Chasing Waterfalls Near Ubud, Bali & Surrounding

One of Bali's most beautiful natural attractions is its waterfalls. I've been to some of it while living & visiting Bali on different occasions. Some of it is located around Ubud, while the others are in West Bali. Although the title of this article is chasing waterfalls, I didn't start the journey merely for visiting …

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Exploring Negara, Bali, The Road Less Traveled

Once in a while, I went on a spontaneous trip. A friend asked me if I wanted to join a trip to Negara, Bali, and yeah we hit the road pretty soon. I didn't even look on the internet about the things to do nor natural wonders in Negara, Bali. The only thing I know …

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10 Restaurants in Canggu, Bali Worth to Visit

It's been over a month since I start a new life in Canggu, Bali. Much like when I was staying in Ubud, my days is filled with restaurants, bars, cafes hopping & socializing. I find some have excellent food, while others have nice interior design and ambiance but their food is just okay. For you …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rekomendasi Hotel di Jepang

Artikel ini saya tulis karena saya menerima lumayan banyak pertanyaan seputar akomodasi selama winter trip saya ke Jepang bulan Desember & Januari lalu, baik lewat private message maupun social media. Dalam 16 hari, saya menjelajah Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Nara, serta gunung Fuji. Tentunya saya pindah dari satu hotel/ hostel ke penginapan lainnya. Bagi …

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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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