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Travel Blogs from Yogyakarta
... had planned to stay in one town while being alone but then changed my mind and decided that I was determined to see the whole country from Hanoi to the southern most point of Phu Quoc island!
So I traveled from town to ...
... someone from the hotel to talk to and I woke up a man who was sleeping on a bench. After we told him about the bugs, he just said "Ok, but the hotel is full. You have to find another place. Here's your money".
So, there we were. Trying to find somewhere to sleep at 1 am. Yogyakarta is not a big city, so even most of the hotels were closed. After walking around the area for a while with no success at all, a man offered us a room. The problem was that it was ...
... some of the story of the latter to me as that night I went back to Prambanan to see a "ballet" Javanese-style of the story. The full epic should take 8 hours but fortunately we got a 2-hr abridged version. When I asked for a synopsis the Indonesian lady sitting next to me said it was an Asian version of Romeo & Juliet. There are two star-crossed lovers but also Monkey Kings, Giants, magic arrows, and all sorts of other weird ...
... a MUCH larger fertility (penis) carving on display! After the temples, Vien suggested making a stop at Rumah Teh Ndoro Donker, a cute little tea house that serves the tea that grows right outside the shoppe. We ordered a few different pots between the 7 of us. My favourite was definitely the Forest Tea, which had a very light fruity flavour to it and was cherry red in colour! We all bought some tea to take home as gifts well. One last stop that we made was to see ...
... were huge and I don't think we realized just how over our heads we were. Then last night we had a yummy supper at Ramahala and then Bintang beers on the beach with two guys we met, Roel (Swedish/Danish) and Phil (German) after being absolutely exhausted came home. I was woken by a terrible earache so ventured out to the Apotek this AM and had fun translating to get ear drops. We attempted the surf again today and the waves were way smaller, still didn't manage to get up but we ...
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