Category Archive: Travel

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

Menu – The Illusive

Here’s how it goes, now, in most of the restaurants I have been in Indonesia: I scan the menu, the plethora of yummy sounding food, then I choose an item. The waitress comes… Continue reading

The Blue Sky of the UK

London and the rest of UK in general is pretty infamous for it’s grey and miserable sky. Don’t get me wrong, as someone that is built and comes from an equatorial country, I… Continue reading

At the end (of 2015)

What have I actually done this year? Nothing much it seems. I got a writer’s block just before writing this sentence, that I had to take a break to download some book to… Continue reading

9 German & 1 French Christmas Markets

Yes, you read that right. I went Christmas Market crazy.To be fair I didn’t go to 9 German towns, but in Berlin I visited 9 out of the available 11 going, then me… Continue reading

Berlin’s MauerPark Flea Market

Second-hand or some cool people call it vintage, some other people call it Pre-loved, is a great concept, I think (the second-hand idea, not calling it pre-loved, I think that is a bit… Continue reading

Tasting Cornish Pasties in Cornwall

Like Champagne, Cornish Pasty are a regionally protected product, which means that it can only be called Cornish Pasty if it was made in Cornwall. Apparently Cornish Pasty is also the origins of… Continue reading

St Agnes Island, Scilly Isles, England

Inspired by my visit to the most westerly point of mainland Europe Cabo De Roca near Lisbon. I started an adventure to visit the most westerly points, this time of inhabited England. I… Continue reading

St Ives, Cornwall, UK

St Ives (hear pronounciation here) was famous for artist in the uk in the 60’s to 80’s, because of its beautiful seascape, somewhat micro climate and higgledy piggledy lanes. Now although still beautiful… Continue reading

Afternoon Tea on a Bus, London

The idea, I thought, was such a novelty. It turned out, they already have a restaurant in a moving bus in Indonesia. Well, never mind, the special thing about this one is of… Continue reading

Breakfast at Wolsesley, London

If they say to have afternoon tea at the Ritz in London, they would say have breakfast at the Wolsesley. Which is coincidentally almost next door to each other. Apparently a lot of… Continue reading

Outside Glasgow – Forth Bridge, The Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel

Although not as famous as Edinburgh,  a city 1 hour away from it, Glasgow and its surrounding has plenty to offer. Before and after my tour around Glasgow, I went to see the… Continue reading

Traipsing around Glasgow to learn more about Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Have you heard of the name Charles Rennie Mackintosh? If you haven’t, you must have seen things that was originally designed by him and his Wife, Margaret MacDonald. The rose, the typeface, clean lines,… Continue reading

Lisbon’s Urban Decorative Walls

There are so much going on lately that I have been very laxed on blogging. I just remembered about this one update that has been the queue for ages. Mba Loraine’s update of… Continue reading

Lisbon’s Bookshops and other things

There is certainly a contrast  of forms in Lisbon’s bookshop, old beautiful ones with beautiful wooden shelves, selling beautiful books, and those in train station that looked a bit like a cheap bookshop because of… Continue reading

48 hours in Dusseldorf – Germany

I am not sure what happened during my visit to Dusseldorf I didn’t seem to have done anything. Plus my memory card got corrupted which means no good pictures. 😦 That it is… 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

Lisbon and its beautiful rooftops

When I was looking for accomodation for Lisbon on Airbnb, a lot of them promises a balcony with a view, which usually comes as a luxury in many other capital cities. I understood… Continue reading