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  • Omah Sinten Restaurant and Hotel in Solo, Central Java

    17 January 2013  •   •  0 comment

      I didn’t do much research before traveling to Solo a few months ago, so I didn’t find out about Omah Sinten until we went there to get our tickets for the Matah Ati show. The ticket counter was just a simple wooden table located at the entrance of Omah Sinten. The restaurant looked nice Read More

  • Solo Paragon Hotel, One Fine Day Experience in Solo

    18 September 2012  •   •  0 comment

    I’m all for budget traveling, but sometimes it’s nice to indulge in a bit of luxury when chances permit. On my last trip to Solo, Central Java, I was lucky to be granted a night stay at a 4-star hotel, Solo Paragon. It was a pleasant stay, especially for one who works 9-5 on weekdays Read More

  • Matah Ati Show in Solo – Friday Photo

    14 September 2012  •   •  0 comment

      There is no single regret for my decision to go see the Matah Ati show in Solo, Central Java early of this month. It was the 4th time it’s being performed after the debut in Esplanade Theatre, Singapore and then twice in Jakarta. I had no clue what the characters were saying in Javanese Read More

  • Solo Batik Carnival – The People’s Festival of Expression

    12 September 2012  •   •  0 comment

      I love carnivals! From all the carnivals I’ve seen on TV, in magazines, online, and that one Mardi Gras in Sydney where I got to dance and see people three quarters naked on the streets full of happiness and love, I can’t help falling for them. How could anyone not? It’s dancing on the Read More

  • The Gong Making in Solo, Central Java – Monday Photo

    10 September 2012  •   •  0 comment

    I was hot! I was hot last Saturday! I was hot because I stood in a room full of fire, the sparks, ashes, and many men at work bathed in sweat. I was in a gong workshop! The 28 kg gong is shaped from a brass plate by heating it and then pounding it into Read More

  • Vira’s 8 Favorite Accommodations in Indonesia.. So Far

    10 July 2012  •   •  10 comments

    Accommodation, to me, takes an important role in making a comfortable and memorable stay at a destination. I could even decide to go to a destination just so I could spend a night or two at a hotel, hostel, guesthouse, homestay, or whatever the type of the accommodation. Here are 8 of the accommodations I’ve Read More

  • Belated Monday Photo – Festive Carnival Costume in Solo

    3 July 2012  •   •  0 comment

    We brought you a little something back from our last trip to Solo. We were invited by the Explore Solo team to enjoy the annual Solo Batik Carnival. We’ve never attended a carnival before so we didn’t know what to expect. As you can see, we got a lot. Not only were the costumes beautiful Read More

  • Monday Photo : A Tribute to Batik

    3 October 2010  •   •  0 comment

    October 2nd was declared to be the National Batik Day in Indonesia starting last year, 2009. Lots of people were wearing batik motifs on the streets to commemorate it. Here’s a lady in Solo’s Danar Hadi batik workshop showing how a traditional kind of batik is made, with the wax-resist dyeing technique using a canting.

    Travel Indonesia: Solo

  • Monday Photo : Solo Bride and Groom

    27 September 2010  •   •  0 comment

    The traditional bride and groom of Solo (or Surakarta), as displayed in the museum in Keraton Surakarta (keraton=palace). The image displayed on the wall is a portrayal of the bride and groom’s room, sort of like the honeymoon suite.

    Travel Indonesia: Solo