The Jayakarta Yogyakarta Hotel & Spa
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Probably the most well known of tourist attractions in Yogya are Merapi Volcano & Borobodur temple. I had looked forward to visiting Merapi for months, as its one of Indonesia's most notorious volcanoes, frequently causing mayhem with its explosive eruptions (in 2002, 2006, 2010-2011). Its status at the moment is 2/5: Restless... which is pretty good for Merapi. So we hired a driver through our hotel, and he drove us out to one of the last villages on ...
... my morning run today, myself, Sandra and Steph went to a private school of around 10 students to practice conversation in little groups. The students were mainly 18/19 years old so had a pretty good grasp of English. We are now sitting across the road at a coffee shop with my first WiFi since Bali... So for the rest of the day, who knows, even the next few days I've no idea what we will be doing, but I'm loving it so far and look forward to updating again soon... ...
... I fly by the seat of my pants she would not be happy!
We also hired the home stay's owner (Ben) 17 year old son to come for the day as a translator. Cost of driver and Dicky was $65. Again it was a worthwhile expense for what was a very interesting and informative day.
The temples here are a mix of Hindu and Buddhist temples that stretch back in time to the ninth century. It also shows the great tolerance that existed in this part of the world ...
... me a new Kraton... NOW!" Ok, maybe not so rudely, but still... I'd be looking around for a new architect. It was extremely underwhelming, but still enjoyable enough, kind of... good job the entrance price was only 60p! It was definitely worth the 60p. However, the palace's primary use is as the Sultan's residence and not as a tourist attraction (although there were enough tourists around!), therefore this would perhaps explain the lack of information ...
... prawn crackers), and the classic Nasi Goreng (fried rice with vegetables and egg). Saying that, during our time in Java we did also find that our diet was definitely lacking in certain things - mainly dairy and sugar. So, we spent a meal filling up on chocolate milk, pomegranate-flavoured magnums and snickers bars. Bliss.
Thinking it wise to try one of the restaurants recommended by our lonely planet guide, we visited 'Atap', apparently it did cheap and traditional ...