Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Besides functioned as cultural preservation, the palace is also being a top tourist destination in the city of Yogyakarta. The reason is because there are many historic collections that are stored in the palace building, such as various gifts from the kings of Europe, a replica of the palace heritage (as Keris), and the musical instrument-Gamelan. From the shape of the building, people trust that the palace is one of the best Javanese palace architecture.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – From the main entrance this Museum looks so small. Although the actual area Affandi Museum is actually quite huge. From the information I got, this museum covers about 3500 square with a few pieces of the main building which is used as a gallery of paintings. In addition, in the middle of the museum area, there is a unique cafe called the cafe loteng. Inside the cafe is so relaxing, this is also the place where I can exchange my purchased tickets with free soft drinks.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Traditionally, Thai people would politely pour a bowl of water on members of the family, their close friends and neighbors for good fortune and to pay their respects. As Songkran has taken a more festive note, a bowl has evolved into a bucket, garden hose and water guns, and the festive spirit of this holiday is shared among all residents and tourists alike.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – The location of the beach is not far from the temple of Uluwatu, and the wave make this beach is always crowded with surfers. I think the wave is the one which attract many surfers visiting Suluban Beach. Even though In the area of Uluwatu, there are many beaches that we can visit. Such as: Balangan, Tegal Wangi, Dreamland, Padang Padang, and Blue Point.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – From where we stay-Jungut Batu Village, we can found many low budget homestay and most of them also provide a bike rental, so we rented a motorbike to going around. Many options of the destinations can be choose in the island, for the example; Dream Beach, Mushroom Beach, Devil Tears, Coconut Beach, Mangrove and many more. If you want to come here, would be nice if you use a slow traveling style, so that all areas can be enjoyed with a more satisfying.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – If I face a very busy weekend either in the office or on campus, of course that situation is making me want to do a short trip. With the destination which is close but still in an interesting place. Fortunately the Untung Jawa Island, I call this alternative beach because Untung Jawa is most nearest beach from my house that can be taken less than 2 hours, and very quite able to treat me when i am so miss to escape.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Ullen Sentalu is a museum in Kaliurang, Yogyakarta, which have a lot of collections that illustrate the culture and life of Java. In this museum displays a large collection relating to the civilization of the Javanese Mataram dynasty. Mataram dynasty itself was the Sultanate of Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Mangkunegaran Palace and the Pakualaman. There are many rooms inside Ullen Sentalu, which make me very excited! Even starting from the first room.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – When arrived and were walking to find a place to stay, the old man come to us and over a someplace. So we followed him then arrive at a homestay called Exotic Inn. The place is quite comfortable, not too far from the coast so we said yes and got the price Idr 175K / night with facilities one bed double bed, bathroom inside, warm water and of course free WIFI :)
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Fort Rotterdam itself is considered one of the grandest and charming fort in South Sulawesi, according to a note from a source that I found “A New York Times Journalist, Barbara Crossette once described the fort Rotterdam as the best preserved Dutch fort in Asia”, but is it really true? What’s more when I visited the castle and going around the fort, the conditions are quite “messy” or cluttered. Well, perhaps it is because of the renovation of the fort.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – As I told you before, the best part from this city is The view from the top of mount that is in the southern end of town. Well, Hakodate Mountain (函館 山, Hakodateyama) Is the mountain with the height of 334 meters above sea level. This wooded mountain attract for everyone to comes here, including me.