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Archive | March, 2009

Cool Running: for the whale sharks

Yesterday I was initiated into the world of running by participating in my first marathon ever: the Condura Run for the Whale Sharks. I’ve been thinking (and talking) about running as a sport, basically to keep in shape, eversince sole sister banggingay shared her passion for it and my cousin Susan started running and joining […]

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When in Yogya, do as the Yogyakartans do. Or try.

After being recharged by a restful nap and fulfilling lunch, Ayu and I hopped on her motorbike and head to Prambanan Temple. Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in Central Java, Indonesia. It is located approximately 18 km east (or 20 min) of Yogyakarta center. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is […]

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of train, mosque, & circle K

It was a very uncomfortable 9 hours train ride to Yogyakarta (or Jogyakarta – old spelling but still widely used). I took the bisnis class because the executive were all booked out. I would highly recommend paying a little more for comfort. I know this because I was mistakenly sitting at the executive section and […]

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Bandung: Paris Van Java

The 2nd stop of my short Java trip is the favorite weekend getaway destination of people from Jakarta. Not surprising because it’s so easily reached from Jakarta by train, supposedly a scenic 3 hours journey or by mini van, short 2 hours ride via the super highway. I opted for this option with X-Trans for […]

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