Hotel Mutiara Malioboro Yogyakarta
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... in English in order to practice... I had to pay to get in, another expensive world heritage site, but really amazing. Its a Hindu temple (the biggest in indonesia) and part of the legend of a nasty king who wanted to marry a girl who didn't want to marry him... She said that if he could build 1000 temples in one night she would marry him. Apparently, as he was building no#1000, with the help of many ghosts, she got in the way, I think by setting the rice paddies on ...
... here. I've got so used to the heat I hadn't even realised how hot but last night we had access to the daily temperatures here over the last few and next few days and basically it's 96 degrees every day with a "feels like" 110. It doesn't even dip much below 80 at night and so it's a noisy country with the constant whirr of A/C or fans. Am I complaining? Not one bit.
Yogya is batik capital of Indonesia but this (almost) passes straight over my head. I have ...
... nearby volcanic eruptions, jungle growth and the expansion of Islam across Java, the temple was forgotten sometime after the 10th century. It was only rediscovered by that man Raffles again in the 19thcentury. It was definitely worthwhile to get up and out there early before the crowds and the daytime heat increased.
Now back to that relaxing and ...
... through. We moved on to Marlioboro street market before lunch at Bread Talk (including cheesecake so rich that Jacqui couldn't finish it), which we ate on a shady hotel step!
We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing and swimming in the hotel pool, then went to an internet cafe to resume work on our long-overdue blog before dinner. This consisted of burgers and chips at Easy Goin', and was followed by a few games of ...