Hotel New Saphir Yogyakarta
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... But at least we were in Bali. It was 9 pm, so any hope of getting there at a decent hour had vanished. This time, we did manage to catch some sleep, and by the time we woke up, we had just about 45 minutes to go. By this time, Caroline and I had shared our plans for Bali with each other, numerous times and in many different ways. This was since neither of us had any firm plans, and were just planning to wing it. So, this was the awkward part where you discover if ...
... d reserved a room via phone based on a recommendation from a German couple we ran into at a street stall earlier. We also met them on our boat tour.
By now, Deanne is damn tired of hearing me say things like "back in the day..." or "I was here 19 years ago...."
But it is interesting to see how places change over time. Back in the day, about 19 years ago, I was in Yogya and had a blast. The temples Borobodur and Prambanan are near here on ...
... at us. It was really funny. We have not seen too many other white tourists, so I guess we are some sort of oddity. We also took this little bus that drove around the temple grounds, and a young lady who could not speak English said to me - "Madam - selfie?" And she proceeded to take a photo of her and I. Selfie - the universal word!!! Had the same thing happen again this morning with another young lady at Borobudor. Today we ...
... lots of ancient buildings surrounded by gorgeous gardens with tropical fruits.
Finally we visit a sterling silver shop.
Dinner is at Milas restaurant which is set off the street selling vegetarian food and in a peaceful setting with low tables and cushions to sit on, Kath and Ginny joined us today the lovely girls I met in Laos. I had the best Rosti in the world it was delicious.
Early start at 5am to go to ...
... improving each night as we made our way towards Yogyakarta. There was a slight issue with the first night’s accommodation in Kota Banjar in that three people were violently sick, presumably from something at dinner. There were now so many people with some sort of ill health that the tour team organised a minibus and driver to transport everyone who was too ill to realistically cycle for the next few days directly to Yogyakarta. In addition, another couple received ...