Gloria Amanda Hotel
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The last couple of days were hectic and very early starts, as both days we had to arrive early to get the best views. On wednesday we saw the parade to celebrate the Sultans daughters wedding, which will be the last as he has no heirs so we saw a piece of history, the Sultan is loved in the Province as was proved by the crowds that turned out there …
Left Jakarta this morning and caught a train to Jogyakarta, we travelled in the Executive carriages with large reclining seats, aircon and tv showing english films, waited on by stewards, good food etcand train was spotless, and again so cheap. When it did stop there were food sellers on the platform and we got some great corn on the cob at one …
... is too much for a human to handle. From the pictures and the aftermath of the eruption, i can imagine how scary it was at the point of time. It is quite sad to see homes and families are destroyed by this eruption. I am blessed to be staying in a country that has no natural disasters. I pray hard that the people living here will not need to endure such ordeal again.
After the jeep ride, we pit stop for lunch before heading off to Prambanan which is a 2 hours ...
... huts stopping people from doing that. Howver on the way back, the guide kindly pointed the route down, so I could go ahead of the group at my pace, which I really appreciated!
The rest of they day was spent chilling out and organising what Im going to do over the next few days. However is during this time th5 yat I meet an American Ex-pat called Ian, who was stopping off for a beer on his journey home, He then proceed to share a very ammusing story ...
... foreigners, and people around us were either talking to us or making pictures of us. By that point I had given up on answering where I came from, as we were a diverse group, and would just go along with whatever somebody else had answered. In Prambanan I was Swiss, and depending who answered first I could be American or Australian or German.
After the Shiva temple we went into some of the other restored temples that allow visitors, and we headed back to the bus to continue our way to Solo. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGloria Amanda Hotel Yogyakarta
Peaceful location just off Marlborough Road which is the best area for food transport and walking around the city. Hotel is clean good sized rooms, aircon, local tv, breakfast included buffet style and has a very clean swimming pool. Staff are friendly and room cleaned daily with fresh towels ,toileteries and linen. Good budget hotel.
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