Yesterday was the last day with my buddy Steef. Enjoyed the sun and then we shop till we drop! Steef wanted to take some things back to the Netherlands for me, so I could discharge some extra kilos. And just buy some last items. Completely unrelated There is really a lot of price difference and…

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Like every country and maybe even every city, Semarang also had a slum on Java. Such a neighborhood where nobody really wants to go and it is known as “unsafe”. “Help people, even when you know they can’t help you back” There is little income and people live at the bottom of society. Such neighborhoods…

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The special thing about the Great Mosque in Semarang is the style. It is a mixed Javanese and Greek style. It almost seems like a futuristic design. Inside there is a very large hydraulic umbrella that can open and close automatically. In total there are six umbrellas, which represent the six basic principles of the…

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Get up at half past three! Those are the times. I want to see the sunrise at the Borobudur temple. The name comes from Sanskrit “Vihara Buddha Ur” and means freely translated “Buddhist temple on the mountain”. “If you walk, eat and travel. Be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life”…

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The Prambanan temple, or in its Javanese way the Rara Jonggrang was built in the ninth century. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Trimūrti. These are Brahma (God the creator), Vishnu (the Preserver) and of course the well-known Shiva (the transformer). “If you want to step into the next moment as a completely new…

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What a night. First I found out that the lights in the corridor did not go out. My entire room was therefore lit. Fortunately my Yoga Barn eye mask came in handy again. I spray a delicious lavender spray on my pillow and wax balls deep in my ears. If you sing for me ……

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Today I went to Mount Bromo. To get to Mount Bromo from Yogyakarta, I took the train to Probolilingo. You can also go to the village of Cemoro Lawang. From the village you can walk to Mount Bromo in 45 minutes. I decide not to do that but to stop in Probollingo. The train already…

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Vandaag ging ik op weg naar Mount Bromo. Om vanaf Yogyakarta bij Mount Bromo te komen heb ik de trein genomen naar Probolilingo. Je kan ook naar het dorpje Cemoro Lawang. Vanaf het dorp loop je in 45 minuten naar Mount Bromo. Ik besluit om dat niet te doen maar in Probollingo te stoppen. De…

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De Prambanan tempel, of op zijn Javaans de Rara Jonggrang is in de negende eeuw gebouwd. Het is een hindoetempel die gewijd is aan Trimūrti. Dat zijn Brahma (God de schepper), Vishnu  (de Preserver)  en natuurlijk de bekende Shiva (de transformator). “If you want to step into the next momentas a completely new being. Shiva…

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Om half vier opstaan! Dat zijn nog eens tijden. Ik wil de sunrise zien bij de Borobudur tempel. De naam komt uit het Sanskriet  “Vihara Buddha Ur”en betekent vrij vertaald “Boeddihistische tempel op de berg”. “If you walk, eat and travel. Be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life” De Sialendra-…

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