Sahid Jaya Solo
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... which gave us stunning views of the countryside below, the air was also much cooler and refreshing.
We then visited a local waterfall, which was…nice? Don’t get me wrong, it was a lovely waterfall, but having seen Niagara Falls and so many other waterfalls when I was in Asia before, I am afraid they all now kinda look the same to me.
Anyway, after this we were due to “trek” to our hotel. I was expected ...
... is the way you buy the tickets. You have to fill out a form at a desk with a man who tells you which trains are available, and then you have to get a ticket and wait for your number to be called to go up to another desk where they will double check your form and then take your payment. And to add to all the confusion everyone says different things about how and when to book different tickets! So we had to rethink and we decided that instead ...
... Bandung at 8am, with Kaliurang my next destination. I headed out after a failed nights sleep, got to love the snorers when you staying in a dorm,
I had joy of an 7 hour train journey to look forward too. It being Indonesia, I wasn't sure what to expect about the trains, but this part of Indonesia, is exceptional modern, so I actually found myself in an air conditioned carriage and a very comfortable seat with lots of leg room. The journey down was ...
Solo doesn't do bar culture. Solo doesn't do shopping. Solo doesn't do underground hipster music scene. But what Solo does well is street food. Here are my favourites:
Nasi Liwet is coconut rice, egg and some kind of boiled sweet vegetable I can't identify (with chicken if you eat that kind of thing) which you can buy from the side of the road at night.Not only is it cheap and delicious, but it's the perfect level ...
... of the construction each temple was intended for a family, the central temples for the Royal family, the smaller for the rest of the families in the area.
The temples were abandoned probably around the 10th Century and at some point destroyed by an erthquake, and while the locals knew of the site (and they used stones from the complex as building materials for their houses) they didn't know the origin of the site, which created the legend of the 1000 temples.