Asia

Sunrise Cantik dari Puncak Suroloyo

July 31, 2019

Pertama kali dengar nama Suroloyo akhir 2013 ketika salah satu teman di Yogya berujar dia mau mendaki Suroloyo untuk menikmati momen matahari terbit. Kala itu terbayang bahwa Suroloyo mungkin adalah sebuah bukit. Kalau Suroloyo itu gunung, saya biasanya sudah pernah dengar namanya, tapi nama itu asing sekali atau bisa juga saya yang lupaan, sih, haha. Singkat cerita, saya tidak berusaha mencari tahu lebih lanjut tentang bukit ini. Saya biarkan saja Suroloyo menggantung di pikiran saya. Enam tahun kemudian, saya berkesempatan mengunjungi bukit itu. Continue Reading

Africa

Aplikasi Visa Mesir untuk Orang Indonesia

May 9, 2019

Banyak banget deh utang tulisan akibat janji-janjiin di Instagram Stories setiap ada yang tanya. Haha … mari kita lunasi satu-satu. Gimana kalau kita bahas soal visa dulu?

Setiap mengunjungi negara baru, persoalan visa paling sering ditanyakan. Pas lagi getol-getolnya posting soal jalan-jalan di Mesir di Instagram Stories, selalu ada aja yang tanya soal visa. Harap maklum, bahasan visa memang juicy banget untuk orang Indonesia. Entah sampai kapan kita mesti drama-drama kecil setiap mau kirim aplikasi visa. Eheheee … Katanya hidup tanpa drama (kecil) akan terasa hambar, jadi disyukuri aja kali ya keribetan dan dramanya. Continue Reading

Africa

Are there scams in Egypt?

May 1, 2019

I know some of you might hear that Egypt isn’t safe. Or you might hear that there are a lot of scams or other horrible things. Is it safe or not? I didn’t feel unsafe during my visit, even when I arrived at 1:30 am in the morning at Cairo Airport. Speaking of one of the weirdest times to arrive at a new country. I was alone but I got an airport pick up from the hotel anyway. Continue Reading

Thoughts

Itchy Itching Please Go Away

April 22, 2019

Today is 22nd April 2019. I’m in Jakarta.
Some of my close friends know that I’m currently dealing with. Something that is really frustrating …

I just got back to Indonesia a week ago. I arrived in Jakarta after travelling around Egypt on April 16th. I’ve spent most of the last month travelling. Continue Reading

Thoughts

Oh Garbage!

February 15, 2019

I’ve felt that garbage is an issue for quite a long time now. When I was maybe 12-15 years old and I cleaned up to my room I always ended up with a lot of stuff to throw away by the end of it. Back then I didn’t think about going green and doing things for the environment. I would just think, ‘where does this all go?’ Lazy me, I didn’t try to find the answer. At that time I just questioned without caring. Continue Reading

Asia Europe Thoughts

Yayoi Kusama in Jakarta and London

February 5, 2019

Who doesn’t find a bright yellow pumpkin with black dots interesting or at least quirky and caught the attention? Well at least I do.

I think the first time I ever saw work by Yayoi Kusama was on the internet. I found her work interesting. I started to read a bit about her, and research some of the stories behind the artwork that she had created, and her career. Continue Reading

Thoughts

Testing the UK: 1 Month in Bristol

October 29, 2018

A few days ago I said to Nico, “do you realise that I don’t have any friends here?”. I’m kind of feeling lonely.

That is only partially true. The term I-don’t-have-any-friends means I don’t have my own friends. Of course there are Nico’s brothers, Nico’s friends, occasionally Nico friend’s girlfriend, and also Nico family’s friends or extended family, but you know what, I guess it is just different. Continue Reading

Europe

Weekend Getaway: 2 Days Itinerary in Prague

October 23, 2018

So are you visiting for the light festival?” our friend who is originally from Prague asked to us. We looked at each other and burst out laughing. “No, actually we don’t know anything about it. We are here because last week was Nico’s birthday and both of us have never been to the Czech Republic so here we are” we explained to her. Continue Reading

Africa

Is it dangerous to travel in Africa?

December 14, 2017
travelling in africa

Africa is misunderstood by so many people. Well.. to be honest, everyone kind of misunderstands everyone else. The more I travel I realise how little I know. However I am fine with knowing a little. I enjoy my travels and the journey has been so great. I really like discovering new amusing yet awesome things (even things that I didn’t know about it before – for instance: the pride of donkey competition in Lamu, Kenya. I never thought donkeys would be such a big deal). Continue Reading