architecture

Let's Get Lost: Sydney

Morrie had just come back from her short trip in Sydney and boy oh boy, did she learning to love that city. She absolutely adore the architectures of the town,especially around Paddington and Darlinghurst area. It has that whole urban-slash-vintage quirkiness that so appeals to her. All the friendly greetings from the locals, the neighborhood parks, their spic-and-span buses, and the finger-lickin foods were some of the things she said that really made her trip memorable. And the thing that always gets her about the birds in Sydney are all these parrots and seagulls flying around loose and being all native and free. It’s unnatural!

She loved to hit the pavement and started walking, it’s one of the best ways to get around town and really become immersed in the local life. She walked up along the Oxford Street and made a pleasant walk through scenic alleyways and quiet streets lined with terraces, artists studios, boutiques, sidewalk cafes and many local bookstores up to the Hyde Park. Sydney really grabbed a hold of her heart. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Below are some of the photos that she snapped whilst being all touristy :p

The Bus

Paddington

Hey, there!

Paddington

Paddington

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Jogjakarta #2

Details of Fort Vredeburg

For the next day, we decided to take a stroll along Jogjakarta’s famous sight-seeing. On the first stop, we explored Malioboro Street (our recommendation is to walk down the road to the end of the street because there’s a lot of street vendors selling traditional and unique stuff). At the end of Malioboro, we visited Fort Vredeburg for the first time, it became a museum that filled with dioramas and replicas of Indonesia’s history. The things we love about Fort Vredeburg are the architecture and its details.

In the middle of our stroll, we got curious with an alley beside Beringharjo market because there are lots of street vendors that sell secondhand knick-knacks so we decided to explore it. Our favorite vendor is the one who sells a bunch of old cassettes and we found the AC/DC cassette from 1986. (Hell yeah!)

General of the Army Raden Soedirman

Sculpture

Affandi Museum

Old cassettes

Horse Carriage

We fall in love with Jogjakarta because of the foods (you should try the Angkringan!), the architectures, the people and how the traditional culture still take part in their everyday life. Jogjakarta is the most humble city we ever traveled, yet!