• 15 Hours on the Road Home

    8 December 2017

    “We’re heading straight back to Jakarta. You guys will have plenty of time to sleep,” Bayu told us as we were packing our bags in the spacious luggage compartment of our ride in the parking lo ...
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  • Warungboto Site, Yogyakarta – An Ongoing Historical Discovery

    22 September 2017

    Have you been to Taman Sari water palace in Yogyakarta? If you have, or if you’ve at least seen it in photos, you know this building looks so much like it. Turns out, this one is Pesanggrahan Rejawi ...
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  • Art1 Museum, A Hidden Art Pocket in Jakarta.

    31 July 2017

    It would be pretty outdated to post a visit to the Art1 Museum in 2015, but I feel this museum needs more recognition. Located in an area far from artsy or any tourism attraction, Kemayoran--the area ...
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  • 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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  •  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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