I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Yogyakarta is an impressive treasure trove of food. On my most recent trip to the city, even though it’s perhaps the 6th time I went there, I still discovered new, hidden culinary gems that my taste buds haven’t sampled before. So I decided to compile […]Read more "Where to Eat in Yogyakarta Part II – Yogya’s Local Culinary Hidden Gems"
As the second most visited tourist destination in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is probably best known for its food, culture, and overwhelmingly kind people – all of which I’ve written about. However, it’s also actually home to some of the best destinations for Catholic travel in Indonesia, albeit Catholicism only being the second largest religion in the […]Read more "4 Catholic Sites You Need to Visit in Yogyakarta"
I promised in my previous post that I would introduce you to the new acquaintance I’d made in front of Indies Heritage Hotel, Yogyakarta who happens to be a friend of my dad’s. Well here is me keeping my promise and telling you about this awesome man called Harry van Yogya. Harry van Yogya? Is that […]Read more "Around Yogyakarta with Mr. Harry van Yogya"
If you ever find yourself staying at Indies Heritage Hotel Yogyakarta, try walking out of the hotel at night and turning right to a small field doubling as a parking lot. Chances are, you’ll find a tiny stall selling coffee and a variety of fried snacks there. If the odds are in your favor, you’ll also find […]Read more "Meeting the Man Who Knew Everybody"
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll probably figure out that I am immensely fascinated by history, especially that of the Javanese royalty. But I’ve never actually revealed why. You see, one of my great great grandmothers was a descendant of the Javanese royal family but because she’s a woman and – […]Read more "A 60-Minute Introduction to Badass Javanese Princesses"
Before my most recent trip, I had visited Prambanan Temple twice and had not seen the Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan – the actual number one thing to do at Prambanan Temple – twice. During my first visit, I didn’t even enter the temple complex and instead, persuaded the guards to let me view the temple through the ballet […]Read more "Ramayana Ballet: My Summary and Review"
I was walking down the corridors of Beringharjo Market in Yogyakarta when I saw them: women with thinning grey hair carrying sacks of various things on their backs. The sacks towered high above their heads and their backs were bent from carrying them. And still they walked, following whichever person is pointing them to their […]Read more "Meet the Female Porters of Beringharjo Market"