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Location: Java, Indonesia

Day 1 - 27 Sep 2019

Java

Java, Indonesia , Java

Content: The best way to get to the island of Java from Bali is the ferry that departs from Gilimanuk, Bali. Only 20 minutes and super cheap.

Location: Kabupaten Banyuwangi

Day 2 - 28 Sep 2019

Homestay Banyuwangi Ijen Crater

Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Homestay Banyuwangi Ijen Crater
Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Homestay Banyuwangi Ijen Crater

Content: We spent our first morning in Java at Ijen homestay and wandering around through the surrounding rice fields. Beautiful scenery.

Homestay Banyuwangi Ijen Crater

Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Homestay Banyuwangi Ijen Crater

Content: There are tons of nameless small family run restaurants within walking distance of the accommodation. This is traditional Java cuisine and so tasty.

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Day 2 - 28 Sep 2019

Kawah Ijen

, Kawah Ijen
, Kawah Ijen
, Kawah Ijen
, Kawah Ijen
, Kawah Ijen

Content: Book a tour with your guesthouse to the Ijen volcano. You’ll depart for a midnight hike up to the summit and then enter the mouth of the volcano to see the blue fire sulfur flames. It’s a strenuous journey but absolutely beautiful and worth the $30 price tag. Be sure to bring snacks.

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Day 3 - 29 Sep 2019

Kawah Ijen

, Kawah Ijen

Content: Your Mt. Ijen volcano tour will end with a swim in these beautiful waterfalls.

Location: Banyuwangi

Day 3 - 29 Sep 2019

Banyuwangi

Banyuwangi, Banyuwangi

Content: Take the train from Banyuwangi to Probolinggo. Costs about $5 for 4 hours on very comfortable train cars.

Location: Pasuruan

Day 4 - 30 Sep 2019

King Kong Hill

Pasuruan, King Kong Hill
Pasuruan, King Kong Hill
Pasuruan, King Kong Hill

Content: High in the mountains of Cemoro Lawang (you’ll take a shared taxi from Probolinggo) take another midnight hike up to King Kong Hill to watch the sunrise over mount bromo. Another active Indonesian volcano.

Location: Probolinggo

Day 4 - 30 Sep 2019

Mount Bromo

Probolinggo, Mount Bromo

Content: After King Kong hill hike across the sea of sand from town to reach the volcano. It’s a long dusty walk but then you don’t have to pay the park entrance fees.

Mount Bromo

Probolinggo, Mount Bromo
Probolinggo, Mount Bromo

Content: Hike up the stone steps to the summit to see inside the crater. You can also walk around the rim if you are feeling daring.

Yog Bromo Homestay

Probolinggo, Yog Bromo Homestay

Content: This is the most budget friendly accommodation in the small village. It’s right across the straight from the best (and only) breakfast place. Get the crepes.

Location: Melang

Day 6 - 2 Oct 2019

Kampung Pelangi

Melang, Kampung Pelangi
Melang, Kampung Pelangi

Content: This entire town painted itself rainbow hues to attract tourists. Great way to spend an afternoon.

Location: Malang City

Day 6 - 2 Oct 2019

Jodipan

Malang City, Jodipan
Malang City, Jodipan

Content: This town across the river is within easy walking distance and painted itself entirely blue.

Location: Kota Surabaya

Day 6 - 2 Oct 2019

Depot Hok Lay

Kota Surabaya, Depot Hok Lay

Content: After another long train, this restaurant has some of the best food in Java.

Location: Yogyakarta

Day 7 - 3 Oct 2019

Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta

Content: Hostels in Yogyakarta are cheap and often can be found for $4 a bed on booking.com Take the train here.

Location: Kota Yogyakarta

Day 7 - 3 Oct 2019

Warung Toscana

Kota Yogyakarta, Warung Toscana

Content: This photo is from Cafe Wanderlust which closed during COVID. but I highly recommend giving this place a visit for dinner instead.

Location: Klaten Regency

Day 8 - 4 Oct 2019

Prambanan

Klaten Regency, Prambanan
Klaten Regency, Prambanan
Klaten Regency, Prambanan
Klaten Regency, Prambanan

Content: This ancient temple is easily reachable via motorbike from Yogyakarta. It was built more than 1000 years ago.

Location: Kota Yogyakarta

Day 8 - 4 Oct 2019

Christine's Garden

Kota Yogyakarta, Christine's Garden
Kota Yogyakarta, Christine's Garden

Content: Great place to grab a Vietnamese coffee and English style breakfast in a cozy garden coffee shop after a day of exploring.

Location: Bantul

Day 8 - 4 Oct 2019

Bedhot Homestay

Bantul, Bedhot Homestay

Content: A good homestay and restaurant in yogya.

Location: Magelang

Day 9 - 5 Oct 2019

Borobudur

Magelang, Borobudur
Magelang, Borobudur
Magelang, Borobudur
Magelang, Borobudur

Content: This is one of the best sunrise experiences of my life. Arrive at 4:30 AM

Location: Yogyakarta City

Day 9 - 5 Oct 2019

Taman Sari

Yogyakarta City, Taman Sari
Yogyakarta City, Taman Sari

Content: Spend the afternoon exploring the city if you’re not too tired. Specifically this underground mosque.

Location: Yogyakarta

Day 10 - 6 Oct 2019

Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta

Content: Yogya is known for its cheap street food markets and street art. Wander the old city today and find your favorites.

Location: Yogyakarta City

Day 10 - 6 Oct 2019

Yogyakarta City

Yogyakarta City, Yogyakarta City

Content: Batik artisans make these elaborate designed fabrics and paintings. You can watch the artisans and pick up some of their work in town.

ALKID YOGYAKARTA

Yogyakarta City, ALKID YOGYAKARTA
Yogyakarta City, ALKID YOGYAKARTA

Content: This park in Yogyakarta is known for the two Beringin trees and glowing cars that come out at night. The story is you can blindfold yourself and try to walk between the two massive trees to have good luck.