The Bojoku Matching Outfits in Stockholm

Thetraveljunkie.org – While some people struggle to find a pair of socks that match in Stockholm, this coordinated couple blogger from AustraliaIndonesia effortlessly match their clothes, and as you can see from these pictures, the resulting outfits are eye-catchingly awesome. They go by the name thebojoku on Instagram. Which outfit do you like the best? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to vote for the best!

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Life’s A Journey at Indonesia’s Legendary Recording Studio: Lokananta

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Thetraveljunkie.org – Right across the road from our hotel, The Sunan Hotel Solo, was Indonesia’s legendary recording studio: Lokananta. It’s the must-go to spot to visit in Solo if you like Indonesian music and it’s a great historical lesson for those not yet too familiar with traditional Indonesian music. We loved it. Stepping into Lokananta was like a pair of retro arms embracing me and as they say, if only those walls could talk…

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Our Javanese Pride at The Sunan Hotel Solo

Thetraveljunkie.org – We stay in many hotels around the world so it’s nice when you have a restaurant that stays true to its culture and heritage. That’s the case at  The Sultan Hotel Solo which serves an authentic Javanese breakfast in its Narendra restaurant. We loved the little touches that make Javanese food so unique like the steamed coconut cream atop nasi liwet and the various bubur such as the sumsum and mutiara. We love a hotel that is so confident in itself that it serves local food without trying to imitate anyone else. So well done The Sunan Hotel Solo – your Javanese breakfast was great. 

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Weekend Vibes at The Sunan Hotel, Solo

Thetraveljunkie.org – We love Solo, a city of wonderful memories for me where I first met my bojo. We always love to go back there to relax and unwind. Solo operates at a slower pace than many Indonesian cites and a weekend there is always relaxing and chilled. We love that we can jump on a plane from Jakarta and an hour later be in Solo, with its art, food and proximity to great cultural spots. That’s one reason we chose The Sunan Hotel, for its convenient location.

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Luang Prabang’s Fantastic Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos

Thetraveljunkie.org – Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is all about. Kuang Si Waterfall. We’d seen amazing photos of these falls and their blue waters, however, after a few days of heavy rain we didn’t get to see these blue but they were totally pumping and so exciting to watch… Definitely worth the drive there and the walk up. Sometimes you don’t get what you expect but it is equally as beautiful.

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Kick Andy Show with The Travel Junkie

Thetraveljunkie.org – We are firm believers that the only way to really get to know a globe is through a travel blog. It is the only way to find all the hidden little treasures that are not pointed out in maps, and which we love to document. Travel, we only want to travel. Recently, Kick Andy Show MetroTV was gracious enough to ask me to participate in a talkshow about travel blogging around the world.

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Visiting the Xanghai Village in Luang Prabang, Laos

Thetraveljunkie.org – We left our hotel at 7AM and we got the slow boat cruise to see one of Luang Prabang’s most special spots: the Xanghai Village. We got lost in its little streets and took these photos on our morning off. We loved walking around, tucking into homemade textile. It was the best way to a nice leisurely walk because there was no wifi!

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Cruising to Pak Ou Caves, Laos

Thetraveljunkie.org – For you all, Laos lovers. Are you miss Luang Prabang so much? Well, this post is for you. As great lovers of Luang Prabang we are going to give you our experience slow boat cruising on Mekong river to Pak Ou Caves that will make your heart much better and more appetizing. Money flows, comes and goes, but time… once wasted, cannot be recovered again. Traveling will make you spend money but you always win something and it’s true.

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Strolling Around Luang Prabang, Laos

Thetraveljunkie.org – We love Luang Prabang, Laos. It’s so pleasantly run down and the architecture in the centre of the city stayed unchanged from the French colonial time. Buildings saw their glory back in the late 1800s, now tinted and worn by time. Streets are narrow with many tucked alleyways and people friendly. Always on the lookout for a bite to eat. The food is glorious, fresh with herbs, spices and somebody will be cooking something. In the morning is an eery time in Luang Prabang. As if some monks turns the energy on and the city starts. Fascinating contrast and such fun atmosphere.

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Snake and Scorpion Wine to Avoid For Travelers in Laos

Thetraveljunkie.org – When in Luang Prabang, Laos. We went to villages there is producing snake and scorpion wine. You might not know that these items are illegal or inhumane. As a traveler, you have the power to contribute to conservation. Sustainable travel gets easier every year. In Southeast Asia it’s not uncommon to find bottles of wine stuffed with whole snakes and scorpions for sale. Some believe it has medicinal value (not true), and others like the oddity factor. Snake and scorpion wine has been considered an effective curative for thousands of years but is also widely thought to increase male virility. But the truth is, it’s cruel and inhumane.

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