TRAVELLING – It leaves us speechless and turns us into a storyteller. (Ibn Batuta).

Escaping from the hustle and bustle of daily routine and exploring the beauty of nature, breathing the sensation of fragrance and fresh air of a exhilarating destinations might be such a wise.

Lawang Sewu
Lawang Sewu

choice. The positive vibe emerges.

Well, this 3-worthy spent day has positively re-charged these souls. The first day, a magnificent grand mosque, Masjid Agung Demak situated right between Semarang and Kudus was visited. This Mosque bears such a historical story. This 15th century built grand mosque has unique architectural design. Its interior is dominated with the influence of Islam and Hindu. The wide and cold tiles were neatly arranged leaving such cozy ambience. The mingling Islamic and Hindus influence was strongly attached in the surface of crafted wooden ornaments. Multiculturalism and tolerance are clearly reflected.

Escaping from the hustle and bustle of daily routine andTwo hours were spent exploring the Grand Mosque and the journey was continued to Semarang. Semarang is a true Nostalgic city. Here is situated Lawang Sewu, an old building with countless doors is a must – visit spot.

an official office of train workers during Dutch Colonialism. Another destination was Simpang Lima, A large square located in the center of the capital where street vendors offer their varieties of numerous local delicacy with affordable cost. For the low budget traveler, this spot is highly recommended.

Having stayed over one night in Semarang ,on the following day, in such breezy morning we were heading to Ambarawa which was only few minutes drive from Semarang. Train Factory was an itinerary must be taken for travelers who visit Ambarawa. Everyone was mesmerized by the beauty and uniqueness of old train and its locomotive used to be functioned in the era. It marked a history of the development of train transportation as it is nowadays.

Going to the south where everyone was indulged with authentic delicacy from Klaten, Tengkleng, the dish was made of lamb stewed with gravy taste.

Sleman. And the most adrenaline challenging was having a ride on a jeep crossing rough and bumpy street of Tebing Breksi. Thanks to the highly skillful driver for taking us safely passing through woods, rough patches and rocky roads. It’s scary yet exhilarating.

The exhaustion was paid off as soon as we

Dutch Colonialism
Dutch Colonialism

arrived at an Inn where everyone was drifting in their deep and tight sleep. The following morning everyone had to be ready for the last but not least destination.

Borobudur Temple, the most ancient and remarkable Buddhist Temple with its magical attraction. Everyone was impressed by its grand. It brings spiritual values as Budha bore in his long contemplation, spreading peace in body, mind and soul. And the journey paused for a while until uncertain time.

Central Java keep lots of secrets untold. (Arifah Hilyati)

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