Purpose of My Travels

“Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ― Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battutah It has been 3 years since I started to travel extensively. I then decided to keep being on the road to satisfy my curiosity and thirst for other cultures. Honestly, curiosity was the first and main reason why I …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Madrid, Spanyol. The End of the European Adventures

Felt tired and saturated, coupled with some small fights made us canceled the trip to Andorra and Portugal. And honestly, we didn't have time for Portugal at all. Our flights to London will be departing in the next 2 days, so the best thing we could do is to enjoy Madrid. The Spain capital left …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Barcelona. Antara Gaudi, Hujan Non Stop, dan Pengalaman Shopping

We are finally reaching the end of my journey in Europe. It's not the last one because I've planned and decided to go back there the next spring. But speaking about Barcelona, a quote from one of my favorite travel video maker, Sal Lavallo, came across my mind. He said that one of the mistakes …

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Living in America : My Impressions About American Culture

One thing that excites me the most when I lived outside of Indonesia is the opportunity to learn new cultures. Hal ini jugalah yang bikin saya betah tinggal di Vietnam dan Amerika karena bisa experiencing their culture, observasi, ngebandingin, sekaligus banyak belajar dari mereka. Tulisan ini dibuat berdasar budaya Amerika Serikat that I have experienced …

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A Travel Guide to Gili Islands, Indonesia

Gili Islands, Indonesia is a group of 3 tiny islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air – near the coast of northwest Lombok Island. Characterized by sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, they're known for their coral reefs just offshore. Not only do they look like a paradise, but each island also has …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Monaco, Negara Tanpa Tax yang Kasinonya Mirip Istana

Before continuing the journey to Spain, I insisted to visit one of the smallest countries in the world, Monaco. Although some people said it's not a very interesting city to see unless you plan to spend your money in the casino, I still decided to spend a half-day in the country located between France and …

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Trip Dadakan ke Antibes, Prancis. A Pastel-Colored Seaside Town in French Riviera

As I told you before, we had a nice experience in Nice. But the time to move to another city during our 35 days Europe trip has come. Even though I initially had planned to visit Cannes, but the recommendations from locals Nice got us decided to cancel the trip to Cannes and instead of …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Nice, Prancis. Si Cantik yang Nice di French Riviera

After we had enough rest and had a nice adventure in Turin, Italy, we continued our journey to the country that's always been on my traveling list. We took a train towards France to visit the 2nd most popular tourist destination in the country after Paris: Nice. Near the border of Italy and France, we …

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Experience of 4D3N Boat Trip from Lombok to Labuan Bajo, Flores

The first time I heard about the boat trip from Lombok to Labuan Bajo was when I visited Satonda Island in 2010. I saw a boat passing by the island where we were and our guide told me about the boat trip. Since then, I kept dreaming of joining the trip. It seemed fun & …

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Perjalanan ke Cat Ba Island, Vietnam. Pulau Wisata Alternatif Ha Long Bay

Apa yang muncul di benak kamu kalau mendengar kalimat liburan ke Vietnam ?. Kalau bukan berpesiar di Ha Long bay, kota metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), biasanya para traveler tertarik mengunjungi Hanoi, juga Ninh Binh setelah kota ini menjadi lokasi syuting film Kong : Skull Island. Tapi setelah tinggal beberapa lama di Vietnam, saya …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Turin, Italy : 3 Hari di Chocolate Capital of Italy

The first time I heard the name of Turin was when I frequently watched Italian football league Serie A, where Turin is the home base of the most renowned Italian football club, Juventus FC. I was a tifosi of Juventus before my loyalty switched to AC Milan. Then I became curious about the city until …

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Jalan – Jalan ke Venice, Italy : Terpesona dengan Piazza San Marco & San Marco Basilica

As I told you last week, I had mixed feelings about Munich after what had happened to me at the end of our trip. So when the bus departed to Italy I felt relieved. I've been to many cities in Italy and had only a nice experience there. It took 8 hours from Munich to …

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5 Places in Yogyakarta, Indonesia You Might Have Never Heard

When it comes to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, most travelers think about visiting Borobudur & Prambanan temple. A lot of people visit Kraton (Royal Palace) and Taman Sari, and some visit mount Merapi as well. Travelers visit Yogyakarta, Indonesia as part of their journey around Java island before continuing the trip towards Bromo, Ijen, Bali, and Lombok. …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Munich, Jerman : Terpesona dengan English Garden dan Beer Culturenya, Tapi juga Kena Rasisme

Just because it's located very close to Salzburg, only 2 hours by bus, I decided to visit Munich, Germany. Yes, I've been longing to see the Neuschwanstein castle as well and sadly for some reasons I wasn't able to visit the enchanting castle this time (I will visit the castle on my next Europe trip …

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A Travel Guide to Karimunjawa Islands, Indonesia

Karimunjawa Islands, a small archipelago north of Semarang off the coast of Central Java has become increasingly popular among backpackers who are on a trip around Indonesia. While Bali and Lombok remain the ultimate tourist destinations, those who are looking for some quiet beach time and slow-paced island life opt to visit Karimunjawa during their …

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Perjalanan ke Hallstatt : Negeri Dongengnya Austria

After staying in Salzburg for a night, we decided to go on a one day trip to Hallstatt. The picturesque small village in Austria has been on my bucket list for long. Hallstatt lah tujuan utama saya mengunjungi Austria kali ini. Demi Hallstatt juga, saya rela stay di Salzburg (meski akhirnya jatuh hati juga ama …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Salzburg, Austria : Lebih dari Sekadar Kota Sound of Music

On the previous trips in Slovenia, we had a good time in Ljubljana & Bled. On the last day, we decided to take the train to Salzburg, Austria. Salzurg wasn't my initial destination in Austria since I've been longing to see Hallstatt. But to get to Hallstatt we should reach Salzburg first. So why dont …

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One Day Trip ke Danau Bled, Slovenia. The Most Picturesque Lake in Europe

The thing that draws me the most to visit Slovenia is actually lake Bled. I often saw the photos of the picturesque lake whenever I opened Instagram. So after recovering our energy in Ljubljana for a few days, we decided to go on a day trip to lake Bled Slovenia. Apartemen yang kami tinggali selama …

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