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After our spontaneous decision to swap Australia for the archipelago of Indonesia, we thought we would break ourselves in gently. We decided to miss Jakarta and head to Bogor, the neighbouring city which is described by Lonely Planet as a calmer alternative to the capital. We stepped off the bus in Bogor to be greeted by hundreds of Indonesians …
A 10 hour bus journey led us to the cultural heart of Java, Yogyakarta; the city is also one of the most popular domestic tourist destinations. We checked into our wonderful boutique hotel in the north of the city and were over the moon that we found this little oasis.
The reason I has wanted to visit Java was so that I could see the …
Our time in Yogya keeps being extended...we've now been here for a week! As Yogya was the first big city we had visited - with no beaches to distract us - we tried to do a little site seeing. We visited the Sultan's palace, the Kraton, which is a walled enclosure in the centre of the city, where the sultan still lives with 2500 staff. We entered …
Dashing through Jakarta, a city not meant for tourism in any way, or seemingly for living, we took the 8-hour 'Exsekutif' train to Yogyakarta. The train journey was pretty fantastic. Not only was it well served, but it provided some simply amazing scenery. It seems that in these countries the traveling really is part of the experience. Looking out …
... Anyway it's all been amazzzzing, every single piece! I can't really paint much of a picture by blog, but I hope some of beauty comes through! Now the final stop......BALI!!!!!!!!
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