Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel
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... the temples. We hired a guide at the entrance for $7.50, and it was maybe the best guide decision we made. There aren't a ton of signs at Borobudur, so without a guide you likely won't have any idea what you are looking at, and there is a lot to look at. Borobudur has 9 stories, the first six are covered in relief panels teaching the morals of kharma and the life of the Buddha, and the final three are adorned with stupas, each with a statue of ...
... tons of chilies!). There were only 4 bungalows and they were beautiful. Each one had a small veranda with potted plants, chairs and a table to enjoy the view of the gardens. There was a large pavilion where you could eat dinner and breaky, or sit and watch tv. We had asked about dinner and they said they would do a rijstafel for $8.50 each. We thought that sounded good and relaxed on our veranda until it was ready. We were amazed at the ...
... us that they're not diseased and there shouldn't be any further problems regarding the bite. Good thing we got our rabies shots before leaving home! We bought some fruit for lunch and then headed back to the hotel to cool off a bit. After our eventful afternoon we took it easy for the rest of the night.
The next day was more relaxed. We spent most of it planning the rest of our time in Indonesia and enjoying the hotel pool. The ...
... had struck off the coast of Java, about 50 kilometers from Yogyakarta. We actually didn't feel anything, but plenty of people did, and several buildings in Yogyakarta were damaged.
We eventually made our way up to the old part of Yogyakarta, north of the kraton, and visited Pasar Beringharjo, Yogyakarta's main market established by Hamengkubuwono I. We wound our way through narrow aisles between endless stalls, marveling at the incredible ...
... so had a prop for the 'Have you visited any other temples?' question,
Since then we've been zoning out and resting up in the Losmen. Out tonight to explore the town and book our train to for Jakarta tomorrow evening, from thence to Borneo!
Almost two thirds of the way through the trip already; it's flying by, However I am adequately tanned and no holiday tummy so far so I'd say that's a tick in the 'job done' box so far :)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJogjakarta Plaza Hotel Yogyakarta
Good hotel with pool and easy access to airport and downtown
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