Wisma Gajah Guest House
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All I really wanted was to get back and crash so I made sure to book a room the night before, Meanwhile after three tries they finally put me in an upgraded room. The first the door didn't lock, the second the A/C didn't work, the next the bath was so black from mildew.
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Somewhat surprising, Indonesia, a Muslim nation, is home to the largest Buddhist temple in the world, and one of the largest and most significant Hindu temples. And they are close to one another, in the backyard of Yogyakarta, where I spent three days this week. Both are World Heritage sites, built on a grand scale, and are a little over 1,000 years old.
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... longing for some basic saftey ...) we arrived in this very interesting city of Yogyakarta.
This city played a very important role throughout the whole javanese history. Therefore there is a lot of temples, colonial, imperial, hindu and budhist sights around to be seen.
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... up in strange ways with my dreams.
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