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An early start in order to get to the station to catch the train to Yogjakarta.
Our first experience of Kereta Api, Indonesian Railways, and the Argo Wilis Bandung to Surubaya express.
Entry to the platforms necessitated passing through fairly strict security, which was reassuring given recent bombings, and helpful railway employees directed us to our carriage and seats.
Clean, comfortable and air-conditioned, ...
... including Denpasar on Bali. This would save us getting the two trains, and then combined bus and ferry ticket, a nights accommodation for a 12 hour stop over in Surabaya and it also gained us a sunrise over Mount Bromo all for a lower price than our original plan would have cost us coming in at 810,000 for two of us. We spent the end of the afternoon sorting out some paperwork before heading for an early dinner to allow us an early bed so we can be up in time ...
... see so few white folk you are considered popular if you have a white friend on kitebook etc. hence they want a photo with your mug on.
The main reason of visiting Jogja is the views of the Merapi volcano which is still active, it's been spurting its juices (As the actress said the bishop) regular for over 600yrs, and also the incredible temples of Borobudur (Hindu) and Prambanan (Buddhist). Strange to see considering the population is 90% Muslim.
... t be able to! We were travelling North to Borobudur, and both the airport, and Prambanan were to the East of the city, so why did I recognise that shop front, that set of traffic lights, even that stray dog?
It hit me all of a sudden! “Mandy, which temple did you say we wanted to go to?” I asked worriedly “Oh I can’t remember, she suggested a name and it sounded like the one you said” she replied ...
... rooms in the city. I am now used to this
game, so I raced around while others loitered with their noses stuck in
their Guide Routardes, thus securing a room at Bladok, one of the best
hotels I've stayed in so far. 276 - we are flying.
Some travel destinations are easy to meet people in when you are a
solo traveller - they have dormitories, bars and plenty of young
people. Yogyakarta is not like ...
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Jalan Prawirotaman I/15a, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $32
Jl. Gerilya (Jl. Prawirotaman) MG III/595, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $12
Jl. Prawirotaman 2 No.71, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $10
Jalan Prawirotaman 1. No 40, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $10
Jl. Prawirotaman 37, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $15