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Yogjakarta and Prambanan

INDONESIA | Friday, 18 May 2012 | Views [1051]

I'm done with Borobudur and get the driver to take me to backpacker haven of Jalan Sosrowijayan, close to Yogjakarta Train Station. It doesn't take long to find a hostel and not much longer for a tout at the hostel spotting fresh meat. He talks to ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, hindu, indonesia, prambanan, scams, temples, unesco, yogjakarta

Steps to enlightment in Borobudur

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Views [699]

I have to get up real early at 0600 to get my 0750 train to Yogjakarta, my transit point to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borabadur. The Indonesians have figured out a way to squeeze even more money out of the rich (assumed) foreigners by offering ... Read more >

Tags: borobadur, buddhist, hindu, indonesia, temple, unesco


INDONESIA | Monday, 14 May 2012 | Views [870]

The next destination is Bandung. According to travel guides: 1) It was nicknamed "Paris of Java" by the Dutch colonist for it's resemblance to Paris. 2) It a university town 3) It's a weekend shopping trip for Jakartans on steroids ... Read more >

Tags: angklung, bandung, indonesia, spring, volcano


INDONESIA | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | Views [968]

Just before arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, I started to read the travel guide on Jakarta and realised I completely forgot I had to pay about $20 for a Visa on Arrival (VOA). So I was a bit worried when I queued up for the VOA with ... Read more >

Tags: indonesia, jakarta

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