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Travel Blogs from Yogyakarta
... very uninspiring.
Pondering outside the Keraton grounds a local middle aged man started talking to us. After a short conversation we asked him if he could recommend somewhere for us to have lunch. It turned out that just around the corner was a street lined with eateries and restaurants selling gudeg. Gudeg is a traditional Javanese cuisine made from young unripe jack fruit boiled for several hours with palm sugar and coconut milk. A concoction of spices are added and ...
... souvenir peddler who finally went away when we promised to buy something later. For the second day in a row Matt paid twice as much of an entrance fee as us as they wouldn't believe he was a student #OppressedAgain. For the small fee of 100,000 rupiah (€6) we got a pocket sized guide called Midi (see pic attached). In fairness to the man he was excellent guide. He was genuinely very passionate about the temple and had great English. ...
... colonial masters of Indonesia, began to do archeological work on the site in the late 19th century. By the way, the Indonesian term for temple is “Candi”, which I really like. Temples should seem sweet, no?
On this day, Borobudur was filled with busloads of children and teens, almost all visibly Muslim in clothing, coming from all over Java on school outings. Many of them asked to take my picture with them, perhaps because of my red beard, ...
... the Water Castle where the Sultan used to have a swimming pool for his wife and concubines. A smaller, private pool was sectioned off for the Sultan to use with his chosen companion of the day. After that, it was lunch time at the local market and home time. A very tiring day being carted around! Our final meal here was at a local vegetarian restaurant which was utterly amazing. Easily the best location I've ever eaten at. It was tucked away down a ...
... I hoped it would stay a bit cooler anyway. First thing I did was to find a laundry to get a load of washing cleaned. Pretty much every second shop normally has a laundry service advertised. I tucked round the corner from Dewi and stopped at the first one I found. You pay by weight, so the old fashioned scales came out, and the man kindly told me I would be able to collect my laundry tomorrow. I think for the 3kg it was going to cost me 17,000 idr, less than £1.50. Malioboro is ...
Other places to stay in Yogyakarta
Jln. Prawiritaman 15a, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $17
Jln. Prawiritaman No. 71, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $19
Jln. Gerilya 595, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $11
Jln. Prawiritaman no. 40, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $10
- Super Service
Jln. Prawiritaman 37, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $12
- Good Value For Money