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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Taxi to PRAMBANAN? No, do-it-yourself via TransJogja

The flight from Jakarta to Jogjakarta was quick and comfy. It was stripped of any turbulence which I dread. Still gloomy when we took off but a flicker of sunlight manifested itself halfway during the flight. An hour later and we were in the land of Prambanan and Borobudor and it was sunny!

We immediately ran into a money changer and exchanged a few dollars enough to cover our transportation to Prambanan and for a simple meal. Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport is in between downtown Yogyakarta and Prambanan so if you are going here by air, I suggest you go straight to Prambanan before going to your hotel downtown.
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Hello Jogjakarta!
At  Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport


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No need to hire a taxi. The cheapest way is via TransJogja which is a bus rapid transport which I find very efficient. Next to the airport is a terminal where you can buy a ticket for only 3,000 Rupiah. It takes 30 minutes to Prambanan. At Prambanan Station, it's only a 5-minute walk to the world famous Hindu Temple.

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TransJogja Prambanan Station

It was still early when we got to Prambanan Station so we walked around the market area first to find a place to eat. We saw farmers selling their produce in the open. Noticed that there We had to walk almost a kilometer to find a restaurant and noticed that there more more salons than places to eat. At least early in the morning. We finally settled in a resto with the sign "Mulyosari" which I assume is the store's name. It was here where we had our first "Indonesian" meal. First up, bakso!


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Bakso is basically a meatball noodle soap which is a favorite among students. Not a surprise because it is cheap ( we had ours for only 10,000 Rupiah) and it is on itself a complete meal.

We also tried Soto which is a traditional meat soup comprised of broth and chicken. You can top it with crispy shallots and fried garlic. For added spice, you can put "sambal" but mind you, be moderate if your taste buds are not accustomed to hot and spicy food. We got our soto for only 8,000 Rupiah.

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soto
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I donno. haha!

Our Bill

2 bakso -- Rp 20,000 1 soto -- Rp 8,000
2 bottled water -- Rp6,000
1 Soda -- Rp 5,000
TOTAL: 39,000 Rupiah

Both dishes are quite heavy kn carbohydrates so we were loaded with lots of energy required for a lot of walking in the temple.

We found our way back to Transjogja Prambanan Station and we came across a vendor with a cart full of rice cakes. So many varieties. Very colorful too so we couldn't resist but try. We picked one after anothet and everything we tried were nice. Sweet rice cakes with no extreme taste to be afraid of even the durian flavored one which according to the seller who can barely speak english said is a Yogyakarta favorite. I couldn't remember any of the names of course but they sure do taste nice.
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a local favorite rice cake durian flavored

Another five minutes and we found ourselves at the gate of Prambanan Temple. It will be the subject of my next blog post so please look for it.

Cheers!

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3 comments:

  1. This will come handy on our upcoming Yogyakarta trip.

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  2. Had gone to Prambanan via taxi and was supposed to take taxi back. But by the time we left, we discovered we were the last ones to leave and there were no more taxis in sight! That's how we ended up taking the Tranjogja (not by choice though!). But that being said, it was pretty comfy and convenient!

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