyakarta - Day 184

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... Rinjani (Lombok) is an easy hike. I can really feel my fitness improving after all the trekking I've done in Malaysia and Indonesia, although I'm still pretty far from where I want to be. Not a finely tuned mountain goat just yet. I didn't feel ...

Prambanan & the Ramayana Ballet, Prambanan, Indonesia travel blog

Prambanan & the Ramayana Ballet

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... cracker) and made our way to the Ramayana ballet. Ramayana ballet. Sold to us as the most memorable cultural show in Indonesia we couldn't miss the Ramayana Ballet which is performed in front of the floodlit Prambanan temple complex. The show is based on ...

Bandung & Tangkuban Parahu Volcano - Day 185-186, Bandung, Indonesia travel blog

Bandung & Tangkuban Parahu Volcano - Day 185-186

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... to the Volcano. The locals looked bemused to the fact that a strange westerner was on their bus to a non describe town in central Java. Sat on the tiny back seat sandwiched between two old timers. I asked the driver to drop me off at the road which leads ...

The real Java, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

The real Java

A travel blog entry by zee

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... -over in Yogya, and take the opportunity to see Borobodur. It was also a good way to break up the 24 hour-long bus ride across Java. The thought of bus rides by now was enough to make me break out in a cold sweat, so I decided to catch the overnight ...

Yogyakarta & Mount Merapi - Day 183, Mount Merapi, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta & Mount Merapi - Day 183

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... become completely impossible. Probably lucky more than wise that I changed my plans at the last minute. Tonight I climb Indonesia's most volatile volcano, and the sixth most active in the world, Gunung Merapi ("Giving Fire"). The Javanese worship ...

Javanese Culture at its finest, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Javanese Culture at its finest

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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... neighbouring guesthouse where we waited for the bus, as we sat and ate lunch not to far away we talked about coming back to Indonesia in the future. There's a very famous temple (Borobudur)  close by and active an volcanoe (Bromo). So much to see ...

The incredible sulphur minors of Ijen!!!, Situbondo, Indonesia travel blog

The incredible sulphur minors of Ijen!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... minors were strolling past us as if they were empty handed. Our legs hurt after the walk back but we didn't moan. After what we had seen we felt a bit pathetic to be honest! Once at the bottom we had a lovely Indonesia breakfast and made our way to ...

Big Buddhas of Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Big Buddhas of Borobudur

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... sure what you call such a place (maybe a 'mosple'?) but it again illustrates the two religions generally living in harmony in Indonesia, in recent history at least. I've avoided religion as a topic but will probably tackle it when I wind up Indonesia. ...

Java, Magelang, Indonesië travel blog

Java

A travel blog entry by stefanoandrea

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... lunch at the pool and rented 2 bicycles from the hotel to bicycle to the Prambanan temple which is the largest Hindou temple site in Indonesia, one of the biggest in south-east Asia, it was built in the 9th century. Lots of school kids were visiting and ...

Javan Lava, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia travel blog

Javan Lava

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... to pass on the offer for our possibly last chance of such luxury for a very long time. A... On the April 5th Indonesia will be holding their first ever free presidential elections, and campaigning is pretty well under way here. It's pretty ...

Jakarta, Bogor and Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta,  Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta, Bogor and Yogyakarta

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... know. Thousands of people covered the dark sand and people go into the water with all there clothes on. Most of Indonesia, especially the island if Java is islamic but not so strict. Dave and me were celebrities and pretty much the only white people ...

Jakarta, Jakarta Pusat,  Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta

A travel blog entry by faff

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See Jakarta, Bogor and Yogyakarta entry for ...

Dirty Ol' Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Dirty Ol' Jakarta

A travel blog entry by zee

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... 's no point 2) Don't trust anyone except yourself- turned out I could've gotten a visa on arrival after all. The difference between Indonesia and Malaysia is striking. The first thing that hits you is the crush. There're a lot of people in Indo, and they ...

Triumph and Troubles in Java, Carita, Indonesia travel blog

Triumph and Troubles in Java

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... and asked for the next available ticket on the next available flight going to anywhere! So, here we are, about to board a Garuda Indonesia flight!! Yikes!!! Not a good time to mention Garuda's safety record!! So, if you don't hear from us again, it was ...

Kelimutu (Ende to Moni to Bajawa), Kelimutu, Indonesia travel blog

Kelimutu (Ende to Moni to Bajawa)

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... comfortable, with worn out seats and every available space filled with peoples stuff. The ears take a bashing with continuous overloud Indonesia-vision song contest like music blaring out of the stereo. We had a verygood driver and the only dangerous ...

Last day in Jakarta, Heading off to Bali tomorrow, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Last day in Jakarta, Heading off to Bali tomorrow

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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... lag, but not quite.  I'm still getting up at 6am and trying to stay awake past 8:30pm, I'm doing a little better every day.  Indonesia is exactly 12 hours ahead of Boston/New York.  So it's 11:15 AM on Sat the 16th here, and it's 11:15 PM ...

Cemoro Lawang (Gunung Bromo), Probolinggo,  Indonesia travel blog

Cemoro Lawang (Gunung Bromo)

A travel blog entry by faff

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... , cold shower and sometimes a shared bathroom. Standards vary widely but it has been getting better the further east we go. In Indonesia it seems that you have to pay an entry fee to almost everything, beaches, temples, volcanoes etc. Also you usually pay ...

Jakarta Part 2, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta Part 2

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... and incredibly time consuming. (Beware! Fast approaching facts). The fourth most populous nation in the world, Indonesia has a population of 232 million. Java, the most fertile island, contains 128 million, and is about half the size of the UK, so you ...

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