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Treasures in Jogjakarta: Prambanan

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Pranbanan, along with Borobudur, is one of the wonders around Jogjakarta, Indonesia, and draws in thousands of tourists each year.  This UNESCO World Heritage site lies 18 km outside of the center of Jogjakarta and easily reached either by renting a motorbike (about US$5 for the day), or, more easily, by joining a tour or hiring a car and driver for the day (US$45 for the car & driver). Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and one of …

Found in Indonesia: The New Chick in Town

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I can only assume that the presence of this CFC restaurant means that California has finally decided to challenge Kentucky for the crown of best fried chicken.

Found in Jogjakarta: The Instant Karaoke Box

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This gives me great hope for the future.  While I was in Japan, I made sure to never take the abundance of private Karaoke rooms for granted, because you never know when that sweet, sweet bastion of shitty singing will be wisked away from you.  However, with the advent of the instant Karaoke box, Karaoke could be shipped anywhere.  Imagine being able to airlift these anywhere around the globe where they’re needed most.  Sure, a hurricane may have just destroyed …

Treasures in Jogjakarta: Borobudur

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Yogyakarta, pronounced and often written as Jogjakarta, is a city of about 400,000 on the large Indonesian island of Java (the same as Jakarta).  When it comes to World Heritage sites, Jogjakarta is well endowed.  It boasts the largest Buddhist temple in the world in Borobudur as well as one of the largest Hindu temples, Prambanan. Both temples are about an hour drive from the center of the city, though in slightly different directions.  There are many tours offered that …

Food in Bali: Mojo’s Burritos

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When you think of food in Indonesia, Mexican is probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but if you’ve been in town for a while and the thought of another Nasi Goreng has your stomach doing flips, I would highly recommend Mojo’s Flying Burritos.  The original store is in Ubud, not far from the central market, but there are other shops now open in Kuta and Seminyak.  In addition to dine-in, Mojo’s also provides delivery service for those …

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