Prambanan temple – Java, Indonesia

Prambanan is the other ubiquitously famous temple near Yogyakarta and is nearly always visited in conjunction with Borobudur. It is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia. You can visit them on separate days or do a combined your which is what we opted to do, due to the fact we were planning on fitting […]

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Borobudur temple – Java

I was up very early and snuck through the dorm and out to the awaiting bus, we picked up my friend E from a hostel down the road and various other stops to others that had booked on the excursion. We hadn’t opted for the more expensive “Sunrise tour” of Borobudur but it was an […]

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The house of Sate – Yogyakarta

I’m not generally a huge fan of satay sauce. I know, I know, I can hear the gasps of horror. I can imagine you reeling in disgust and shock. Ok, I’m not saying I dislike it. It’s just not high up on my list of favourite things. It’s just a bit too rich for me […]

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Youth day parade Yogyakarta

After lunch at Move on cafe we decided we wanted to check out the Kraton (the Sultan’s palace). We met up with another girl from the hostel that we had all stayed at whilst in Jakarta. We debated on how to get there, there aren’t really many cabs around in Yogyakarta, only motocycle taxis and […]

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Move on cafe Yogyakarta

Myself and one of the girls that had been in my dorm in Jakarta met up to have a wander around and came across a sleek looking black painted building. We decided to check it out and found just what we were looking for. A bit of a contrast to many of the other places […]

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Good Karma – Yogyakarta

A little bit difficult to locate, especially in the dark, but immediately pleasing on the eye (especially if you like reggae sort of vibes) when you enter the small courtyard where quirky tables and chairs and a swing hangs. The staff were super friendly, there was free water available and breakfast included along with towels […]

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Ethical tourism: Cycling & Cooking in Yogyakarta

Whilst looking for things to do in Yogyakarta, I got talking to the staff at my hostel (Good Karma Hostel/Homestay) who gave me some leaflets for their sister tour company – Satu Dunia Tours & Travel. They had a variety of excursions to select from such as Silverware classes, Leather classes, Batik classes, but there […]

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