Border by Border; Part of Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap

This story is about some of my most memorable moments in between… It was started from a little town in the northern part of East Borneo, Sangatta and with an ignorant and innocent dream of two sisters who had been dreaming about travelling in Southeast Asia for so long time ago, my sister and I. So, there we started, drove our cheap car about 320 km southward and in 8 hours we arrived safely at Balikpapan with those wide smiles on our face. Still ignorant. Still innocent. We brought our entire ignorant and innocent dream about backpacking, that it would … Continue reading Border by Border; Part of Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap

Kawagoe, Remain Scent of Little Edo

This lovely little town has been whispering me to be told to my little world since about two weeks ago. Actually I want to tell more about Sydney (you know I have a little bit obsession to live in that continent, honestly it’s not bit, its big obsession). This story still from my first Japan’s trip at April 2013, and i was the one who insisted to go to this place. When we prepared our trip to Japan, i found the article about Kawagoe, and with all my might, i persuaded three of them to go there. And, finally there, … Continue reading Kawagoe, Remain Scent of Little Edo

Chasing the Last Sakura

Negara Sakura (Country of Cherry Blossom) is one of many ways how Indonesian address Japan respectfully. Me, who have interest in everything about Japan since elementary school, just like the other citizen, have a great desire to lay my own feet on that lovely country and be a witness of how beautiful the cherry blossom scene is; not just from various comic, novel, and book that I’ve read nor their drama that I’ve watched since then. Let’s say, it’s one of three my dream lands. Finally, the time has greeted me, at April 2013, with my three others friends, an … Continue reading Chasing the Last Sakura

Fushimi Inari Taisha, One Lovely Orange Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Sometimes boredom has its positive side. So that what was happened to me. Since i was sooooo bored, i just opened every folder on my harddisk drive. Then, i came to my Japan trip folder about 4 months ago. It brougt back all my happy moment, as i went through the folder, these pictures of one lovely orange shirine at Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine came up. It is said that this kyoto’s oldest (founded in 711 AD) and attractive orange shrine is dedicated to inari, the god of rice, sake , and prosperity. This is one of most important shrine … Continue reading Fushimi Inari Taisha, One Lovely Orange Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Pleasure in Finding How Batu Caves Looked Like After Wasting Time Being Fussy

Why, i’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. -Aristophanes- Have you ever felt pleasure in a small thing? I’ve felt it and even often felt any pleasure in a small thing, like my trip about nine months ago to Kuala Lumpur, Capital City of Malaysia, our neighbour country. In words; kind of pleasure that i found after wasting time being fussy. Like my others trip, that time, I needed to wake up early at morning. My first destination was Batu Caves since it is located about 13 km at northern part of Kuala … Continue reading Pleasure in Finding How Batu Caves Looked Like After Wasting Time Being Fussy

Look a Little Closer in to South Borneo Craft Market

I already talked about my trip to Banjarmasin and Martapura about three months ago and I shared about Floating Market at Lok Baintan, Banjarmasin, South Borneo too. Now, let me share a deeper look to Cahaya Bumi Selamat, Martapura; market complex of handicraft and souvenir and most of it from diamond, polished stone, wood craft, rottan, dried tree skin, T-Shirt, Kain Sasirangan, and much more. This posted is dedicated to my lovely friend who really loves everything about her beloved country, Indonesia (go check her awesome travel stories all around Indonesia which each of it is completed with cute lovely … Continue reading Look a Little Closer in to South Borneo Craft Market

Random Sweet Escape to Banjarmasin, South Borneo

Have you ever had an eager to escape from something? Especially from routine, even though that routine is something you love to do? I’ve been in that condition so many times (guess I don’t love my job that much? Kekekekeke). A week ago, after spending 3 fierce days for asking a day off from my boss without informing my real reason for taking it (naughty employee), I made another escape and I called it a sweet escape and the place was Banjarmasin, South Borneo. I called it sweet escape because since 7 months ago, from the very first time I … Continue reading Random Sweet Escape to Banjarmasin, South Borneo

Tasting Japanese Food in Japan

Like I’ve told on my last posting, I had a trip to Japan about a month ago. There are so many things about Japan that attract me. One of them is food. I really love any kind of oriental food, including Japanese culinary. So, when I spent holiday in Japan, I tasted as many food as I could and here list of my worth trying food from Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Tasting Japanese Food in Tokyo and surrounding Pork Curry Rice at Tokyo Station. I had this meal at Tokyo Station when we were waiting our bus to Kawaguchi. We … Continue reading Tasting Japanese Food in Japan

Being a Clueless Paparazzi at Takeshita Street, Harajuku, Tokyo

Not a long time ago, I back from my unforgettable and wonderful trip at Japan. My friend and I made a stop at Tekeshita Street, Harajuku, Tokyo, an infamous place for having a sneak peek into unique street style of Tokyo. So, while being there, I wouldn’t miss anything because this place is something I’d been longing for to see for so long time. I took some snapshoots of them. But, because I didn’t know any of Japanese language, I took them secretly and sorry for this (I couldn’t bear have a Tarzan conversation with them because it was too … Continue reading Being a Clueless Paparazzi at Takeshita Street, Harajuku, Tokyo

Suddenly Bali (II); Highland to Lowland; Kintamani to Legian

Still from day I, from Tegallalang, we drove to Kintamani, northern part of Tegallalang. With window open wider, we reached higher part of Bali Island, Kintamani (1730 m above sea level). As our car approaching Mount Batur, I felt the fresh air was kissing my cheeks, and the smell was touching my nose. Enjoying the feeling, without me realizing, suddenly I’d been faced the beautiful Mount Batur.  I didn’t intent to climb its peak that time, so it was enough to feel its greatness from far (I put aside my geologist adventure for awhile). The view of Mount Batur and … Continue reading Suddenly Bali (II); Highland to Lowland; Kintamani to Legian