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TravelPod Member ReviewsViaVia Guesthouse Yogyakarta
lovely people, nice room, great iced orange drink and breakfast - would recommend
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... in the build-up of our visit, but having read so many positives about the town, when we left, it felt as though we had missed out on something - we just didn't see (or get) what the hype was all about.
We moved from Yogya knowing that our trip was almost at an end, with the finish consisting of three flights in as many days. We would stay over in Jakarta for one night, before moving onto Bangkok again for one night, before jumping on our Air India flight home. ...
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The road back to our “hotel” was as terrible as the road to the village. The view remained fantastic, green mountains, wild flowers and a blue sky. Not many live near the road in fact the only transportation is a motorbike. I saw a 10 year old going home on one. That area has no phone reception and of course no Internet.
Thursday after traveling for more then 8 hours, even with my feet high in the lap of my interpreter was ...
... There was a surprising number of tourists for this sunrise. We were all led up through the grounds to the base of the temple. And then it was a steady climb up something like 10 levels of templey goodness to the highest point, where at around 5am we all found a spot to sit and wait.
First came the eerie chanting from the mosque down in the village below. Then came the colours, first the faintest pinks, then reds ...
... amazing Buddhist temple candi sewu, once surrounded by hundreds of smaller temples. I hope they rebuild them! What an amazing big site and so few people everywhere (probably due to Ramadhan). I expected super busy cramped things. Amazing! Now I walked back all the way to the exit via a little fenced area with deer standing around a bit bored (in the Hindu Ramayana story, Rama kills a golden deer after his future wife Sita asked him to). They were so cute! Going out one had to ...
... a free massage, a sauna ( really nice one with a real wooden sauna bucket...as if we needed to sweat more!), high tea with excellent appetizers and desserts, then before supper we went to happy hour in the lounge. They were not busy at all, so the bartender had us test a couple of new drinks ...ie. piña colada on a stick and a jello shooter in an orange wedge. We figured we should dine at the hotel since they had been so good to us, so we had lamb chops for about ...