Visiting IKEA Store In Stockholm, Sweden

Thetraveljunkie.org – In our quest to fulfil our hanami mission and observe the cherry blossom in Stockholm, we stumbled upon this IKEA Store, a Swedish concept store, with its clean design and amazing cafes. A phenomenon that has changed the entire world’s view of home furnishing. Kungens Kurva in Skärholmen, south of Stockholm, is the home of the world’s second largest IKEA store in the world, which opened in 1965.

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Admiring the Cherry Blossom in Stockholm

Thetraveljunkie.org – This is probably one of the reasons why we decided to head to Sweden when we did; to enjoy one of nature’s greatest spectacles: the hanami at Kungsträdgården (“The King’s Garden”), which is one of the city’s most popular parks, is also home to the city’s biggest display of soft pink cherry blossoms.

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Top 10 Attractions in Stockholm

Thetraveljunkie.org – The list of things to do in Stockholm is almost endless. The city offers a wide range of more than a hundred world-class museums and attractions, and on the top 10 list you will find big and small museums; well-known, popular, and unique alongside classics and modern newcomers.

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Welcome To Our Hometown, Stockholm

Thetraveljunkie.org – The best thing about having dreams is to be able to make them come true. We are about to make this year’s one of our dreams become a reality: we are off to Stockholm, a place where creativity grows, and where dreams and new ideas are realized. We booked our flights with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and we are ready to continue dreaming. We grew up surrounded by Swedish pop culture and now we are off to experience it first-hand, moving amongst fashion, technology, music, film, design, fika, delicious food and the game industry thrive like never before. Dream big, visit KLM.com and get ready to fly.

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A Walk In Bukit Kapur Jaddih, Madura Island

Thetraveljunkie.org – You’re probably sick of hearing about how much we love nature but it’s true. And our love and appreciation for the great outdoors continues. We believe respecting, looking after and admiring nature should be part of everyone’s daily existence. Sometimes humans don’t treat Mother Nature well and mining is one example of this. But we still like to look for the unexpected beauty and that’s one of the reasons why we decided to head to Madura Island when we did; to enjoy the Bukit Kapur Jaddih.

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We Tried Everything From Suwe Ora Jamu. Here Are Our Favorites!

Thetraveljunkie.org – It’s no secret that we love jamu.  Jamu (old spelling Djamu) are traditional Javanese drinks generally drunk for health. They are predominantly made from natural materials, such as parts of plants such as roots, bark, flowers, seeds, leaves and fruits. When in Jakarta, we were feeling nostalgic for Solo, Central Java so we headed over to one of our favourite South Jakarta cafes, Suwe Ora Jamu. As always, we loved the atmosphere great and its retro Javanese furnishings.

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Sleeping Under the Stars in Kawah Wurung, East Java

Thetraveljunkie.org – When we were in Bondowoso, we explored Kawah Wurung with its beautiful savanna. We love the word Savanna. We’re not too keen on its literal meaning, we like its symbolic meaning much more. A Savanna is a calm place, it symbolises hope and the happiness that comes when you find something when you least expect it. Without concrete, the cold or being in a hurry. A place full of grass, peace and gorgeous hot weather. We wore basic pieces for a camp, clothing that you can wear all the time no matter the occasion, pieces that are essentially part of every closet’s savanna.

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Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy Mornings

Thetraveljunkie.org – We love traveling and there’s so many different ways of doing it. And the most important thing about traveling is the actual experience. The sensations and memories that you will take away from a unique and special holiday. We woke up in the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, the best area for shopaholics. Its streets are full of heritage places, antique shops, clothes stores and peranakan foods.

Someone on Instagram recommended that we visit the executive lounge at the hotel for breakfast, and how could be we pass up the opportunity to go somewhere that serves breakfast all day? We’ve already talked about how breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and warm place – and the perfect way to start our day.

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Walking Around East Coast Park, Singapore

Thetraveljunkie.org – On our second afternoon, my bojo and I went to East Coast Park, a short stroll from the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. Despite the humid weather, the park was lovely and cool fringed with green grass and shady trees. We joined the local families and tourists walking, biking and rollerblading along the beachside track. We spent around walking and talking along the track with a stop to look at the harbour full of ships and to enjoy the cool sea breeze. There were a number of bike rental companies, renting bikes, skates and all safety equipment.

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Visiting Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple in Singapore

Thetraveljunkie.org – Our first day in Singapore was super sunny, with the kind of sun drops that stay on your glasses and refresh your face. We had so much energy and were really excited. We spent the day walking around one of our favourite areas: Katong. And we visited the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple as part of a heritage walk with Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. It’s just up the road from the hotel. Laviously decorated temple dedicated to Ganesha. It’s name means the Ganesha temple under the cempaka tree.

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