Wander with Indonesian Melania Trump in Karanganyar

Thetraveljunkie.org – We love going away to switch off every now and again. There’s nothing better than leaving the city and surrounding yourself with nature, clean air and silence to recharge your batteries. This weekend my friends and I went to Kemuning in Karanganyar, Central Java. It’s our first time there and we took a photo session with ‘Indonesian Melania Trump’ at a secret waterfall, an amazing place.

Continue Reading

Vintage Surakarta

Thetraveljunkie.org – We don’t like Maths but today is all about numbers. Two plus zero plus one plus seven equals ten and that can only stand for something good. We’re looking forward to 12 months full of great things and that’s what we’re going to try and achieve every day. And time goes by so fast. We don’t know whether it is because of our job or our lifestyle but we really do think that time flies. That is why we are trying to make the most of it and are trying very hard to enjoy our free time.

Continue Reading

Breakfast at The Royal Surakarta Heritage, Solo

Thetraveljunkie.org – Breakfast was included in the price at The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo and it was pretty damn good. The restaurant was lovely and spacious! I loved the eclectic mix of antique collectables, natural surfaces, and random kitchen objects with heritage details.

Continue Reading

Looking For Bukit Paralayang in Karanganyar

Thetraveljunkie.org – It’s the middle of the afternoon, I’m cruising down a small country road, surrounded by a tunnels of trees, I’m sitting in a car with my local friends, holding a packet of chips in one hand, a phone in the other, sun is spilling onto my lap, we’re looking for Bukit Paralayang in Karanganyar, Central Java. We’re using a google map app, my best friend is driving, I’m navigating, my friends are laughing and my heart glows —

Continue Reading

Too Much Heaven at Spa Alila, Solo

Thetraveljunkie.org – Our job haves us moving around all the time – we can be one day at home in Jakarta and the day after flying somewhere else for a photo shoot. Not having schedules and a fixed routine may sound very appealing, but it’s not easy and we’ve found it’s super important to establish healthy food and exercise habits. We are over the moon to be writing from one of our favourite cities in the world, the spirit of Java. We could not think of better photos to upload, which we took at the Spa and Gym Alila, Alila Solo. It is undoubtedly one of our favorites.

Continue Reading

Your Mind Free To Wander With Garuda Indonesia

Thetraveljunkie.org – Very excited to share the images I shot recently in the hotel and the sky with Garuda Indonesia! Happy to be heading to Jakarta for the start of the Java trip tomorrow! After Surakarta I’ll be headed to Yogyakarta and Karimunjawa Island for the ‘we are still wild’ project. Looking forward to being back in Indonesia after a restful holidays at home in Japan. The repetitive motion that keeps your eyes focused but your mind free to wander.

Continue Reading

Za Watami Party In Tokyo

Thetraveljunkie.org – We’ve just landed in Tokyo Dome Hotel and while we get ready to travel to our next destination we wanted to leave you with a few photos from a dinner party we spent at Za Watami Suidobashi West-Dori, a remodel from the traditional “Watami” that has been constructing the “Ishokuya” market since 1992. The restaurant interior features Japanese paper, unvarnished wood, mud wall, natural wood and latticework that enhance warmth, nostalgia and comfort. The restaurant offers a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. We were there for getting to experience traditional Japanese; the perfect combination of music and food.

Continue Reading

Sensoji Temple and Asakusa

Thetraveljunkie.org – The Sensoji Temple really does have something for everyone. It’s the oldest in the city as well as the busiest, so coming across a thousand other people when visiting is actually the norm. We loved getting lost around its streets and finding lots of traditional shops where we bought a few ceramic pieces for our house and a kimono. After grabbing some food in one of the street stalls, where everything was delicious, we crossed the Sumida river and walked until we got to Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world.

Continue Reading

Inside of Marugoto Nippon

Thetraveljunkie.org – Yes, you read correctly, we are talking about shopping today. We visited The Marugoto Nippon to enjoy the discounts and shot these photos. It really is the perfect opportunity to grab local brands. If you like good design, you can’t miss these place. After this, we recommend that you head back to the Sensoji Temple on foot to enjoy the sunset whilst you walk around the town.

Continue Reading

Ginza Afternoon Walks

Thetraveljunkie.org – The last few months have gone by so quickly, traveling from one place to another for work. Sometimes we don’t even have time to stop and think so we just go with the flow and limit ourselves to doing what we love most: photography. We spent an afternoon in Tokyo, we only had a bit of free time so we went for a walk around Ginza, did a bit of shopping in the shops that were open and got ready to go to the event we’d travelled to attend.

Continue Reading