Archive for the 'Java' Category

Feb 20 2012

Gunung Bromo, the alternative way

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Being one of Java‘s premier attractions, Gunung Bromo and the Tengger Caldera area get their fair share of visitors with many travelling straight from Yogyakarta via some sort of pre-arranged tour. It’s not a bad option to take a tour from Yogyakarta, but one thing is almost gauranteed: you will be travelling via the town … read the full post

Feb 13 2012

East Java’s Trowulan

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Approximately 60 kilometres southwest of the bustling port city of Surabaya lies the dusty town of Trowulan. What on the surfaces appears to be just another bland and nondescript rural village among a long line of others in East Java is in fact a town that hides a beautiful secret. The secret is that this … read the full post

Feb 06 2012

Gunung Bromo

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We’ve recently been writing about travelling in Java, the island immediately to the west of the tourist mecca of Bali. One of the great things to do in Java is to climb volcanoes and there are many as you traverse the island, such as Kawah Ijen, that are very accessible. Without exception, the most popular … read the full post

Jan 30 2012

How to get to Java’s Pangandaran

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We previously wrote about Java’s answer to Kuta beach, the wonderful Pangandaran located on the south coast of West Java. It’s a fairly remote outpost off the main highway, disconnected from the rail network and seemingly a hassle to get to. But it’s really not as difficult as it first seems and here we explain … read the full post

Jan 23 2012

Train travel in Java

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Indonesia is a massive archipelago spanning over 5,000 kilometres from its western tip in Aceh to the eastern border in Papua, and travelling across this huge country requires the use of a wide variety of transport (including boats, which we cover here). On the densely populated island of Java, which is the home to more … read the full post

Jan 12 2012

Surabaya’s sights in a day

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Many travellers we here at Travelfish.org speak with during their trans-Java journeys like to take in the main Java attractions of Borobudur, Gunung Bromo and Kawah Ijen before making a beeline to Bali. Fewer stop to take in cities such as Bandung, Malang and the capital of East Java, Surabaya. Surabaya is Indonesia’s second largest … read the full post

Jan 04 2012

Java’s answer to Kuta: Pangandaran

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It’s no secret that we here at Travelfish.org are big fans of Bali and in particular the fabulous beaches around the Bukit area. With such stunners as Padang Padang, Bingin and Balangan, you really are spoilt for choice. And then there is Kuta. Once a deserted strip of pristine sand fringed by swaying palm trees … read the full post

Dec 26 2011

Kawah Ijen: An Indonesian highlight

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Climbing volcanoes. It’s an activity that repeats itself regularly on a journey through the Indonesian¬†archipelago. There’s something majestic about those towering masses of rock and ash that calls us to conquer them as if to show them who’s boss. And usually we return with stories of magnificent views and how it felt like being on … read the full post

Dec 19 2011

Bali to Java by bus

Published by under Java,Transport

Bali is the jewel in the crown of Indonesian tourism, attracting more and more visitors every year; for some, the number of fellow tourists is just too high and there is a strong desire to high-tail it right out of there. That’s where Bali’s western neighbour comes into the picture: Java, a long slender island … read the full post

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