Category Archive: Asia

Rinca or Komodo Island?

If you have one day only to visit these islands which one should you pick?

Padar island – Komodo Island – Pink Beach & Manta Point

Apparently there are people who only visited this part of Indonesia for 2 or 3 days, go to Rinca which is the island nearest island to Labuan Bajo that has Komodo Sanctuary took… Continue reading

Visiting Komodo Islands – Boats and Hotel

I now think that the most relaxing thing is the combination of a quiet warm morning, broken by the sound of the engine of a small boat and the breaking water against its… Continue reading

Vintage Train to Solo for a Vintage Market

Please please let me know if you have seen cuter trains than this! Where and how can we all see it? This is the train I took to go to Solo. It is… Continue reading

Yogyakarta Sultan’s Palace – Kraton

I am not going to bore you with details of the Keraton, the place was interesting enough and worth the visit for those who has never been. I wouldn’t expect anything “impressive” from… Continue reading

Taman Sari – Royal Baths

I love this place the most out of the places I visited in Yogyakarta this time around. Why you say? Because  : 1.It is called a Water Castle I just love the name,… Continue reading

Borobudur Sunrise

Have you had any of that moment this year? The moment that you realise that your memory tends to play tricks on you? That moment came to me when I visited the Buddhist… Continue reading

Going to the Market

When I was really little, one of the things that I look forward to is to times when our over-the-road neighbour, Bude (Aunty), ask me whether I want to go to the market… Continue reading

Cold Brew & Coal Brewed Coffee

Did I mentioned that I like Coffee? Haha.. I talked about coffee: In one of my first updates – Kopi Tubruk Where did coffee come from – Weasel and Goats Coffee places in… Continue reading

Small Monkeys and Batu Putih – Fin

…We got out of the bushes where the monkeys were, and drove a long the bigger red-earth road for about 10 minutes, even deeper to the forest. When suddenly I can see the… Continue reading

Old World Monkeys – Small Monkeys and Batu Putih 2

… The patient ranger, who looks like he played in the sun all the time unlike the renowned north sulawesian of fair skinned type, drove the motorbike a little further and stopped in… Continue reading

Small Monkeys and Batu Putih 1

After our 3-hour drive from Manado, the driver, who at the beginning said he knows the way but then several times made the wrong turns, reversing and going back on ourselves, finally made… Continue reading

In Search of Ikat Bentenan

Bentenan Woven cloth are once an art that had died in North Sulawesi, where the last ‘original’ weaved fabrics can only be found in museums in The Netherlands such as the Troppen Museum.… Continue reading

Travelling through the tip of North Sulawesi

The big contrast of Sulawesi and Java is the lush and heavy greenery. On this visit ( worth mentioning this is not my first time here) I went to Manado, Tangkoko Nature Reserve,… Continue reading

Hong Kong – A Quick Visit and Some Tips

I have never been interested in visiting Hong Kong, apologies for anyone who lives and loves Hong Kong. This is because all my friends that have similar taste to mine and have been to Hong… Continue reading

Eva’s Surabaya

Moving on from Jakarta, don’t fret I might do more on Jakarta, but as Indonesia is huge I want to move on to another part of the country, Surabaya, East Java. This time… Continue reading

Maesy’s Jakarta

This time Jakarta according to Maesy Angelina, the other half of Dusty Sneakers, Gypsytoes. Maesy grew up in Jakarta. Her departure to Holland to study was the impetus for her and Teddy to… Continue reading

Teddy’s Jakarta

Teddy W. Kusuma, or in the blogging world he is called Twosocks, is a half of The Dusty Sneakers. I tweeted the other day to say this is probably going to be the… Continue reading

Lorraine’s Hometown – Jakarta

Following my thoughts, I have started asking a few people about their hometown, memories and how they perceive the city they once lived in or still living in. The first person I asked… Continue reading

Tulisan bags types and illustrations review

There are some annoying things about having Indonesian mum, or maybe just my mum. For example she seems to constantly forget that I have been living independently away from her for more than… Continue reading