YOGYAKARTA DAY 1 : 8 HOURS TRAIN RIDE + MALIOBORO STREET (VIDEO)

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I'm finally back from my recent trip to Yogyakarta. I like this city. From food to taxi, everything is so cheap. I made a video about my first day, go check the video below...


Sit in the economy class train can be a challenge. Not the most comfortable seat, but for me, it is still bearable for 8 hours long journey. I prefer economy class because it is cheaper (of course). For round trip, it cost just IDR 225.000,- (US$ 20) such a really good deal, right? But if you prefer to book a flight, you have to spend at least IDR 900.000,-  from Jakarta for round trip fare.



I went to Yogyakarta with 4 other friends, such a mini group tour. We departed from Jakarta to Yogyakarta at 6.45 am, and arrived at 03.05 pm. After we arrived we went straight to our hotel by foot, and sadly it was super duper hyper tiring, because we were carrying our bulky backpack. We thought that the hotel is near from the train station so it is possible to walk. 

We spent our first night at Hotel Asih. I'm not really recommend this hotel, because from my opinion, the room I stayed at was not clean, kinda smelly, but price is reasonable. As your information we stayed at their family room (1 king bed + 1 single bed).

At night we decided to visit Malioboro Street. Malioboro street is a street full of batik and souvenir vendors. Most people said that Malioboro is a must visit, well it's true, but if you are looking for high quality batik or leather goods, Malioboro is not for you. If you shop around Malioboro, don't forget to ALWAYS bargain at least 50% from the first price given, especially if you are foreigners. There are also many food stalls but pricier.  

xx, Vonny

     

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18 comments

  1. Kangen jogja,
    orang-orangnya bersahabat dan kangen makan di emper-emperannya.

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    1. Aku juga kangen jogja
      Jogja mmg selalu di hati ....

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  2. Actually you can find high quality batik & crafts but not in the stalls on the pedestrian. Many stores along the street provide them. If you're lucky, some trusted producers join exhibitions in Malioboro mal.

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    1. Ah yess. You are right! I also buy a scarf at one of those stores.

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  3. jogja euuuh aku belum pernah ke jogja kak :)

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  4. Hi this is very useful post for everyone. Thank you so much this post. Just about everything looks good displayed

    hotbuy

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  5. loveee the city as always!
    walaupun baru sekali kesana tp ud mampu bikin jatuh hati ><

    x
    http://milkhaeunike.blogspot.com/

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  6. Jogja adalah salah satu kota yang bikin aku selalu ingin datang lagi dan lagi

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  7. Jogja is the best, I will always back to visit Jogja :D

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  8. Walau sekarang Jogja sudah terlalu sesak, bahkan banyak yang bilang "Jogja Berhenti Nyaman" tapi setiap sudut Jogja ada kenangan :-)

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  9. Always love jogja..
    Thanks for sharing

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  10. Jogja itu bikin betaah!
    Terakhir kesana udah 5 tahun lalu, rasanya pengen balik lagi buat jalan-jalan di Malioboro dan makan gudeg, hahaha.

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  11. waaaa, selalu pengen banget nyobain naik kereta dari jakarta ke jogja tapi belom kesampaian sampai sekarang. jadi nikmatin dari videonya dulu deh ^^

    Cheers,
    filicia | Candy After Dinner

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    1. Kalo tahan duduk lama, mesti banget nyobain naik kreta ke jogja. Usahain bareng temen/keluarga yahh, supaya ga bosen berjam2 sendirian hehe

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  12. So Vonny, when are you visiting Canada?

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  13. Stopping by to your blog, make me had an idea... Maybe someday I should try to use economy class for trip to jogja ;)

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