My Journey to Yogyakarta with Sony A7R II - Part I

On a short trip to Indonesia, Yogyakarta or Jogja as many locals call it, I’m quite excited for my solo travel to meet our friends. Check in KLIA2  was pretty much a breeze, and all I did was go to the AirAsia counter and showed them my passport. Everything else will be taken care off, and you get your boarding pass fuss-free. Boarding the signature crimson plane is also pretty straightforward with plenty of staff to guide you, in combination with Klia2 Airport’s clear designs that lead you to the gate easily but to far away Zzz!!

Going to Yogyakarta takes about 2.5 hours, and AirAsia’s seats are pretty comfortable linted with synthetic leather although as with all budget airlines, leg room is quite limited for each seat. I’m glad the plane doesn’t have any funky smells like some other airlines. After a couple hours, we reach our destination: Indonesia, Jogjakarta. Bandara Adisutjipto is pretty small, although being the 3rd busiest airport in Indonsia. At terminal B, I was invited by the Head of Community Sony Alpharian Jogja "Om Phenky" that is to be sent to the Harrison Hotel is was close to Malioboro street, after that "Omm Prasetyo" also came in hotel to take me for dinner. "KOPI ARANG!"

Malioboro StreetMalioboro is the most famous street in Yogyakarta. Located in the heart of Yogya, this is the city’s main street, and was once the ceremonial avenue for the Sultan to pass through on his way to and from the Keraton.

The next day leading to the Gunung Kidul with other friend from PesonaIndo Tour Guide "Rizky Nurrahman" and Marwan doin same jobs, I was lucky Incidentally they are not busy haha~  On weekend night "Libur" here very "macet" meh~ perhaps they are also the same place to like me or return their village. avoid if u hurry.

We stay at Pantai Indrayanti its was paid Rp250k per-night with regular rooms. Early morning around 4am we left guest house heading to Pantai Krakal hopefully get dramatic sunrise but frustrated weather not so kind that day its call mother of nature. After that heading slowly to next destination Pantai Pok Tunggal, Pantai Drini, Pantai Timang the last Pantai Wediombo. My first plan to stay in area Gunung Kidul for 4D3N but look at in terms of weather conditions not so good. perhaps my next trip :)


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Its adrenaline test and the best experience in whole your life. Timang island is a small island. You have to across ocean to get there. Usually fisherman across to the island to catch lobster using a trap. Sometimes it become favorite place for fishing. But, to get here you have to collect all your courage to across the ocean. This place quiet isolated, not much tourist visit here cause the way so rocky. Even, for local tourist. Not much of them have visit this island.

Do at your own risk!.This is the first thing you should know firsthand before deciding to get onto traditional gondolas at Timang Beach. The gondola is a simple wooden box equipped with several pulleys and nine ropes with no warranties; no one can guarantee that the rope will not break or that the gondola is not worn out. However, past years, many tourists have come to have a try on the sensation of danger of riding on a gondola. The view served at Watu Panjang Island is of incomparable charm. The lines of the Southern beaches, from Krakal Beach to the twin Turtle Island at Nglambor Beach, can be seen clearly.

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Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer). It will take 1.5 -2 hours to reach the site. You can rent a car for comfy cause the road so rocky. If next time I will go again must rent 4WD easy rockin faster then normal car.


Waiting for the sunset to come above the lines of trees, within the green yellow mountains of Menoreh, while watching the lake from afar. The fresh air a place are the relief for stress. Experience spectacular sunsets from the deck atop the pine trees, a produced a perfect color mixture of a God-made painting. but i am not lucky again no sunset that day very cloudy. 

The Menoreh Maountains had been very friendly at that particular afternoon; it greeted us with cool fresh air to refreshen us after going in an exhausting one-hour trip all the way from Jogja. Our feelings, which had been tired of being hurried up by the crowded city traffic, were instantly brought to tranquility. Quiet roads, green shady yards in front of the local houses-all just tempted us to move here. The place threw our memories to our young days, to the home where our memories were kept safe.

Kalibiru is now a village known mostly for its ecotourism. This is, indeed, not the sort of thing that happens just the way it is; it took decades to recover its beauty-the land had once been dull due to deforestation. Presently, big thanks to the local villagers efforts in reforesting the village, Kalibiru tourism has mobilized the economy and indeed has become their livelihood. That's how it goes between the nature and manbeing-they take care of each other.

The perfect time to pay a visit to Kalibiru would be during the afternoon, when the sun shows more friendliness and put more melancholy to the surrounding atmosphere. Around the area, there is a pine tree growing just at the edge of a cliff. This is the exact spot from where we can freely enjoy the charming view of the mountains of Menoreh. So, don't feel reluctant to climb the provided hung stairs; sit on the wooden board installed there, inhale the fresh mountain air and exhale slowly while closing your eyes. Feel every second passing as you will feel that time passes so slowly. For a while, forget the city live, leave behind all thoughts about your piles of works, and just savor the view you've got in front of you.

Kalibiru Tourism Village was firstly opened in 2008 by the local community in mutual cooperation. It was started to make footpaths then the construction of various facilities such as cottages, meeting place, toilet facilities, substations of view, and flying fox with complete facilities. Kalibiru Tourism village now already visited by local and foreign tourist .


Speaking about tourist destinations in klaten it seemed to have no end, the article that this one is no stranger probably among tourists around the area of ​​Yogyakarta, solo or Klaten, this one I will provide information about a tourist exotic with landscapes as if you in the middle of the ocean, what else if  "Rowo Jombor".

Rawa Jombor is a swamp that is situated in the center of the village of Krakitan Bayat Klaten district, Central Java, Rowo Jombor are in the middle of limestone hills, the area of ​​marsh has been inaugurated by the tourism department district klaten since 1956, swamp Jombor is approximately 9 km from downtown Klaten, if from Yogyakarta later following the path of By Pass Klaten. And every bend there must be some signs signs directions that can help you to the area of ​​Rawa Jombor.


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I came here with of friends alpharian jogja, we set off as early from hotel in Jogja as 4 am to dodge traffic will be "Macet". Advice for those who are not familiar to get here please hire tour guide or local friends. I was really lucky got many friends in Indonesia to offering their help.SUPERB!

This place is good also for being the destination for my fellow photographer. Came in the morning because it can get a nice sunrise along with fishing activity that catch fish in the swamp. Did you never go to Xiapu, China Vietnam Myanmar? I am also not yet just see the picture. The atmosphere here is like going to that place. it is the people are fishing "Jala" on bamboo rafts 






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