#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 Journal to see this photo journey. You can also see more photos on this journey through hashtag #sevenvoyageurs on Instagram.

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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What Bliss Means to You?

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Meeting new people is always fun and becomes a new experience. Last August, some Bali instagram friends and I went to Yogyakarta for couple of days. We were welcomed by some talented Yogyakarta igers who were also very fun and friendly. We shared and talked about many things. For me, it was a bliss moment which probably won’t happen again. I just miss Yogyakarta and the people now. I miss the cheap yet delicious food, especially. Hahaha!