from Bali to Java
Transfer to the airport of Bali. Check in on your morning flight to Yogya. Immediately upon arrival , continue your trip by car to Semarang. The road leads past Borubudur temple site and Losari, a lavish coffee estate, renovated into its former colonial splendor. Both are well worth a visit on your way to the interior of Kalimantan. Train lovers might want to visit the Ambarawa Train Station Museum, originally built as a railway station in the late 19th century by King Willem. Late afternoon or early night, check-in in your hotel in Semarang, a bustling port on the central north coast of densely populated Java. Like so many other Javanese towns, it has a distinct old and new face. Parts of this former Dutch administrative centre remains deeply traditional with its many colonial buildings and dynamic Arabic and Chinese quarters, next to a new commercial centre with clogged freeways and modern shopping malls, signaling Java entrance in the 21st century. There is even an 18th century church, still holding services.