Dieng Plateau – A Land Above the Clouds, Abode of the gods.

Somewhere in central Java, particularly in Wonosobo, there is a place called Dieng. It’s a plateau, known as one lf the biggest plateaus in the world along with Nepal and the biggest in Java itself. I have been waiting to go there for months and I finally got the chance to do so. At 2000 metres above sea level, Dieng has its charm and if you want to see something different in Central Java, this is the place to go because it is very temperate and calming. I was lucky to get rays of sunshine before it got cloudy in the late afternoon and let me tell you, it was beautiful. As you grt higher in altitude, your eyes will be graced by the rolling, green hills of plantations, vegetable […]

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The Munajat – a Backpacker’s Hotel

Looking for a place to stay in Yogyakarta but don’t want a big fuss? The Munajat is the place for you! Located in the heart of Malioboro and a few minutes away from the Tugu train station, this place may just be the perfect one for you to dive deep right away into the culture of Yogyakarta. The price to stay is highly reasonable, therefore fitting nicely for those who are allocating a small budget for accomodation, and making more time for going out and about to explore the city. So you don’t have to be a backpacker per se to enjoy your stay. But no worries, you will not be sacrificing your comfort at all. Going inside, you’ll be greeted by the coziness of the lobby and the friendly […]

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Vintage Knick-knacks at Beringharjo – Part II

So back I went to Malioboro street’s Beringharjo market and in hopes of finding something to show all of you. Boy did I find it. These small treasures are simple but they’re pieces of the past that we can still retain. Vintage casettes. I squealed in happiness and if you’re a music junkie like myself, you would be too. Of course it started to rain and I was walking fast to avoid the drizzles, I caught something in the corner of my eye. The man selling them was under the protection from the rain, he had his old trusty tape player and played Indonesian nostalgia songs. It always surprises and amazes me to find old, vintage stuff that people still keep because they just didn’t want to forget. The man […]

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