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Holding watch for a thousand years  
   

Holding watch for a thousand years

Magnificent temples, persistent hassle and discriminatory foreigner pricing (Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia)

August 13th 2009
(Day 496 on the road) After crazy Jakarta, Yogyakarta, a pleasant eight-hour train ride east and sporting some great views of the green countryside, was a welcome change. Despite the unbelievable hassle as I stepped out of the train station (I stopped counting at the thirtieth "Transport, boss?", "Hello Mister, taxi?"), the small alleys of the city were quiet and offered a welcome respite f ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta

Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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Tot: 0.087s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 5; qc: 7; dbt: 0.0073s; 7; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.4mb