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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Perfect Lunch at The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo

Thetraveljunkie.org – During our last stay at The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo we went to their restaurant for a perfect lunch. We had already been a few times and we didn’t think twice about going back. We came across a totally refurbished space, and very welcoming. The menu hasn’t changed, it’s full of delicious things. If you are ever in Solo, don’t miss this spot, its nasi goreng srikandi, soup buntut, udang balado a la padang, and semar mendem duren are to die for!

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Umbul Manten, A Place Full of Love and Peace

Thetraveljunkie.org – We hadn’t been to Klaten for months, so it was like we were visiting for the first time and the tropical sun made our visit even more special. If you need somewhere to spend a few hours in the afternoon, we’d recommend the Umbul Manten. We love the word Umbul (springs). We’re not too keen on its literally meaning, we like its symbolic meaning much more. An springs is a calm place, it symbolises life and the happiness that comes when you find something when you least expect it. A place full of love and peace.

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The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo, You Make My World So Colourful

Thetraveljunkie.org – Paradise is not just for a tropical private island. A few weeks ago we went back to Solo and stayed at the Royal Surakarta Heritage, an amazing getaway in the middle of a heritage and inspired on the spirit of Java. We enjoyed the typical cuisine in an beautiful setting and managed to take in the hotel’s priceless qualities: peace and quiet. That’s paradise. Come in and check it out for yourself!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 —

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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.

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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.

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