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Double Six: The Best Beach for Sunset

June 4, 2019 • Travel

Bali is an island for beach lovers. With so many stunning beaches all around the island, you could even spend your entire holiday visiting different beaches. Come at 5.30pm to walk on ultra soft, black sand while the sky is turning from sky blue to orange to purple before the dark sky sets in. Go […]

Velcro Strap – Better Alternative to Compression Bags

November 17, 2018 • Travel

With holiday season coming, it’s the best time to prepare for your next getaway. For me, it’s time to upgrade my backpack gears! After using compression bags for more than one year in my backpacking journeys, I found a downside to it. Sure it compresses clothing and provide more space for more items. However, compressed […]

Charging Spots in Jakarta

April 3, 2018 • Travel

Sometimes we are desperately in need of a power plug to recharge our devices. If going to a hotel is not possible for some reasons, here are some places in Jakarta where you could charge your devices either for free, or with a purchase of something. Soekarno Hatta International Airport T3 Free Bandara Terminal 3, […]

Coin Laundry in Kuala Lumpur

March 25, 2018 • Travel

Kuala Lumpur was one of the cities where I have stayed for a year for work and play. It can also be considered as my main hub for travelling around Southeast Asia since this is the base of operation of AirAsia, my go-to low cost flight carrier all around the region. Whenever I stay here […]

Where to Find Print Shop in Kuala Lumpur

March 19, 2017 • Travel

When you are on a trip in Kuala Lumpur or you are a digital nomad like me (not really), sometimes you would need to print out some documents because you need to submit some documents, be it for visa or banking purpose or something else, and for some reasons they are not as technology advanced […]

Backpack Upgrade

December 3, 2016 • Travel

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve been waiting to upgrade my backpack. A 7 days trip to Yogyakarta I did a year ago proofed me that my 20L Kalibre backpack is just enough for lightweight traveling in tropical climate. But when I canceled my homey apartment rental in Jakarta, sold all my furnitures […]

Parks Parks Parks! Around Kuala Lumpur

July 9, 2016 • Travel

If I have to say what one thing I like the most in Kuala Lumpur, it is about its parks! Especially because I was coming from Jakarta–before I got to KL–where parks are rarity. Indeed, for the last few years there have been new parks built in Jakarta. Since they are relatively new, you can’t […]

Membuat Paspor Online di Kantor Imigrasi Soekarno Hatta

February 25, 2016 • Travel

Setiap kali membuat paspor baru atau memperpanjang paspor yang sudah habis masa berlakunya, selalu saja muncul pertanyaan bagaimana prosedur pembuatan paspor di Indonesia? Dalam selang waktu lima tahun sejak aku terakhir kali membuat paspor, sudah banyak hal yang berubah. Dari pilihan antara paspor biasa atau paspor elektronik (e-paspor), lokasi kantor imigrasi yang berbeda, serta adanya […]

Catatan Perjalanan: Yogyakarta Punya Cerita

December 31, 2015 • Travel

Apabila mempelajari sejarah Nusantara kita tahu bahwa dahulu terdapat kerajaan-kerajaan dari waktu ke waktu. Kehidupan pada zaman kerajaan tentu jauh berbeda dengan kehidupan zaman sekarang. Meski demikian, di Yogyakarta kita masih bisa merasakan kehidupan masyarakat dalam sebuah kerajaan, serta menyusuri situs-situs bersejarah seperti kraton (istana), benteng, candi, dan sebagainya. Sejarah peradaban bangsa Indonesia banyak terjadi […]

Berapa Biaya Jalan-jalan ke Yogyakarta?

December 28, 2015 • Travel

Bepergian ke Yogyakarta cukup terjangkau, jadi tidak perlu harus menabung bertahun-tahun sampai bisa berangkat. Sebagai catatan, biaya yang aku keluarkan bisa jadi berbeda jika kamu adalah turis mancanegara, karena rata-rata mereka menerapkan dua macam tarif untuk turis domestik dan mancanegara. Perbedaan harga tiket untuk turis asing bisa mencapai tujuh kali lipat harga turis lokal. Selama […]