Hotel New Saphir Yogyakarta
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The following day, our driver picked us up in the afternoon for a sunset visit to Prambanan Temple, another UNESCO attraction. This temple was a little more Angkor-esque in its design, and really was also quite impressive. It was made up of 10 or so lotus shaped structures in varying sizes, which you could go and look inside of. When we arrived, we were approached by a group of students giggling as they ...
... out to have Christmas dinner. Dinner this year consisted of Norwegian Salmon with Mash for Chris and a Mediterranean Meze Patter for me, a lot better than the buffet we had last year in Queenstown. We went for a couple of beers but it was very quiet so we headed back to Skype everyone as it was morning back home. It was really nice to see and speak to everyone, Christmas this year was even harder than last year as we were all on our lonesome and there wasn't much ...
... our chairs and began stroking our shoulders, touching our hair and head and it made us extremely uncomfortable...especially as we were going to have to endure 18 hours of this!!! I don't usually get rude but when it got to the point where it felt like it was molestation I turned around and gestured for him to sit back and drew a line In between us...but I did so with a smile. I've always been told to smile even when you're upset as it's seen as very rude if you don't. He ...
... damage from a natural disaster (this time the 2006 earthquake... Wow, Java does not get a break from natural disasters!), the main temples are still standing. However, they are surrounded by piles of sad-looking rubble. It will still take many years to fully restore Prambanan to its full glory. The Buddhist 'Sewa' temple, lies just a 15-20 minute walk from Prambanan, demonstrating a great level of tolerance between these two religions. Having spent a few ...
... hippo in a huge area, you also had huge snakes in tiny glass boxes and sun-bears on a litter strewn concrete island. It was all very sad and made me realise just how good Bristol zoo really is.
Having researched a lot, and spoken to other travellers, we decided that the temples of Prambanan were not worth the time to us. Although beautiful, they are very similar to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, and had been damaged severely in the 2010 earthquake, meaning you can ...