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25 Nov 2015

2 DAYS IN CENTRAL JAVA

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila pool
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Prambanan temple
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila pool
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, butterfly
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Prambanan temple
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila bathroom
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila bathroom
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Prambanan temple
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila room
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila pool
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila foal
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila coffee plantation tour
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila grounds
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila coffee plantation tour
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, snake fruit
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila reception
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila grounds
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila, playing croquet
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila room
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila morning yoga
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Borobudur temple
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, bike ride in rice paddies
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, bike ride
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, bike ride
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila pool
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila pool
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, drinks at Aman Jiwo
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Prambanan temple
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Mesa Stila pool
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, dinner at Mesa Stila
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, Borobudur temple
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | 2 Days in Central Java, kitten at Borobudur temple

Java is beautiful. The island originates almost entirely from volcanoes, 45 of which are considered still active. The land is incredibly fertile, and you'll find the most beautiful rice paddies and intense, vivid green fields. We stayed at the wonderful Mesa Stila, part resort, part coffee plantation, set within 55 acres of gardens and tropical jungle with a truly colonial vibe. The reception used to be a train station, the facade of which has been kept intact, and the rooms are decorated in traditional Javanese style. It is truly a heritage property. We were lucky enough to barely see another guest during our stay - it felt as though we had the entire place to ourselves. 

We spent one day exploring some incredible temples (don't miss Borobudur and Prambanan, the two most famous ones) and having sundown drinks at the stunning Aman (favoured by royals and the likes of Mark Zuckerberg). We started another day with a morning yoga class, then spent the rest of it riding bikes through fields and across old train tracks, playing croquet, swimming, enjoying afternoon tea, playing the piano, enjoying a tour of the plantation grounds (where we met the adorable foal pictured above), playing snooker and having evening drinks.

For more on our time in Java, check out my Instagram. This was the perfect feel good retreat to begin with. Next stop...Bali.

22 comments :

  1. Wow, such gorgeous photos! You look amazing in your bikini, girlie! I hope you have a wonderful evening, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  2. Wow! Such incredible photographs!

    I really do like your bikini it suits you ever so much.

    A great post :)

    Laura www.shehearts.net xx

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  3. it looks beautiful there, love your photos!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  4. Amazing place with beautiful photos!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  5. All of these images are beyond fantastic - and that applies to both the settings and the photography! I adore the tropical print bikini, you wear it so well! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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    1. Thank you, darling! It is an extremely photogenic place ;)

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  6. Oh my, this is breathtaking! <3

    http://www.hey-blondie.com/blog/2015/11/25/so-good

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  7. How can you take such professional-looking images with your camera?? Looks like Conde Nast Traveller shoot!
    Kira
    xxx

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    1. Haha I wish! Thank you, my love! xx

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  8. Girl I love traveling with you. Since I am in the cold, these warm photos definitely make me happy and definitely inspire me. So loving this post as always.

    Kia / house of KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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    1. I love having you along for the ride! Thanks, babe x

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  9. Java is really beautiful! Your photos perfectly capture the beauty of the place, animals, insects,.... The photos are perfect! And you Kamara, you look gorgeous in that bikini!! Have a nice day!

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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    1. It's so lush, isn't it? Thank you so much, dear!

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  10. Looks like you had an amazing time!

    Make sure to check out my Douglas beauty give-away. You can win a skincare set worth $65! :-)

    Xx,

    www.floortjeloves.com
    www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

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  11. Wow! You always take the most beautiful pictures. I now want to visit!!

    T x

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    1. Thanks, Tara - you definitely should! x

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