Bamboo Bottle Homestay, living as a local

Friday, July 24, 2015

What is life without stories really? I love hearing stories in general, even better if the one who share the stories is actually living it. A little bit different compared to my previous visit to Jogjakarta. This time I decided to spend my last adventure days with three other friends at this lovely Bamboo Bottle Homestay in Bantul. Located not too far away from the city, Bamboo Bottle Homestay offers a simply genuine experience living as a local. Driving across the well known traditional craft haven Kasongan Village, Josh Handani, our host picked us up at the meeting point nearby and lead us to his home.

Sosrowijayan Street, Jogjakarta

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thinking about going to spend a few days in Jogjakarta always put me in a better mood. Some friends even told me that maybe I should have just lived in that city. This is actually my fifth time in Jogjakarta and was very lucky to be able to discover the lovely alleys and hidden treasure in Sosrowijayan Street. 

Sosrowijayan has a lot to offer: from affordable hostels, coffee shop, and small bookstores! My favourite part is definitely the bookstore. There are a few bookstores which has a lot of secondhand novels, journals, magazines, and postcard from tourists who exchange with the owner all over the world.

Me and my friends were staying at this lovely guest house, Pawon Cokelat and found out that the bookshop is actually one block away from where we're staying. From such a tiring day before, I woke up quite early so I can take a stroll around the street and had a small conversation with the locals. 

If you happen to viist Jogja. Make sure you visit the Sosrowijayan I street, it's located near Malioboro area. I will be posting more photos from my last trip soon. Bye for now!! xx

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