Note from Yogyakarta

I’m writing this on my iPod, since I decided to go for a week without my netbook. I figured if I can post updates with my two wi-fi enabled mobile devices, I might as well do away with the extra weight of my Acer.

If you’ve been following JustWandering’s Facebook page or Twitter account, you’d already know that I’m currently in Indonesia. I arrived in the country last Sunday from Singapore, and late this afternoon, I’m flying to the capital, Jakarta.

Jogjakata, as it’s also known, is home to Borubudur, a Buddhist temple and Prambanan, a Hindu temple. Both are UNESCO world heritage sites. It’s interesting to have these two huge temples in a country that’s now predominantly Muslim.

I haven’t explored the city proper, but I’m liking how laid back the vibe is. I can see myself going back, if I’m in need for another break.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 11 Comments
  1. wow! your in Indonesia pala!? sa oct pa ako, ang tagal ko na nag-book at ang bagal ng buwan, excited na ako, aabangan ko to. yay! :)

  2. Jellybelly says:

    i regret not having seen jogjakarta when i was there. i’ve heard so much about it. eagerly awaiting your post on it.

  3. angel says:

    just can’t wait for the post acctg of ur recent lakwatsa para mapaghandaan ko to financially :D..gurl, post mo na din itinerary mo para meron ako masundan na trail!!keep blogin ur journey..really helpful..

  4. chyng says:

    like like!
    will bombard you questions again pagbalik mo. (piso isang tanong) hehe

  5. nina says:

    thepinaysolobackpacker: Haha, oo last year ko rin na-book to through Air Asia’s zero fare sale :D

    Jellybelly: Aww, that’s a shame! I was just talking to my Couchsurfing host here in Jakarta and she was telling me how nice the city is. I’m regretting not taking time to explore more (but I did not regret using all those time to catch up on sleep!)

    Angel: Nako, I’m not the best person to ask for itineraries dahil tamad ako lol Nagpahinga lang ako while in Jogja ^_^;

    Chyng: Haha, kelan ka punta? Basta e-mail lang ng email!

  6. betty lopez says:

    DOnt forget to visit Mirota batiks along Malioboro Road(main shopping district).Try Ruma Mertua Inn in Yogyakarta.

  7. jeylin says:

    Hope I can avail of Airasia’s zero fare, too! hehe :-) God bless and hope you’ll enjoy your stay.

  8. flip says:

    nice… indonesia is hopefully me next destination. cool that you can blog using ipod, is it the itouch or iphone

  9. monette says:

    hey nina! how are you? how’s yogya? i got a message a few days ago… actually, august 21, the day before you arrived, that it experienced a magnitute 5 earthquake. never checked this on the net though… hope all’s well!

  10. nina says:

    Betty Lopez: Sayang! I was already in Jakarta when I read your comment. I was looking for good batik pa naman.

    Jeylin: Abangan mo sa November, baka mag sale uli sila

    flip: iTouch lang, di ko afford ang iPhone!

    Monette: Yogya was fun! I was blissfully unaware of any earthquakes lol

  11. chris says:

    I love your stories about your ASEAN trip.No wonder you were voted as best travel blog. please write more entries about indonesia because I plan to visit it.thanx.

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