Sunrise to Sunset

Kate Reitzenstein - Saturday, October 12, 2013

We started out super early today leaving our hotel, the Garuda Inna at 3.30am. We headed for Candi Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, which was built between 750 and 842 ADAD. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been undergoing restoration since the 1970’s. …Read More →

Our Second Day in Yogyakarta

Kate Reitzenstein - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

On our second day in Yogyakarta we visited the Office of the Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta. His Royal Highness, Sri Praduka Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Ario Paku Alam VIII, Vice Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta welcomed us and listened to Bapak Syahri explain the mission and aims of the Into Indonesia tour. Sri Paduka was disheartened to hear that numbers of students studying Indonesian was decreasing in schools in Australia and encouraged more people to come to Yogyakarta to learn the Indonesian language and deepen their understanding of the culture.   …Read More →

Soaking up 'Suasana' Yogya

Kate Reitzenstein - Monday, October 07, 2013

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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 →

Adventures in Yogya - Part 2

BBIP Administrator - Sunday, July 15, 2012

Our second day in Yogya started with a visit to the Sultan’s Palace, known as the Kraton. The Sultan and his extended family live inside the palace complex which houses schools, mosques and shops. Their palace is actually a walled city within the city of Yogyakarta and over 25,000 people live inside the walls.  …Read More →

Adventures in Yogya - Part 1

BBIP Administrator - Saturday, July 14, 2012

Today was our first full day in Yogya and we started with a visit from Ibu Kate Reitzenstein, Indonesia teacher at Scotch College. Ibu Kate picked us up to guide us to Lembaga Bahasa at Santa Dharma University so we could see her study tour in action! Luckily, the University was very close to the hotel, so we had a pleasant walk to start the day.  …Read More →

Bandung to Yogya

BBIP Administrator - Thursday, July 12, 2012

Our time in Bandung was brief but we have really enjoyed our stay. We had a free morning to enjoy the sights of Bandung and everyone spread out to do their own thing for a couple of hours. We saw the local food and some fun signs…  …Read More →