Staying in Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran

Thetraveljunkie.org – I’ve always loved going back to Jakarta. Even if a lot of people say that Jakarta is a ‘city of hope’, I think it’s still one of the best places you should visit when you’re in the Indonesia.  This time, My Bojo and I decided to stay in Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran, provides easy and convenient access to any part of the city and various destinations.

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South Jakarta With Gordi

Singers provide all the proof that we have souls.

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Thetraveljunkie.org – We love coffee. We tend to go out for one almost every day and it is the perfect chance for us to relax and have a chat in some of our favourite South Jakarta spots. Whenever we are away we search for new, good coffee shops like crazy. During our March trip to Jakarta we arrived at Gordi, at Jeruk Purut area – following various recommendations from friends. The atmosphere is super chilled out and the decoration invites you to relax completely. The wifi connection is fab, and this is not to be overlooked specially when traveling!

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Look What You’ve Done, Karimunjawa Island Sunset

What a life. #extraordinaryexplorer #wearestillwild

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Thetraveljunkie.org – The traveling and the knowledge about new places is taking over and I would like to share my observations with you. This post will be mostly photographs but also facts and insights to support the visuals. Hope you will follow my journey. For behind the scenes follow @TravelJunkieID Instagram story. Rant over. Here are some nice pictures of Karimunjawa Island sunset when we were at the mangroves park, very cool and I really enjoyed myself.

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Rocking and Rolling To Karimunjawa Islands

Thetraveljunkie.org – Where there’s a will there’s a way. So the waves were huge between Jepara and the Karimunjawa Islands and we couldn’t get there by speed boat so we jumped on the local ferry and spent three hours rocking and rolling until we got there. The last hour of the trip was spent hanging off the side feeding the fish!

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Afternoon Peace at Gunung Gamping, Karanganyar

Thetraveljunkie. org – I’ve travelled to Gunung Gamping in Karanganyar with my Libyan friend. Rice fields, rivers, flowers, Mt. Lawu, peace and quiet. We’re sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.  I felt like a kid, with childlike wonder, walking around with my mouth hanging open, gaping with delight! The truth is I can’t wait to go back to Tawangmangu with my bojo. We hope you’re having a lovely day!

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Royal Javanese Ritual at The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta

Thetraveljunkie.org – Yippee! After a long trip, I think I can officially say that I’m back into my spa groove. At the back of my mind, I’m keen to reach a regular spa of hour, and possibly traditional massage a 2 hours soon. But I’m also discovering that… spa for me is not about luxury anymore. It’s about how I feel. When in The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta, I took a 2 hours spa, based on an ancient ritual that was carried out for preparing the bride for the wedding in Java. Foot bath – therapeutic massage – lulur body scrub – yoghurt conditioning – body moisturizing.

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Walking Around Kraton Ratu Boko

Thetraveljunkie.org – Ratu Boko is a true gem, an archaeological site known to modern Javanese as Kraton Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko’s Palace. It offers culture, peace, nature, respect for the environment, freedom and happiness. There’s such a huge contrast in the landscape: you can be on a beautiful temple and suddenly come across an organic bath that looks like it’s another planet. Kraton Ratu Boko will always be our beauty of heritage.

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Luncheon at The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta

Thetraveljunkie.org – After days of drooling over other people’s Instragram photos, I went out for lunch at The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta. In fact, I like it so much that I went a second time, with a different group of local friends. I really liked the restaurant. The service was fantastic. The wait person helped us with ordering, making sure we did not order too much, and she was very patient with our indecision. My absolute favorite dish was the Fried Shrimp Salted Egg Namie -fried rice and noodle with shrimp, salted egg and chef secret spices. It’s most wanted fried rice in the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta, do not leave the hotel before tested.

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Imogiri Pine Forest, Yogyakarta

Thetraveljunkie.org – We love going away to switch off every now and again. There’s nothing better than leaving Jakarta and surrounding yourself with nature, clean air and silence to recharge your batteries. We went to Imogiri Pine Forest in Yogyakarta. It’s our first time there and we stayed at The Phoenix Hotel. We’ve had a few fantastic days together, surrounded by nature, and taking lots of photos. I’m so grateful I get to do what I do.

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The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta Breakfast Party

Moody tune. // @accorhotels @phoenixhotelyogyakarta #AccorHotels #feelwelcome

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Thetraveljunkie.org – When in Yogyakarta, I have been drooling over The Phoenix Hotel’s Instagram feed and I wanted to try everything! In the end – because it was only breakfast – I chose the, Nasi Goreng Jawa, chicken porridge, salads, some breads, honey & chamomile syrup. My friends chose the same. The Nasi Goreng Jawa were so lovely. The combinations of old memories and taste were just fantastic. It was a really lovely breakfast for me. And such a treat!

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