Java - Sulawesi

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In 1997 gaan we voor de eerste keer naar Indonesie. Eerst naar Java en vervolgens naar Sulawesi. Vooral Sulawesi vinden we geweldig. Een ontzettend mooi eiland met een heel bijzondere cultuur. Nog altijd hoog in de top 10!


30/04/97 - 01/05/97    
Flight Amsterdam - Singapore by Singapore airlines Flight Singapore - Solo by SilkAir  
01/05/97 - 02/05/97 Solo / Surakarta    
Stay:
Hotel Griyadi Sahid Kusuma
 
Beautiful place to stay but very expensive.
Eat:
Warung Baru
 
Perfect place to have dinner, excellent food for a very reasonable price. You can meet a lot of travelers here …
Other:
Visit the Mankunegara Palace and Pasar Triwindu.
02/05/97 - 07/05/97 Yogjakarta   Yogjakarta / Surakarta area map
Stay:
Hotel Kombokarno
 
Clean place, rooms between 20000 - 65000 rp.
Eat:
Superman (1&2)
Other:
Borobudur (1 hour by public bus), 5000 rp. entrance fee
Prambanan (0,5 hour by bus), 2000 rp. entrance fee
 
Try to be there at sunrise, than still very quiet and best light for pictures.
 
Kraton Palace
Waterpalace
Marlioboro road
07/05/97 - 08/05/97 Ujung Pandang    
Stay:
Hotel Puri Wisata
 
Clean place, all aircon rooms rather expensive though.
Eat:
Semarang
 
At the boulevard (2nd floor) Excellent seafood.With a beautiful view at Losari beach; "the longest dinner table of the world"
Other:
Fort Rotterdam
Harbor
At night:Losari beach
08/05/97 -10/05/97 Bira    
Stay:
Anda bungalows.
 
17500 rp. Incl pancake breakfast. Real quiet place with bungalows in a beautiful garden.
Eat:
Several small warungs
Other:
Bugi boat building
Very quiet beaches, good snorkeling.
Perfect place for a few days rest
10/05/97 - 12/05/97 Sengkang    
Stay:
Pondok Eka losmen
 
20000 rp. Incl. breakfast. Don't take the rooms next to the veranda! The owner (Eric) is a real nice guy and can arrange some tours for you.
Eat:
Warung Tomuddi
 
Great food !!
Other:
Take a tour arranged by Pondok Eka, it's worth it's money !!
Lake Tempe
The floating village "Rumah Terapung"
Silk weaving process
12/05/97 - 16/05/97 Rantepao "Tanatoraja"    
Stay:
Malita losmen
 
15600 rp. Incl. breakfast. Excellent place, just outside town (5 min.) Clean and cool rooms. Nice garden.
Eat:
A lot of warungs and restaurants, must try the local toradjan food !!
Other:
Visit the traditional houses, graves and Tau Tau.
You don't need a guide, just take a bemo to one of the villages and try to visit the remote one's which are not run down yet.
Also a mustdo is doing a lot of trekking, Tanatoraja has probably the most beautiful sawa's and scenery of Indonesia.
16/05/97 - 17/05/97 Pendolo    
Stay:
Masamba losmen
 
12500 rp. Incl. breakfast. Another excellent place, at the lakeside.
Eat:
Try Masamba
 
Good food and very romantic dining at pavilion above the lake.
Other:
If you want to leave Pendolo by ferry (to Tentena), the owner will take you in the morning by his own boat to the ferry.
17/05/97 - 19/05/97 Tentena    
Stay:
Victory losmen
 
12500 - 30000 rp. Incl. breakfast. Clean place with top rooms in the side building.
Eat:
Pamona Inda
 
The best by far. Try the steamed eel….
Other:
The Sulewana and Salopa waterfalls, the Salopa is a must do, you can do some waterfall climbing here !!!
The 2 meter eels !
Trekking in Lore Lindu national park.
19/05/97 - 20/05/97 Palu    
Stay:
Rama Hotel
 
30000 rp. At that moment the best deal in Palu, but still noisy and hot.
Eat:
Indari restaurant
 
Karaoke restaurant, Everybody gets on the tables when you go for a song, nice atmosphere, overpriced food.
Other:
Just our stopover to Dongala.
20/05/97 - 22/05/97 Donggala / Tanjung Karang    
Stay:
Harmoni Cottages
 
30000 rp. Incl. all meals and snacks. Excellent place, bamboo cottages at the seashore
Eat:
At the cottages, lots of sea food.
Other:
Very nice swimming
Excellent snorkeling absolutely must do !!!
Incredible sunsets 
22/05/97 - 24/05/97 Manado    
Stay:
Celebes Hotel
 
20000 rp. Incl. breakfast. Clean place, located between centre and the boat to Bunaken.
Eat:
Everywhere, lots of warungs and restaurants, even KFC.
Local specialty; fried dog !!!
Other:
Vulcano climbing, try the Muhawa, still active and just one hour climbing to the top.
24/05/97 - 27/05/97 Bunaken Isl.    
Stay:
Doris Homestay
 
30000 - 40000 rp. Incl. all meals. Real quiet place with only four bungalows.
Eat:
At Lorenso's
 
Again excellent local seafood.
Other:
Ofcourse you must go snorkeling/diving. You won't believe your eyes!!
Don't go on a snorkeling or diving tour from Manado much too expensive (starts at 50 USD)
Try one of Lorenso's tours, 17500 rp. for 4 hours
27/05/97 - 29/05/97 Manado.    
Stay:
Kolongan beach hotel
 
30000 rp.
Eat:
At the Kolongan
Other:
Lake Tondano
Tomohon, the flower city.
29/05/97 - 30/05/97    
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