28/02/2010 DAY 43
Went to the mall for slunch (and to abuse the air con)and was planning on going sightseeing to some temples after but then found out everything was shut as it was a bank holiday. Instead we visited a traditional Batik Art exhibition where the owner showed us how the paintings are made (on either cotton or silk using natural ingredie...
We’re officially on the other side of the world!
Yogyakarta (pronounced Jogjakarta), or Yogya for short, is our first stop in Indonesia – the first country we’ve visited below the equator. We weren’t really sure what to expect but it’s been a very pleasant experience so far with excellent public transport, clean accommodation and very cheap food.
Yogya is the arts culture capital of Java, which is ...
Yogyakarta and Borobudur:
Yogyakarta, also called Yogya for short:
Central to the island of Java, Yogya remains Java’s premier tourist city as evident with rows of hotels and restaurants in every corner.
I took a taxi from the station in Yogya to Borobudur and headed to Manohara Hotel, a four star hotel. The global economic crisis is felt every...
The Adjustment Phase
There is a phase in traveling where the initial culture shock, vacation euphoria and momentum all wear off at once. As they say, the honeymoon is over and the harsh reality starts to set in. If you are in a place like Java, Indonesia this can be a bit jolting.
Anything resembling communication is fading, all manner of illnesses set in and, of course,...