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Our Amazing Trip to Java

On this episode of our Streets and Eats podcast, we talk about our last trip before the pandemic hit. It was to the exotic and amazing island of Java in Indonesia. We enjoyed temples, palaces, and the food. It was a fantastic trip.

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Right before the world shut down because of the pandemic, Jim, Devon, and I took a jaunt over to Java after stopping over in Kuala Lumpur for a few days. Traveling in Asia is always fun, and we started out in the lively city of Yogyakarta, then moved on to the amazing temples of Borobudur and Prambanan. Java is not an island with many foreign tourists and except for a the two big sights, we hardly saw any other foreigners at all.

Yogyakarta sign, a great way to start our trip in Java.

We loved wandering the busy streets of Yogyakarta, eating from street stalls, looking for the best treats, and enjoying the people. We took a cooking lesson, visited a couple of palaces and were just enamored with it. We can’t wait to go back.

Show Notes

1:36 – The Best Time to Visit Java
6:04 – Two palaces and Jalan Malioboro
16:24 – A Cooking Lesson
22:01 – Out of the City – 2 Temples and a Jeep Tour
23:14 – Borobudur
28:45 – Prambanan
31:16 – The Legend of Roro Jonggrang
34:46 – Ramayana Ballet
37:06 – Mount Merapi

Smiling faces everywhere in Yogyakarta.

Worth Mentioning

Jalan Malioboro
Legend of Roro Jonggrang
Mount Merapi

A fantastic produce market in Jogya.


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Podcaster Bios for Jim and Corinne: Jim and Corinne are a married couple who love everything travel. Having met and married in Germany, they’ve never stopped. Along the way, they have raised two kids, visited over 90 countries (including every country in Europe), and have plenty of stories and travel tips to share. Read more about them on our About page.