Holier Than Thou Travellers

Kita setuju untuk tidak menjadi turis atau traveler yang ignorant. Menjadi sensitive, bersikap yang sopan di tanah orang dan menghargai budaya serta kebiasaan setempat. Hal yang wajar atau biasa bagi kita mungkin taboo di luar sana. Sebagai pengamat manusia ketika traveling, saya sering bertemu manusia dari berbagai negara dan sesama bangsa. Sifat mereka yang beraneka ragam, ada yang humble sampai yang sengak dengan wajah; "I travel more than you". Beberapa mereka sering merasa paling benar, paling etis dalam traveling namun mereka merasa tidak bersalah ketika mengambil foto para tuna wisma untuk kepentingan Instagram dibawah kategori; Street Photography. Seolah-olah mereka sangat peduli dengan kalangan tuna wisma ini. Padahal mengambil foto Tuna Wisma hal yang sangat tidak sopan. Put yourself in their shoes, kalau suatu hari nanti kamu jadi gembel, tidak punya rumah dan ada yang ngejepret dan kesengsaraan kamu di pajang di Instagram turis dari negeri antah berantah, dan di komen follower-nya.. Siapa sih yang suka menjadi obyek ketika mereka dalam keadaan susah.

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Bandung in a Nutshell

"Hello Bandung, long time no see you." That’s my unspoken Greeting to this city after my last visit almost 6 years ago. I lived in Jakarta for 5 years and a weekend getaway to Bandung was common things for us who live in Jakarta. My 2016's impression toward Bandung, it is extremely different from many years ago. Today's Bandung is polluted, not as cold as it used to be, and .. crazy traffic jam here and there, almost similar to Jakarta. Why of why, Bandung.. Don't you know, you used to be my favorite Indonesian city, well, maybe because at that time, I was still young and loved shopping. But then, things changed as I get older.

Traveling untuk Pemula

Zaman sekarang, wajib hukumnya untuk menunaikan rukun iman yang ke-TUJUH. Yaitu,Traveling-lah selagi mampu atau tidak mampu (harap dimampu-mampu-in aja). Kenapa harus begitu?? Karena traveling harus menjadi kebutuhan hidup primer, dengan traveling, kita akan merasa segar kembali dari kejenuhan rutinitas, dan menghilangkan stress. Jangan anggap sepele ‘Stress’ lho, menurut para ahli stress akan memicu sakit jantung, stroke dan penyakit yang enggak asik lainnya deh. Lebih baik mencegah dari

A Coffee Addict on The Road

My days must be started with a cup of coffee. Otherwise, It might be a mistake. If I didn’t get a coffee before noon, I’d feel very depresso and wrong. Wherever I go and travel I drink multiple cups of hot coffee everyday. I’d love to taste local coffee. Life is very beautiful every time I sip my coffee, tell me I’m not the only one. I believe my fellow coffee addict around the world can relate to this !!!

First Impression in Malang

Stop over in Malang city is my last minute decision I made when I was in Bali. I suddenly noticed my friend who lived in Sydney for working there, was having holiday in her hometown, Malang - East Java. I then gave her texts, and we made a plan to meet up in her hometown, Malang before I continue my journey to Jogjakarta. Around 2 hours by bus from Probolinggo. I took a non AC bus, and realized that the fact I'm really in East Java where Javanese is spoken around me. The journey from Probolinggo to Malang by public transport is a bit challenging. I think Indonesia is country for young backpackers who are keen on crazy and wild adventure

Good Morning, Bromo

As the sun goes up... around 6 or 7 am, I went down to the foot of Mt.Penanjakan. When I climbed up the mountain early morning, It needs alot of energy... when I walked down from the peak, ... it's easier... :) While walking down I met some visitors like me, Edelweiss sellers, locals and horses.

From Probolingo to Bromo

At 3 AM, I woke up to get ready for capturing sunrise via Mount Penanjakan, to see sunrise emerged from the back of Mt.Bromo. I hope the weather is great, no raining or cloudy. When I was about to go out for sunrise, .. I met three of western guests who stayed next to my room. Two males, one female, I met them before when I had a small chat with two Vietnamese girls sat next to our table at cafe. Listened to their language.. well, they speak German.

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