#SevenVoyageurs Trip

On August 20 to 28 2014, my friends and I arranged a trip to Java by visiting some big cities there, such as Malang, Bandung, and Yogyakarta. It was such a long yet exciting trip, since it was also my first time to take a train. We called this trip as #sevenvoyageurs, because we were 7 young guys who did a voyage. Hahaha!

From Denpasar, we went to Malang by bus that took around 12 hours. It’s tiring, but it’s also worth with what we experienced in that cold yet fresh city.

After transiting for about almost half day in Malang, we continued our trip to Bandung. This time, we took train for 15 hours! Oulala…

At Kota Baru Train Station, Malang

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The moment which made our body feel achy in train paid off by the wonderful spots and views we visited in Bandung. We must say thank to our Bandung friends who hosted us very very well. Thanks a lot, guys!

The Lake at Situ Patengan, Bandung

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Amazing View at Kawah Putih Crater, Bandung

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Large Tea Plantation at Ciwedey, Bandung

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Exploring the Moko Highland, Bandung

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Witnessing the Sunrise at Mount Batu, Bandung

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Exploring Bandung in four days was actually not enough, however we had explored more spots that we could expect. Next, we continued our last destination to Yogyakarta. Yeah, finally we explored that historic city. We also met great friends who took us to magnificent places there.

Super amazing desert at Gumuk Pasir, Yogyakarta

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Exploring the historic Taman Sari Royal Castle, Yogyakarta

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This trip is amazing. I do hope that I can arrange another trip in the near future. Yes, I will! See you in my next journey.

Sada WAYANS

PS: Visit my VSCO JournalΒ to see this photo journey. You can also see more photos on this journey through hashtag #sevenvoyageurs on Instagram.

Standing on the Edge

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Have you ever stood on the edge of a hill? Or perhaps on the edge of something else? How do you feel? My experience when standing on the edge of a hill where I can see the large tea plantation is mesmerizing. I just feel so happy and excited. The greenish sights of the tea plantation calm me down. I feel so peaceful. If it’s possible, I’d love to build a tent and pass the night there. Beautiful!

The Power of Moment

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It’s really a moment when my friend took me this photo. When he saw me holding this plant, he asked me directly to pose as though I was collecting power to “fly” this plant. The result was magic! I really felt myself living like a muggle in Harry Potter world. I loved it! Until now, I am still hoping that I can have magic.

Well, “Wingardium Leviosa!” Hey, watch out! Dementors! “Expecto Patronum!”

Enjoying the Landscape View

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I am so sorry that I could not participate in yesterday’s photo theme, since I was busy to prepare my French exam that made me a little bit stressed! But I am back, it goes well now πŸ™‚

I adore landscape photography. The wide range of it allows people to see the whole things around the landscape view. This photo was actually taken in Gunung Batu, Bandung. It’s one of the best places to enjoy the magnificent sunrise.

Here bellow is a landscape in Bukit Penulisan, Kintamani, Bali.

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Exploring the Architecture of Taman Sari

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For those who don’t know what Taman Sari is, let me explain about it a little bit (with the help of Wikipedia :D). Taman Sari also known as Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta that was built in mid of 18th century. It had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a medication area, a defense area, and a hiding place.

The last function (hiding place) is actually a mosque that is located underground, which is displayed in this photo. It’s intriguing to surround the underground mosque due to its tortuous and dark alleys. It is also a very good place to take photos, especially for the visitors.

Here are some photos I took during my visit on last August.

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Let’s Hunt for Colors!

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Yay, I love today’s theme! I love colorful walls and everything in colors. When I go out for a walk, I always look around and try to find the most perfect color wall.

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I regularly post my color wall photo on my Instagram. I also follow people who have the same interest in taking color wall photo there.

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Overall, seeing color wall just makes me happy. I feel like I live in a colorful world πŸ™‚