Kopi Joss – The charcoal coffee of Yogyakarta

Kopi Joss Yogyakarta

When I’m on the road I’m always on the lookout for interesting cafes and new coffee experiences. On my trip to Yogyakarta I found an unusual brew called Jopi Joss: charcoal coffee. [Kopi Joss – it tastes better than it looks.] Kopi Joss preparation starts off in the usual Javanese style, with loose coffee grinds […]

The Tall and Beautiful Prambanan Temple Complex

Prambanan

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

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 […]

6 things to see in Yogyakarta

Post Office

Yogyakarta in central Java makes for a handy base to explore the surrounding region. The city is nearby to the world heritage sites of Borobudur and Prambanan temples, as well as the smoking Gunung Merapi volcano. It’s also a great place to just hang out for a few days. There are plenty of interesting sites, […]

Where I Stayed: Grand Quality Hotel Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Airport View

Hotel Name: Grand Quality Hotel Yogyakarta Address: Jl. Adisucipto No 48, Yogyakarta Airport, Yogyakarta, Indonesia I stayed at the Grand Quality Hotel in Yogyakarta as a guest of the hotel, which was arranged by Tourism Indonesia, who I was writing on behalf of. I like Indonesian guesthouses but it has been good to have a […]