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Sosrokusuman

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21 travelers at this place:

  • Day162

    Mit dem Flugzeug ging es von Medan weiter in die Großstadt Yogyakarta. 🛫

    Am ersten Tag haben wir das Wasserschloss "Taman Sari" aus dem 18. Jahrhundert besichtigt - ein kleine aber sehr schöne und romantische Anlage 😊.

    Nur wenige Meter weiter befinden sich zwei große Bäume - eine Legende besagt, dass es Glück bringt wenn man es schafft mit geschlossenen Augen hindurch zu laufen.

    Cemil hatte es tatsächlich geschafft - der Glückspilz! 😄
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  • Day163

    Bukit Bintang / Nachtmarkt

    April 16 in Indonesia

    In Yogyakarta sind wir zu dem Aussichtspunkt "Bukit Bintang" gefahren - dort gab es mehrere Warungs und eine tolle Aussicht über die Stadt. ✨

    Auch den Nachtmarkt haben wir besucht - der ist echt rieeesig und es gab viele indonesische Köstlichkeiten zum Probieren. 😋

    Am nächsten Morgen ging es um 04:00 Uhr los um den Sonnenaufgang anzuschauen - leider war es sehr bewölkt und einige Minuten später fing es auch an zu regnen .... Über den Wolken zu sein, sah aber trotzdem echt schön aus. 😍Read more

  • Day144

    Yogyakarta & a couple of volcanoes

    July 17, 2017 in Indonesia

    From Singapore to Indonesia, quite the country contrast. Gleaming buildings have made way for dusty and crowded streets and the more typical SE Asia vibe, but with a charm not found in modern cities. I arrived in the bustling city of Yogyarkarta, Java and checked in. The main thing to do here is visit Borabador which is another giant temple - I've seen a lot of temples but this one was certainly up there - it's similar to Angkor Wat and looked very impressive in the morning sun.

    I had a quick look around the city, not much to see really but welcoming enough - someone in the hostel had been here for over a week, I wondered what they had done! I went to see a silver market but it was more of a street dotted with a few silver shops. Admittly it was very cheap and I tried to find a silver ring but zero would fit me - curse my Western-sized hands! 🖑🖐

    In the evening a few people from the hostel went to visit another nice temple - Prahma Dem, getting there was an experience. It was about half an hour away so we decided to catch a local bus for next to nothing and the conditions were to put it mildly... cramped. The bus stops were really strange too - elevated above the ground and just packed with people which you had to maneuver around while they were trying to buy tickets and get on, the system was pretty chaotic but we made it. A very angry Scottish girl was super pissed off, complaining about everything whether it was too much walking, the tourists, the locals, the heat, the food etc - maybe stay at home next time love!

    After Yogi as the locals call it, I took a tour to see Mount Bromo and Mount Igen. Two famous volcanoes in Java. Bromo has incredible views and looks like the surface of Mars as the sun rises. You can go right to the rim of crater to see the smoke and hear it bubbling away. It sounds like a million kettles all boiling at once. Igen on the other hand is a little more difficult to ascend to. Up at 3 AM we start to hike up the mountain, It's raining a bit too which makes it slippery. A couple of hours later we start to climb down towards the bottom. Igen is famous for spurting sulphuric blue flames out of it's crater and the only way to see it is in the dark. We had to wear gas masks to filter the sulphur. Making our way down the volcano we passed the miners who extract the sulphur - they're up and down it like yo-yo's but don't live long breathing in the sulphur so regularly. We glimpsed the blue fire which looks a lot like someone has just turned on a giant gas hob, it's not easy to see but when the smoke clears it's an amazing natural phenomenon. Igen's crater also has a beautiful blue lake which is the most acidic in the world. It looks stunning from the top but if you fell in you'd be dissolved. ☠☠☠

    The tour included a boat from Java to Bali where you could move on from there. I opted to head for Seminyak a popular beach town - if a little expensive. On the way I witnessed a horrific scene. A local man had crashed a motorbike and was laying in the road, blood coming out of his head and clearly no longer alive! If he'd been wearing a helmet it may have been a different story! Not a good thing to see when you look out the bus window! RIP ☹

    I arrived in Seminyak and the next day a couple of us went down to the beach where we were consistently harassed by sellers - one guy was understandly renting sun beds and surfboards whilst another was trying to make me buy a taser stun gun of all things - just what you need at the beach! In the evening we went to a bar that was horror themed. It was pretty cool, they served cocktails in blood bags. Sadly I witnessed another negative - this time a petty crime. A motorbike rode up on the side of the road and ripped a girls handbag off her, no sooner had she noticed, they'd disappeared in a cloud of dust down the road luckily she wasn't hurt. On a happier note we had a fantastic pizza that evening! 🍕

    I'm trying to get an uber to Ubud now, seems impossible. The guy keeps cancelling on me. Bali has banned the use of taxi apps. I think the local mafia have something to do with it so they get a cut, so the taxi apps try and operate in secret. I gave up and got a local cab. It was pouring with rain when I arrived there but the hostel was nice.
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  • Day29

    Jogjakarta

    May 12, 2015 in Indonesia

    I really love this city and met a lot of friendly people throughout my journeys. Unfortunately, only spent time for 2 days 1 night in this city. Have been to Candi Borobudur, Taman Sari and others. My first trial to eat their traditional food, Nasi Gudeng which is delicious ! After that, we went to Surabaya by train which cost me around 150k rupiah and the trip was about 8 hours in train.

  • Day3

    Yogyakarta: The city of volcanoes

    June 23, 2012 in Indonesia

    Very few cities have been able to make a first impression on me as beautiful as Yogyakarta. Also known as Jogja by its mainly young population of students, its view from above the clouds when I was about to land there is something I can never forget.

    Looking out my window of Lion Air, after a long, tiring day of layover at Jakarta airport, all my tiredness evaporated when I saw a dense canopy of volcanoes underneath, covered in fluffy white clouds. The plane bobbed in and out of those clouds, as I looked on in awe at the rugged beauty spreading out below me.

    When I got out of the plane at the quaint little Yogyakarta Adisucipto airport, I was greeted with a cold, fresh breeze, filled with the scent of the mountains. The backdrop comprised of tall peaks, and lush green spaces.

    Before I even set foot out there, I had fallen in love with Jogja. It was the first city I lived in away from my hometown Karachi, and like all things first, it will always hold a very special place in my heart.
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  • Day21

    Yogyakarta

    August 16, 2017 in Indonesia

    Von Malang aus ging es für uns mit dem Zug weiter ins kulturelle Zentrum Javas, nach Yogyakarta. Hier haben wir in den letzten Tagen zwei sehr beeindruckende Tempelanlagen besucht, uns in 50 Meter in einer Höhle abseilen lassen, einen Sonnenuntergang am Strand beobachtet und Künstlern während der Arbeit über die Schulter geguckt.... Diese Stadt und ihre Umgebung haben echt einiges zu bieten, vermutlich findet man hier auch genau deshalb mehr Touristen als in anderen Teilen Javas.Read more

  • Day12

    Zurück an die Uni

    May 11, 2015 in Indonesia

    Nach einigen Jahren wieder eine Uni von innen gesehen. Diesmal aber auf der anderen Seite, als Vortragender. Wir wurden von einem Prof eingeladen, vor den Studenten etwas über Kultur und Bildung in Deutschland zu erzählen. Das war echt was Besonderes das man wohl nicht alle Tage macht. Anschließend noch gefühlte 100 Fotos ( manchmal hat man den Eindruck die Leute sehen zum ersten mal Europäer) und jetzt harren wir am Bahnhof aus um die Reise fortzusetzen...Read more

  • Day8

    Yogyakarta

    August 15, 2016 in Indonesia

    Yogya, wie es die Einheimischen liebevoll nennen, ist eine Großstadt mit einer sehr angenehmen Atmosphäre. Unzählige Bars und Restaurants laden zum Verweilen ein und die Malioboro Road ist Abends ideal zum Flanieren und Souvenirs kaufen.
    Außerdem gibt es reichlich Angebote für Ausflüge in nahe gelegene Tempel oder aber Kulturprogramm wie die Indonesische Tanzaufführung "Ramayana".

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