Day 2: Explore Bromo!

My first attempt to get on an angkot (Angkutan Kota or public transport) was unsuccessful. I had to duck to get on board but my big backpack got stuck at the mini-van’s small door. The driver started to move off while my other leg was still on the ground. Welcome to Malang.

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18 Things To Do in Jogjakarta

Jogjakarta is one of the travel paradise of Indonesia. Its close proximity to East Java, home of beautiful volcanoes and beaches, and the famous Bali island with all the amazing surrounding islands made it a must-visit destination. You get to experience the culture and the humility of its locals (Trust me, they are unlike the city people in Jakarta or any other big cities in Indonesia). Plus, you get to go back to the past with Borobudur and Prambanan temples, two of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, just an hour away from the city. Continue reading “18 Things To Do in Jogjakarta”

Sipiso-piso Waterfall

Back then, in my childhood, I hated going to the Sipiso-piso waterfall. The memories that stuck in my head are those of me crying, either because I was not allowed to get to the bottom of the waterfall which involves going down hundreds of stairs, or because my parents scolded me for asking for piggyback on the way up to the starting point. Continue reading “Sipiso-piso Waterfall”


Known for one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, Palembang history goes all the way back to the powerful ancient Malay kingdom, Srivijaya. Like any major cities in Indonesia, the capital of South Sumatra doesn’t seem to have any proof or mark of how the city was like in the past. However, the atmosphere of the town being a port during the Dutch colonial era can still be seen from some of the old buildings bearing the dutch architectural designs. Continue reading “Palembang”

Bintan Resorts

I’ve met many people who have tattoos all over their bodies. I don’t have tattoo on me, but I’d want to get one when I have the chance. I heard that people got their tattoos during special occasions or when they experienced something significant or simply because they were drunk. One thing that most of them told me, though, is the fact that tattoos are somehow addictive. Just like traveling. Continue reading “Bintan Resorts”

Family Visit in Bali

Who’d refuse a 2-night stay in Bali?

I, like most people, consider Bali to be the heaven for tourists in Indonesia. Whether they are local, international, luxury or budget tourists. But the purpose of my trip was to visit my grandaunt from Holland (my father’s side) who is enjoying her days in Bali while avoiding the cold weather in Amsterdam. Continue reading “Family Visit in Bali”