• Sumber Alam, Garut – Where Cold Water Is Scarce

    12 April 2019

    Born and raised in Bandung, with a temperature ranging between 9-25 degrees Celcius, my body hasn’t gotten used to cold weather. Hot showers used to be my saviour. So you can imagine how I heard hea ...
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  • Papandayan Mountain, Climbing Yet Again

    22 March 2019

    Saying ‘never’ to climbing mountains when living in the ring of fire is truly a dumb thing to do. Although I despise dragging my ass up an elevated terrain, it is bound to happen because there are ...
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  • The Fancy and Family Friendly Hotel Tentrem, Yogyakarta

    27 February 2019

    As I mentioned in the post about Yats Colony hotel, I had spent a night at Hotel Tentrem the previous night. This five-star hotel designed in a sophisticated modern Colonial style exudes luxury from ...
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  • Yats Colony Hotel Yogyakarta

    2 February 2019

    Yats Colony hotel in Yogyakarta has been around for a few years. I had been wanting to stay there because it looks so cute in photos. But I had only the chance to dine in the Yats Colony restaurant in ...
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  • Arborea Café, a Modern Café in Jakarta’s City Forest

    8 January 2019

    Quirky buildings often attract me, like Arborea Cafe. On a sunny morning after I went live on air on TVRI to talk about travel sketching, I visited this place which is nearby in Senayan area. Modern ...
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  • Traveling to Puncak – How Drinking Milk Affects My Travels

    28 November 2018

    I might be a cow in the past life. My current life is a little too close to cows compared to others. How? Well, my real name is Murni, which translates to ‘pure’ and, in Indonesia, is awfully clos ...
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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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  • Toko Buku Djawa and Rambles Over Coffee

    12 January 2018

    I think I like this place a little more than I should. For various reasons. It’s about ‘Toko Buku Djawa’ bookshop and my one-time experience having coffee there. One time? That’s it? And I’m ...
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  • 15 Hours on the Road Home

    8 December 2017

    “We’re heading straight back to Jakarta. You guys will have plenty of time to sleep,” Bayu told us as we were packing our bags in the spacious luggage compartment of our ride in the parking lo ...
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