special travel feature: java backpacking adventure

I decided to write a very special post about my friends’ all girl backpacking adventure. It has been a month of vacation for us senior high school seniors and for the lucky ones who already got in unis can really have quality time. In this post I’m featuring 7 of my friends: Fanka, Mereditha, Dian, Marin, Indi, Jelin, Yodia that had spent 10 days backpacking to beautiful spots on the island of Java. They spent 10 days and from their pics, you could really tell they had a BLAST. I applaude them for being thoughtful and pick places that aren’t quite commercial but still have captivating beauty. If you see the pics (and all the facebook albums that probably have hundreds of photos) it’s as if there aren’t any people around. They say they visited ‘spots’ that aren’t crowded so they really enjoyed their visits. Three of them are mad about photography so they brought their SLR professional cameras and they really took the chance to hunt for amazing shots. The girls went backpacking to Central Java, two of my friends continued the backpacking quest to Bali. All of the pictures below were taken by my friends so please do not misuse them. (oh yeah, believe it or not the photos below are not retouched nor edited so it’s real hard core natural beauty)

all ways keep hydrated during travel especially backpacking in a tropical country.
always keep hydrated during travel especially backpacking in a tropical country.

out to the deep blue sea
out to the deep blue sea
having fun
having fun!
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snorkeling! (for free! after making small talk at a warteg or an Indonesian diner with a nice guy, he happened to have a kid in Santa Maria and he had a boat too, so he lent his boat to my friends for free haha.)
swimming with sharks
swimming with sharks (it’s locally called penangkaran hiu)

beautiful shot
beautiful shot of the boats and the ferry

beautiful beautiful beautiful
beautiful beautiful beautiful

Dian and Ditha

accompanying a fisherman for a day out to the sea

yodia and the bluee sky
yodia and the bluee sky

fanka1 it’s as if she’s stranded on an empty island with white sandy beaches

looking in awe at natures captivating beauty
yodi and jelin looking in awe at nature’s captivating beauty (whoa,look at that blue water..you can actually see the gentle ripples..WOW)

karimun
that blowing breeze through their hair looks so refreshing (the gazebo looks like a comfy place to hang out and relax)
resting by the shore
resting by the shore

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almost sunset

enjoying the sun setting
enjoying the sun setting
the golden sunset
ah the childhood of a young fisherman

the golden Karimun Jawa Sunset
the golden Karimun Jawa horizon

mount bromo-spectacular!
mount bromo-spectacular!

mount bromo!
mount bromo!
visiting the chilly mount bromo.
visiting the chilly mount bromo.
doesnt look like Indonesia to me, haha
doesn’t look like Indonesia to me, haha
woohoo!
woohoo!

running around
running around. look at that scenery!
woohoo
it’s kinda like the middle east or something haha
jump and reach the sky!
jump and reach the sky!
dian
dian must have took the chance to play with her camera, she is very talented, she has won several photography competitions

Horseriding in Bromo

Horseriding at Bromo

yodi riding a mount bromo horse

yodi riding a mount bromo horse

the horses of Mount Bromo

the horses of Mount Bromo (I can't take my eyes off that blue blue sky, you don't see that everyday.)

bromo

bromo adventure.

dian walking along bromo

dian walking along bromo

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fanka strolling on a path surrounded by such an amazing scenery

love yodis pose here, it looks as if shes breathing all that natural beauty into her.

love yodi's pose here, it looks as if she's breathing all that natural beauty into her.

jump

jump for joy and one fantastic adventure!

The adventure had its ups and downs but overall they say that it was soo much fun. Backpacking around Java (especially with a bunch of great friends) is an inexpensive and adventurous way of travelling. For example in Karimun Jawa (the island) they stayed at a nice inn for Rp55.000,00 about 5 USD and 50 cents. To really minimize expenses, in Solo and Jogjakarta they spent the night at Ditha’s grandmother’s house.

I plan to complete this post after I finish interviewing my friends about their adventure. So keep checking my blog for updates because all the details about the journey are coming up. Just think of these pics as an ‘appetizer’ to the main course, the story of one great adventure.

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