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  • Day53


    October 23, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    After a short plane journey we arrived to Yogjakarta, the culture capital of Indonesia on Central Java. We spent a couple of amazing and interesting days there, far away from mass tourism. In fact on a bus a secret video was taken of us and some other locals also asked us for photos with them. Yogja or Djogja is a student town which keeps the prices low but full of authentic experiences and food. People are lovely and friendly, children and adults said hello to us everywhere we went. They are also not pushy when it comes to taxi drivers and selling things, and every conversation is with a smile. We got into talking to a musician who plays at the Royal Sultan Palace, called Keraton. He told us all about his job, showed us one of the princess palaces where his instruments were and taught Tom how to play it. He suggested to check out a batik gallery/workshop closeby so we got in a "helicopter" as they call it which is a reverse tuk tuk, the motorbike or pushbike is at the back.
    Batik seemes to be a really big deal here, they might even have invented it?! The process can take for days and involves lots of planning ahead and layers of wax. There we bought our first art masterpiece for our future living room, how adult! Spent the rest of the evening at the main road which turns into a food and clothes market in the evening.
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  • Day7

    Odong-Odong at Alun-Alun Kidul!

    June 28, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    As a special treat Rifa suggested we let the girls go on the brightly lit up pedal powered cars (odong-odong) near Alun-Alun Kidul. It was a long wait to get an empty one but once we were allocated one the excitement came back. We went for 1 (slow) lap around the area (just behind the palace we saw on the first day) but it was lots of fun with a choice of music to play and lots of bopping along.

    Then some girls tried the blindfold walk through the banyan trees. If you managed to walk through without hitting anything (everyone had a carer with them) you would have good fortune!
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  • Day85

    Palaces in Yogyakarta

    February 28, 2020 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Actually, 2 palaces plus a unique mosque within one of them.
    The 1st two pictures are of the sultan's palace: one of a courtyard and buildings. Mostly this is now a museum displaying royal possessions. The next two pictures are of the water palace or water castle. This is said to be where the sultan's wives, his concubines and all the children would bathe.
    The last two pictures are of the so called underground mosque. I've not seen anything even close to this before. The structure is round with circular corridors on 2 levels. Then there is the interesting staired structure with the central platform, located in the open center of the circle. The mosque is entered through a nondescript doorway, leading down to a tunnel that leads to steps up into the lower ring. The upper level is only reached by the stair structure in the center. Nothing like any other mosque I've visited.
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  • Day61


    January 5, 2016 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    On est effectivement en pleine saison des même si on était passés entre les gouttes jusqu'à maintenant, pas de bol nous nous prenons notre vraie première grosse saucée ici en Indonésie. Y'a pas à dire ça rafraîchit!Read more

  • Day5

    Crazy afternoon/evening in Yogya

    October 19, 2019 in Indonesia ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Habe den heißen Vormittag damit verbracht am Pool zu relaxen. Samstag waren viele Paraden in den Straßen mit verkleideten Einheimischen und traditioneller Musik dazu. In der Malioboro Mall habe ich ordentlich in einer Spielhalle die verschiedensten Spiele gezockt und bin rumgeschlendert. Abends bin ich durch Zufall auf ein kostenloses Musik Festival gestoßen, wo indonesische Popmusik gespielt wurde(die Indonesier haben vergleichsweise wenig bis garnicht applaudiert oder getanzt.. Merkwürdig) War garnicht mal schlecht die Musik, kurz darauf ein kleines Livekonzert gefunden, die gerne meine Musikwünsche erfüllen wollten, und ziemlich gut auf English gesungen haben. Zu unserer Überraschung ging dann auch noch ein Feuerwerk los, bei dem ein paar Feuerwerkskörper in die Menge drifteten... Habe mich in einem "Helicopter" durch die Stadt fahren lassen. Man hat die beste Aussicht in den Dingern.Read more

  • Day229

    Yogyakarta, Java

    October 1, 2016 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Yogyakarta...what a great time it was. To be honest most of the activities we did were outside the city and so we had to bike there. What we actually did in the city itself was eat. Just eat. And it was goooooood. There was a healthy living expo on at the mall right next to McDonald's which was tasty. Lots of really delicious cafe's all over the place AND one of the BEST restaurants I have been too travelling, I am not joking. Jejamuran, everything, and I mean everything, is made with mushrooms as the main component. We had sate, green curry, deep fried, hot and sour & rendang mushroom and every single one of them was a culinary sensation. Highly recommend to anyone to try, just be warned we were the only tourists there and english waiters were in short in supply.Read more

  • Day95

    Yogyakarta, Java Island

    September 28, 2018 in Indonesia

    After what seemed like a ten hour train ride, we made it into Yogyakarta. Jogja is the nick name for Yogyakarta and most of the official street signs say Jogja. It is also quite interesting to note, that it is the only Indonesian city still ruled by monarchs. Also, Yogyakarta, like Jakarta is a designated special region on Java Island.
    After a short taxi ride we arrived at our guesthouse in the early evening.
    On our usual, ‘discovery walk’ we went out for street-side smoothies, breaded chicken on sticks, and found multiple fruit stands! Because our stay didn’t provide breakfast, we were on the hunt for a bakery and found one called ‘Essen.’ The dutch influence in Indonesia is everywhere, and Jogja was no different! We enjoyed testing out multiple delicacies at the bakery and found our breakfast spot for the remainder of the trip. For dinner, we found comfort in pizza, because who doesn’t like pizza? Like really?

    On day we trekked to the royal palace in Jogja, navigating small streets, similar to Europe, and found ourselves in underground tunnels listening to live bands. After snapping some photos with some locals, we made our way to the palace. The official name of the palace is: Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. Whew! That is a mouthful, and in Javanese script it is : ꦏꦿꦠꦺꦴꦤ꧀ꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠꦲꦢꦶꦤꦶꦔꦿꦠ꧀. The palace was built in 1755-1756 for the first Sultan of Yogyakarta. We lucked out and made it in time for a traditional Javanese dance, held in front of the royal palace. After the dance, we walked around the royal palace, while most everything was in Indonesian, there was lots of pictures and items used by the Sultan’s during their reign.
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  • Day8

    Schattentheater im Sonobudoyo

    September 3, 2016 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Abends gingen wir noch in das Schattentheater, das im Museum sonobudoyo stattfindet. Was ganz Cool war: dass man auch hinter die Kulissen schauen konnte und den Musikern und dem Schattenspieler beim spielen zuschauen konnte und das was man auf der Leinwand sieht, das sieht echt total schön aus. Weniger Cool war, dass man überhaupt gar nichts verstanden hat und sich das ganze 2 Stunden lang hinzieht. ...Read more

  • Day7

    Jogjakarta und Besichtigungen

    September 16, 2018 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Yogyakarta (häufig "Jogja" genannt) ist eine Stadt auf der indonesischen Insel Java und bekannt für ihre traditionellen Künste und ihr kulturelles Erbe. Der prachtvolle königliche Palastkomplex (oder "Kraton") aus dem 18. Jh. umfasst den noch bewohnten Sultanspalast und außerdem zahlreiche Freiluftpavillons, in denen klassische javanesische Tanzvorführungen und Gamelan-Konzerte stattfinden, bei denen Gongs, Glocken und Saitenzupfinstrumente gespielt werden.

    Besuch des Sonobudojo-Museums
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Yogyakarta, DIY, يوجياكرتا, Kuta Yogyakarta, Γιογκιακάρτα, Jogjakarto, یوگیاکارتا, योग्यकार्ता, JOG, DI Yogyakarta, ジョグジャカルタ市, Kutha Ngayogyakarta, ჯოკიაკარტა, 욕야카르타, Džogjakarta, योग्यकर्ता, Kota Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Джоджакарта, Џогџакарта, ยอกยาการ์ตา, 日惹