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It’s only a few¬†months ago and I missed all of my travel pals already.

In travelling together you will see the real quality of each person that you may not see in daily routine life.You may find a little “crack” but still they are the best among the best I guess ūüôā

Some of my friends start the journey from Bandung (West Java) using an old¬†VW Combi. We call it “Odong-Odong Negriku”

In choosing a travel destination, we usually decide from the specialty of the location, and the destination we choose now is Mount Tambora, probably the most destructive stratovolcano (recorded) in Indonesia with Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) 7. And in exactly April 10 2015, Tambora celebrate 200 years of the explosion, the explosion that cause a year without a summer. source: WIkipedia.org

IndonesiaBestPlaces: Odong-Odong Nusantara

IndonesiaBestPlaces: Odong-Odong Negriku

While some of my friends choose to use the Combi and make some stop in several beautiful places, I choose to  take the plane until Lombok Island.

I use the second flight to Lombok, while some friends arrived in the afternoon.

Bandar Udara Lombok

Indonesia Best Places: Bandar Udara Lombok

To kill the time, me and somefriends who arrived earlier (using Odong-Odong Nusantara) decide to relax at the beach.

Suprisingly we found several beautiful spots on the way there.

We make a stop to take some picture on a small hill that we believe will give the best view.

Indonesia Best Places: On the way to Selong Belanak Beach

Indonesia Best Places: On the way to Selong Belanak Beach

Look at the top right side of this (On The Way To Selong Belanak Beach) Picture, Yep! That’s The Beach. WIth a little Rock /Clod on it.

Don’t forget to visit this beach once you go to Lombok ūüôā

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Indonesia Best Places: Selong Belanak Beach

Indonesia Best Places: Selong Belanak Beach

 

 

 

~  TO BE CONTINUED  ~

 

 


Read first:

Road Trip to Jogjakarta Part 1

Road Trip to Jogjakarta Part 2

After having dinner at Moro Lejar Restaurant, we directly go to our home – our base camp in Wonosari. There we make a plan for the next destination.

The Beach. Yeayyy!!   \ (^,^) /

Jogjakarta Special Region has four regencies: Sleman (where Mount Merapi is located), Kulon Progo, Bantul, Gunung Kidul (where Wonosari is located). And the beaches we gonna visit located just about an hour to the south of Wonosari.

There are lots of beaches in south of Wonosari, name it: Baron, Sepanjang, Kukup, Drini, Pulang Syawal (Indrayanti) etc

This time we visit only four of them, and spend most of our time in Baron, which is safer for families with kids.

Interesting Places in Gunung Kidul Jogjakarta

Interesting Places in Gunung Kidul Jogjakarta

Baron Beach

Baron Beach is located to the south of Wonosari. The sand is not white, but people keeping it clean.

This is the view from the angle where a river used to be there.

Perahu Nelayan di Pantai Baron

Perahu Nelayan di Pantai Baron

And this is the view where you can see a lighthouse on upper the hill

Lighthouse on upper the hill - Baron Beach

Lighthouse on upper the hill – Baron Beach

Baron Beach best view

Baron Beach best view

Honestly, I admire the sky more on that day, it was so blue and the cloud is so white. Traveling always reminds me to be grateful. How small we are compare to this world. Yet somehow you will realize there is something in the universe who always take care of us, this small being.

Something greater, something who always shows a path in every situation of our life.

 

@ReSharyna @IndonesiaBestPL @Love1ndonesia

 

 


Read First Road Trip to Jogjakarta Part 1

 

Mount Merapi

While Wonosari is located in south east of Jogjakarta, Mount Merapi is located in Kaliurang, the north side of it.

After about three hours ride, we finally reach one of “Yogyakarta American Jeep community” basecamp in Kaliurang.

This community provide Mount Merapi “Off Road” Tour which charge us Rp 350rb (Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Rupiah ~ USD 35) for each car.

Underlined this: Off Road. That means all of those jeeps don’t use public/normal road. You can even ask them to choose a more dangerous way. Exciting and Fun!

 

Merapi "Off Road" Tour

Merapi “Off Road” Tour

The first stop of the tour is “The eruption of Mount Merapi”¬† Museum. There we can see how hot clouds can make all glasses melted.

Glasses Melted

Glasses Melted

the remaining of traditional musical instruments that are covered with ashes..

Traditional Musical Instruments

Traditional Musical Instruments

even the remaining of a cow -____-” Don’t know whether this is appropriate or not,

but the skeleton of this cow, make the journey feels like a journey to a Jurassic Park.

The Remaining of A Cow

The Remaining of A Cow

My deep condolence for you my dear cow. I’m so sorry for taking picture of you.

I guess the most important part is “the memory”, pictures of Mount Merapi, the eruption – and the evacuation – from time to time.

Picture of the Tragedy - Mount Merapi Eruption

Picture of the Tragedy – Mount Merapi Eruption

We take a chance to make a picture before departing to the next point

Cheers from Mount Merapi

Cheers from Mount Merapi

The nearest place that we can reach from the peak of the Mountain, called Alien Rock.

Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi

From Alien Rock the Tour Leader  (which is the driver of the jeep) will take you to one of the bunker where two of the volunteers died during the eruption.

They said the bunker was designed as a safety hole when there is a hot cloud. But the two volunteers prediction was incorrect, not only hot clouds they should face, but also the magma.

At last, after this exciting trip, we decide to go back to our base camp in Wonosari by making a stop first at a Javanese Traditional Restaurant named Moro Lejar (still in Kaliurang area).

Moro Lejar -  Javanese Traditional Restaurant

Moro Lejar – Javanese Traditional Restaurant

There we eat lot’s of – Freshly Cooked Fishes :)~~~ Yummy!

 

Continue to Road Trip to Jogjakarta Part 3

 

@IndonesiaBestPL @ReSharyna @Love1ndonesia


I’m very lucky this Christmas get a chance to have a road trip to Special Region of Jogjakarta a.k.a Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta.

Monday afternoon my brother suddenly called, “Do you want to join us to Jogjakarta?” and of course I said ” Yes! I’d love too!”

“Get prepared I’ll pick you up at 9”

Tighten your seat-belt, it’s gonna be a long journey!

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Jakarta

At 9pm my brother pick me up, we check up all the tires, full fill the gasoline, and finally depart to the first meeting point, Km 19 of Jakarta – Cikampek highway and meet another group there

We choose to take the south line of Java instead of the north, since usually most of Trucks and Buses choose to use the north.

Here is the track that we choose:

Jakarta Bandung via Cipularang highway – Nagreg – Tasikmalaya – Ciamis – Banyumas – Kebumen – Wates – Wonosari
(Wates and Wonosari are still part of Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta / DIY )

*Cipularang highway is part of Jakarta Cikampek highway that lead us to Bandung.

Click here to see the The Road and the map of Java

And there we are 2 cars have a road trip to Jogjakarta.
After several hours, we make a long stop at Banjar to have our breakfast. Banjar is only about two hours from the outer side of Ciamis, West Java.

Banjar

This is the view of the road in front of the restaurant.

A view of Banjar in the morning

View of Banjar in the morning

and this is the view of the traditional restaurant where we make a long stop to have our breakfast.

A Traditional Restaurant in Banjar

A Traditional Restaurant in Banjar

Wonosari

We finally arrived at our basecamp in Wonosari (south east side of Jogjakarta) in the afternoon, recharge the energy, and do the culinary tour in the morning.

The first place that we visit is “Soto Tan Proyek”, located in Logandeng – Wonosari. “Soto Tan Proyek” use a Javanese traditional house for it’s restaurant. This kind of Traditional house is called as “Rumah Joglo“.

First Round Culinary Tour

First Round Culinary Tour

Wonder how exciting is this? Well, let’s take a peek in it’s booth.

Soto Tan Proyek - The Booth

Soto Tan Proyek – The Booth

And these are the look of the foods, can they make you drool? :)~~~

Firstday Breakfast in Wonosari

Firstday Breakfast in Wonosari

After the breakfast we make several visits. Visiting some of our relatives and celebrate Christmas there.

Together we make a plan to go to Mount Merapi, and there we are, from two cars become 3 cars, go together to Mount Merapi.

Btw, Merapi is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548.

Road Trip to Jogjakarta Part 2

@IndonesiaBestPL @ReSharyna @Love1ndonesia


Most of us always have intention/motive in doing something, an intention that make others to think before they start to believe, a motive that might cause the other loose their spontaneous action. A reaction that can cause you loose a diamond.

That’s very human, if I may say.

Unlike human, nature is pure, you can be your self everywhere, everytime. They always show the truth. Even the danger.

Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi, Jogjakarta

May be, that’s why you¬†always feel so peacefull everytime you travel and see the nature. So warm. So excited and be gratefull for being there..

Your mind doesn’t feel exhausted of “what if” questions. Just relax and enjoy every moment.

Baluran National Park, Situbondo

Baluran National Park, Situbondo, East Java

Not far from my home town, Malang, in East Java, there is a beautifull waterfall named Madakaripura. A historical waterfall. This Waterfall is located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

One who loves Indonesian history must know Gajah Mada,a powerful military leader (Mahapatih) or prime minister of the Majapahit Empire (13th century). He thus effectively brought the modern Indonesian archipelago under Majapahits’s control, which spanned not only the territory of today’s Indonesia, but also that of Tumasik (old name of Singapore), the states comprising modern-day Malaysia, Brunei and the southern Philippines. This waterfall is a sacred place, a place where he was doing his meditation.

Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java

Madakaripura Waterfall, East Java

Want peace of mind? The warmth of the nature? A relax moment? A pure Air? ¬†I suggest you to go there in your next trip, and it’s a must.

@ReSharyna @IndonesiaBestPL @Love1ndonesia

 


Is that all?? Naa.. of course not, it’s Saturday night..¬†we still have lot’s of time to find crowds,

A¬†friend called, ask us to join them at The Deck, a place for people who likes to have chat and pool.. People seemed had known each other.. But don’t know why, we feel it’s not a place for us that night, that’s why we go to Hu’u¬† ūüôā and that’s we called awesome!!

Huu Bali

Huu Bali

Unlike in Jakarta, when you go to a club and have a chat with a stranger, they suddenly expect you to sleep with them,¬† may be not all, but most of them. Even in a luxury lounge in the centre of Jakarta.. Urge you to decide not to come to that place anymore. But not in Bali, or at least for several places we know,¬† more polite. You can just come, dance, say hi, have a little chat, drink. and that’s it.¬† We dance, partying until ummmm¬†¬†3am? ¬†more or less.. ¬†before we go back to Barrida,¬†recharge the energy¬†for the next day ūüôā

The next day is having lunch at Warung Sulawesi, what we don’t expect is, it’s kind of Ready to Serve/Fast Food. But one thing for sure, it’s so delicious!

Warung Sulawesi

Warung Sulawesi

The Food is delicious, and also the Es Pisang Ijo. Don’t forget to order it when you plan to¬†have lunch¬†at this place. Then, we go to Pura Taman Ayun at Mengwi, one of UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.

Pura Taman Ayun

Pura Taman Ayun

The Pura is surrounded by water, lake and river. Once you put your feet inside.. The calmness of green grass will embrace you.. The sound of water.. the bird ..la la la… Can’t tell you for more, you must feel it by yourself.. ūüėČ

If it’s not because of the rain, we may stay there longer than we expected. Time to go.. We rushed back downtown to find a place called Lello Lello Gelato at Kayu Aya 21, Seminyak.

WoW!! Lots of choices, Not only Dark Chocolates, Vanila or Strawberry.. but also Dragon Fruit! Next time, we will visit this place for more..

Lello Lello Gelato

Lello Lello Gelato

Still, Chocolates is my favorite.. Yummmm..

Damn.. why I don’t see this – look so yummy ice cream – before?? Should I go back to Bali just for it?

Baileys and Butterscotch Gelato

Baileys and Butterscotch Gelato

Arrrrgghhh!!!!!

~ To Be Continued ~

@IndonesiaBestPL @Love1ndonesia


Last¬†year I planned to go to Derawan in Kalimantan, Borobudur Temple for it’s stunning Lampion Night during¬†Waisak in Jogja, Fishing around Pelabuhan Ratu area, and so on and so on..

And some of them cannot be accomplished, some of the reason are Limited Time and Budget, issues of most travelers :)) Lol..

It seemed my luckiest moment in 2013 is a 5 days and 4 night trip to Bali few weeks ago. With a different angle. Not only to see beautiful places, amazing crowd and also an ability to pamper body and soul in the same time. A lady wanna be and a party lovers way.

I may not share a beautiful picture, since I only bring my phone with it’s limited memory.¬†I prefer to enjoy the moment, and not too busy taking a picture.

Saturday afternoon 7th of Dec 2013, me and two of my friends arrived in Denpasar Bali. Pick up by a driver that we usually use every time we had a trip to Bali, his name is Made. Unlike before, He picked us up using a 4wd car. The first¬†*Wow* we get. Ummm.. probably because we are one of his number one customers ūüėČ

The second *wow* is when we saw the new Ngurah Rai Airport. So artistically beautifull..

The New Airport - Ngurah Rai

The New Airport – Ngurah Rai

Then all of us going to Seminyak area to find our previously booked bungalow. it’s called Barrida Bungalow. The driver take us downtown, to the most complete area in Seminyak. And there we lived for the next four days..

Barrida Bungalow a cute house in the center of Seminyak

Barrida Bungalow a cute house in the center of Seminyak

Name of the owner is Matt. Wonder how he can¬†designed such a beautifull cute house like this. So local and¬†homy. Seriously! well I don’t need to show the complete kitchen tools here ay? :))

The first thing we do¬†after – is to find a place for Dinner. We do hope to find an extraordinary place in a good price.. Then we go to Double Six Area, still in Seminyak, walk along the road, to find a restaurant that hopefully can make our stomach yelling “I want that food!!!!”

Sadly, nothing happen.

Then we decide to touch the water.. feel the breeze of the wind on the beach.. And there.. We saw a stunning Lampion¬†light, lots of lampion calling us to come.. Wow..¬†How can’we saw it before, it’s so near to¬†our car..

ABC1

It’s hidden behind a quite tall wall.. it’s called ABC (Amazing Beach Cafe) it’s a cafe on the beach.. lots of Lampion, Lots of sand bags prepared for people who want to enjoy the beach, feel the sand, enjoy¬†the food, hearing good music and relax.. A place that gonna make you¬†so thankfull for being there.. The Foods are amazingly good¬†and ofcourse¬†quite cheap¬†compare to the service and the ambience of the place..¬†ūüôā we order 5 menus, and cost us less than Rp250.000,- quite good ay?

Well, since Its to dark to take the picture using a mobile phone, let me show you a picture of ABC from another blog (utiedputri.com)

Amazing Beach Cafe

Amazing Beach Cafe

Cute right?

~ To Be Continued ~

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