• Manulalu Jungle, The Next Recommended Accommodation in Flores

    19 October 2018

    It felt like I was back in elementary school all over again. The air of Mount Inirie was too cold and I stayed warm under the soft white sheets. But there’s a significant difference between then and ...
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  • 14 Days Overland Flores Itinerary

    5 October 2018

    If I’ve repeatedly recommended about the live-on-board (LOB) experience for the Komodo Islands, it’s time to emphasize the necessity of exploring Flores overland. If one travels briefly, they woul ...
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  • Bali Secret Beaches and a Few Other Secrets

    25 July 2018

    Cliché? Maybe. Clickbait? Most definitely. Because how arrogant can we be, being visitors and claiming to find Bali secret beaches. But in the name of SEO (yes, I’m being blunt) there are a few I c ...
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  • A Detour to the Popular Spots of Nusa Penida, Bali

    14 June 2018

    I am rarely inspired to go to a destination by photos on social media. Nusa Penida was an exception. There was a time when many people I followed on Instagram posted photos of places in Nusa Penida wh ...
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  • 5D4N Banda Islands, Maluku

    7 June 2018

    5D4N itinerary to Banda Islands, Maluku, seems like a lot of time to spend on such a small archipelago, but this is the shortest time you can enjoy yourself on the islands. And believe me, it’s not ...
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  • Makassar International Writers Festival 2018 – The People’s Literacy Festival

    16 May 2018

    This 2018 was my first year at Makassar International Writers Festival. Many of my (more) ‘literate’ friends assured me that the experience was worlds apart to the Ubud Readers and Writers Festiva ...
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  • 10 Things I Like About Bintan Island. Which One Is Your Favorite?

    26 April 2018

    Honestly, I had no interest of visiting Bintan Island at all. I had not heard or read anything up in my alley about the island. I saw some photos of Bintan’s nature, but I’ve been to more attracti ...
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  • The Place to Get a Tattoo in Bali and A New Perspective on Indonesian Ink

    16 April 2018

    Xena, not the warrior princess, had a body of a Spanish guitar. A little twerk of her ass fired up the handful of men dancing in front of her. The 19-year old singer was singing ‘dangdut’—Indone ...
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  • This Might Be the Cheapest Hostel in Yogyakarta, But It’s Actually Priceless

    14 March 2018

    Every single person working in tourism is actually a key player in the industry including Anes, owner of Yez Yez Yez All Good Hostel in Yogyakarta. Placing a very low price for his ‘capsule’ rooms ...
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  • Trusting The Drag Queens to Cheer Me Up – Cabaret Show in Yogyakarta

    8 March 2018

    I would have never guessed that a woman in a Javanese ‘kebaya’, batik sarong, and a ‘sanggul’—traditional Javanese hairdo—would be able to do a cartwheel, land on a split, and slid herself ...
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