Travel Blogs from Java, Indonesia

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Ijen volcano and sulphur mining, Bondowoso, Indonesia travel blog

Ijen volcano and sulphur mining

A travel blog entry by witek

Local sulphur mining is the hardest job I have seen anywhere around the world. ...

Dream it up and make it happen!, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Dream it up and make it happen!

A travel blog entry by hilivin

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... we rode in last night on our moped from Jakarta. He said we were very lucky. That is the most dangerous highway in all of Indonesia he said. Three people in two separate accidents died that day we came over. He said the buses don't stop or even slow down ...

Mount Bromo, Mount Bromo, Indonesia travel blog

Mount Bromo

A travel blog entry by emmabennett

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We had another long drive to Mount Bromo. The roads got very bad as we started driving uphill. I had been having a nap and when I woke up there was THICK cloud and visibility was about a metre or two, not only this, we were driving up against the side of ...

Day 115: 24 hour notice, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Day 115: 24 hour notice

A travel blog entry by johnnyandamber

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It feels like we never slept in Bangkok. We had to be up early to pack and eat before our flight to Jakarta. I got the time of the flight wrong but we still got to the airport in time for check in. I was really too tired to worry about it and I think the ...

Orientation, DC, Jakarta, 1st days in Jogja, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Orientation, DC, Jakarta, 1st days in Jogja

A travel blog entry by benjamindo

Borobudur ...

Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Borobudur

A travel blog entry by ian-sue

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Interesting and funny day indeed! Very early start (4:30am) to go to Borobudur temple and see the sunrise. Pity it was raining a lot all night long and even though it stopped when we woke up the sky was still very cloudy so we couldn't really see the sun ...

De Eerste Tocht op Java, Bogor, Indonesia travel blog

De Eerste Tocht op Java

A travel blog entry by lapre.travels

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... rolt rustig met de auto door de toegangspoort van deze kolossale tuin waar ik hoge verwachtingen van heb. Dit is ten slotte Indonesi'', een exotisch land met een weelde aan bloemen en vruchten met alle kleuren die je je maar bedenken kan. Maar dit is ...

Es lebe die Kaffeefahrt!, Yogyakarta, Indonesien travel blog

Es lebe die Kaffeefahrt!

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg

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Right on Time geht es um 08h los - ein 7-Plätziger Suzuki, Amon zwischen/auf unseren Knien. Erstes Ziel - der Borobodum, grösster buddhistischer Tempel weltweit, erreichen wir nach einer guten Stunde. Wir bekommen vom Driver 75 Minuten Zeit ...

The Plateau, Dieng Plateau, Indonesia travel blog

The Plateau

A travel blog entry by davidandamy1

The journey to Dieng Plateau was long and a little stressful but definitely worth it. We took a public bus/coach to Malegang, then swapped buses and headed to Wonosobo, and then took two tiny mini buses up to Dieng. It's a very strange scenario using ...

Ramayana Ballet Prambanan, Jogjakarta, Indonesië travel blog

Ramayana Ballet Prambanan

A travel blog entry by rolfbuitenkamp

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Of wij een traditioneel ballet willen zien met als achtergrond het Prambanan. Natuurlijk willen wij dat. Dus hop hop. Douche, omkleden, want tussen de middag wat souvenirs gehaald, en met de taxi terug richting de Prambanan. Vlak voor de Prambanan slaan ...

Somewhere between Bandung and Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Somewhere between Bandung and Jakarta

A travel blog entry by graceonthego

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... and Hogi right now, watching the scenery pass from banana fields to dried hillsides to drive thru KFC and Starbucks. Indonesia is a country of contrasts. Extreme poverty, unbelievably wealthy, rice fields next to golf courses. I am enthralled, truly. ...

Mount Bromo: der wunderschöne Vulkan, Bromo, Indonesia travel blog

Mount Bromo: der wunderschöne Vulkan

A travel blog entry by annchristintour

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Hay, am nächsten Morgen ging es dann mal etwas später los, nämlich erst um 8.30. Wir genossen ein leckeres Frühstück in unserer Unterkunft und wurden dann abgeholt. Wir sind mit einem Minivan dann zum Vulkan gefahren bzw. in das Dorf, dass dort ...

Culture Capital of Indo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Culture Capital of Indo

A travel blog entry by fergalokeeffe

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After a short stop in Jakarta my time in Indonesia started out proper in Yogyakarta (aka Jogja). This was the ancient capital and also a stronghold during the many times of turmoil during the 20th century and so is an important city for Indonesians. ...

Bromo et passage oblige par Probolinggo, Gunung Bromo, Indonesia travel blog

Bromo et passage oblige par Probolinggo

A travel blog entry by 2011entong

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... , passage oblige avant de rejoindre Cemoro Lawang, le point de depart pour l'observation du lever du soleil.Le train sur Java, je commence a etre habituee... classe eko, du monde partout, la chaleur, la moiteur... 30minutes de retard a l'arrivee, c'est ...

Bandung ... Backpacking in style, Bandung, Indonesia travel blog

Bandung ... Backpacking in style

A travel blog entry by barbieandken

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KRAKATAU, Banten, Indonesia travel blog

KRAKATAU

A travel blog entry by yuan

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on the deck at Cecelia ...

Eat Pray Love and Blabber, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Eat Pray Love and Blabber

A travel blog entry by wandering_man

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... manhood."  Pretty strong stuff from the missus. WW fell asleep on a ferry and my curiosity was too great. I read the Indonesia section, about 1/3 of the book. For young, unmarried men who have not yet learned this, women's brains work differently ...

Lost in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Lost in Jakarta

A travel blog entry by fergalokeeffe

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So I arrived into Jakarta expecting to find a sprawling metropolis which doesn't have much to see and is very hard to navigate. After spending just 1 night and 2 days here I can't say that my expectations weren't correct. Arriving in the ...

A long bus haul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

A long bus haul

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

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... a meal.  The trip was about 8 hours.  Interesting ride from one side of the island to the other.  We find Java quite different from Bali.  The houses here are more like ones you would find in older style houses in Australia (like the ...

Hard act to follow..., Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Hard act to follow...

A travel blog entry by thebogantrekker

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... stolen. The city is full of skeletons of half finished skyscrapers, boarded off and left alone after the economic difficulties in Indonesia peaked last decade. Business is going strong her now though, and for every building left unfinished there is a new ...

Visiting The 2nd Largest Hindu Temple In The World, Prambanan, Indonesia travel blog

Visiting The 2nd Largest Hindu Temple In The World

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... one of the sites which I feel is the most comprehensive as well as accurate based on my research with the National Archives of Indonesia as well a the first book written on this temple by a French Archaeologist who was the main man involved in ...

Dzien 9 Przylot do Yogyakarty, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Dzien 9 Przylot do Yogyakarty

A travel blog entry by yaco

Lot z Jakarty do Yogya trwa godzine. O 7:00 miejscowe lotnisko wita nas wilgocia i ukropem. Odbieramy bagaze i zaczynamy przeprawe z taksiarzami. W koncu ustalamy cene na 50k IDR i jedziemy szukac hotelu. Okazuje sie to nielatwym, bo to piatek i pelno ...

Brunei and our first few days in Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Brunei and our first few days in Indonesia

A travel blog entry by aaustin

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... party at mine. (More pictures in follow on facebook) We flew to Surabaya on 9th and caught a 5hr train to Yogyakarta in central Java. The region is dominated by paddy and the trains are fast, clean, cool and efficient (if you travel first class that is!) ...

A Walking Zombie I Was In Semarang Airport, Semarang, Indonesia travel blog

A Walking Zombie I Was In Semarang Airport

A travel blog entry by venoth

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Last night after having a long chat and multiple laughs over what transpired over this trip, we did not realise time was flying and finally when we head to be it was already three am. Oh gosh, I knew that this morning was going to be very difficult for ...

Solo et mon pote Budi, Solo, Indonesia travel blog

Solo et mon pote Budi

A travel blog entry by 2011entong

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... de bouffees d’air ! Deux jours dans cette ville, bien suffisant mais reposant… etape suivante, le Gunung Bromo, un des volcans encore actif de Java ! Derniere etape javanaise avant Bali et les retrouvailles avec la moitie de la famille ...

One night in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

One night in Jakarta

A travel blog entry by emzyandjessy

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After having our daily dose of Starbucks we proceeded to get on the plane where half the staff of Kuala Lumpur Airport had questioned us and double made sure we were actually going to jakarta, we finally boarded the plane. We realised why they were ...

Yogyakarta Day 120 (17th Sept), Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta Day 120 (17th Sept)

A travel blog entry by leehorscraft

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... to meet Stu, a guy I briefly met in Jakarta, he too had plans for leaving tommorow for Gunung Bromo, the natural wonder of indonesia, so we said we should get there via public transport the next day. After my internet session I met several of Stu's new ...

Back breaker, Kawah Ijen, Indonesia travel blog

Back breaker

A travel blog entry by fergalokeeffe

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... base of Kawah Ijen on the Ijen Plateau. This is yet another of the many volcanoes defining the spine of the island of Java and much of Indonesia but with one small difference - the is a small sulphur vent which is mined manually by local men and carried ...

A little city time, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

A little city time

A travel blog entry by pilgrim143

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So after discovering FM7 had a fantastic pool complex & a leisurely morning we braved the traffic to downtown Jakarta; I had read many horror stories about the traffic so we left it until lunchtime & it was OK - 25k in 50'ish minutes & only ...

Mc Donalds For Dinner In Semarang For A Change, Semarang, Indonesia travel blog

Mc Donalds For Dinner In Semarang For A Change

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... the journey too us 4 hours. This additional delay was contributed by the heavy flow of lorries which it seems in Indonesia, start their journey after 6 pm when it is dark. The interesting thing I observed about heavy lorries here is that unlike ...

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