Blogs from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, Asia - page 28


Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta December 28th 2005

Yogyakarta is a small kingdom inside a country. There is a palace and the king as a leader of Yogyakarta. It's a nice city with beautiful cultures and also friendly people. Surrounding it, we can see Prambanan temple and Borobudur temple, world heritage sites.... read more
Stupas of Borobudur temple
Relief of Borobudur temple
Prambanan temple

Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta August 24th 2005

The train ride from Bandung to Yogyakarta was long and uneventful, it was actually quite boring. What a difference to Indian trains! The train station area was blocked by heavy metal bars, so that people don’t linger around the tracks without a ticket or run across them, it was very effective, maybe people have to be forced into discipline a bit. The train left on time, was very clean for Asia, and everything was well organised, you could rent cushions and vendors were only allowed in at certain moments, in order not to allow too much competition to the official food and drinks sellers. Furthermore, this train was relatively empty, well we drove ‘bisniss’ class because 3rd class which local people mostly use, was not available. We arrived well in Yogyakarta, and also the pick-up service ... read more
It's all about Buddha
Relief from Borobudur
Hindu temples of Prambanan

Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta May 25th 2000

There's so much more to experience on the Indonesian archipelago than just paying a visit to Bali. Australia's nearest neighbour to the north is home to 220 million people, and the world's largest archipelago has 1700 islands which span more than 5000 kilometres. Mind you, no visit to Indonesia is complete without stopping off in Bali, a beautiful island that holds a special place in my heart. When the flight arrived from Sydney I checked into the same Kuta hotel as previously, and enjoyed a few days relaxing with the smiling Balinese before setting off to explore Java and Sumatra. So then, it was time to embark on exciting new travel adventures... starting with a taxi ride to Denpasar and the bus terminal. I organised a bus ticket to Java and once again I was on ... read more
Borobudur temple
Mount Bromo crater
Mt Merapi summit , Sunrise

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