Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta
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Pas de visite programmée aujourd'hui. On a pris un peu de repos et profité de ce magnifique hôtel. Piscine, toboggan, basket aquatique et sieste... Initiation a la pêche pour Achille et combat de polochons sur une poutre posée au dessus de la piscine achèvent une bonne journée avec un temps chaud mais un peu couvert (donc très supportable). Ce soir …
... which kind of took some of the enjoyment away from it as we did felt a little rushed and invaded. We did enjoy seeing some people ride horses up to the top, particular those who were comically too large for their choice of steed. It was ***********clude how well the horses were looked after, as for every well groomed one, we did see a few less-so. Han had a particularly daunting experience on her way down the mountain, when as she was walking past, one ...
... we met our driver to make our way to the Dieng Plateau. It was about 3 hours drive away over very rough terrain - but we saw some really beautiful scenery along the way and our driver even stopped to pick up some awesome fried snacks from a roadside cart.
We arrived in the Dieng Plateau in desperate need for a coffee, so our driver took us to a local cafe for a break. The owner was a lovely guy who had left his village to spend time in Yogya to learn English ...
... the only people booked on the tour-our own private day trip!
The tour guides Rachel and Sibran (an Aussie and a Dutchman) randomly lived in the village for 5 years and got to know the villagers really well which is why they let them do the village tour and bring in a small number of visitors (approx 10 per week). This is the only tour in Yogyakarta where you can go right into a local village so we were both really looking forward to it!
... the night, there's no alternative.
Wednesday 12th Sep :
It's 3.30 am, and this time I've been
awake for an hour already, too cold to sleep. Time to go for the
Bromo ! I jump in a Toyota Land Cruiser where I meet Leen
(pronounce « Lane »), a joyful 40 year old Dutch guy who
works for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Interesting ! Short
drive to the view of the volcano, where about 400 tourists are