It’s technically still autumn here but it feels like winter and hit zero degrees already. The weather is very bad (compare to my previous summer paradise of course) and changing all the time. Talking (and swearing) about weather is very common in our daily conversations, including this one particular cold day in our dorm kitchen.
(It was starting to rain)
J: “It was sunny five minutes ago! What the hell?!”
M: “It is crazy!”
O: “It is Norway.” (insert neutral face emoji)
Yup, welcome to Norway! So inspired by that, I’ll put some ideas about what to do on a cold day a.k.a crappy weather. These things are basically what I do on daily basis nowadays.
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.
Couple months ago me, my mum, and my sister decided to have a little staycation in Jakarta. After browsing some five-stars hotels, I decided that we HAVE TO stay at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. The interior is super beautiful and the marble bathroom just made me fell in love right away. So, here’s our Four Seasons Jakarta photo diary. I don’t feel the need to give a full review on five-stars hotel because everything will be rated 5/5 anyway, but I will share some experiences that I think are extraordinary.
I’ve been eyeing this cute turquoise cabin for quite some time now, and I finally got a chance to stay in one of them on my recent visit to Nusa Ceningan Bali. Nusa Ceningan is a tiny island at southeast Bali, part of Nusa Islands which contain three island (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida).
Last weekend I took my sister to Bali as a her birthday vacation. It’s just a short weekend gateway but it was fun! We’ve been to Bali for five or six times already, so this time I chose to avoid the crowd and took a thirty minutes boat ride to quiet Nusa Islands. Nusa Islands include three islands, which are Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan,and Nusa Penida (the biggest one). Since we just had two nights there, we saved Nusa Penida for another time.
We took the latest boat, departed at 5 PM from Sanur, Bali. It was already sunset time when we arrived at Nusa Lembongan. We came straight to our accommodation which located at Nusa Ceningan, had dinner there, and slept. So basically, we had only one full day to explore the islands. On the last day we just had breakfast, caught our boat back to Bali, and spent bloody 5 hours at the famous La Plancha before went back to Bandung. And here’s the pictures to sum up our short sisters vacay!
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!