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Kaliandra - Day 1

Kate Reitzenstein - Monday, October 14, 2013

Lisa, our tour blogger writes:  …Read More →

Our sister city Surabaya

Kate Reitzenstein - Sunday, October 13, 2013

Our journey to Indonesia’s second largest city and sister city of Perth was by train, which took approximately 5.5 hours.  It ended up being a confortable and relaxing way to travel, even for two participants who were suffering stomach bugs. All we had to do was walk across the road from the Garuda Hotel to the Yogyakarta train station and board our train carriage. …Read More →

Surabaya – The Second Day

BBIP Administrator - Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On our second day in Surabaya, we travelled to Malang, normally about 1 ½ hours away from Surabaya (actually it took almost 3 hours due to “macet” – traffic jams). On the way through, we discovered that our antics from the day before had made the Jawa Pos newspaper. Fame at last!  …Read More →

Surabaya – The First Day

BBIP Administrator - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Surabaya is a large city and the thing that struck us immediately is the cleanliness of our surrounds. Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia and has a population of around 3 million people. We noticed that it also suffered from “macet” (traffic jams) – just like Jakarta – but not on the same scale!  …Read More →

Yogya to Surabaya

BBIP Administrator - Monday, July 16, 2012

One of the great things about travelling is comparing the place being visited with home. In an Australian hotel, we’d have elevator or lobby music from a CD. In Yogyakarta, it’s all live. While we eat our breakfast, we are serenaded by this lovely man who plays for us and sings gently while we eat.  …Read More →