Yogya to Lombok – the low budget way.

Lombok, in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia has been a widely sought out destination for both tourists and locals. With gorgeous beaches and the magnificent mountain of Rinjani standing beautiful and tall, it’s a place people and myself, would like to immerse in. Imagine the glimmers of warm, white sands along crystal blue waters. Imagine blue skies and the breeze dancing on your face. Imagine feeling the warm sand on your feet while gazing at the explosion of a red and orange sunset with the sweet music of ocean waves soothing your ears. If you’re more of a beach bunny like myself, well, how can you not resist? But being so, going there will most likely lead to having a loose wallet. So what could be better than a low budget […]

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Change

Joko Widodo or more locally known as Jokowi is a furniture businessman turned mayor of the city of Surakarta in Central Java, then for the bustling metropolitan capital, Jakarta. He is known for having a humble, down-to-earth personality and that subtle enthusiasm for problem solving. In just a matter of months after he took office in October 2012, he has won the hearts of millions of Indonesians eager for change. One of the special things about him is the implementation of the blusukan concept where the word blusuk in Javanese means “going in” or “unannounced visits”. Therefore, Jokowi is very active in going down to the field to see what is actually going on, actually getting out of the office to see how conflicts and unfortunate situations that has surfaced can be resolved.  As […]

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Kedai Rakjat Djelata – Embrace Commonality

And Yogyakarta never fails to make us fall in love with it. Walking through the food stall-cafe, it was like walking through time. With old school utensils used all around and for decorations, old adverts posted on the rustic tosca brick walls, it’s impossible not to be immersed into the whole vintage nuance. The name directly translates to food stall for the common and the concept was executed so tastefully. Providing old time classic drinks and Javanese dishes, there will be no stomachs left unhappy. In addition to that, the cozy setting with excellent choices of wooden furniture will make you never want to leave. Food is served on classic aluminum plates and it really feels like you’re traveling through time. Coming inside the cafe, one can notice the unique […]

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