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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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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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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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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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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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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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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