Gunung Nglanggeran: The Ancient Volcano in Yogyakarta

Mount (or translated as Gunung in Indonesian) Nglanggeran is located in Nglanggeran village, Patuk, Gunung Kidul regency. The mountain is more famously known as Gunung Api Purba and is situated approximately 30 km southeast from the center of Yogyakarta. The mountain is a great place to visit if you want to do a bit of […]

A Guide to the City: 3 Days 2 Nights in Yogyakarta

Making the most of a city can be tough without the right planning. Even with the best planning you can still miss some of the cities highlights. To help you make the most of Yogyakarta I created this three-day itinerary that includes the highlights of the city (and I’ve had a few years to prepare […]

Revealing Yogyakarta’s Hidden Tourism Sites: Candi Ratu Boko

The evening was coming on fast as we drove along the main road heading out of Yogyakarta. We were fighting the traffic in our first attempt to reach Candi Ratu Boko. This time however, it was not to be. With 20 minutes left before we would arrive at the temple and the sky already turning […]

Everything you Need to Know and Arrange to Climb Mount Merapi

Tired, hot, dusty and smelling like an animal that had been dead for a week I hobbled slowly down the slope to the car park after having climbed Mount Merapi volcano, Indonesia’s most active volcano. Far from feeling like an all-conquering hero, all I wanted were some simple home comforts; a hot shower, a change […]

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