Patra Semarang Convention Hotel
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After the deluge of Jakarta we warily looked out today at the weather only to find ........ Brilliant, glorious, blazing sunshine whoop whoop. We hurriedly disembark to be met by some beautiful women in traditional costume, and inside the terminal building, Indonesia's country and western tribute band. What a welcome. Our plan for today is straightforward. We catch the shuttle bus, then pick up a cab. Don't you just love a plan ;) We get on the bus and almost ...
... armchairs to rest their bones on and they paid double. The seats we got were 10 Euros p.p. The Ramayana has many parts to it and it lasted for about 2 hrs (see link below**). After the show some tourists went to have their pics taken with the stars of the show.
... with us. He delivered us back to the rembibi driver who was also annoyed at our speedy return and barely spoke to us while he pedalled us to the nearest taxi stand to return us to our hotel.
We hired a car and driver to take us to Borobudur and deliver us to a local hotel that our friend Doug had recommended named the Rumah Boedi. Our driver became confused and we soon realized why. He had to call the hotel to arrange a scooter escort through ...
Highly recommend Joglo's Homestay. 100,000 rp ($10), includes local style breakfast made by Mrs. Joglo. Joglo is a born and raised local guy, fluent English, knows/is related to everybody, can take you to tofu making village or pottery making village, ...
... to do - it's so relaxing, an inner rest that surfaces. Until these Chinese woman start taking pictures of you, loudly.
We enjoyed sunset on this first day, and the clouds played along to make this the best light show ever (and photo shots too).
Sunday 1 July
Second day at Borobodur was more relaxed and we went in and out the temple site a few times. Young students approached us a couple ...