• Liyangan, A Buried Ancient City near Temanggung, Central Java

    10 February 2017

    I was riding in a cab in the midst of Jakarta skyscraper jungle and suddenly a question popped up in my mind. “What if one day Jakarta becomes a buried city? How long would it take to dig the dirt a ...
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  • A Fantastic Stay at The Royal Surakarta Heritage Hotel in Solo, Central Java

    26 January 2017

    On my last trip to Solo city, I had a packed itinerary organized by the host, Solo’s tourism board. Most of the activities were within the city, so it was a blessing that we were staying at The Roya ...
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  • A Stroll Around Lempuyangan Guest House, Yogyakarta

    5 January 2017

    - Yogyakarta, Sponsored Post - Lempuyangan Traditional Market The man reading newspaper in front of me stood and left when I was about to draw his head. He didn’t know I was drawing him in betwe ...
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  • Living A Dream in Raja Ampat – It Wasn’t All About The Landscape

    15 December 2016

    He was no more than rugged feet in flip flops. It was dusk and all I can keep my eyes on were his steps. We walked inland from the coast of Sawinggrai Village, Raja Ampat, passing gardens and forest o ...
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  •  10 Things to Do in Solo and Karanganyar, Central Java

    11 December 2016

    From a choo-choo train ride to a kinky looking spiritual temple, a visit to Solo can never lack of things to do. Solo city is packed with cultural excursions, culinary delights and shopping places. St ...
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  • Bhumi Hostel, Yogyakarta – When I Thought My Hostel Days Were Over

    2 December 2016

    “Tomorrow night we’re throwing a Halloween party. Do you wanna join?” asked Jack, the manager of Bhumi Hostel. “Sure, I guess. Yeah!” I said, not knowing for sure what I was getting into, bu ...
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  • Why I’m in Love with Kotagede, Yogyakarta

    23 November 2016

    I was walking down a narrow alley in Kotagede when a middle-aged woman was walking toward me. She seemed to be observing me quickly with the kind of stare when people notice you’re a tourist or some ...
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  • Lasem, Central Java – Behind Tall White Walls

    15 November 2016

    Many old cities have identities to separate them from the modern world. I started to recognize them when walking some of the old cities of Europe. Aside to beautiful old (and deteriorating) buildings, ...
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  • Padar Island, Komodo National Park – Worth All The Exposure?

    26 September 2016

    “Captain Beko!” I called out to the man behind the wheel. “Let me ask you a question. Why do you think people want to go to Padar Island? I think there’s a lot of great islands in Indonesia, b ...
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  • The Sidji Hotel Pekalongan, A Historical Place Near the Train Station

    13 September 2016

    A long historical background of places is always interesting to Mumun and me. Hotels or restaurants that occupy well-reserved old buildings, talk shows on the becoming of Indonesia, and walking tours ...
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