PJJP :: Kopeng # Central Java – Indonesia

Today is another day for outing, morning walk together. And the destination is Kopeng.

The walk is about 5km with beautiful scenery.

Indonesia is a tropic country and the weather usually 20-30 degree celcius. But some place because located in high place, sometimes the weather could be under 20 degree celcius. And Kopeng, a village near Salatiga is one of them. When we arrive in there at 06:30, it has 17 degree celcius with wind. And it’s really cold.

When we arrive there, I saw this 2 cute little cat running anywhere and play.

Then we started to walk. The road is easy with enough up and down hill And beautiful scenery.

this is actually going up hill path, but don’t know after I took the picture, it looks like a tunnel.

We also passed by Flower and Plant Shop, which each shop designated like a flower garden. Surely those who love flower and plant will love in here and buy some plant.

Then we arrive at Kopeng Tourism Spot, and my mom buy some vegetables to cooking at home. A lot of people in my city like to go to Kopeng to buy some vegetables or fruits. While shopping, we can also enjoy the fresh air and the scenery.

After arrive at the car parking, and eat some snack and drink, the leader offer us to go to a beautiful place which is not far from there. We joint the passenger so we don’t need many car to go there and keep the rest in here.

It took abouf 10-15 minutes to go there but the road is very narrow, only enough for 1 car and located higher than before so you have to use a good car and skillful driver.

Panorama Technic

We arrive at Bukit Harapan Cuntel. I have changed my shoes to sandals because I’m afraid if my shoes are dirty so the car will be dirty too. And now, we need to climb a little in the sand and my sandal is dirty too 😜

In Bukit Harapan Cuntel, we can see 5 mountains: Mount Sumbing, Mount Sindoro, Mount Andong, Mount Telomoyo, and Mount Gajah Mungkur.

The scenery is very beautiful. I used panorama to take the picture.

Then we plan to go back to the car parking. But don’t know why suddenly, we are arrived at Merbabu Pass, a basecamp for climbing Mount Merbabu via Wekas.

Becareful if you go there, the road is narrow and uphill, with about 30-45 degrees. You should have a perfect car and skillfull driver.

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Ash‘ from the Javanese combined words; Meru means “mountain” and awu or abu means “ash“. Elevation: 3.145m.

source: Wikipedia

We still need to walk uphill to arrive at Merbabu Pass. Again, wrong choice to change to Sandals haha..

Then we go back to the car parking Kopeng, and it turns out we arrive at Kaponan. Which means, we go along way around.

Actually I should have arrive at home at 09:00 but now I arrive at home at 12:00 😂.

Mount Merapi Eruption June 21, 2020 # Central Java – Indonesia

Today, after we go morning walk, when we arrive at home, there’s a news that Mount Merapi has erupted.

Mount MerapiGunung Merapi (Fire Mountain in Indonesian and Javanese), is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Special Region of Yogyakarta provinces, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Yogyakarta city which has a population of 2.4 million, and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano, with villages as high as 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) above sea level.

Smoke can often be seen emerging from the mountaintop, and several eruptions have caused fatalities. Pyroclastic flow from a large explosion killed 27 people on 22 November 1994, mostly in the town of Muntilan, west of the volcano. Another large eruption occurred in 2006, shortly before the Yogyakarta earthquake. In light of the hazards that Merapi poses to populated areas, it has been designated as one of the Decade Volcanoes.

Credit: wikipedia

It’s been a long time to have an ash rain, and I didn’t tought this time there’s an ash rain in Muntilan. We just got there, and now we will go there again to eat lunch.

When we arrive there, actually the ash rain has been stop, or maybe very thin, because my car has ash in it’s whole body. At first we can’t see it but because my car is parking, and when we finish eating, you can see that it’s quiet a lot.

Bakmi Pak Kadis Dusun Menayu, Muntilan # Central Java – Indonesia

This is my favourite place to eat lunch. They serve Special Indonesian Noodle Soup (Javanese Noodle).

Bakmi Pak Kadis

Address: Kapanjen, Menayu, Kec. Muntilan, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56415

It tasteful and savory. The broth is very strong and make it really tasteful.

PJJP:: Dusun Gemer, Ngargomulyo, Dukun Muntilan # Central Java – Indonesia

PJJP is Perkumpulan Jalan-Jalan Pagi, morning jogging. Because we still in Pandemic Covid-19 situation, so our regular hash has stopped for a while and change into morning jogging. The difference is, there’s not bus rental, only private car with no more than 5 people inside (and mostly are family).

Today, we go to Dusun Gemer, Ngargomulyo, Dukun in Muntilan. Our destination is Santa Maria Cave but before arrive in there, we will walking first.

It’s small road, but some of the road was blocked by the tree so we have to walk under the tree or step over the tree.

There’s a path where the river from the side is flooding. So, some path to walk was cover by the water, and we have to walk in there. But it’s fun to walk with friends even my shoes is really wet, even my socks is wet too.

Santa Maria’s cave, I think this place is still renovated. But it’s good to come here and pray, and feel the peaceful. I hope that the world will recover soon from the virus, and we found the vaccine soon, and we all could back normal again.

We have morning jogging while wear our mask, I only uncover my face when take a photos.

It’s good to come out and enjoy the scene, so that I can refreshing my eyes. Always remember to wear mask, physical distancing and wash your hand. This is how we welcome our “New Normal”.

Stay healthy and take care..

Bagelen, Indonesia Snack

Today, I went to Supermarket and my mom found this snack.

Maybe you have ever seen this snack. This snack also reminder me of my childhood. It is a cookies that smeared with sugar on the side and now there’s so many varian. There’s cheese, pizza, coffee, etc.

The one in the picture is from Magelang, Central Java – Indonesia, it has cheese flavoue but still there’s sugar in the side, so it has combine taste between sweet and salty cheese. So delicious. And this snack size is good enough to eat it in one mouthful. Because it’s too crispy, so if you bite it little by little, there will be cookies flakes fall from the cookies.

The famous Bagelen is in Bandung, West Java – Indonesia. Each time I went to Bandung, I will go to this famous bread store and by their Bagelen. They have various taste.

D’Cost Armada Town Square Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Lunch at D’Cost Restaurant, Armada Town Square

Culinary Festival at Armada Town Square 2016 Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

There’s culinary festival in Armada Town Square. This year’s booming food is Shaved Ice.

Made by Shaved Ice then they give various color of syrup.

Madagascar Seafood Restaurant Secang – Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

Today is my father and friends gathering. The place is at Madagascar Seafood.

Madagascar Seafood Magelang
Jl. Raya Magelang-Semarang, Sambung, Jambewangi, Secang, Magelang, Central Java 56195
Phone: (62)(293) 3192488

Hash :: Kembang Lampir Bandongan, Salam Kanci, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Hash runsite today is at Kembang Lampir, Bandongan Salam Kanci, Magelang. It’s located on the way to go to Kembang Lampir village. The attraction place is only about 300m along the road.

The trees form like a tunnel. It’s beautiful.

Urban Western and Oriental Food (3) Magelang

Another dinner time in Urban Western and Oriental Food (but temporary closed now). I have often eat here, and this time, I try their rice bowl.

Salted Egg Rice Bowl