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It was an impulsive trip that me and Dian Prasetyo took on a long weekend. Went to Solo by train from Jogja only 8000 rupiah for each passenger. It was a hot deal, yeah, I knew it, that’s why I love go to Solo ๐Ÿ˜€

Beside Laweyan, we decided to visit a Gamelan factory in Wirun, Sukoharjo. Some people said there were few Gamelan workshops that still running. But it was a quiet village when we arrived in Wirun. I thought, I came at the wrong time. But hey, suddenly I heard forged metal sound behind a wall. So lucky, I visited the workshop at that day. Because the workshop owner said, that they only make Gamelan by order now.

The writing published on Travelounge Magazine March 2017 edition. Credit to my husband, Dian Prasetyo, who helped to take some photographs, although his name didn’t mentioned again on the magz ๐Ÿ˜€

(Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

 

 

 

 

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When you (accidentally) travel around Jogja on Kamis Pahing, you will probably meet some students wearing traditional clothes just like Kebaya, Beskap, Jarik, together with Blankon. This government regulation not only apply on public schools, but also for them who holding public office especially as a representative of an organization or government department. The rule, however, made Lurik become more popular because nowadays everybody can wear it as school uniform. Not only special circles inside Keraton Jogja.

So I took two short trips around Sleman and Jogja to met traditional Lurik weavers. It was an interesting factory visit. You’ll see the worker 90% are old men and women. So, if there’s a proverb said, “Yang muda yang berkarya”, it does not apply there.

The writing abaout Lurik published on Travelounge Magz January 2017 edition. Actually, Dian Prasetyo, my husband, helped me to take some photographs. It didn’t mentioned on the magz. And I don’t know why. Hahaha… it’s not a big deal anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

(Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

 

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Okay, I should admit it. This one (the picture) is the fanciest Semanggi I’ve ever seen. Normally you won’t meet Semanggi served on the plate. It is wrapped in banana leaves. The seller walk door to door while shouting, “Manggiiii….”

Anyway, this short writing by Ayos Purwoaji appeared on National Geographic Traveler Indonesia July, 2016 edition.

Missing my most unforgettable cuisine while lived in Surabaya: Mi Pangsit Tenda Biru and Penyetan Imute.

(Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

Well, I don’t know how many times Ayos spent his night watching Ludruk. Since he often writes about it, I guess he seriously loves that traditional performances. This one was published on National Geographic Traveler Indonesia last year on November. Credit to Stevanus Lim as the photographer.

Jazzing up the Papua special edition on Linkers (Citilink Inflight Magazine), Ayos Purwoaji told a story about the land of butterflies. It has been published at Maret 2017 together with another writings about the beauty of Papua.

(Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

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Hello after a very long hiatus! ๐Ÿ˜€

Been busy with A to Z things, but still trying (so hard) to keep contribute something on several travel magazines. Not about the payment, but it just feel so good to see the writing was printed on the paper, especially the high quality one ๐Ÿ˜€

So, here it is… “Senandika Kereta” published on Destinasian Indonesia Magz January 2017 edition written by Ayos Purwoaji. And kudos to Agung Parameswara who were photographed the train attendants beautifully.

(Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

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Here’s my short article about Vesak Day in Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java. Written for Getaway Magz May edition. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

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Me and my husband take some culinary journey in Semarang, then the review published onย Travelounge Magz on May edition. We’ve tried Bakso, Soto, the famous Tahu Gimbal, Nasi Goreng Babat and also Mie Kopyok. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

Published on April edition, this one talk about one of cultural event that held by Yogyakarta Palace. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari)

 

 

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I just got back from Ubud, Bali yesterday and found that Ngaben Massal will be held at July 28th. The preparation for Ngaben, a traditional funeral for Balinese, are made in Puri Ubud. They built a tower that called Bade, to put the dead body. Then it will burn together with the bulls sculpture. Ngaben will be interesting ceremony that you should watch if you are in Bali next week. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari/ Travelboogie)