Charm

There’s a saying that a lot of people have been saying about this wonderful city that goes: “A bad day in Jogja is better than a good day anywhere else”. And after a two years experience, that has a definite ring of truth. It just doesn’t feel the same when you’re somewhere else as Jogja gives you a different kind of enjoyment that lasts, that stays with you and leaves you pondering before you go to sleep. No matter how bad of a day you’re having here, at the end of the night, blessed is all you feel for stepping foot in this sparkling city in Central Java. So, to anyone living here, that quote can give them a pleasant strike in the heart. True, Jogja is now becoming more […]

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Triwindu Market – Solo’s Treasures

In the city of Solo or Surakarta as it’s still fondly called, there is a place where one can (literally) find treasures. It is the place where a range of kiosks will tickle the interest of vintage aficionados not only from Indonesia but from all over the world. Built in 1939, it was to commemorate the 24th anniversary of Sultan Mangkunegoro VII’s rule. In fact, Triwindu consists of tri, meaning three and windu, meaning eight when multiplied thus equals 24. At first, the market was mainly selling traditonal food, clothes but eventually, it became a place to buy and sell used or secondhand equipments and goods. But through the great premise it brings, the market was dirty and cluttered. However in 2008, Solo’s mayor Joko Widodo really took the opportunity […]

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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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