Hats and Smiles

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Sun, smiles, temples and straw hats.
The Prambanan temples are some huge buildings built by hundreds of years old stone. It was an amazing day to explore the sight with all its different angles, corners and perspectives.
Part of the Perfspots exploration team was Simone. We have been equipped with plenty of water, some snacks, the cameras and of course the traditional Lombok straw hats. It was an amazing day and the best part was to explore the less crowded, less popular temples in the area.

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felt like Indiana Jones

Explore the Temples!

An early morning wake up to explore the Prambanan Temple and all the temples surrounding it. We have ordered a taxi directly to the hotel which brought us to the Prambanan Temple area. Arriving there, obviously we where not the only ones. But it was not crowded because the Prambanan Temple is pretty large and the tourists visiting it spread out over the sight. I documented our experience on this Travel Vlog. It was an insanely hot day but we decided to walk to the other temples behind the Prambanan. We noticed, most tourists only visit the main attraction and do not visit the other attractions. We highly recommend you to check the others out as well. Exploring the Candi Sewu, Candi Bubrah and the Candi Lumbung was amazing. Walking through the abandoned sights really felt like walking in a indiana jones movie! Especially the Candi Lumbung was fascinating with its unique architecture and chambers. 

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the famous perfspots pose
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The beautiful candi sewu temple.

Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Coffee over Yogyakarta’s roofs

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Twelfth floor. A nice red wing chair. A huge window. Beautiful view over Yogyakarta. Small but well designed lounge table. But most important, complementary coffee!

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Every day, the first thing when i got up was booting the coffee machine.

A good hot steaming cup of coffee in front of this view: an absolute perfect spot!

Also before heading to the pool of course!

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There is no better combination than enjoying calmly a cup of coffee while overlooking a busy city. How people hurry to go to work and mind their business. Cars and Scooters driving up and down. Street vendors and businessman crossing their ways. All while time seems to stand still for you holding the cup.

The Hotel Vlog

Arriving in Yogyakarta we have been overwhelmed by the traffic. Scooters, cars, coaches. Then we arrived. The lobby boy opened the doors and carried our luggage inside. First impression: a really fancy Lobby! comfy lounge chairs. diamonds hanging from the ceiling and a delicious welcome drink. That was a nice arrival. But wait for the hotel room the view of Yogya or Jogja, however you want to call it, was stunning!


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Filtering the milk

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This is how tofu is produced in Indonesia. From importing the doy beans to forming a tofu block. We learned about the production process in a factory in Magelang Indonesia.

Do you like tofu?

The Tofu production Vlog

You might ask yourself what is tofu made from? We have been curious too and decided to visit a local tofu factory. We initially traveled to the area of Magelang to visit the Borobodur temple but afterwards we decided to learn more about the local economy. This is how they produce the tofu in Indonesia. They showed us the whole process, from importing the soy beans to pressing the blocks and selling it to the market. Some machines are interestingly improvised and some processes are well thought out. It was a very interesting visit, to see how the soy beans goes through the different process until it becomes a well shaped tofu block.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Palm boy

The locals cut some small steps into the trunk of the palmtree to climb em up wothout any safety gear. Its impressive how they climb up with ease. Up there they cut some old leafs and some coconuts. Have you ever climbed a palmtree?

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The Meno Vlog


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Visiting a tofu factory in Indonesia

This is how tofu is produced in Indonesia. From importing the doy beans to forming a tofu block. We learned about the production process in a factory in Magelang Indonesia.

Do you like tofu?

You might ask yourself what is tofu made from? We have been curious too and decided to visit a local tofu factory. We initially traveled to the area of Magelang to visit the Borobodur temple but afterwards we decided to learn more about the local economy. This is how they produce the tofu in Indonesia. They showed us the whole process, from importing the soy beans to pressing the blocks and selling it to the market. Some machines are interestingly improvised and some processes are well thought out. It was a very interesting visit, to see how the soy beans goes through the different process until it becomes a well shaped tofu block.

soy beans

Soy beans imported from the US. They explained us that there is not enough production capacity to get enough soy beans from the local farmers.

tofu oven

the oven is about to be heated. The pan on top of the oven is to simultaneously heat up the water and cool down the escaping heat, to protect the roof from burning.

tofu sieve

The sieve is prepared. The wooden part of the sieve is hand made and serves its purpose perfectly.

soy bean squeezer

The soy beans have been in water for more than 4 hours. The soaked up soy beans are thrown in to this squeezer to get the liquid soy “milk” out of the beans.

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The liquid milk is sieved.

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tofu factory

Slurping some soy milk in the Indonesian tofu factory. The infrastructure is basic and some things are improvised. I was a great experience to visit this family business tofu factory.

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Yoga with a view

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A house on the hillls of Lombok with the most impressive Yoga studio! Woke up early and drove all the way up to the Ashtari Yoga studio. It is a platform with a view of Lombok’s coast line. The rising sun was shining on this beautiful landscape and illuminated the studio with warm bright morning light.

The Lombok Yoga Vlog

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Old Mans Beach Drone view

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Old Man’s from above!

The Canggu Vlog

Canggu is the absolute hipster town of Bali. Custom bikes, tattoos, surf, yoga and of course hip cafes, restaurants and bars. This is what we experienced a week long and we loved it!

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Through the leafs

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A Boat framed by plants.

The Vlog

The Tanjung Aan Beach is the most beautiful beach on Lombok they say. It was our mission to check this spot out. Relaxing by the beach with coconut water and beach chair occupation. Afterwards we climbed up the Merese Hills right besides Tanjung Aan and operated the drone to get the birds eye view on this perfect spot! Check out this little adventure and write a comment down here =)