We have spent the past week (our last in Indonesia) traveling throughout central and western Java. We had planned to go to east Java to see Mt. Bromo, but it is erupting and raining a lot, so we skipped that and headed straight to Yogyakarta, which is smack dab in the middle of Java. Kaliurang, a tiny town of 2,000 people who live in the shadow of Gunung (mountain) Merapi, was our home for one night and Indonesia’s Man of the Year gave us a sunrise tour. The volcano is the most active in the world and just erupted last fall. As you’ll see from the pictures, an eruption, followed by the rainy season, wreaked havoc on the area. We also share with you our photos from Borobudur (considered by some the 8th wonder of the world) and Prambanan, both located just outside of Yogyakarta. Enjoy!
** For your viewing pleasure see the slideshow or gallery below.
*Traveler Tip – When in Yogyakarta, we highly recommend staying at the Ministry of Coffee, or at least in that part of town – it was wonderful. We saw Borobudur at sunrise and it was rather foggy and misty. We recommend trying sunset as we think you might get better pictures, and visibility, that way. Lastly, when staying in Kaliurang, we recommend Vogels Hostel, the bus even assumes you are staying there. The food is fantastic and so is the service. And make sure you do the sunrise hike with Mr. Christian.