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05 mai 2011

Yogyakarta

We decided to base ourselves in Yogyakarta and then make day trips to the various tourist sites. We started with Prambanan, about an hour away. It is an old hindu temple, that suffered quite a bit in the latest earthquakes. We realised that we were more of an attraction than the site itself to the indonesian tourists around. They love taking photos of us, often not daring to ask but sneaking a photo with their mobile phone, in a very not discreet way.

 

The next day we went to Borobudur and then to Dieng Plateau. We booked a private car for the three of us. It's not what we normally do but we wanted to be in Borobudur early and the local buses were a bit of a hassle so we opted for the easy option ;) We arrived in Borobudur at 6 am and it was a great atmosphere with the rising sun, the coconut trees in the mist and the volcanoes in the background. Once again the indonesian tourists were very happy to snap photos of us. 

 

In the afternoon we went to the Dieng Plateau where we saw the oldest hindu temples in java, a sulfur mine and a lake... it was a bit of a disapointment but we did get to see some beautiful scenery on the way.

Tomorrow we head to the island of Kalimantan. I have (finally) uploaded some photos of Indonesia, which you can see by cliking on the link on the right hand side of the page!

 

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