Travel Blogs from Solo, 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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... isn't exactly the right name for this guy...actually 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 ...

Towards the temples, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Towards the temples

A travel blog entry by pilgrim143

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Safely arrived at this heritage Dutch hotel Serena & I found on the net - we turned down the Ibis/Novotel & it's lovely (until we discover the adjacent mosque at 4am). We do the local palace (istana mangkunegaran) & the antique market before ...

Solo et mon pote Budi, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Solo et mon pote Budi

A travel blog entry by 2011entong

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... Thailande ou au Laos, encore un Kraton et ses rues paisibles ou les ptites filles ne demandent qu’a se faire photographier… Solo, c’est aussi mon pote Budi. Rencontre dans le train entre Jogja et Solo, il m’a baladee a scoot a la ...

Solo, Solo (Surakarta), Indonesia travel blog

Solo

A travel blog entry by wispywanderer

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... that they don’t know anything about the people who built it and the style is nothing like any of the other styles used in Indonesia. It definitely had an air of mystery and wonder to it as I wondered through the strange murals up to the foot of what ...

A Visit To The Mangkunegara Kingdom Of Yesteryears, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

A Visit To The Mangkunegara Kingdom Of Yesteryears

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... their homes. Perhaps they forget that the entrance fees that I paid is what is used to maintain their homes. My message to them.....Wake up guys and be more proactive to the tourists....after all, you are just like any other civilian in Indonesia today. ...

Finally a Break in Solo, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Finally a Break in Solo

A travel blog entry by myriam_123

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... dish so I can know what I am ordering. So I had fun trying lots of new exciting dishes these last few days! My Indonesia vocabulary is pretty much limited to food...nasi=rice, mie= noodles, goreng=fried, tahu=tofu, pisang=banana, ayam=chicken, ...

Surakarta is called Solo, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Surakarta is called Solo

A travel blog entry by stephanberlin

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... paint may not be for everyone's taste. It was so hot and humid here today that walking around this now provincial town of Solo became quite a task. It felt like around 40 Centigrade. Fortunately I don't mind heat nor cold so much, but like ...

Surf dudes, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Surf dudes

A travel blog entry by ann_ho

... but maybe its because of the bombings as well. sit finding our feet here, had dinner last night in a german restaurant had some indonesia fried rice, nasa goreng i think, very spicy. been wondering around for a bit this morning, found the beach which is ...

Dancing With The Spirits, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Dancing With The Spirits

A travel blog entry by bastin79

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... to the pendopo. These are covered meeting places and stage court events and entertainment. This one is the largest in Indonesia and has four complete Gamelan orchestras. You proceed through various state rooms that house the collections and artifacts of ...

A kraton, some batik and many, many mangoes, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

A kraton, some batik and many, many mangoes

A travel blog entry by mande

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... , maybe where the royalty wouuld sit and relax? Also enjoyed looking at many locally produced batiks and visiting the main kraton in Solo and its museum. Let's not forget about mangoe season. Two days in a row we ate four mangoes - at bargain prices - ...

A Lovely Night In Solo (Surakarta), Solo, Indonesia travel blog

A Lovely Night In Solo (Surakarta)

A travel blog entry by venoth

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After the long and roller coaster kind of drive which took us 2 hours to reach the city of Solo. This was a large city but a quiet one. It had numerous malls and shopping centres.       Finally we reached Novotel Hotel which was ...

A Long Wait For Lunch In Senden But Worth It, Senden, Indonesia travel blog

A Long Wait For Lunch In Senden But Worth It

A travel blog entry by venoth

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It was a decently long drive out of Solo city heading to the mountain regions of Sukuh where we are to visit another two marvels. As I woke up late this morning, I could not have the breakfast at the hotel and was already craving for food as the time now ...

Surf tales and pampering, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Surf tales and pampering

A travel blog entry by ann_ho

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hey what a day, surfing is hard!! had my first lesson this morning, managed to stand up on the board but not for long. booked myself in for a group lesson but ended up having a private lesson. the surf school is based in hard rock hotel so put on ...

Ridin' Solo, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Ridin' Solo

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... help myself to as much lukewarm tea as I could get my hands on.   I have to confess I was a little disappointed with Solo as a place. I should probably at this point clarify, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Solo its really quite a nice place, ...

Going Solo (to use the obvious title), Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Going Solo (to use the obvious title)

A travel blog entry by williment

... area and end up with a very small room and an even smaller very basic bathroom (memo to selves check rooms before taking them). Solo has two palaces - due to some schism in the royal family in the past. The first palace by the alun-alun (town square) - ...

Dieng Plato, Yogjakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Dieng Plato

A travel blog entry by repa01

Allo! Vceraj mi je Pisek poslal mail, kjer je napisal, da naj napisem se kaj cudnega kar sva videla do sedaj. Da ne bi bil razocaran sem mu odgovoril, da sva videla tipa, ki je na avtobusni postaji v Kaliurangu vsem na ocem, na trgu opravljal veliko ...

Solo, Central Java, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Solo, Central Java

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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... take us to our hotel once we arrived in Solo.  Again, when was the last time any of us did that back home?! In Solo we took a great bicycle tour of the local area seeing cottage industries at work and it ended up being one of the most interesting and ...

An Archaeological Gem In Solo..Radya Pustaka Musem, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

An Archaeological Gem In Solo..Radya Pustaka Musem

A travel blog entry by venoth

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The morning started with the wonderful visit to this lovely museum. Being established in 1980, they have a great collection of idols, both bronze and stone sculptures from the 8th and 9th century which covers both artefacts from the Hindu ...

Balinese Saraswathi Temple On Mount Lawu, Lawu, Indonesia travel blog

Balinese Saraswathi Temple On Mount Lawu

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... nbsp; Finally, we reached the compound of this temple. This Saraswathi Statue was donated by an individual from Bali Island, Indonesia around 40 years ago. The surrounding of this temple was absolutely beautiful.    There is a small ...

Break-ins, Dengue fever,& language barriers oh my!, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Break-ins, Dengue fever,& language barriers oh my!

A travel blog entry by s_j

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... they find anything the police now have all of mine and Jason's information in 20 different places and formats, in English and Bahasa Indonesia and maybe Javanese too.     Well that's what's been going on over here, a whole lot of bad luck ...

Bali adventures, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Bali adventures

A travel blog entry by ann_ho

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hey guys woah what a couple of days we've had! went white water rafting yesterday which was really cool. it puts the log ride at chessington to shame! got thrown left and right, bumped into several rock walls and jumped down two big slopes in our ...

On the way to Jogya, Surakarta Java, Indonesia travel blog

On the way to Jogya

A travel blog entry by donpaschqual

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Pod vznozjem Merapija, Yogjakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Pod vznozjem Merapija

A travel blog entry by repa01

Lep pozdrav! Spet sva v Yogjakarti. Dva dneva pa sva prezivela v vasici pod vulkanom Merapi. Tja sva se odpravila kar z lokalnim avtobusom, kar je bila kar prijetna dogodivscina. Ze sam avtobus je izgledal bolj klavrno, sploh ni imel vrat, vse je bilo ...

Sukuh Temple....The Erotic Hindu Temple Of Java, Lawu, Indonesia travel blog

Sukuh Temple....The Erotic Hindu Temple Of Java

A travel blog entry by venoth

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Located at 1,100 meters above sea level, this temple was surely a difficult ascent for the car to reach. The steep mountain slopes can only be reached by a relatively well maintained car and has got to be at least 2000cc's. Even for our vehicle, during ...

Solo, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Solo

A travel blog entry by juliafg

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In Solo hatten wir das gleiche Problem wie in Jakarta, wir mussten eine Nacht laenger als geplant bleiben, da die Verkehrsanbindung nicht wirklich optimal ist. Dadurch war es uns allerdings moeglich, nicht nur ein indonesisches Theaterstueck zu sehen, ...

Solo Urinar, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Solo Urinar

A travel blog entry by liana.lonsdale

... from higher up. You would have thought the lifeguards would have advised us to get down, however, we have to remember this is Indonesia! And they challenged us to climb up higher...well we all know I like a challenge! So Laura and I annihilated the ...

Tempel, Yogjakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Tempel

A travel blog entry by moskovskaja

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Hier ein paar Bilder zum buddistischen Tempel Borobudur und dem hinduistischen Tempel Prambanan, welche beide in der Naehe von Yogyakarta sind. Leider wird der Prambanan gerade restauriert und kann nicht betreten ...

Cetho Temple...A 13th Century Hindu Temple, Lawu, Indonesia travel blog

Cetho Temple...A 13th Century Hindu Temple

A travel blog entry by venoth

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From the earlier temple, it was a winding road down and then ascending up another steep mountain, in fact this was even steeper than the earlier road. This stretch of road was very scenic as there were waterfalls all along the way and mostly it was tea ...

batik world, Jogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

batik world

A travel blog entry by restless

ah today is your lucky day, there is a governmebt exhibition of batiks..bla bla bla... will explain ...

Solo, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Solo

A travel blog entry by alexbright

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... (take your pick) An old city with royal connections dating back many years. We spent an excellent day cycling about Solo and it's suburbs across the river. We watched men fish using electricity, we watched eight men hammering the bjesus out of a ...

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