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Yogyakarta is a city of Indonesia on the island of Java.

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Background [edit]

In the "Taman Sari" ("water castle") in Yogyakarta.

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In Yogyakarta - as everywhere - the official language Bahasa Indonesia is spoken. Various Javanese dialects are also spoken. English is well understood and some of the locals speak French as well.

Arrival [edit]

Yogyakarta's international airport (Adisucipto International Airport IATA CODE: JOG) is only 5 km from the city center and is served by various Indonesian airlines, which mainly serve the route to Jakarta. There are also connections with Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines to Kuala Lumpur.

When planning your trip you should note that many of the Indonesian airlines do not meet the safety norms according to European standards.

Yogyakarta Airport is a very small airport, so many ground processes are handled manually. It is advisable to sit as far in front of the aircraft as possible so that you can be one of the first passengers to leave the aircraft. The entry formalities are not particularly complex, but the pace of the immigration officials is rather moderate and entry into Indonesia can quickly take up to 30 minutes. (Foreigners have to pay the visa first and are then allowed to go to the immigration counters!)

Since there is only a very small luggage belt (approx. 5 meters long), an airport employee takes the pieces of luggage one by one from the belt and distributes them randomly on the belt. You should therefore have a good eye and, if necessary, mark your luggage so that you can easily find it in the crowd.

When entering the country, most of the luggage is screened by customs and checked for unauthorized souvenirs.

Since the number of taxis is very small, it is advisable to arrange a pick-up service with the hotel, as the quality of hotel cars is usually much better than that of taxis and hotels offer a fixed price for this service that is below the arbitrary price the taxi driver lies.

Mobility [edit]

In Yogyakarta you can get yourself cheaply and quickly with one of the countless rickshaws (becak) move. The driver's driving skills are often adventurous and terrifying, but due to the slow speed within the city, accidents rarely occur. Negotiating skills are required when it comes to the price of a rickshaw ride. Tourists are of course gladly transported at inflated prices, since even this price is very low for Europeans. Basically, all prices above IDR 10,000 (approx. EUR 0.70) are to be viewed as fraud.

When taking a taxi, you have to insist on switching on the taximeter and roughly know the route you want to cover, as the taxi drivers like to build a detour to drive up the fare.

There is a well-developed bus network with fixed stops and a network map (Transjogja).

Car rental [edit]

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Activities [edit]

Kitchen [edit]

Yogyakarta mainly offers Javanese cuisine, which is extremely tasty and varied. In the city's international hotels, you can also find cuisine with Western dishes.

You can find a myriad of mobile food stalls on the streets (warning), which offer local food at a very low price. The hygienic conditions are different at these stands; However, you can keep an eye on the chef and see what you are getting, and there is also a much lower risk of getting food that was lying around somewhere after preparation than in real restaurants warning the prepared food sells quickly. Nevertheless, there is warungs of course, the risk of catching nasty diarrhea!

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Nightlife [edit]

The nightlife in Yogyakarta is rather modest and only exists in a few bars. Due to the high taxation on alcohol, it is disproportionately more expensive than other drinks in bars and restaurants. There are few places to go out on Sosrowijayan Street.

Accommodation [edit]

Inexpensive [edit]

Most of the inexpensive accommodations are in the Sosrowijayan district, just south of Tugu Station. This quarter is very popular among backpackers and almost looks like a small village that stretches along two traffic-calmed passages (Corridor I and Corridor II) and Sosrowijajan Street.

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  • . Hotel with simple but clean rooms and a nice terrace and bright inner courtyard. It is recommended to request the invoice and keep it. Price: 150,000-250,000 IRD (7/2014). Last change: not specified
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Security [edit]

Indonesians are known to be humble and polite, so as a foreigner you are always a welcome guest. Nevertheless, one should not be deceived by this appearance, as there is also the usual petty crime in Yogyakarta, which can be averted by the usual security measures.

When crossing the street one should join a group of locals and carry handbags or luggage on the side of the street facing away from traffic in order to prevent being snatched away by passing moped drivers.

If you move through the city with a rickshaw, you should also hold your bags tightly or fasten them to the rickshaw so that passing moped drivers cannot reach for them.

As everywhere you should be careful of pickpockets in crowds (malls, airports, buses, etc.).

At night you should preferably choose a taxi for transportation or know exactly in which direction your destination is. Local knowledge prevents the rickshaw drivers from driving through unsafe areas.

Before traveling to Indonesia, you should also read the travel advice from the German Foreign Office.

Climate [edit]

Health [edit]

For Yogyakarta, the usual precautions generally apply, which should be used in all of Southeast Asia. Basically, you should only drink water from sealed bottles and avoid tap water and ice cubes. You shouldn't eat dishes from the mobile cookshops, no matter how tempting it smells. Dishes from these kitchens are prepared under poor hygienic conditions and can lead to unsightly gastrointestinal diseases.

Before entering Indonesia, you should seek advice from a doctor and, if necessary, have various vaccinations.

A remedy for diarrhea is a must in the travel pharmacy!

HIV / AIDS is a major problem across the country, as there is very little knowledge about the routes of infection among the population. If you want to devote yourself to such activities, you should strictly adhere to the safer sex rules.

Web links [edit]

Travel advice from the Federal Foreign Office

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