Destination Yogya

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Destination Yogyakarta
Before I left Bandung to Yogyakarta, I’ve chatted with fellow traveller staying at the homestay. Lara recommended me a nice secluded affordable place in Ubud Bali for my later stop. Lara, a Dutch girl was on her 6 week Indonesian holiday where Bali mostly and was in Bandung to trace back her family root. Her mum a quarter Indonesian was born in Bandung.

Later it started raining as I made a move to train station leaving for Yogyakarta. The journey took 8 hours. There were on-board meals served (not for free) and I kind of liking the Mee Rebus(boiled noodle) I had. Only the price was a ripped off. But on every station when the train stops, there were local street’s vendors who fills the stopping slots, got on the carriageway selling foods,crackers,cigarette,coffee for a cheaper than onboard one.
Yogyakarta's Dwellings
It won’t be an empty stomach ride as they were constant food supply.

Supposedly arriving at 1am was delayed half an hour. It was raining but I felt relief knowing there were a lot of Losmen (hostel) right infront of the train station when I asked the info counter. The area known as Sosrowijayan is a backpacker’s paradise with countless Losmen in a narrow alley zigzagging than one can get lost easily. However most of them were full house, I finally settled with reasonably cheap 60000Rp at Dewa Tirta Homestay. The owner was already asleep when I knocked his door, luckily a girl I think who lives nextdoor passed by and opened it.

I rushed to Borobodur in the morning. Next entry detailed on my journey to the temple.

Back from Borobodur on first day in Yogyakarta I wandered along Malioboro Street in the night. The axis of the city,which navigate everyone. It runs straight down from the train station to the Kraton at the far end. The street is so much livelier in the night with horse-carriage, becak, street vendors, food stall all doing their business at this long street. And I like the way the food stalls lying mats on the sideway and a slightly raised table to accommodate people eating cross-legged on the floor. While the people having dinner, the atmosphere broke by street performer singing Indonesian tracks.
herman_munster says:
hahah but I've never encountered that in Sosrowijayan yet! I mean if you're looking for one, you'll find one. I'm not looking any.
Posted on: Mar 29, 2010
justasimsim says:
Its Business class in Indonesia Amin...i can count with my fingers what time am traveling with Business class, mostly with Economic, I like the price and I think the train is almost the same with business class..:)
Still remember Yanti told us bout the *offer* that her friend got from the hostel security in Bali? ahahahah they have that too in Sosrowijayan...:)
Posted on: Mar 28, 2010
herman_munster says:
The ticket says Bussiness class but it doesnot look like one LOL. Yep I like the maze of Sosrowijayan and the Malioboro comes alive in the evening.
Posted on: Mar 28, 2010
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Destination Yogyakarta
Destination Yogyakarta
Yogyakartas Dwellings
Yogyakarta's Dwellings
Stopping vehicles giving way for t…
Stopping vehicles giving way for …
Through green paddy fields, tradin…
Through green paddy fields, tradi…
Countless Losmen in Sosrowijayan A…
Countless Losmen in Sosrowijayan …
some cool graffiti in Yogya
some cool graffiti in Yogya
Street of Yogya
Street of Yogya
Yogyakarta
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