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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Jalan-Jalan ke Roma, Italia. The Most Romantic City in Europe.

How would you describe ‘first love’? I could say it's almost equivalent to when I wandered the cobblestone street of Rome, gelato in hand, spending time admiring the stunning Roman architecture, and people-watching from the Spanish Steps. For four days Rome's charm grew in my heart, as I traveled around the great ancient city by …

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Facing Racism During Traveling

Rasisme menjadi topik yang sangat hot untuk dibicarakan akhir-akhir ini bermula dari penganiayaan dan pembunuhan George Floyd di Minneapolis, Minnesota, Amerika Serikat. Tapi bukan cuma karena itu saja saya jadi tertarik menulis topik ini. I believe that if I let some people racists to me, they will continue to do so unless I let them …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Castel Gandolfo, One Day Trip dari Roma ke Istana Musim Panas Pope

It wasn't part of my initial plan, perhaps that's why the trip to Castel Gandolfo became very memorable. Sebelum berkunjung ke Italia untuk pertama kalinya, seorang teman harus meyakinkan saya kalau saya mesti ke Roma dulu karena ini ibukotanya Italia, baru setelah itu mampir ke kota-kota lainnya. Hmm dan ternyata setelah sampai di Roma, saya …

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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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7 Restoran Dan Kafe Unik di Hanoi, Vietnam

The times I lived in Hanoi, Vietnam was among the most special for me. It was the beginning of my adventures and life as a digital nomad. Selama hampir 1 tahun tinggal di Hanoi, Vietnam, saya sering mondar-mandir keluar masuk restoran dan kafe di Hanoi. Sebagian buat hang out sisanya untuk kerja karena saya bisa …

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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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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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