Watu Goyang; Do you see the stone swaying?

Concept of Watu Goyang is slightly different from concept of Puncak Becici or Songgo Langit, but the place offers nice view same as them. We can see Yogyakata view from the top area and there is a big stone there. People called the stone as Watu Goyang, Stone Swaying in English.

There is a stone that sway on top of a hill. If we touch the stone, it will be swaying. From the swaying stone, we can see beautiful scenery of Yogyakarta. At the area, there are deer statue made from wood. It is cute.

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Seribu Batu Songgo Langit, big stones and cute pine forest.

First time saw the tittle of this tourist attraction, I wanted to know much about this place. I wanted to see the stones and the interesting spots. I am very curious about the place. So, my husband and I decided to enter the area. Seribu batu Songgo Langit is located in Mangunan Pine forest, Dlingo, Bantul Regency.

There are some big stones and one is the biggest. Besides that, we can take some interesting photos at some beautiful and unique spots. There are Hobbit houses, viewing post, Dwarf house, and also flying fox area.  We can choose what we want to take and also taking some nice pictures. Pine trees is the best place when we want to take picture or just want to take a rest. Besides that, there are some facilities; there are food stalls and praying room. There are some benches when we want to sit and enjoy the pine trees atmosphere.

Puncak Becici and Pine Trees

Puncak Becici is a place to see Yogyakarta view widely. From this area, we can see Yogyakarta and its scenery widely and it is amazing view. Puncak Becici is pine forest before, but since 2015 the place changed. Local people change it to be tourist attraction and it can attract some people to coming. Mr. Obama interested in visit the place. He and his family visited it in 2017 when he was in Yogyakarta.

Puncak Becici located at Mutuk village, Dlingo sub-district, Bantul Regency, DI Yogyakarta Province. It is 30 Km from Yogyakarta city.
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A Tree on Pok Tunggal Beach

img_20160820_122047Curious about a tree on a beach that is being famous at the Instagram makes me want to see the tree directly. Not because the tree is well known at the social media, but rather on the natural beauty that served in the beach. Pok Tunggal Tunggal that’s the name of the beach. A white sandy beach with typical karst rock and fortified by towering karst rock.

img_20160820_111348This beach is located at Tepus village, Tepus District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta. As other beaches in Gunung Kidul, the waves are quite high and is not allowed to swim. In addition, charming karst rock hill attract us, my husband and I too, to climb up the hill. We use ladder to go up the hill. Those ladders have been made. The hill is quite high and should be careful. Having reached the top of the hill, we could see the beach and sea widely. Wonderful! the right word to describe its beauty. The thing I like there is red and white flag fluttered. Feels proud to see our flag as proud to see Indonesian nature. Thanks to God for the natural beauty of Indonesia, may we always be able to keep it.

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Gesing beach after 4 years ago

img_20151219_160852Gesing beach is a beach that get us, my husband and I, curious. Four years ago, we have been coming up on the beach. But we did not move on it, because at that time the road leading to the beach is still very quiet and not a single person in that area. Because we hesitate, we decided to cancel the trip and go home. However, curiosity is never disappearing from our memory. So, we decided to go back there again.  We hope, we see will be very impressive beach.

Gesing beach is one of the beaches in Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta – Indonesia. It is located at Padukuhan Panjolomulyo, Girikarto Village, Panggang District, Gunung Kidul Regency. The place is about 40 km from the downtown. To reach to this beach, we can use a motorcycle or car. When we got to the place, we were riding a motorcycle. When we went to the beach, the coastal road is being paved. The coastal road is fully paved yet, there are still a few meters of the road rock. So, we have to be more careful.

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Unlimited Photos at De Mata Trick Eye Museum Jogja

IMG_20150718_140337 IMG_20150718_141456If you like, taking photos or selfie, you can come to this museum, De Mata Trick Eye Museum Jogjakarta. If you think, you are shy to take photo or selfie at somewhere. Forget it! In this museum, you are free to take many photos and unlimited photo. You just pay for thirty five thousand rupiah and get unlimited photo.

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Climbing Mercusuar on Pandansari Beach

IMG_20150720_115638Pandansari Beach also has unique thing same as Baru Beach. If on Baru beach there are many windmills, on Pandansari Beach we can climb a Mercusuar. It is 40 meter.

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My husband and I visited  this place because he suggested me to climb the Mercusuar. He said that the Mercusuar is high and difficult to climb.  We drove motorcycle to go to this place. It is near from Baru beach, goa cemara, and Kuwaru beach.  We can take the way same as when we want to go to those beach. This beach in Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta.

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Baru Beach, Love Seeing the Windmills!

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I love seeing windmills; I hope someday I will see it in Holland. However, today I interested in many windmills in Pantai Baru, Baru Beach in Bantul – Yogyakarta. I do not know why the name of this place is Pantai Baru. Baru is mean new in Indonesian. However, I was embittered to know about the beach and windmills. My husband loves it too. Base on the reason, we decided taking after wedding photo at this place. After we finished taking photo at Abang Temple, we continued to go to Baru Beach.

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The windmills are generator that use hybrid as its power. They stand among the trees and bushes near from Baru Beach. On the beach we can took many interesting photo and enjoy the sea wind. Continue reading

Taking photography at Abang Temple, Teletubies Hill

foto019Candi Abang, Abang Temple, is located at Blambangan, Jogotirto village, sub district, Sleman regency, Yogyakarta. My husband and I went to this place to take after wedding photos. My photographer suggests this place for us. They just said that the place is very beautiful and amazing for our photo. Therefore, we accepted her suggestion.IMG_2600_

People seldom visit this place because it is far from Main Street and just a little direction to reach it. From Yogyakarta, we drive a private car, and we tried to reach the place. We also used Google map to find it. After parking our car in that village, we continued our trip on foot to get the location.

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Sepedaan Bareng Sepeda Kampus

Bersepeda bersama teman memang menyenangkan terlebih dengan teman akrab. Awal bulan Juli lalu aku dan Nana, teman akrabku, bersepeda di seputaran kampus kami, Gadjah Mada. Sepeda yang kami gunakan pun sepeda milik kampus. Sepeda tersebut biasa disebut dengan ‘sepeda kampus’.

Keinginan untuk mencoba sepeda kampus sudah lama kami inginkan yaitu sejak diwacanakannya program tersebut. Namun belum bisa kami lakukan saat kami masih kuliah karena diluncurkannya sepeda kampus tersebut setelah kami lulus kuliah. Jadi, kami belum sempat mencoba sepeda tersebut sewaktu kami masih kuliah.

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Doing Social Mapping CSR at Pedukuhan Perengdawe

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Have you stayed at a strange house? Have you live with a strange family whom you do not know them. I have ever stayed at strange house with a strange family. It occurred when I did a social research at Pedukuhan Perengdawe, Rewulu area, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta –Indonesia. I live with Pak/Mr. Dukuh’s family for 2 weeks. I myself live there and did my research. Pak Dukuh is a person who lead or command people in a sub district. My friends and I had tasks to collect some data and information about social economic at the sub district. We did social mapping project to map citizen need and resources at the dukuh. We did it by ourselves. I did my tasks by myself at Dukuh Perengdawe and my other friends did it at others sub district.

Pedukuhan Perengdawe is located in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta –Indonesia. Perengdawe has many friendly citizens, peaceful environment, enough natural resources; a lot of rice fields, farms, teak wood trees, etc. and good social capital.

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Buying watermelon at Glagah Beach

Weather is very hot and there is no tree near you. What do you want to do? You will use an Umbrella or dink a bottle of cold mineral water? I think is usual, how about eat a piece of watermelon or melon? Do you like Watermelon or Melon? If you like them, you can find it near Glagah Beach.

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Seeing Animals at Gembira Loka Zoo

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Have you seen the oldest turtle, an Ostrich, a Capybara, or a giant lizard? If you want to see them, you can visit Gembira Loka Zoo. The zoo is located at Jalan Kebun Raya No. 2 Yogyakarta-Indonesia. I have seen this zoo more than three twice. I like visit this place, I do not why. I love the animals. The first time I visit this zoo when I was new student at my university. I visited the zoo by myself. Besides that, I also visited the zoo with my friends; we enjoyed seeing all of animals. When I visited this zoo for the first time, this zoo was not as interesting as today.

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Looking for some books at Bookstore Shopping Center

IMG_20151219_105358Do you look for some books for your study? Do you look for cheap books, cheap novels, or old books and magazines? You can find all of them at Bookstore Shopping Center. We usually call the place “Shopping”. The Bookstore Shopping center is a place to sells many books, magazines, novel, and the others. I always waiting for visiting this place every I back to Jogja, I always want to buy many books.

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The shopping building is located in Jalan Sriwedari Yogyakarta near next to Smart Garden (Taman Pintar). The building has two floors. Booksellers fill both of the floors. My friends and I used to buy some books for our study. Sometimes, we also bought novels, anime magazines, Japanese comic, or dictionary. Most of the books are original and the others are copying books. Do not worry about the copying books. The quality of books is good enough. After looking for some books, we can take a rest while eating some food at food corner at first floor.

Sunrise-sunset Bukit Bintang Phatuk dan Pesona Waduk Gajah Mungkur

Semasa liburan natal tahun 2010 yang lalu saya diajak oleh teman saya mengunjungi neneknya yang merayakan natal. Kami diajak ke rumah neneknya di Wonogiri. Karena sedang liburan dan tidak ada kerjaan, kami kemudian memutuskan untuk ikut ke sana.

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Kami kemudian berangkat di pagi hari sekitar jam 5 pagi dengan mengendarai 2 sepeda motor. Kami berempat, Mbak Ajeng, adiknya Hayu, Dewi, dan saya. Dari kost kami di daerah Kuningan, Condong Catur Sleman, kami langsung melajukan motor kami dari jalan Samirono menuju ke arah jalan Affadni lalu ke jalan Solo dan berbelok ke jalan Janti. Setelah melewati jalan janti kami berbelok menuju ke jalan Jogja-Wonosari. Lalu kami terus melajukan motor kami hingga kami bertemu dengan wilayah Phatuk.

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Taking photos at Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo

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Have you ever seen a wide desert? I have seen it although I just saw it in Jogja, Indonesia but it is very amazing place. The desert that I have ever seen is Gumuk Pasir Parang kusumo (Parang kusumo desert). Gumuk Pasir Parang kusumo is a unique phenomenon. There are two phenomena like that in the world, the first desert in Mexico, and the other one in Yogyakarta-Indonesia. The desert is wide and has interesting design. The shape of Gumuk Pasir is influenced by course of wind.

The gumuk pasir is located between Parangtritis beach and Depok beach. After my friends and I have gone to Depok beach, we went to the desert. The desert is near from depok beach. We went there by motorcycle. From the depok main road, we just walked to go to the Gumuk Pasir. We saw a wide desert; there are sand dune and valley dune. In addition, we also can see various plants such as cemara undang trees, Sea pineapple trees, various grasses, and other plans. From the sand dune, we can see a landscape of that area and we can see beaches. It is a very nice place to see the beautiful landscape.

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