June 30, 2009

My Yogyakarta on Lifestyle Asia Travel

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Yay yay, another published article! I am extra thrilled this time because like my last article on Santorini, this one also made it to the cover! This time I wrote about Yogyakarta in Indonesia and the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan. It was an experience I won't soon forget, and I hope I did it justice.

I love this issue (Lifestyle Asia Travel, June/July) because it is the Asia issue, so you can expect lots of breathtaking pictures and alluring descriptions of places in our own backyard and in neighboring countries. My favorite is the very comprehensive feature on Macau written by my friend Pierra and photographed by her husband Toto. I was not planning a return to Macau in the near future but that's changed now, thanks to them.

25 comments:

Katrina said...

YAY for you! I'll get a copy for sure. Your Borobudur photos are stunning, and I'm sure your words are equally (if not more) so. :-)

ChichaJo said...

Oh! Must get a copy soon! I'm sure I'll enjoy this article as I've enjoyed all the ones you've written! And no doubt it'll set my mind dreaming of going off on adventures again :)

MJ said...

hi! I came across your blog in blog catalog :D great blog!! more power to you and congratulations!

christine said...

Thanks, Katrina & Joey! :)

Hi MJ, thank you very much and welcome to my little corner of cyberspace. :)

Rasa Malaysia said...

Congrats. When are you coming to Penang?

Eibee said...

Wow, congratulations! I've always wanted to write about my travels (which is why I just started my own travelog).

Yogyakarta is a great destination. Borobodor (spl?) exudes such a different and unexplainable epic feeling. It's just sad that the surrounding villages are so poor

Divina Pe, RHN said...

I haven't visited your blog in such a long time. Still enjoying reading them. You could say that I'm new to blogging while everyone's a pro already. Anyway, thanks for sharing your trip.

christine said...

Thank you for returning to my blog, Divina. I was just thinking how much I missed blogging, and how much backlog I have which is so overwhelming but I need to start sometime. :) Welcome to blogging! You'll find that it's quite fun and you get to meet such interesting people through it.

Dr. Davon Jacobson, Md said...

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Divina Pe, RHN said...

You can start writing again when you have the time. Your blog is a good read. Looking forward to your next post

Monica said...

Congratulations to you! I'm new to your blog but from your previous posts, I can definitely see why you're on the cover. :)

Mr Whattaworld said...

I was there last weekend!! Congratulations on the article.

A good place to see...

Pinaybackpacker said...

Congratulations! I love your job! :D
Will be adding you to my blogroll. Meanwhile, I am going to devour everything you've written on ilocos and Dumaguete. :D

christine said...

Dr. Davon, thank you for your comment! It's nice to know my posts remind people of their love for travel. :)

Thank you, Monica! And welcome to my blog. :)

Thanks, Mr. Whattaworld (love your nickname!)! :) Yogyakarta should be on every traveler's list for sure.

Thanks Pinay! I'm glad at least someone loves my job. haha But no, I'm not a professional travel writer. I have a desk job, in a cubicle farm, in an enclosed office. But I'm not complaining! :)

christine said...

Hi Eibee! So sorry I overlooked your comment. A travel blog is a great way to start. :) I wish I had started one or a travel journal long ago when I traveled Europe, etc. Now I only have some photos to remind me aside from (very) fond memories. Eventually someone may discover your blog and ask to publish some of your stories, Good luck with that! :)

christine said...

Thanks, Bee!! Penang is on my list for the next year! I was supposed to go last November as you know, but ended up staying in KL with a daytrip to Malacca. I'll definitely contact you when plans are set. :)

Karachi Hotel said...

Nice article.I think we can say that the life style of the peoples is changed very often day by day.But the Ashien culture and tourism cannot change.

Fritz said...

Great news! I will definitely get a copy soon and hope will enjoy this article as I have enjoyed all the articles you have written before!

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Rose said...

Stumbled into your blog. Enjoyed your travel stories. I heard they make lovely teak outdoor furniture in Indonesia, i'd love to check it out.

super mario said...

I miss reading your travel stories.

Tony said...

Congratulations ! I'm new to your blog but i read your previous posts, I can definitely that this blog is great.

A nice place to see...

Anonymous said...

Yogyakarta is a great destination and I appreciate you for a great post.

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