— Jogjakarta —
In the middle of the island of Java, you find Jogjajakarta, also known as Jogja. It was my second time here in Jogja. I just love the culture and vibe here. Lots of old traditions and history are preserved, hence you will find a lot of Dutch influences here. Next to Jogja’s biggest tourist attraction the Borobudur (see here in my previous trip), it’s also the center of Javanese arts, like batik, ballet, drama, music etc.
Despite the fact that it was my second time here (first time in Jogjakarta), I still have not seen enough of this city. This is probably my favorite Indonesian city so far!
Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo
We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Royal Ambarrukmo in Jogja. This hotel is special, because it is attached to one of the former palaces of the sultan. You will find amazing wall art pieces through out the hotel. @bloggers_boyfriend and I made a nice set up during breakfast at the pool :)
address: Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No.81, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman
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Royal Tea Ceremony
Like I said, the former palace is attached to the hotel. We got to experience a traditional tea ceremony in here, which was pretty cool. There were dance performances (missed this because I didn’t feel well unfortunately) while enjoying Indonesian snacks.
After this we dressed up in the traditional Indonesian batik wear to participate in the traditional archery ourselves!
Besides always eating during this trip, we actually learned how to cook the local cuisine at Sasanti restaurant. Here we learned how to make coconut milk and some other dishes.
address: Jalan Palagan Tentara Pelajar No. 52 A, Sariharjo, Ngaglik, Sariharjo, Ngaglik
Lulu Lutfi Labibi
So happy visit Lulu Lutfi Labibi’s showroom again. He is a local designer. His pieces are a fusion of traditional wear and Japanese influences. Last time I bought one of his signature pieces, see here.
Greenhost Boutique Hotel
We made a little stop at Greenhost hotel. I wish we could have stayed here too. This green concept hotel looks pretty amazing, so hopefully I get the chance to stay here next time :)
Finally, here are some random shots that I took in Jogja. I love the wall art that you can find everywhere, just wander around town. The last pic you see Blinking cycles, with colorful lights and loud audio. You will find lots and lots of these at Alun-Alun selatan (South square of the sultan palace). Apparently they operate every day from 6pm until 4am! Next time I will definitely take a ride!
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