Travel Blogs from Java, Indonesia

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sleep on the train???, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

sleep on the train???

A travel blog entry by ian-sue


Not a chance! It was more like a traveling market/circus than a train journey! 9 hours of people walking up and down selling all sort of stuff, from food to toys, blowing whistles and shaking rattles all the time. Poor Chip was having a real hard time, ...

Cianjur Day 114 (11th Sept), Cianjur, Indonesia travel blog

Cianjur Day 114 (11th Sept)

A travel blog entry by leehorscraft


... the school we had visited yesterday. We entered the hall where we were to give an introduction to ourselves and what we thought about Indonesia and Ramadan. As we entered the hall we all got a big cheer from over 100 Indonesian Girls, with me getting a ...

Hindu Happy New Year, Chakranegara, Indonesia travel blog

Hindu Happy New Year

A travel blog entry by rebecca.jacob


Mataram was meant to be a shopping trip only, but, well, it turned out far more interesting. The day we arrived, we went straight to the market to do some last souvenir shopping. In the afternoon, a guy from our hotel invited us to celebrate the Hindu ...

That there volcano is active, Cemoro Laweng, Indonesia travel blog

That there volcano is active

A travel blog entry by pilgrim143


... the clouds of smoke & ash got bigger as the sun came up. Eat your heart out health & safety & this being Indonesia we get shown the seismograph in the control centre & meet the monitors, the vulcanoligists, & the police team... Locals ...

Transit - Bali to Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Transit - Bali to Jakarta

A travel blog entry by eugineanded

... was cancelled and we were put on the 6:30am. There are later flights but today marks the end of a week-long holiday season in Indonesia and the afternoon flights were all booked. We arrived in Jakarta at 7am after a two-hour flight (there is a one hour ...

Volcanoes and Social Justice, Bondowoso, Indonesia travel blog

Volcanoes and Social Justice

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure


... Dutch fellow-travellers and by 9:00 we were in a mini-van on our way toward another volcano in the far east of Java, Kawah Ijen. In the afternoon the highway ran alongside the north coast and the scenery became less citified, greener and more ...

In Merapi's shadow, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

In Merapi's shadow

A travel blog entry by pilgrim143


... (under 50p I'm afraid). So it's bye to Indonesia & Serena & Jacqueline & off to Drawin. Have enjoyed Indonesia, particularly outside of Bali where we have been fairly lone tourists (except for the Gili's) and everyone has been very friendly. ...

The fun begins, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

The fun begins

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping


On Friday, a goodbye- banquet was held for the Philippine students.  The two schools each did some kind of performance.  Widya Mandala (the indonesian school I'm volunteering at) did some traditional dances and songs and stuff.  It was all ...

Stunning Sunrise over Volcanic Crater... Unreal., Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Stunning Sunrise over Volcanic Crater... Unreal.

A travel blog entry by kaydeetravels


Well our supposed 11 hour journey from Yogy to the Bromo region did not quite go as planned..! We were picked up from our hotel at 8AM by a mini-van, with 3 other travellers on it (a French couple and an Austrian woman). Our 3rd rest-stop was for lunch ...

Senja Selat Sunda, Banten, Indonesia travel blog

Senja Selat Sunda

A travel blog entry by sunsethunter


... berakhir di sebuah pantai yang bernama Tanjung Pasir. Pantai yang kotor dan tidak terlalu populer di Tangerang, maupun di Indonesia, ya iyalah... Akupun terdiam di salah satu sisi jalanan itu, memandang kosong ke seberang jalan yang sepi. Kulihat ...

Rest and research in Yogya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Rest and research in Yogya

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave


... after a lunch of satay skewers and rice, we returned to the hotel to continue researching our options for days out in Yogyakarta and Java in general. The pool was illuminated by blue lights during the evenings, so we went for a quick dip and were joined ...

Towards the temples, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Towards the temples

A travel blog entry by pilgrim143


... for free & we hit the Mall. This is clearly 'new Asia' as the supermarket in particular could have been anywhere in the west. Java in particular is developing fast & this is comparable to Malaysia rather than some other SEAsian/Indian ...

Rafting plus city tour, Probolinggo, Indonesia travel blog

Rafting plus city tour

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping


Alright, this post will have PICTURES!!!  Also, I added pictures to the album here. So on Friday of last week (9/30), some of the kids I knew took me to the cigarette museum.  Oh, I don't know if I mentioned it before, but everyone here ...

Mt Bromo, Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Mt Bromo

A travel blog entry by juliafg


Am naechsten Tag konnten wir jedoch durch die Berge nach Cemoro Lawang fahren, wo uns eine unerwartete Kaelte empfing und wir unsere Shirts, Tops und FlipFlops gleich gegen Jeans, feste Schuhe und Fleecejacken getauscht haben und trotzdem noch frieren ...

"I Need More Allowance - yo di lay hee ho"

A travel blog entry by shaanandkate


... from "Doug" and I said to myself "I never would have expected to be a 26 year old, walking around this artsy city in Indonesia with a future husband, who is singing a retro song from the cartoon 'Doug.'" Come to think of it, more allowance wouldn't ...

Exploring the city, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Exploring the city

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping


Sorry, No pics yet. I didn't want to be an ultra-tourist taking pictures of everything and dragging my camera around everywhere just yet.  Well, I’ll just give you a quick account of what I did the first couple days and what the city’s ...

Jakarta of all trades, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta of all trades

A travel blog entry by ayc17

... has culture, beaches and great weather - food is tasty and very cheap - people are very friendly Cons - too many tourists - Jakarta didn't have a great deal to do - bloody volcanoes Photos: Indonesia ...

Are we there yet?, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Are we there yet?

A travel blog entry by blain_holidays


... ;In the overall scheme of the things the departure tax is only few dollars each and is just something to remember and be prepared for if travelling through Indonesia. However we must say that we were impressed with Garuda and I would fly with them again. ...

Express Lunch In Magelang, Magelang, Indonesia travel blog

Express Lunch In Magelang

A travel blog entry by venoth


... always be best, regardless how we had it.  We finally chose this restaurant which was the simplest restaurant that I have dined in Indonesia, it is a place where the village locals go to. Not fancy at all. The order was simple, Lamb Satay 2 plates ...

Sanur 2 and Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Sanur 2 and Candidasa

A travel blog entry by gemmatthews


Hey guys! Still havent been up to much, expect relaxing! For the rest of our time in Sanur, we were able to tear ourselfs away from the beach for one day though, and hired a chauffer (very hard word to spell!) for the day, in the shape of a man ...

Die Wunder der Natur, Banyuwangi, Indonesien travel blog

Die Wunder der Natur

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg


Wie oft wissen wir am morgen als wir aufstehen nicht, wie der Tag enden wird. Am heutigen Tag ist das aber in ganz besonderem Masse so. Aber der Reihe nach: Der ERSTE HALBTAG verläuft in etwa so wie wir uns das vorgestellt/erhofft haben: Wieder ein ...

A Quick Stop At A Silver Factory, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

A Quick Stop At A Silver Factory

A travel blog entry by venoth


From the earlier palace, we headed to another stop for buying the traditional Batik articles. This was particularly just a shop where you could buy clothes for the entire family and it is a place that the locals go to and not a tourist spot where the ...

My arrival in to the third world, Timor, Indonesia travel blog

My arrival in to the third world

A travel blog entry by harrietattias


Here I was about arrive in Timor, on my own with no familiar faces, and only £350 quid and I had a plan to be in Hongkong by Xmas. I had to take the cheapest route i could and this was it! A few other backpackers were standing bewildered in the arrival ...

Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog


A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... walk to the station. Even in the bigger stations in this part of the world they don't build bridges to cross the tracks. Indonesia has 3 class of trains, economy, bisness and eksekutif. This time we had splashed out and gone for the first class train. ...

Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog


A travel blog entry by jon_lyall


Jakarta ...

From Cycles to Sultans, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

From Cycles to Sultans

A travel blog entry by aliandbryan


... of Islam, then below that a red lotus representing Buddhism, and at the bottom the elephants foot representing Hinduism. Indonesia is the worlds largest population of practising Muslims though their practise is very different to the Gulf States as it ...

An Experience We Will Never Forget, Gunung Bromo, Indonesia travel blog

An Experience We Will Never Forget

A travel blog entry by azzy964


Day 1 20/04/11 We were up early and had our breakfast before checking out and meeting up with our driver at 0815. When we were all loaded onto the bus there were 7 of us in total, a French mother and her daughter, a Taiwanese chap, us and two Dutch ...

So that's why they call it a rain forest, Bandung, Indonesia travel blog

So that's why they call it a rain forest

A travel blog entry by williment

... time on the trip we actually fell for a travel agent's charm and decided to take a short 2 day tour around the mountains of west Java. It being the rainy season There was just us, the guide and a driver. Day 1 we set-off high into the mountains, making ...

Jakarta mais vivement que je parte loin d'ici!, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta mais vivement que je parte loin d'ici!

A travel blog entry by marco-2010


Attention : gros blablas sur mes premières impressions et mes mésaventures pour les plus motivés  à la lecture  Hier soir j'ai eu l’occasion de découvrir une nouvelle face de Jakarta.  Suite à un petit apéro avec des ...

Cibodas Day 109 (6th September), Cibodas, Indonesia travel blog

Cibodas Day 109 (6th September)

A travel blog entry by leehorscraft


Guest blog entry by Robbie Cryor: Today Lee and I woke up ready for a new challenge and were keen to get out of the hustle, bustle, grime and dirt of Bogor City (it looks like a 'bog-or something!) We were advised that travelling would be difficult on a ...

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