19 August 2010

Journey Through Java (From Bali With Love)

Take a journey through Java, courtesy of The New York Times.
Borobudur Temple. Borobudur is a Buddhist Temple, dating back to the 8th century.
Losari Coffee Plantation. Started in 1922 and surrounded by 8 volcanos along with a recently opened resort.
Losari Resort is comprised on plantation style buildings and villas.
Losari Resort Villa complete with teak furniture and Javanese antiques. Rates start at $350/night.
Ikan Bakar Colo Colo, spicy grilled fish with a sweet/sour/spicy sauce, is one of the many cuisines the Losari Resort has to offer.
An owl at Yogyakarta's bird market. 
People in Indonesia love birds and many have them as pets. They cover their verandas in elegant, antique teak birdcages. It's actually quite nice to wake up to the sounds of singing birds nearby.
Taman Sari (or "The Water Palace") in Yogyakarta, was once used by Sultans for relaxation.
A musician plays at the Sonobudoyo Museum in Yogyakarta for the Ramayana dramatization by shadow puppets.
Puppets crafted from leather.

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