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Jakarta Post

Fun, fearless female travelers

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 22 2012   /  01:10 pm

Bloomberg News/Daniel BarryTraveling solo? Why not? For many women, solo travel brings its own joys and challenges, leading to extraordinary yet daunting once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Some female Indonesian travelers share their stories on how they conquered countries around the globe on their own.

When Matatita was a little girl, she got used to be away from her parents during school holidays, in which she spent time at her relatives’ houses outside of her home town of Purwodadi in Central Java.

Her parents would take her to her aunt’s or uncle’s home, give her some money for her stay and pick her up later at the end of the vacation.

The real adventure started when she studied anthropology at Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University. She often went to remote places, where sometimes there was no access to any means of communication.

“Such si...