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The Hidden Gems of Yogyakarta According To Depepedia
09 Aug 2018EXPLOREBY SweetEscape

Let’s play a little game. Can you guess where this photo was taken?

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Tokyo? Wrong!

How about this one?

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Bali? Wrong again!

All of these photos were taken in Yogyakarta, by the keen eyes of David Dwi Praharsa or more popularly known as David Depe, the one behind the rising travel account on Instagram, @depepedia.

Raised in Yogyakarta, David’s dream is simple: to share his adventures, especially ones that can be found in his hometown. He wants to showcase another side of Yogyakarta and to give his audience options other than the three famous must-dos: taste the signature Gudeg, visit the Borobudur Temple, and experience heritage at Kraton.

Through his account, @depepedia, he tries to bring the most relevant and useful content to his audience. Although he doesn't share using his personal account, he believes that he can still relate with the audience by replying to every DM that comes in and to give them local insights tailored to their interest. As a fan-boy at heart, he knows that getting replied matters a lot.

Depepedia is filled with David’s curated content. He finds that his account works both ways: as he recommends places to visit, he often receives a lot of references from his followers too. However, David still maintains a standard for the recommendations he places on Depepedia; he will not post a restaurant recommendation if he hasn’t tried it several times first.

At food vendors all around Yogyakarta, you will find "Depepedia Approves" stickers. Although he admits that he didn't start off Depepedia to empower local business, he find that this is a favorable impact to sharing what he likes.

Now, are you ready to explore Yogyakarta?

You can start off by checking out these two hidden gems in Yogyakarta, recommended by Depepedia:

Resoinangun Garden

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Roti Bakar Premium

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Riverside Javanese Cottages

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Situs Warungboto

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While you're already in this beautiful city, don't forget to capture your moments!

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