Catch the Sunrise at Puncak Panguk, Yogyakarta

Thetraveljunkie.org – After a few months in Solo, my friends and I popped over to Yogyakarta and spent 3 days exploring the beautiful city. We stayed in a gorgeous hotel called, The Phoenix Hotel. It was recommended by a friend and I completely recommend it! And I loved wearing this gorgeous blanket by Zara during my travel for catch the sunrise at Puncak Panguk, Bantul. I adored the embroidered details, the little fringe and ruffled sleeves, making it look very unique and understated.

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Warung Kita Nitiprayan, Yogyakarta

Thetraveljunkie.org – I caught up with friends for a simple dinner at this cute little warung way out in Yogyakarta, called Warung Kita Nitiprayan. I ordered a Bubur Ayam Kampung ala Peranakan. It was really, really yummy. The chicken was fantastic, the egg was lovely. I couldn’t believe how affordable it was. We also had a Kombucha which was really good! I liked really liked the relaxed vibe of the place. I liked that it wasn’t trying to be too hipster, cool, fussy or posh. It was a lovely, quiet setting for us to have a good chat.

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The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta, A Reminiscence of Eternal Virtue

Thetraveljunkie.org –  A few weeks ago we went to Yogyakarta and stayed at The Phoenix Hotel, elegantly situated in down town Yogyakarta, the cradle of Javanese civilization. This legendary hotel was initially built as private estate in 1918. Through the ensuing decades, the property changed hands a number of times, until a Dutch caretaker turned it into Pensioner Hotel. Come in and check it out for yourself!

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Keris Making in Solo, Perpetuating Indonesia Heritage

Thetraveljunkie.org – As a masterpiece of the oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The keris is believed by most scholars and experts to have originated in Java in the 14th century AD. The keris comes in many shapes and styles, but the characteristic feature is the base of the blade called the ganja, where the blade widens to form a pointed guard. This feature distinguishes a keris from other types of edged weapons. The keris is no ordinary dagger. Though it was historically used as a weapon, it has always been an intricate part of Indonesian culture in which it plays practical, social, and mystical roles.

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What I Wore: Jembatan Londo Boyolali

Thetraveljunkie.org – This is me at Jembatan Londo Boyolali, Central Java! My friends and I stood against this old bridge and tried to dodge the huge crowd of of farmers,  – which was close to impossible! I’m showing off my new shirt from Zara. Love the black! So affordable and great quality too. I wasn’t actually planning to buy a shirt during my trip. I have so many at home in Jakarta. I’m also wearing a 70’s denim jeans, army hat, ecco shoes, and my Batik hand-held fan.

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Tingalan Wiyosan Dalem KGPAA Mangkunagoro IX Party

Thetraveljunkie.org – The month of January has completely flown past, so much so that before we sat down to pack for our next relaxing trip this weekend, we spent a very cool afternoon in Surakarta. The Keraton Mangkunegaran and Akademi Seni Mangkunegaran made setuponan at Pendapa Prawedanan Puro Mangkunegaraan. The event was attended by some very talented Javanese dancers. This is definitely the perfect way to learn about Javanese heritage! We are both rocking: Tari Kupu-kupu, Tari Golek Sukoreno, Tari Gunung Sari, Tari Asmorosih, and Tari Mandra Asmara.

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What About the Umbul Nilo, Klaten

Thetraveljunkie.org – We woke up at 7am and we went to Klaten for our other organic pool, the Umbul Nilo or Umbul Nila, a beautiful place where we had a bit of a rest and tucked into a bakmi jowo. The food was delicious! Without knowing, we were in one of the most famous springs of the area. It’s got the best springs of the Klaten, some areas of crystal clear water!- and amazingly it’s not too crowded. This organic pool would have a lot to do.

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Waiting in Solo Paragon Hotel & Residences

Thetraveljunkie.org – We had already been in the spirit of Java a few months ago but we can almost get away with saying that this was our second time and the experience was incredible, thanks to, in part, the hotel where we stayed. We stayed at suite room, the Solo Paragon Hotel, a hotel and residences  with the remarkable blend of comfort, exquisiteness and service. The first hotel in Solo combined with the apartment and mall facilities, it will definitely bring you to the ultimate one stop facility that fulfills your every needs and desire.

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Thank You For The Indigenous Culture

Traditional dance is the hidden language of the soul.

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Thetraveljunkie.org – I went to visit the Institute Seni Indonesia Surakarta, a place where culture is still born and where you can get an idea about what you will see during seasons to come. It was a lovely show, with lovely architecture and lots of space. There’s an infallible combination that will never go out of culture: creativity, respect and the willingness to achieve greatness.

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Blogger Solo Passion

Thetraveljunkie.org – 2017 will be a year filled with passion, things we like, strong attractions and positive developments. There are a lot of good things yet to come and we have a feeling that it will be a great year. Life can go by pretty fast, so much so that it’s almost impossible to think… so we decided to sharing knowledge everything we did – and what a blogging it was! We’ve loved gathering time with Bloggers Solo at Swiss-Belinn Saripetojo Solo. Life is, after all, all about passion, right?

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