WANDER AROUND SOLO SURAKARTA March 30th 2013 We drove up to Solo since it’s considered the closest city to Yogjakarta. Indonesia is a vast land and vibrant cities with traditional and cultural activities. There are many things to explore including the small city like Solo (old name was Surakarta) that lies some 60 km east of Yogyakarta.
Solo is a very strong upholder of Javanese culture. The town is a centre for art (heaven for Batik sh ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Solo The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more