Trip Start Jul 05, 2012
123Trip End Jun 19, 2013
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The train journey.
We took a 7 hour train journey to get from Jakarta to Yogyakarta and what a contrast it was from Indian rail. Actually I would go as far as saying it was better than some English train journeys we've had. Lots of leg room, air con, really comfy seats that extended back almost into a bed haha. We even had a steak lunch with proper plates and cutlery. Obviously the price was much more than India but still only cost us £20 each.
Borobudur, Prambanan and Ramayana ballet ( we have done separate blogs for these)
Yogyakarta is a busy city full of mopeds, horse drawn carriages and cycle rickshaws
With our last afternoon to kill in Yogyakarta we thought we would check out the bird market. We hopped in a cycle rickshaw and found ourselves being rode into head on traffic and straight across busy junctions-needless to say no road rules apply here. We somehow arrived safely to check out the market. First to greet us was a huge python thankfully kept in a cage. We saw every bird imaginable here all kept in relatively good conditions (better than what we expected anyway). We saw some cool hermit crabs that had been hand painted and you could buy houses for them, pretty random. Afterwards we took another cycle rickshaw and stopped off at a batik artwork shop to buy some cool cheap wall art and made our way home.