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how to get from kalimantan to yogyakarta

How to get from Kalimantan to Yogyakarta

For those that fancy doing a similar backpacking route around Indonesia to the one that we did, there will be one question that poses a bit of difficulty: how to get from Kalimantan to Yogyakarta? In Kalimantan we were at Tanjung Puting National Park. The closest airport is Pangkalan Bun.


What to do in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta was one of my very favourite places during the backpacking trip of Indonesia. After our very brief visit to Jakarta, we flew to Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) where we spent three days living on a klotok in the rainforest. You can read the whole rainforest blog here.

First impressions indonesia

First Impressions of Indonesia

When we arrive in a new country, those first few days are when we form our most vivid and extreme impressions. Sometimes those impressions are spot on, sometimes they are way off the mark, and sometimes they get completely changed through further exploration of the country.

Street food jakarta

Street Food in Jakarta

We arrived in Jakarta, the four of us, sweaty, grimy and fed-up, after nearly 30 hours of travel, including a four hour delay at Doha before the last leg of our journey. We were desperate to shower and sleep. It was 10pm when we finally checked into our hotel, the Aston Cengkareng.

nasi goreng

Nasi Goreng

What to eat in Indonesia? That’s simple: Nasi Goreng. Nasi (rice) is the staple food everywhere in Asia, and nowhere is it quite as delicious as in nasi goreng, which quite literally means fried rice. Just like Pad Thai in Thailand or Pho in Vietnam, Nasi Goreng is the national dish of Indonesia.

Indonesia Backpacking Itinerary1

Indonesia Backpacking Itinerary

Our current Destination of the Month is Indonesia. We are just about to set off on our backpacking tour around the country. Here is a brief breakdown of our Indonesia Backpacking Itinerary with a little about the places we will visit.

Indonesia: What Travellers Can Expect

Indonesia: What Travellers Can Expect

Before you set off on a backpacking adventure around Indonesia, it’s a good idea to know a little of what to expect. Here are a few facts and a little background that all travellers should take note of before setting off to explore the world’s largest archipelago:

welcome to indonesia

Welcome to Indonesia

I’d like to wish you a very happy new year and a happy fresh start. New year is always a time for positive thinking and for putting plans into action: life plans, business plans and, without a doubt, travel plans.

Jamu herbs market

Jamu Herbs Market, Yogyakarta

Okay, here it is; first ever Indonesia post: Jamu Herbs Market, Yogyakarta. And it will be the first of many, but please be patient because I have to organise, process and upload all the photos onto my Flickr account before I can start to write posts – very complicated this blogging life, you know!