Travel Blogs from Java, Indonesia

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When the Mist Cleared, Gunung Bromo, Java, Indonesia travel blog

When the Mist Cleared

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... on the buses..... A short 30min ride took me to Depensar the capital of Bali and there I awaited my bus through to Probolinggo in Java to view the volcano landscape of Gunung Bromo. At the bus station I met Dan, my new travel buddy for Java and on ...

Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Borobudur

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... rice and vegetables. Later, we went to visit his friend in a small village where I got to try "jamu", a medicinal herb drink of Java. I also got to try kupat tahu which is a mix of tofu and rice cubbes with bean sprouts. Very yummy. In addition, I got ...

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 ...

Jakarta, Indonesia 26th Dec - 30th Dec, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta, Indonesia 26th Dec - 30th Dec

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Introduction Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and the largest city in Southeast Asia. The city is predominantly of Muslim faith & there are many many mosques dotted around only a few hundred metres apart from each other. The city is a mixture of ...

A Day on the Train, Bandung, Indonesia travel blog

A Day on the Train

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... live on 22 a day then I can't be messing about getting off and on. Not this time anyway, although I'd like to come back to Indonesia another time and just travel from west to east across all the islands. In fact I may as well tell you, that I hope ...

From Bromo to Surabaya to Pontianak, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

From Bromo to Surabaya to Pontianak

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... their time between Indonesia and the USA. Both of their children studied and live in the US and have no intention of returning to Indonesia. I liked Henny and Djoko's house as it reminded me very much of Frank Lloyd Wright. Lots of open space and the ...

Danau Toba, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

Danau Toba

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... doesn't revolve around where we've been, where we're going and what we do for a living. Football hooliganism in Indonesia makes English seem like a tapestry convention. Matches in recent years between Java and Sumatra have resulted in so many ...

Berastagi - Danau Toba, Tuk Tuk, Indonesia travel blog

Berastagi - Danau Toba

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 114 - Berastagi - Danau Toba Having spent the night dressed in every item of clothing I had on my person (woolly hat included) near the summit of an active volcano, being buffeted by gale force winds, today promised to be odd. As feared, the ...

Another Volcano - smelt like eggs!, Bandung, Indonesia travel blog

Another Volcano - smelt like eggs!

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... . I had intended to go to see a volcano and some hot springs, but as I have many days to kill as the west of java isn't exactly packed with activities, here I am in the equivalent of somewhere pretty dull like derby (the dullest place in England I've ever ...

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 ...

Chilli con Rain, Bogor, Indonesia travel blog

Chilli con Rain

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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10:35 Once again I slept late. I just feel like I've lost all my energy recently and I'm not sure why. Perhaps I'll have a new lease of life when I get to Singapore and Malaysia, I really hope so. I had some tea and bread and read my book, I think Tami ...

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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... was as blatant as can be between the efficient operating system in Dubai to the 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 ...

FOREVER on a bus, Bogor, Indonesia travel blog

FOREVER on a bus

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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14:33 Having spent the morning not doing very much at all, i had some lunch with the lovely folk of MaenBola next door and a chat, and was given a ride to the bus station which was quite some distance and the traffic was just awful. It was quite ...

Bogor Botanical Gardens, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Bogor Botanical Gardens

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... and pouring out fumes that made m cough and squint my eyes, it was a hullabaloo, and I didn't like it one bit. The problem with java in particular is the traffic, wall to wall, dirty, smelly, sit-in-it-for-hours, noisy, run-you-over traffic. The worst I ...

Big city, bright lights - Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Big city, bright lights - Jakarta

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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After a rather unsuccessful attempt in taking a 28 hour bus to Jakarta, I opted to fly as the price was the same as the bus ticket and i got picked up at my wonderful Merdeka home stay and dropped off at the beautifully new Padang airport. In less than ...

A day of let downs, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

A day of let downs

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... and if you smile then they look at you suspiciously. What could be more unfriendly than that.   16:35 Moved to Hotel Indonesia only 70,000, that's much more like the cost I was expecting. Donnie finally got in touch and said he was coming on ...

Getting lost and penniless in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Getting lost and penniless in Jakarta

A travel blog entry by directgb

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... of plans to build monorails and/or an underground system (they have neither), since the Asia financial crisis which hit Indonesia badly (9 yrs ago I think, or thereabouts). The real people I spoke to in Jakarta maintain that the government have put their ...

Off to Java Boats, Trains and Buses, Probolinggo, Indonesia travel blog

Off to Java Boats, Trains and Buses

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... . It was about 7, I didn't have dinner, I just went to bed, to sleep. Best: being on the go somewhere else! Worst: getting up at 3am Beautiful: watching the java countryside pass by in continuous bright blue skies, acid green fields and endless palm ...

Volcanic Bromo Sunrise then Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Volcanic Bromo Sunrise then Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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08:31 We were woken at 2am by knocking, this was an hour earlier than expected but we went out and got on a pretty crappy bus with all the seat foam missing and ripped leather. It rather appeared as if a wild animal had been shut in, gone into a rage and ...

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 ...

Bali, Sanur/Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Bali

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 119 - 120 - Sanur The original plan was to spend a couple of days here in Sanur, head to Lombok and then return in time for our flight to Australia. After landing ourselves a gorgeous hotel for next to nothing, moving anywhere seems less likely. ...

Summary of Asia, Summary of Asia, Indonesia travel blog

Summary of Asia

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Summary of Asia Four months spent travelling through eight of Asia's numerous countries and we've stayed in 41 different hotels and I've read 47 books. We've met plenty of people I'd like to call friends (locals and Westerners) and vey few whose ...

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 ...

Sleeping Sleeping, Bogor, Indonesia travel blog

Sleeping Sleeping

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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11:01 I slept in a bit this morning, Tami went to work, so I was left in the house with the housekeeper who is a young girl. I got up and wet down to the shop and bought some bread and milk and supernoodles so I can feed myself for the day. I boiled the ...

AW Air to Jakarta!, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

AW Air to Jakarta!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... just before lunch and jumped on a bus into town and managed to find an OK guesthouse in no time at all! So the exploration of Indonesia's capital began...and our first real experience of SMOG! Big time! We got a real birds eye view of this from the top of ...

Jakarta is just too big..., Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta is just too big...

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... looked online for a gym nearby, turned out there was one posh looking one about fifteen minutes walk away in the plaza Indonesia, called celebrity fitness, equivalent to one of our chain gums at home, with 25 locations throughout Indonesia and soon to he ...

The View Across Bandung..., Bandung, Indonesia travel blog

The View Across Bandung...

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 239 ; So after the hectic night last night we decided to move back towards the town and as the prices of the rooms don't seem to change if you are in the town or miles away we moved back to the very first hotel we went into when we first arrived ...

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! ...

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