Gunung Api Purba (Photo Journal)

Climbing an ancient volcano? Why not! Continue reading “Gunung Api Purba (Photo Journal)”

Lava Tour (Photo Journal)

I wanted to climb Mount Merapi with my friends, but the area was closed due to an accident at the crater. Lava Tour was the closest to exploring Merapi, the active volcano in Jogjakarta.

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Prambanan (Photo Journal)

There was a competition between the Hindus and the Buddhists in the 8th century Java. Believers wanted to build the best temples to honour their Gods. It resulted in two beautiful ancient structures in Indonesia, Prambanan and Borobudur temples.

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Borobudur (Photo Journal)

Borobudur is the third UNESCO World Heritage that I have featured on this blog. My fascination on the world heritage made the World Heritage List (WHL) a major bucket list. I want to see every single site and learn about so many things. Continue reading “Borobudur (Photo Journal)”

Taman Sari/Water Castle (Photo Journal)

I really wanted to see the iconic staircase in Taman Sari, the royalties’ recreational bathing place. So right after I completed the tour around Kraton, I asked for direction to the place and walked there. Continue reading “Taman Sari/Water Castle (Photo Journal)”

Kraton (Photo Journal)

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End of the trip, Back to the Start

Scary images in my head woke me up that morning. I only slept for a couple of hours. Staying at such a scary hotel, taught me to always check the room out before deciding to check in. Continue reading “End of the trip, Back to the Start”

Day 6: The City of Heroes

Suddenly there was a lot of movement in the cabin. The train crew were collecting blankets from the passengers. I only slept for an hour or two. It was 4 am in Surabaya. Continue reading “Day 6: The City of Heroes”

Day 5: Picturesque Banyuwangi

I asked people at the hotel and restaurant, even ojek drivers and street stall vendors about what to see in Banyuwangi. Every one of them told me to hike Ijen volcano, which I did yesterday. It seemed like there was nothing else to see in Banyuwangi. I was wrong. Continue reading “Day 5: Picturesque Banyuwangi”

Day 4: Blue Fire of Ijen

I woke up at 1 a.m and got packed for Ijen and Banyuwangi. Our driver was so glad that I could speak Bahasa and asked me to get to the front seat. Continue reading “Day 4: Blue Fire of Ijen”

Day 3: A fortunate detour to Sempol

I was woken up by my ojek driver after snoozing my alarm 3 times since 3 am. I had a hard time sleeping on the flat mattress in my guesthouse. I could see that it was supposed to be thick but it got flattened over time. I wonder how many people had slept on it.
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