Borobudur The next day I set off to got to Borobudur, the Buddhist temple 40km to the west of Yogyakarta. (You can read about Prambanan here: Prambanan & Borobudur Part 1) As I decided to cycle there and back, this meant an 80km day, one of the furthest days I will have had in Indonesia, […]Read more "Prambanan & Borobudur (part 2)"
You may have noticed I am a bit behind with my blog. Sorry! Once you get out of the habit it is really hard to get back into it again! I think one of the reasons I have been putting off writing this post is that I’m not keen on reliving the experience again, and […]Read more "Prambanan & Borobudur (part 1)"
I had a very strange breakfast at my terrible hostel – would you like chocolate sprinkles or strange green goo on your toast? I delivered my bike at 7am and hoped for the best. The train journey from Surabaya to Yogyakarta cost me 205,000 IDR (~£12) and it cost the same for Priscilla. The cost […]Read more "A few days in Yogyakarta"
I haven’t been sleeping very well so decided to go to bed really early, which of course meant I was awake really early too. I had breakfast of a really horrible pancake with chocolate spread in the middle and a dragon fruit. They are such an awesome colour, the best colour you can get in […]Read more "Surabaya"
One of the benefits of staying with people is the you get a great breakfast, I had scrambled egg on toast which set me up nicely for the day. I set off early at 8am. As I stopped early yesterday I had 80km to do instead of 50km and it was hot and humid already. I […]Read more "To Java"
I wanted to leave at 8am but it was pouring with rain so I ended up leaving at 10am. Not an ideal time because of the heat. Before I left I got breakfast at the Sunshine Hostel which was weird. I have no idea what it was! There was some rice and some strange green […]Read more "Back on the bike"
As you may have guessed by now I am not completely in love with cycling in Indonesia. There are a few reasons, including the pollution and the heat, and as a result I felt like I had lost my mojo, not just for cycling, but for anything. I had spent a few days back in […]Read more "Eat Pray Love "