Ancient Buddhist Temple Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Love to travel? Me too, so I thought I might share a post from 9 years ago, 2012 – What an amazing adventure into history this was! This is Borobudur Temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. What: Borobudur, the largest and oldest singular Buddhist Temple worldwide Where: Approx. 38kms from Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) in Central Java, Indonesia When: 9th century…

Tamun Ayun Temple (Mengwi Temple) Bali, Indonesia

If like me, sometimes when travelling in Asia, you may have a moment where you feel ‘templed out’,  in other words, after looking at temple after temple, often in repressive heat, they start looking all the same, you have seen enough and can’t bare to see anymore! When I was in Bali, this didn’t actually happen…

Happy New Year from freakyflier.com

What an interesting year 2012 was. From the 1st January till 31 December, I flew on 12 flights (lower than some years) on 5 airlines  including Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Jetstar and Vietnam Airlines which I reviewed on freakyflier.com. I flew Business Class and Economy Class and visited two overseas destinations, Indonesia and Vietnam. There were…

Prambanan, A Hindu Temple in Yogyakarta

What: Ancient Hindu Temple Prambanan Where: Located about 18 kilometres from Yogyakarta, Indonesia When: 8th Century “A group tour or independent?” was often one of the first question I would ask as a  Travel Consultant.  “No not a group tour, I don’t want to be with a bunch of people I don’t know” was usually…

Review: Jetstar Airways – Darwin to Denpasar (Bali) Economy Class

Flight date: 12 February 2012 Aircraft: Airbus A321-200 Flight Number: JQ85 Flight Time: 2hrs 35mins Class: Economy (Value Plus fare) Seat: 28A Travelling overseas, for those living in the southeastern part of Australia, usually means a long-haul flight unless, of course, you are crossing the ditch to visit our Kiwi cousins. But for our country folk that reside in the north…

Tanah Lot and the Balinese Festival of Buda Wage, Bali, Indonesia

What:  Tanah Lot, A picturesque Hindu Temple built on a coastal rock formation Where: Bali, Indonesia, about 45 minutes drive from the tourist centre of Kuta When:  15th century, restored in the 1980’s I’m not one that enjoys large crowds, I avoid the hoards of people around Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve and the thought of shopping…

Review: Lion Air – Yogyakarta to Denpasar Bali & Yogyakarta Soto Ayam

Flight date: 15 February 2012 Aircraft: Boeing 737-900 Flight Number: JT568 Flight Time: 1hr 10mins Class: Economy class Seat: 17C It was hot and I’d had a huge day in Yogyakarta, visiting  Borobudur and Prambanan Temples and the Sultans Palace, so I was fine being dropped by my tour guide at Yogyakarta International Airport airport…

Review: Garuda Indonesia Airlines Denpasar (Bali) – Yogyakarta

Flight date: 14 February 2012 Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 Flight Number: GA251 Flight Time: 1hr 10mins Class: Economy Seat: 12A A 4.30am wake up call for a 5am pickup to Denpasar airport for a 7am flight. With very little traffic on the roads at this dark hour, I was at the airport by 5.20am for a…