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Day 51, Pt.1:  My First Motorcycle Ride, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Day 51, Pt.1: My First Motorcycle Ride

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... place during my time here, dangit. It was a peaceful place to spend an hour or two however, and a good introduction to Yogyakarta's general relaxed vibe. I also made an Instant-Friend(tm) here who after volunteering his guide services onto me, despite my ...

Day 51, Pt.2:  Mister Chah'Ching, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Day 51, Pt.2: Mister Chah'Ching

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... . Awesome. I sat for a while listening to the performance and nibbling on some coconut fried chicken, then disembarked for the Internet cafe where I killed the rest of the night. Nightlife in Yogyakarta ("Jogja") isn't terribly wild, so I didn't miss ...

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... very good, brand new looking planes, professional staff…and I believe they even now have a license to fly in Europe! Yogyakarta, pronounced Jogjakarta, is an hour east by plane from Jakarta. It has a completely different feel to Jakarta and as our ...

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... accommodation with a pool! For 4 each a night we can't complain.  Bird market. With our last afternoon to kill in Yogyakarta we thought we would check out the bird market. We hopped in a cycle rickshaw and found ourselves being rode into head on ...

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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June 18 What an amazing adventure I had this evening...unexpected as they usually are.  Yogyakarta, (promounced joeg-ja-karta), which is a city in Java, has a bird market right in the middle of town, near the Sultan's palace.  I thought I'd ...

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

Mount Merapi & Yogyakarta - Day 184

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... sides of the volcano. Finally reached the village two and half hours after leaving the summit. Had some breakfast and returned to Yogyakarta in the mini-van. When I arrived back in Yogyakarta, went straight to the train station and booked a ticket to ...

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 ...

The real Java, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

The real Java

A travel blog entry by zee

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Jakarta was crap, and I was tired. Really tired. I hadn't had more than 4 hours sleep since arriving in Sabah the week before, and the amount of miles I had covered was exhausting. It's much more tiring sitting in a bus all day than you'd think. I had ...

Big Buddhas of Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Big Buddhas of Borobudur

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... places so I can keep writing vaguely interesting entries. I hope you don't mind. To start this week I found myself in Yogyakarta, a major city in south central Java with a population of 2 or 3 million. It's considered the arts and learning capital of ...

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

A travel blog entry by faff

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... , recorded conversations with us on their mobile phones or asked for an autograph.It was very funny. We really enjoyed Yogyakarta with its friendly people, bustling markets and it's traditional ways. People still use traditional ways of transport such as ...

Yogyakarta - Day 180-181, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta - Day 180-181

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... epic journeys now. When I get home I'll be catching buses and trains everywhere, who needs a car! When I arrived at Yogyakarta train station I walked the short distance to Jalan Sosrowijayan or Sosro for short. Sosro is where all the cheap ...

A little dancing, a little protesting, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

A little dancing, a little protesting

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Yogyakarta is pronounced Jogjakarta, and that's how it's spelled in Indonesia.  I have no idea why we spell it with a Y.  It's also the cultural capital of Java, and an excellent jumping off point for Borobudur.  Our excursions in Yogya ...

Jogia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jogia

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... sold a trip for the next day to see some temples, but first he had to drop us off in Yogyakarta !!! Yogyakarta is an autonomous ruled city in Indonesia. Even though the country has a president, this place has a Sultan but does not have any real power as ...

More Temples, Prambanan, Indonesia travel blog

More Temples

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Now if it wasn't for Borobudur being such a huge site on it's own, another World Heritage site, Prambanan would be widely known, but then again, before I visited Borobudur, how many of you knew of it? To be honest, I knew about Borobudur but I had no ...

Temple Land and Temple World, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Temple Land and Temple World

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... and I are traveling the shortest length of time at seven months! The next morning, January 26, Dennis and I traveled outside Yogyakarta to visit Borobodur and Prambanan. We started at Borobudur, and as soon as our driver pulled into the parking lot, we ...

The Circle of Enlightenment, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia travel blog

The Circle of Enlightenment

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... spectacular on top, we also had fun with the locals again. Now I dont really understand why people dont travel through Indonesia, maybe the bomb in Bali has effected this, but at the temple was us and another two western looking blokes and heaps of ...

Via Via Cafe, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Via Via Cafe

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Today I really slept in until 10:30AM, it felt great. The hotel was already booked for tonight so I knew I had to make other arrangements. Luckily I met an Aussie, Jonathan who was staying at the same hotel who offered for me to share his room (two beds) ...

Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Borobudur

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Now that I am in Lombock, I have a hard time remembering all the things i have done and seen along the way. Let's backtrack to Yogya. In Yogya, i wnt to see a sarong collection that includes more than 3000 sarongs from Java and the Yogya area. Some of ...

From Jakarta to Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

From Jakarta to Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... that my boyfriend/husband has to work in Malaysia and that I don't so I took the time to travel for 2 months across Indonesia. It works and can keep the guys off my back. I also watched devoted Moslems fulfilling their 5 times a day prayer obligations ...

Another Day, Another Plan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Another Day, Another Plan

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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Ticket booked to Bandung in the morning, PLans made for hostels to stay in over next few weeks. Banks checked to make sure I have enough money to last until my return.  Return date aiming for - 12th of December - reason - the friends I made ...

On Top of the World, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

On Top of the World

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Tonight I had already booked a midnight hike to Mount Merapi, the local active volcano. The van filled with seven others arrived at 10:30PM and drove an hour and up into the mountains. Not a smooth drive to say the least. Our fee was sold to us as ...

Chill Time, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Chill Time

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Today was another relaxing day. I woke for the 9:00am yoga class, had breakfast and a shower before catching a becak. I didn't mention before but a becak is the local transport, taxi substitute which is a cart attached to a bicycle that they guys line ...

Ready for Asia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Ready for Asia

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... inevitably delayed and confusing functionality in Indonesia. For example the flight I booked upon arrival in Jakarta to get me to Yogyakarta was scheduled to depart at 7:00PM; I believe we finally left at around 9:00PM arriving into Yogya, also spelled ...

A day of let downs, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

A day of let downs

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... walk, then I went to immigration by the airport on the 1A bus which only cost 3000, or 20p! In fact the bus system around Yogyakarta is very good and 3000 to go anywhere. Tourists don't seem to use it, but I highly recommend it, o also recommend the ...

Volcanic Bromo Sunrise then Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Volcanic Bromo Sunrise then Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... it you'd pay but if you didn't you'd give them back 21:00 We got off at Surabaya and bought new tickets from there to Yogyakarta, first class again, for only 90,000 (5.80) for a 400km/ 5 hour train ride away! I'm appalled at how much our train tickets ...

Another Day on the Back of a Moped, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Another Day on the Back of a Moped

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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Now that I had access to someone with a scooter, Agoes and I arranged for him to escort me around to all the major sites today. Again for a fee. Original meeting time was scheduled for 9:30 but I chose to sleep in. First stop we went directly to the ...

Borobodur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Borobodur

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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10:15 Clearly I'm tired, I slept till 9, through hammering, aircraft landing, people talking and traffic noise. I turned on my phone. Nothing, if Donnie had come today like he said then he would have text. Now we see him for the con man he is. It was ...

Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Prambanan Temple

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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09:14 Woke before 7 and had tea outside our room, then went for breakfast, then got the bus down to the sultans palace for a look around. I didn't know this, but there still is a sultan here who lives in the palace.  13:46 Got my passport with visa! ...

Rambles, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Rambles

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 244 Seeing as how we don't have a lot to say about today, we're just going to tell you a little about how are experience with the Poncowinatan hotel where we stayed, because they kind of made our stay, and hopefully anyone in the budget end of ...

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