I visited Japan for the first time back in 2014 with my mom. My mom usually travels with group tours because she is a social butterfly. As an advocate of…
The Grand Palace in Bangkok is one of the places everyone absolutely has to visit in Bangkok. BUT... It took me 3 visits to Bangkok before finally visiting this splendid…
Fun fact: Mount Batur was the FIRST mountain I’ve ever climbed. Now, 11 years later, I went back and fell in love all over again with the mountain.
How could you not fall in love with a sunrise view so surreal when standing at over 1700m elevation overlooking a village covered in morning mist? That feeling of standing at the top of the world witnessing the birth of a new day, a new beginning is what draws me to hiking.
I first climbed Mount Batur in 2008 when I was in my final year of university. Back then, I was still slim and fit, I managed to reach the summit quite early at 5.17am.
Now, the not-so-fit thirty-something me managed to reach the summit at 5.50am, just moments before the actual sunrise at around 6.10am. Guys, if you’re in your twenties, go climb a mountain NOW!
Now that I’ve climbed Mount Batur twice, I wish to offer some advice for first-time hikers through this post. (more…)
Some splurge are worth it, some are not. This one belongs to the former.
It all started from a chat with a friend. My friend told me that if I ever want to stay in a hotel in Medan, I should go to Adimulia Hotel. He said, “It is very nice! Even Jokowi stayed there when he came to Medan!” (more…)