When you’re going on a homecoming (mudik) trip, the long hours and even longer lines of cars, trucks and motorcycles, all with a similar aim to go back home and see the faces of their loved ones, may take its toll on you. You might be frustrated at the never-ending congestion and start cursing the wind. But don’t let it get the best of you: when rice has turned into porridge (to borrow a popular Indonesian proverb, nasi sudah menjadi bubur, meaning the inevitable has taken place), might as well make a tasty, scrumptious porridge out of it!
The most popular route during mudik among a lot of Indonesia is the northern coastal area, or locally known as Pantura, which refers to the main route of the Java island, extending across five provinces at over 1,000 kilometers. The route is most known for being extremely crowded during the mudik season, but what’s great is it also has various road intersections that should allow voyagers to make stops and discover new places along the way.
We have rounded up 5 off the beaten path destinations in the area that you may not have heard of and are absolutely worth your visit. Not only that, we also recommend 5 delicious dishes worth at least a spoonful bite in each location. So buckle up and get ready to evoke your wanderlust during this mudik trip!
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