Prambanan was really nice as well and they've done some serious restoration work to get it looking like it does now
! The style is similar to Angkor Wat(but alot smaller scale) - which is amazing when you think how far they are away and is the biggest Hindu temple complex in Java! We headed round the complex backwards (not literally!) and therefore managed to miss all the hawkers which completely baffled them!! Hee Hee! Had a great morning absorbing lots of culture again and had a delightful lunch complete with 'ants' before jumping on a bus East!
As it happens, luck was on our side and we managed to flag the first bus down from Prambanan to Solo and then even more flukey managed to get a direct bus to Probillingo after a bit of haggling and a few rip-off attempts!! The bus we took was genius if not long and we met a lovely family onboard for even more photos and on arriving in Probillingo, the bus driver even went out of his way (sort of!) to drop us off at a hotel as all the taxis had stopped running! Bless! It just so happened that his office was next door to the hotel! Hee Hee!
We decided to book on a tour to see the temples at Borobodur and Prambanan as once again we were aiming high and planning to get to Probollingo in the far east of Java that day! It was so worth it - we were up and on the go at 4 to get to Borobodur for sunrise and its one of the most amazing sights we've seen so far! The temple itself is amazing and steeped in history but what really makes it, is its backdrop surrounded by rolling mountains and volcanoes! It's one of the most impressive temples we've seen in SE Asia! We had our pictures taken by so many people we've decided we ought to start charging!!!! Obviously the temple sites are prime locations for the hawkers but seriously we're sure the ones in Java would sell their own mums if they could...and throw in a bird whistle to match!