Monthly Archives: March 2013

Day 220: Very Civilised

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Thur. 21st March 2013 We could justify getting a taxi from Kuala Lumpur (KL) airport when we arrived in Melaka – it was late and we weren’t sure where the buses went from or how they worked – however, we …

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Day 219: History Begins To Make Sense

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Wed. 20th March 2013 Having had a relatively easy day yesterday pottering by the river, today it was back on foot to do all those things left on our Melaka check list! I did say that the three days we …

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Day 218: Tales Of The Riverbank

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Tue. 19th March 2013 The river in Melaka was critical to its establishment as a trading port so it is unsurprising that it features prominently in the list of ‘must-do’ activities in the town. Yesterday, we walked for a spell along …

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Day 217: Back On The Tourist Trail

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Mon. 18th March 2013 Having left the untouristy island of Java we have returned to a land with tourist buses which disgorge groups of (usually Chinese) tourists at the main sights for them to wander around for a while before …

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Day 216: Terima Kasih, Indonesia

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Sun. 17th March 2013 We have just spent 28 days in Indonesia, a country that we weren’t planning to visit before we left home (other than a vague notion of going to Bali) and a country that we knew very …

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Day 215: We Just Want To Walk

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Sat. 16th March 2013 As it is our last full day on Yogyakarta (Jogja) and we want to walk around the centre and see the Kraton, which is the Sultans Palace. The problem is we stand out by quite some …

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Day 214: The Plan(banan) for Prambanan

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Fri. 15th March 2013 Today, to complete our collection of Indonesian temples, we are heading off to Prambaban just outside of Jogja. Like Borobudur, the Prambanan temples feature highly on the ‘must-see’ ancient temples list – though unlike Borobudur, these …

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Day 213: Another Day – Another Sunrise

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Thur. 14th March 2013 We are up at 4:00am once more and ready for our 4:30am pick up from our hotel for the two minute transfer to Manohara Hotel and our tour of the Borobudur temple. Manohara appears to be …

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Day 212: A First Class Experience

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Wed. 13th March 2013 There is no let up today as the alarm goes off at 5:30am. We are off to catch the train to Yogyakarta (or Jojakarta of Jogja as the locals seem to call it – but not …

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Day 211: Change Of Gear

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Tues. 12th Mar 2013 Why is sunrise so early, I ponder as I talk to the automatic alarm call at 3am (not much thinking so early in the morning). A quick coffee helps as we head out to find our …

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