Renting a car from smearing to yogyakarta via dieng plateau was possibly our best idea yet! Although it was possibly a total of 11hours in the car, it was worth it. Dieng Plateau is amazing, with craters and lakes surrounded by green volcanoes! We ate at a street food buffet place, then headed to the heat of yogyakarta. What an awesome place!
MJ, Ricky and I walked to the busy Jalan Malioboro, where we had croissants, beers and a rather sweet pizza.
The chaos that is Jalan Marioboro
What a day!
Firstly: sleeping on a train is AWFUL. We got to Semarang at 5:30 (after 9hrs on a train!) and made our way to our accommodation (Omah Pelur guesthouse) where we were lucky enough to check into our rooms. Courtney is sharing with me. The view from here is awesome, teetering over a red-roofed valley.
We had some amazing Nasi Goreng at the guesthouse for, breakfast, then rented some bikes and set about exploring the city! We went right into the rural areas, visited the mall, and rented a car for our activities tomorrow!
View from the guesthouse
What a day!
No sleep, 5am train from Jakarta to Bandung, and then finding a place we can drop our bags.
We then went to City Forest (it definitely has an official Indonesian name..) and were immersed in nature!
Today was more successful and we didn’t get stopped for photos! We went to n street called Jalan Jaksa, and had some amazing Indonesian food there at a place called Memories cafe. They also had amazing fresh pineapple juice! We rode in tuk-tuks, got gelato, walked some more (my feet are all bandaged up) and after all our adventures we had a workout session on the rooftop!
WE ARE IN INDONESIA!!
We explored the city and got stuck in three down pours. We went to the National Monument,got stopped a lot for photos, got free bus tour and had some pizza! Then we enjoyed happy hour at the roof top bar at six degrees!
What an interesting flight we had. Almost 24 hours commuting,landing it midnight in Jakrta which is only 7pm back home.
Can’t wait to explode the city today!
Resting at our Dubai layover
Here in Cape Town – and South Africa as a whole – we are facing a drought and water restrictions, with dams in the western cape at only about 50% and the dry summer fast approaching.
It was a total blessing to wake up, open the curtains and see the rain falling on the pool, grass, garden and deck. Sure, traffic was a nightmare (Capetonians and rain – it’s a horrible combination), but it was such a highlight.
Our rain catcher measured 20 mm!