One of the best thing about traveling is to meet people. The exciting part is you’ll never know which kind of people you’re going to meet. Personally I do not worry too much about getting in touch or staying in the same room with strangers. I believe that people is generally kind (I also learned this from traveling). I’ve met some of the nicest people whilst traveling in the past few years. But on my last trip particularly, I met some of the most interesting so far. So, I will share some story about interesting strangers I met during my last trip.
If you’ve seen my Kjergbolten hiking post, then you know I have love-hate relationship with the mountains. And guess what?! Here I am again, made a split-second decision (again) to hike, this time to Dalsnuten in Sandness, Norway. I never heard about the place before and didn’t know what to expect.
It’s been a month since I moved to Stavanger in Norway. Life has been great so far, I feel home since day one and I’m not even surprised. First couple weeks were kinda busy with so much stuffs to do: report to police office, got bus ticket and mobile number, got my residence permit, attended the orientation days at university, went back and forth to Ikea and bunch of supermarkets, and blah blah blah. After I settled enough I finally got a chance to pick up my camera and being tourist for a moment.
“Say yes to new adventure” was probably what’s in my head when I accepted the invitation to hike Mount Kjerag. It was such a short notice, I’m not prepared, I haven’t even owned a pair hiking shoes yet! It’s about eleven at night when I said yes and at eight next morning we already drove our rental car to Kjerag.
Berlin is one of the biggest capitals in Europe. Do you know that it’s 9x bigger than Paris? Well you know it now. Big city means many places to check out and more time to get from one place to another. My recent visit to Berlin, in the middle of winter, not gonna lie, was stress me out a bit. I had 1 km long bucket list and they’re all scattered all over the city. With the weather slowing me down, it really was impossible to check them all out. What I did to make it easier to decide where to go, was to put them in groups categorized by area and then explored the area one by one. So on this post, I want to share my Berlin bucket list in groups so it’s easier for you to plan your trip!
Thursday, January 26th 2017
Hi guys! It’s been a long time since my last post! I just feel uninspired lately but the blog hiatus is over now since I’m back on the road again! I’m writing this on the train on my way to Prague, Czech Republic. Can’t stop looking out of the window to the miles and miles of woods covered with snow and the sun setting on my window.
So basically, I’ve just finished my adventure in Berlin. It’s been a good time and I had a proper adventure yesterday. As you may or may not know, Berlin is a very hipster city. There are graffiti everywhere, old and abandoned building scattered all around the city. From abandoned theme park to abandoned airport to abandoned hospital to abandoned spy station! You named it! This city was pretty messed up by the war and for that it becomes heaven for urban explorers.
It’s not a secret that London is hella expensive. Here are some proofs to make sure we’re on the same page. I paid £10 for an espresso and 3 mini cupcakes, and I mean… teeny tiny mini cupcakes; when in home I can probably buy around 12 regular size cupcakes from a good quality bakery (rolling eyes emoji please!). I paid £5 for snacking a plate of Dutch pancakes with warm Nuttela and icing sugar, take away, in a market, not in a fancy cafe when you can sit down in a comfy sofa with the fastest wifi ever. Another example, £11 for a regular lunch (burger, fries, and lemonade), super basic! Not to mention by the time I was there, more than 1.5 years ago, before all of the Brexit drama, the British Pound Sterling’s still very strong (£ 1 = around IDR 20.000). Now you do the Math!
I arrived early in the morning, after a long horrible train journey from Munich, Germany. Seriously, don’t you dare thinking about the classic, pretty, fancy, and comfy European trains. No, it’s not like that. Okay, maybe tourist trains or scenic trains look like that, but regular trains are not!
As an Indonesian, we probably have a love-hate relationship with The Netherlands as they colonised our country for 3,5 century! But that’s a long time ago. And if somebody ask me why I visit Amsterdam then my answer would be “Why not?” There are too much reasons to visit Amsterdam, and I’m gonna give you five! Here you go…
That’s not a secret that I love being at heights, I love riding planes, I love crazy high rollercoasters, I just love to see everything from above and have wider vision. But don’t get me wrong, it’s also not a secret that I HATE stairs in any way! I usually take elevator to just going one floor up because I’m just too lazy. Being a flat city, Paris has changed me 100%. In my 5 days stay in Paris, I climbed several domes and hundreds of stairs, I didn’t even know who I am. Here’s several places to enjoy Paris from above.