10 (October 28, 2018) Yogyakarta
Our short flight from Bali should arrive at Yogyakarta by
AM. Our plan for today would be to go to the furthest and main visit
here: Borobudur Temple, so we can leave the rest for the entire day
The spots marked at map are:
0- Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel
1- Water Palace
2- Sumur Gumuling
5- Yogyakarta Airport
A driver is waiting for us to leave the villa at 7
in around one hour we’re delivered to Bali’s airport. We have plenty of
time to spend in the shops.
Our flight leaves at its scheduled time and, once in Yogyakarta airport
we do right by ignoring the offers for taxi in the baggage carousel and
order it in the desk, just after the carousel room, for the fixed
rates: 80,000 rupees to our hotel.
It’s about 12:30 PM when we’re going to the
the hotel as our room is not ready yet. We pay 210,000 rupees for a
starter with vegetables for share and a spicy soup and Indonesian beef
for me and grilled chicken breast and rice for Eva. After that, our
room is ready.
We’re tired so, once in our room, we end by taking
when trying to rest. When we wake up is past 3 PM, so it’s too late for
a visit to any of the two big temples out of the city, which close at 5
PM. So, the only available option is walking to the old city of Yogya,
the short name for Yogyakarta and how the locals call it, where we find
Water Palace and Sumur Gumuling closed. It seems they close at 3 PM.
So basically, we’ve lost this day. We take a
becak, one of
these “taxis” that are constantly being offered in this area, which are
a sort of a bike for passengers, to go back to the hotel: 40,000
rupees. We enjoy the swimming pool here and get an early sleep, so we
can be ready for a long day tomorrow.