What I Wore: Jembatan Londo Boyolali

Thetraveljunkie.org – This is me at Jembatan Londo Boyolali, Central Java! My friends and I stood against this old bridge and tried to dodge the huge crowd of of farmers,  – which was close to impossible! I’m showing off my new shirt from Zara. Love the black! So affordable and great quality too. I wasn’t actually planning to buy a shirt during my trip. I have so many at home in Jakarta. I’m also wearing a 70’s denim jeans, army hat, ecco shoes, and my Batik hand-held fan.

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Tingalan Wiyosan Dalem KGPAA Mangkunagoro IX Party

Thetraveljunkie.org – The month of January has completely flown past, so much so that before we sat down to pack for our next relaxing trip this weekend, we spent a very cool afternoon in Surakarta. The Keraton Mangkunegaran and Akademi Seni Mangkunegaran made setuponan at Pendapa Prawedanan Puro Mangkunegaraan. The event was attended by some very talented Javanese dancers. This is definitely the perfect way to learn about Javanese heritage! We are both rocking: Tari Kupu-kupu, Tari Golek Sukoreno, Tari Gunung Sari, Tari Asmorosih, and Tari Mandra Asmara.

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What About the Umbul Nilo, Klaten

Thetraveljunkie.org – We woke up at 7am and we went to Klaten for our other organic pool, the Umbul Nilo or Umbul Nila, a beautiful place where we had a bit of a rest and tucked into a bakmi jowo. The food was delicious! Without knowing, we were in one of the most famous springs of the area. It’s got the best springs of the Klaten, some areas of crystal clear water!- and amazingly it’s not too crowded. This organic pool would have a lot to do.

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Waiting in Solo Paragon Hotel & Residences

Thetraveljunkie.org – We had already been in the spirit of Java a few months ago but we can almost get away with saying that this was our second time and the experience was incredible, thanks to, in part, the hotel where we stayed. We stayed at suite room, the Solo Paragon Hotel, a hotel and residences  with the remarkable blend of comfort, exquisiteness and service. The first hotel in Solo combined with the apartment and mall facilities, it will definitely bring you to the ultimate one stop facility that fulfills your every needs and desire.

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Thank You For The Indigenous Culture

Traditional dance is the hidden language of the soul.

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Thetraveljunkie.org – I went to visit the Institute Seni Indonesia Surakarta, a place where culture is still born and where you can get an idea about what you will see during seasons to come. It was a lovely show, with lovely architecture and lots of space. There’s an infallible combination that will never go out of culture: creativity, respect and the willingness to achieve greatness.

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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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