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Surakarta and Gunug Bromo Photo 22

Surakarta and Gunug Bromo

March 22nd 2010
The train journey from Yogyakarta to Surakarta (Solo as its known) took an hour and cost around 50p. It was fairly uninteresting except for the western-style trolley service which despite all of our train travel, we have yet to see outside of England on trains in Thailand and India, individual sellers come along offering everything from rice to pressed & dried squid served on big popsical sticks. ... read more
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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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