Borobodur-Dieng-Jogja Exodus Pre-Report

Just got back from Central Java, Indonesia. Went to Magelang (Borobudur), Dieng Plateau & Yogyakarta with 12 extraordinary friends.

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Few simple summary first:

  1. Avoid Aerobus – will move only when full – choose Skybus instead for next trip
  2. Jogja Airport sucks – not friendly immigration officers – racist
  3. The weather was not great during the trip – beyond our will – but still able to enjoy the trip
  4. Magelang is super great – viewing Borobudur from the small hill was a great experience
  5. Borobudur entrance fee is USD12 for foreigner!
  6. Angklok Mee at Wonosobo is super delicious
  7. Dieng is very cold
  8. The view of Mount Sindoro & Mt Sumbing was a great experience
  9. It was raining in Dieng 🙁
  10. Purwacheng was our official drink at Dieng, but teh hangat is still the favorite
  11. Water heater at Flamboyant homestay needs to be repaired!
  12. There were many ‘Dewa‘ & ‘Dewi‘ in Dieng previously 😀
  13. Dieng is a beautiful place – but we should go there in June – August
  14. Pak Sumar, the guide at Dieng is cool
  15. Avoid Berlian Hotel! In fact avoid many hotels in Jogja. The aircond is not cold. But if you pay peanut you’ll get monkey
  16. Batik at Batik Rumah is cheap not so cheap (Edited after correction by Shopping Experts) 😀
  17. Bebek goreng (fried duck) at Jogja (can’tr remember the name of the restaurant) was delicious
  18. Having diarrhoea during such trip sucks!
  19. Malioboro is a shopping heaven for many – if you go with wife, spend extra days for shopping – still it won’t be ever enough
  20. View of Mt Merapi from Kaliurang should have been great if not because of the weather.
  21. The bus service that we chartered with its two drivers were great! Always on time. Courteous. Clean bus!
  22. Mas Mukti was a great company. I hope he knows why we laugh at Kue P***s by now
  23. AirAsia always late! Nasi Lemak Pak Nasser is no longer delicious.
  24. It was a great trip nonetheless 😀

Pictures later guys! 😀

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