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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... traditional household items and accessories. We saw everything from fresh tofu to raw sulphur in the space of a few minutes, it was excellent. Throughout the tour we had a bit of a sour taste in our mouths, reminding us that 'Nothing is free in Asia'. Turns out, over an hour or so later, that he didn't ask for any money and genuinely just wanted to show us around. It was an act of kindness that we hadn't seen anywhere else in Asia.
... so cool to do, before being driven back just in time to say goodbye to Pooja (feels like I've known her for weeks rather than a day and a half!)... We also had a new arrival of volunteer Sandra from Sweden, but as the last few days had been catching up with me I went to be antisocial, snoozing in my room for the rest of the afternoon. Both yesterday and this morning I managed to have a run, hopefully having a good routine will help me build up my running distance ...
... the rest of the day to orientate ourselves and arrange a car and driver for the next day.
Now I know that cars and drivers seems a bit extravagant but with the traffic jams and the distances between temples it would be impossible to combine the two temples into a single day. Also it is nice to not have to deal with the stress that accompanies one when you have absolutely no idea of where you are and where you are going for a whole day. If Donna only knew ...
... a HUGE... 1 pound 80. Not even 2 pounds PEOPLE! Feeling relieved to know we had some clean knickers on the way (too much info?), we headed off again into town in search of the 'Kraton' and Yogyakarta's main steet, Jalan (Jl.) Malioboro. The 'Kraton' is a royal walled enclave, home to the city's Sultan, and sits in the heart of Yogyakarta... and let's just say if I were the Sultan... I would not be settling for this 'Kraton'. I'd be that pompous Sultan ...
... re-discovery in 1966, Sambisari remained hidden under layers of rock and sand from Mt. Merapi's 1906 eruption.
From here, we headed to Prambanan Temple, a Hindu complex built in the 9th century. Built by the Sanjaya Dynasty, a Hindu group thought to be political rivals to the Buddhist Sailendra rulers in the area, Prambanan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Hindu complex in Indonesia. Many of ...