Oct 25, 2010

my travel journal -Yogyakarta Day 2


Woke up with a start thinking I was late as the sun was high up in the sky already. But when I took a peek at the clock, it was just 6.30 am Indonesian time, 7.30am Malaysian time. My travel partner and niece Jamie was still asleep. So I went and take my shower first, and then watched TV.


When she woke up and finished her shower, we went down for breakfast. Ministry of Coffee served delicious breakfast. Jamie had ordered a pancake with chocolate and I went vegetarian or actually on a fruit diet with a platter of cut fruits and yogurt. It was good and came with a choice of juice, orange, apple, pineapple and also coffee or tea.
My friend and guide then joined us for his early morning coffee, which got Jamie and me nicknaming him Coffeeholic.


After breakfast we headed out to Taman Sari then to see the place where the royal family of Yogyakarta once frolicked. It was beautiful.



After that, we headed to Borobudur, about an hour or an hour and a half's drive from the Water Palace (Taman Sari) area. My penpal, Novie had messaged us early in the morning to say she wanted to meet us there at the Borobudur. She was driving down with her family from Semarang. So we hurried there.
It was kinda hot.. really hot and humid during our walk through the park and up the stairs to the top level but fortunately when we got to the top, huffing, and puffing and sweating, the weather turned milder and cloudy - a great relieve to all of us.
If you're reading this Novie, thanks for the trouble of coming to see me.. and thanks to Richard aka Rijal as well for being so helpful as to ferry us around.
For more details and history and such of Borobudur, please see... http://www.borobudur.tv
We went back to the hotel, rested and checked our facebook and emails at the internet cafe next to the hotel and then went to the Purawisata for the Ramayana show. Then Jamie and me, we had dinner at Gading - boring, but yummy pasta stuff... she had Spaghetti Bolognaise, I had Pizza and we called it a night.

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