Istana Batik Ratna Hotel Jogja
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Very clean, compared to others at a similar rate, and excellent value for money
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... took off from Jakarta and heard a really loud bang as the wheels left the tarmac. Even Tom was a bit concerned- it ended up being an overhead compartment flying open- nothing to be too worried about but no one wants to hear unusually loud bangs during take off!
We arrived in Yogyakarta in one piece and got picked up and taken to our hotel. After 7 months ...
... 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 ...
... There was also a tasty buffet and lovely people asking for my picture!
Bu Heni took me for a little look around Yogyakarta main shopping street and then announced that we were going to another party back in Klaten, so another bike journey later we arrived in the house of her friend to celebrate the one year anniversary of somebody's death. Again there were speeches, singing and plenty of food!
The following day I was taken along to ...
... 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 ...
... then yesterday.
Upon my arrival A. my guide, interpreter as well as
organiser was waiting, after dumping my stuff in the hotel we went to find a
solution for my telephone.
She is a smaller then I am and walking around with her was different, I
strolled she almost had to run. While trying to find the way we got lost, in tiny streets
with huge vehicles and horse driven carriages, a weird combination. One of the
vehicles simply blocked ...