In the light of celebrating both the World Heritage Day (April 18, 2015) and the Indonesian Kartini Day (April 21, 2015), I would like to share some visits I had to the Monarchies or ‘Sultanates’ on Java island, Indonesia.
One of the things I love about Indonesia is the diverse cultural landscapes I can find in each province I am privileged to visit. They add different flavors into the mix which never fail to fascinate me!
All those things combined make visiting places I had previously learned from books and history lessons back at school far from dull! In fact, being able to finally add images of places and people into those lessons is really exciting. When the time came for my visits to these ‘kingdoms’ on Java, I packed my bag with all the travel necessities and extra amount of curiosity. I was eager to learn more about the past and all its history.
The past, however, was not the part where I got my lessons from.