Every so often, you find a place that you wish you never had to leave. Where the mountains show themselves early in the morning before hiding behind the clouds, never to be seen again until the next sunrise. Where the gamelan reverberates with its rich tones and beckons you from far away. Where every walk is a dialogue between nature and history.
Such a place exists in Magelang, Central Java. Its name: MesaStila.
If you are ever so fortunate to come, relish every moment. It will only be too soon when the inevitable happens: you leave, but the memory of the place doesn’t leave you and haunts you until your return.