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Amazing views on Borobudur

Scam artists, bare feet and a Hit and run.

May 12th 2015
Do you know when you arrive at your new destination and you get a good feeling about a place. Well for us arriving in Yogyakarta, Indonesia gave us that same feeling and we knew that we were going to enjoy this country. And our gut feelings were right, we loved it. You might be confused about the title of this blog then, but read on and all will make sense. Arriving in Yogyakarta (pron ... 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
12th June 2015

The patience of Buddhas!
While I've traveled in many places of scammers, kids interviewing me in English and outright liars, I'm afraid the onslaught you encountered was among the worst. It's so bizarre to be in a place where you feel as if you can't trust people. It says so much about your traveling spirit that you were able to still enjoy the sites, trust the water castle worker and savor the fabulous food! Hope P's back is better and she's enjoying the veggie food!
13th June 2015

The patience of Buddhas
Thanks Tara. P's back seems fine again although she is a little traumatised by horses now. It is a shame that these scammers are creating a negative perception about visiting as the country really has a lot to offer. The veg here was especially delicious with all the fried Tofu, Tempe and Vegetables to choose from.

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