Live in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


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twas the excitement,
I shall be back to Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

Out of all places that I have been so far, Yogyakarta remains the most memorable one;
The first scam, missing the train, the run to the train station, the old lady,the trishaw ride the stranger turned friend and most importantly my sister was with me all the way. 

This is lesehan or Angkrigan where you can eat for RM 1.60 ( 50 cent)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia offers more than just Borobudur and Prambanan Temple. The kind-hearted friendly people, the scrumptious Angkrigan and Lesehan (street stalls) food, the TransJogja and the amazing view of Mt Merapi made it a special city on its own on the vast lands of Indonesia. My memories carved a sign that says ” I MUST COME BACK”.

my favourite “7-11” in Indonesia, the Alfa Mart!
And so I planned for a comeback, initially thinking of Bali all thanks to Elizabeth Gilbert and her Eat, Pray, Love novel. But as I sat down and talked to my Indonesian friends and reliving the memories I had while I was in Yogyakarta, it sounds like a better plan.

So yeah, am moving to Yogyakarta, Indonesia for 2 months. Well, I want to write my book and publish it first in Indonesia but you know me, I will definitely backpack in Java! So many great things to discover in Indonesia and I am already excited! 

Now I have to think about my KITAS Visa or Social Visa in order to stay more than 30 days in Indonesia. Well, Malaysian only gets 30 days VOA for free. Plus these  visas require an invite letter from a person living in Indonesia who has a KTP (sort of identification card). It is a little bit hassle but I got friends who are willing to help. So fuhhh, glad about that! 😀

Malaysians will get this, hence why I should learn Indo fast! hahhaa
In term of housing, I found that it is cheap to rent a KOST ( shared housing area) which will cost me around RM 400 (USD 150) to RM 600 (USD 200) for a sort-of studio house. Equipped with all the necessities such as internet, TV with cable and laundry.

Well,  we’ll see how it goes. Till then, keep on traveling peeps! 😀

Author: Rayyan Haries

A Malaysian boy's journey becoming a man through his journey travelling and volunteering around the world.

23 thoughts on “Live in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.”

  1. apsal kain ko dpt kaler ceklat bukan putih cam aku dpt kat borobudur tu??? hehehe…

    antara banyak bandar kat indon tu, jogja paling aku suke!! huntunggg la dpt dok 2 bulan….

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