Yogyakarta Part 5 – Karton Museum Palace, Water Castle & Wake Up Home Stay

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This marks the last post of our Jogja trip where we explored some of the local museums.

And so before I start on the museums, you might be wondering why there is a Wake Up Home Stay in the title? Well, the night before Airasia sent us an email stating that our flight has been rescheduled to 9am instead of the original 7am. Our initial plan was to check out, hang around the city and then head to the airport for stay-over because we needed to be there by 5am. But with the new rescheduling and after weighing our options, we decided to stay for an additional night and check out early next morning.

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Yogyakarta Part 2: Borobudur & Prambanan

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As mentioned in the previous post, we had to rise at 2.30am for the Borobudur Sunrise tour, which was quite a struggle; we are definitely not a morning person. We hired a shared transport before our trip, and our driver picked us up from our hostel at about 3.30-4am. Borobudur is located at Central Java, slightly further from Jogja, it took us almost an hour to reach our destination.

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Yogyakarta Part 1: Introduction

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At the mere mention of Indonesia, the first few places that come to mind would be Bali, Bandung, Bintan and Jakarta BUT Yogyakarta (also known as Jog-ja or Jogjakarta). As we were doing our research on this place, we had a hard time gathering information and reviews for it was not popularly blogged nor visited. It’s a place typically overlooked; a boring city it seems, but I begged to differ after having experienced it myself.

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