The Tall and Beautiful Prambanan Temple Complex


Prambanan is a complex of Hindu temples near Yogyakarta in central Java. It is the largest Hindu remnant in Java and it is billed as “the Tallest and Most Beautiful, Largest Hindus Temple in the World”. While I haven’t been to enough Hindu temples to vouch for it’s most beautiful claim, it certainly is grand […]

Borobudur – The biggest Buddhist temple in the world


Borobudur Temple Borobudur Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, which is impressive considering that it’s not in a Buddhist country but in Central Java, Indonesia. [Borobudur Temple] It’s a temple that ranks with Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Myanmar’s Bagan as one of the great religious monuments of Southeast Asia. What is more […]

Australia’s role as regional English teacher

English Bites

Having a TV again for the first time in weeks I was mindlessly channel surfing and discovered English Bites. [English Bites] The show is on the Australia Network by the ABC, and delivers mini english lessons. Education has replaced tourism as Australia’s number one service export. That is not surprising considering that Australia is the […]

Plane spotters Paradise: A hotel room with an airport view

Airport View

I’ve been staying at a business class hotel in Yogyakarta while in Yogyakarta. I like Indonesian guesthouses but it has been good to have access to free wi-fi from my room. And a pool. In fact the hotel is so fancy that the elevators have daily carpet changes indicating what day it is. [If it's […]