What Covid-19 Had Done to My Travel Plans and My Travel Plans for 2021

2016-2019 was the golden years during my travel career. But, 2020 is undoubtedly a catastrophe to my travel plans. What Covid-19 had done to my travel plans, what I have done to compromise with the situations, and where will I go next year? Let’s break it down year by year. 2016 The Golden Year. I …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Pulau Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Bak Bali di Masa Lalu

Soon after I finished my Europe trip, I'd flown to Kuala Lumpur then Ho Chi Minh City, only to continue the journey to Phu Quoc island. I've been hearing travelers and expatriates in Vietnam praise on how beautiful the island is and how pretty their pristine beaches are. Hanoi was experiencing winter at the time, …

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6 Atraksi Wisata yang Wajib Dikunjungi Saat Liburan ke Praha, Republik Ceko

Before coming to Prague, one thing that I had always been remembered about this country is Pavel Nedved. A long time ago, I was a fan of Juventus FC, an Italian football team and my favorite player was Pavel Nedved. He was famous for his deathly kicks, hence why he got a nickname as The …

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Trip ke Gunung Fuji, Jepang. Memorable Tapi Juga Kena Bad Luck

For some reason mount Fuji wasn't included in my initial plan. I was mainly only thinking to see Tokyo and Kyoto, and was hesitating to see the most famous Japanese icon. But then I thought that it would be a waste if I spend more than 2 weeks in Japan without seeing Fujisan. Without proper …

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One Day Trip ke Yokohama dari Tokyo, Jepang

That morning, I was hesitating, should I go to Yokohama?. My body still fell sore and tire. While the unpleasant experience in Kawaguchiko the day before warned me not to rush in visiting a place. I then decided to relax by biking around Asakusa. In the afternoon, I headed to the 2nd biggest city in …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Osaka, Jepang : Having Fun Tapi Juga Kena Sial di Food Capital of Japan

Let me tell you one thing. I have mixed feelings towards Osaka, which is why I decided to write about my travel journey in Kobe first instead of Osaka. My reason is largely connected to the'nightmare' I had during new year's eve in Dotonburi, the liveliest place to celebrate new year in Osaka. But although …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Kobe, Jepang : Port City-nya Jepang yang Bernuansa Eropa

Since I always have a thing for seaside cities, when Maya suggested visiting Kobe, a port city in the western part of Japan, I immediately said yes. Despite more famous for its Kobe beef, Kobe has many to offer other than food. The port city has a unique blend between Japanese culture, European architectures and …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Kyoto : Itinerary 4 Hari Ke Ibukota Masa Lampau Jepang

I continued my journey across Japan by Shinkansen. The 2nd city I visit in Japan is Kyoto, a city that is loved by almost every foreigners. But how come I can visit 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines in just 4 days?. Which ones I should visit first? Shinkansen melaju dengan pesat melewati stasiun …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Tokyo, Jepang: Kemana Saja Selama 8 Hari ?

What's the best way to describe a city where I spent 8 days out of my 16 days winter vacation in Japan?. Tokyo is indeed my favorite city in Japan! Yet even though I've been visiting Japan's capital twice, and spent half of my recent winter vacation in Tokyo, I still am barely scratch its …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Jiufen, Kota Spirited Away di Taiwan. Worth To Visit kah?

I was completely forgetting about the existence of Jiufen until I saw a postcard in my Taiwanese friend's house. Hmm.. while I have time in Taipei, why don't I go to visit the city that reportedly inspired Japanese anime movie 'Spirited Away'?. That's what I thought at the time. But after I went there, I …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Taiwan Tanpa Visa. Solo Travel ke Taipei Selama 3 Hari

I've heard many good things about Taiwan from friends and fellow travelers for quite long. Some said the people are very nice and speak good English, the others said the food is really tasty. With the rising popularity of the bubble tea and its night markets, and geographical proximity to Japan, a visit to Taiwan …

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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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