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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  ~

 

 

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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

 


This is one of the reason of what makes me so excited of doing all of these activities; Blogging, Facebook-ing, Tweeting about the beauty of Indonesia’s nature.. Me, I myself, always often shocked by how many beautiful places that I have never know before, eventhough I live quite near to some of those places. I’ll show why..

Ijen Crater Sulphur Lake

Ijen Crater Sulphur Lake

The spectacular scenery above can be seen from an aircraft¬†from Surabaya to Denpasar, an spectacular views that evokes a question about the location of a green Tosca lake at an altitude of 2.000 feet, and the caldera wall as high as 300-500m. It’s quite amazing, the colour and the smoke,¬†it’s exotic, it’s dangerously beautiful.

As I said in the previous paragraph, you can go there by going to Surabaya in East Java first, and then¬†from there you can directly go to Ijen¬†through the north west entrance. Or you can go to Denpasar first, and from the sea port you can go to Ketapang sea port in Banyuwangi, from there you can direstly go to Ijen through it’s east entrance.

Do you think it’s just like another crater? then you might want to visit the place in the night, then you gonna see this.. the blue flame of Ijen

The Blue Flame of Ijen

The Blue Flame of Ijen

The other may say Blue Fire, but I prefer to say Blue Flame, there are ony two crates in the world that have blue flame, one in Iceland, and one in Indonesia, Mount Ijen, East Java.

The Blue Flame of Ijen Crater

The Blue Flame of Ijen Crater

I was born in Indonesia, and I really love¬†Indonesia. But this not makes me so narrow minded,¬†as I believe that in every part of the world you can find their’s own beauty, either in the culture, nature, food, or even the people it self.

The other part of me, the Dutch, and German blood makes me really want to visit Europe, the land of my ancestors, well who knows?

Source:

1. Ijen Crater Sulphur Lake

2. The Blue Flame of Ijen

3. The Blue Flame of Ijen Crater

4. Location of Ijen

5. How to get there

6. Keajaiban keindahan alam Indonesia

7. Olivier Grunewald

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