I was considering coming to Yogja as a leg of an Asian trip in late December-early January.
Questions: what are the must dos for a four day timeframe?
I have seen good reviews on Grand Mercure. Do you feel this is a good choice, or are there others that have advantages?
Is it easy to arrange trips to Borobudor, Prambunam, or cultural events such as wayang performances, or is it better to arrange details before hand?
How/where to shop for nice (though not necessarily expensive) batik?
Scams or places to avoid (I am fairly well travelled in area, but never to Indonesia)?
How much to budget?
Thanks for any answers.