A one-day family trip to Trawas, East Java, to inhale fresh oxygen, just 70 km (1-1.5 hours driving) from the bustling East Java capital of Surabaya.
While watching out my 2 kids under 5 happily running everywhere in this family holiday area “Blessing Hills”, I take a little time to snap some greeneries surrounding the villa area with my handphone camera, all photos are original without touching. I know these photos are nothing comparing to other places such as Tegalalang-Bali & some China region that famous for spectacular terracing rice fields. But so far, where my legs could reach is just here.
What we can do here as adult is not so much: camping, swimming, running (there is a flat jogging track), rent a bike, horseback around the villa area, and eating local food. But what we do is only the last, eating local food: chicken satay, tahu tek & tahu telur (tofu & tofu mix egg with black shrimp paste sauce), also drinking young coconut water from the fruit – – very fresh. The food taste is not very-very special. But I see the fried banana are very tempting, yup, coz here is banana republic.
What I love most from this family holiday place is: The Terracing Rice Fields I can see from here – – the most beautiful thing of my country & what I will miss & always feel peaceful about my country if I will ever living far for long time. Oh, if I were a singer, I will sing “I love the green of Indonesia…”. The second is the fresh & cool air. Then, the fresh young coconut fruit – – its water & its soft fruit meat that we can eat using spoon.
And what I don’t think would find here is, Albert Einstein ‘s quotes, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Sceneries from Blessing Hills, beside Grand Trawas Hotel, at Trawas-East Java, Indonesia. Sunday, 7 Dec 2014.