H&M kimono & jumpsuit
Traveling allows you to gaze. Gaze at the world’s treasures. It’s difficult to understand how people were able to build these kind of temples at that time with the materials and tools they had. But somehow they managed and these miracles make you gaze. These pictures were taken at the Prambanan temples (read more here) on Central Java.
In the evenings, you can enjoy the Ramayana Ballet with the Prambanan temples as it’s magnificent background. I have never had such a beautiful background while watching a ballet performance. This ballet is nothing like the ballet at the Amsterdam Stopera, the London Royal Opera House or the New York City Ballet. It’s a dance supported by a traditional gamelan orchestra, Javanese singing, with beautiful costumes and depicting an epic Hindu love story, the Ramayana.
Central Java is a must to visit when you’re in Indonesia one day. Yogyakarta, the city near to these beautiful temples, is the centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as ballet, batik, music, drama, poetry, and puppet shows.
Back to my outfit. Kimonos are trending. This kimono is an oldie but definitely a goodie. The colors that flow into each other and the fabric make this kimono perfect to wear while traveling. It makes a simple outfit look beautiful, flowy and colorful. I combined it with my jumpsuit for that little extra touch ;). Oh, and the flip flops. Just the reality while traveling. No heels, no beautiful shoes. Backpackfashion it’s called 😉