How to get an Indonesian Visa on Arrival in Jakarta Airport, Java

I recently wrote about how to get an Indonesian Visa on arrival in Denpasar Airport in Bali, so I’d thought I’d also share my information on getting the visa on arrival in Jakarta – pretty similar of course, but worth posting for those coming into the country at Jakarta Airport. I first visited Indonesia in 2012, flying in Read more about How to get an Indonesian Visa on Arrival in Jakarta Airport, Java[…]

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My Top 7 Things to Do in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Remembering recently about my trip to Java in Indonesia got me realising that I haven’t really written properly about either Jakarta or Yogyakarta at all. So to make up for it, I aim to give an overview of those two cities, I started with a Top 5 things to do in Jakarta a few weeks Read more about My Top 7 Things to Do in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia[…]

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My Top 5 Things to See and Do in Jakarta, Indonesia

In a city as colossal as Jakarta it’s hard to know where to start with a top 5, so I’ve kind of condensed these 5 down and kept them to a personal top 5 rather than your usual. These are the 5 things I enjoyed most in Jakarta, that’s not to say these are the Read more about My Top 5 Things to See and Do in Jakarta, Indonesia[…]

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Silver Factory Tour in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Sometimes the more “minor” parts of day tours are the ones you remember more. On my tour round central Java in Indonesia, I was pleasantly surprised by the silver factory tour  in Kotagede. The reason that most people visit Central Java is for the volcano Mount Merapi, Borobudur the largest Buddhist temple in the world Read more about Silver Factory Tour in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Indonesian Buffet Lunch in Yogyakarta

Today’s Friday’s Featured Food comes from Indonesia. A country I have been to only once so far, and I visited Java and Bali when I was there. I preferred Java, especially the central Java region which houses both Prambanan and Borobudur. On an essential day long tour of the Yogyakarta region, we took time out Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Indonesian Buffet Lunch in Yogyakarta[…]

Arrival in Jakarta, Indonesia and An Apology To Rodrigo

Arrival in Jakarta was expected to be a straight forward meeting with my Brazilian friend Rodrigo. He was touring South East Asia at the time and because I live in Hong Kong and had a week off work, we agreed to meet up and travel round a few parts of Indonesia. Panny Yu was in Read more about Arrival in Jakarta, Indonesia and An Apology To Rodrigo[…]

Backpacking in Java: Touring Prambanan (Prammy B) Hindu Temple

Our tour of backpacking in Java also led us to the wonderful Prambanan, a series of Hindu Temples in the countryside 17 kilometres east of the city of Yogyakarta. This was the last stop on our day trip and to be honest I hadn’t researched it at all and for that reason, when we stepped out Read more about Backpacking in Java: Touring Prambanan (Prammy B) Hindu Temple[…]

Borobudur: The Biggest Buddha Temple In The World, Java, Indonesia

Borobudur sits on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is quite simply the largest Buddha Temple in the world. So it just had to be seen…and it was of course included in my top 7 sights in and around Yogyakarta. We were on a full day tour of the area around central Java and Read more about Borobudur: The Biggest Buddha Temple In The World, Java, Indonesia[…]

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