Living in Bali : How’s The Digital Nomad Life is Going?

It's hard to love but it's home...... Everybody who knows me pretty well must have known about my feelings toward Jakarta. I couldn't say I love it as I am into Hanoi, Tokyo, or some other big cities around the world. But Jakarta loves me and gives me many things. Since last year, I've been …

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Traveling ke Budapest, Hungaria. One of The Cheapest European Cities

As a history buff, I have always felt the need to learn some history about places I am gonna be visiting. Budapest is one of the exceptions as I was pretty busy wandering around Bratislava, Slovakia, and then spending time on the way to Budapest by sleeping. Hence I was a bit confused when I …

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Water, Earth, & The Greek Tragedy

Note: Since I am feeling tired of doing research and making a guide, I’d rather pour out some random thoughts I have from the past weeks. Welcome to my mind and enjoy the absurdity and silliness BURNOUT For some reason I don't understand yet, my brain has stopped working this week, twice. The most reasonable …

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8 Restaurants in Ubud, Bali Worth to Visit

As I said on the latest post, my recent trip was more like a restaurant tour in Ubud, Bali. Ubud was nearly empty due to the pandemic, but it's perfect for me who was purposely coming to Ubud to find some peace and serene moments after the bustling life in Jakarta. During my stay in …

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A Peaceful and Serene Holiday in Ubud, Bali. Things You Must See & Do

Bali has always been my favorite destination in Indonesia for vacation. But every time I went to Bali, for many reasons, I had almost always ended up spending time in the south, mostly Seminyak, Kuta, and Canggu. Meanwhile, I've been curious about how it feels to live in Ubud for a long. My introverted side …

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How to Travel from Hanoi to Sapa : By Bus, Train, or Motorbike?

Photo by Q. Hu01b0ng Phu1ea1m on Pexels.com Vietnam's landscape is quite diverse, this country has charming beaches in the south of the country but also green hilly areas and stunning natural formation of limestone islands in the north. I've been explored the southern part, from Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Da Nang to …

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Pros & Cons About Being a Digital Nomad

I've lived as a digital nomad and I loved it although there is some downside of this kind of lifestyle. Menjalani kehidupan sebagai digital nomad terdengar seperti mimpi yang jadi kenyataan. Gimana enggak seperti mimpi, seorang digital nomad punya fleksibilitas untuk bekerja dari manapun yang ia mau asalkan terhubung dengan internet. Siapa yang enggak mau …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Bratislava, Slovakia. Cuma 1 Jam dari Vienna!

It's only 1 hour away from Vienna, Austria. I shouldn't have wasted this chance to visit Slovakia, haven't I? Yap, bener banget. Hanya karena saat riset sebelum berangkat Europe trip kedua saya melihat di map kalau Bratislava letaknya deket banget dengan Vienna, makanya saya jalan-jalan ke Bratislava. Cuma 1 jam jaraknya gitu loh, sayang banget …

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Travel, Religion, & Spirituality. Why So Appealing?

Apakah ada kaitannya antara frekuensi traveling dengan kereligiusan seseorang?. So far, saya belum menemukan hasil penelitian atau artikel yang melaporkan apakah traveler menjadi lebih religius atau kurang religius setelah berkelana ke banyak tempat di muka bumi. Hanya saja, travelers yang saya temui sepanjang perjalanan keliling dunia selama beberapa tahun biasanya bilang, " I am not …

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Best Restaurants in Jogja

4 Best Restaurants in Jogja

Travel to Jogja for food? Why not? Jogja or Yogyakarta isn't just all about Javanese culture & nature, is it?. When you're done exploring its historical places or enjoying Jogja's natural scenery, then it's the right time for you to try some of its best cuisines. I’ve picked the 4 best restaurants in Jogja you …

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Travel to Palembang, Indonesia : More Than Just Pempek and Ampera Bridge

The 2nd oldest city in Southeast Asia is popular for its culinary scene and has a reputation as a host for national & international sporting events. But why Palembang is not well-known as a tourist destination for Indonesians, let alone foreign tourists ?. My first trip to Sumatra island in the last 10 years has …

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Experience of Horse Riding in Indonesia

Are u looking for a way to escape from the concrete jungle of Jakarta ? or feeling tired with daily routine and hoping to unwind the stress by being closer to nature? If the answer is yes, then we're the same. I often find myself feeling trapped hence I constantly looking for ways to escape …

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My 2 Cents About Intercultural Communication

Intercultural communication can be challenging at times. Meskipun budaya asing adalah hal yang paling banyak menarik saya untuk menjelajahi dunia, saya menemukan kalau komunikasi antar budaya kadang-kadang tricky. Dan maksud saya bukan hanya karena ada language barrier, meskipun hal ini bisa aja menjadi hambatan. Yang saya maksud adalah setiap budaya itu memiliki caranya masing-masing dalam …

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Jakarta Weekend Getaway

Jakarta Weekend Getaway: Hiking at Mount Gede Pangrango National Park

The Big Durian might not be the most ideal city if you want to live in a city with a lot of access to nature and public parks. Most of the foreigners (tourists & expatriates) I had encountered saying they're not impressed with Jakarta, if not hating it. I've only been knowing 2 people who …

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9 Tempat Wajib Kunjung Saat Trip ke Vienna, Austria

Contrary to the popular opinion, for me, Vienna isn't boring at all. I enjoyed its architecture, coffee and shopping street very much. Dari dulu saya penasaran, kenapa negara bernama Austria ini kok jarang kedengaran di berita. Padahal Austria termasuk negara maju dengan peran vital saat Perang Dunia I & II. Selain itu, negara kecil di …

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Places to Visit When Bali Reopen

How many of us keep wondering, looking for information from friends, locals, and the internet about when Bali is reopened for international tourists?. It's been a year we all lost our freedom to travel, which arguably one of our basic necessities. While some of us still can travel domestically or to some nearby countries, depending …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Hue, Vietnam. Semegah Apa Forbidden City-nya Vietnam ?

Vietnam sering disebut sebagai The Land of Nguyen karena banyaknya orang Vietnam yang bernama belakang Nguyen. Tapi tahukah kamu kalau Nguyen bukan sekedar nama pasaran di Vietnam ?. Nguyen merupakan nama dinasti yang terakhir berkuasa di Vietnam hingga akhirnya kerajaan berubah menjadi republik pada tahun 1945. Ibukota dinasti Nguyen berada di Hue, sebuah kota di …

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Traveling to Bali During Pandemic

What it's like traveling to Bali during a pandemic?. Is paradise on earth felt boring? Traveling to Bali during a pandemic doesn't sound-wise. Yeah, that's right. There's always a high chance I will get contracted the coronavirus. But I was badly needing a break from stress caused by work and last week was a long …

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5 Temple in Yogyakarta You Shouldn’t Miss Besides Borobudur & Prambanan

UNESCO World Heritage Site Borobudur and Prambanan temple are definitely the greatest charm and the main reason why tourists visiting Yogyakarta. But the main tourist hub in Java has more cultural & architectural treasures to offer. The region and Java island in general was the center for Buddhist and Hindhu kingdom for centuries. The great …

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Bertabur Artworks Saat Trip ke Vatikan

I had to admit that half of my trip across Europe was happened because of my admiration towards church architecture & arts. Among every church I've been visited, the baroque and renaissance styles of St.Peter Basilica in the Vatican city is the most stunning one. " Let's go. We're not Catholic,", said my Vietnamese friend …

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