your guide to my indonesia experiences on 1 page Continue reading quick links: indonesia
“you’re lucky because there’s a burial of someone high-born this week,” erwin said to me. and everyone in town knows about this event, so i thought “damn i am lucky!” but yeah, i wasn’t really prepared for what i experienced. Continue reading my “lucky” day: experiencing the torajan burial celebrations
in the 16 months that i’ve been traveling, i got ask this question a lot (and variations of it): where are you from? your english is very good, how did you learn it? no, i did not roll my eyes at them because frankly, i also don’t know. i’ve studied a 3rd language before, and i for one can say that studying it in a classroom definitely does not translate to having a good command of it.
I say this because day 1 was with Alex: a nice turned creepy guy who offered to show me around. It was exciting at first—I’ve never seen so many human bones in one concentrated area! But at some point I wanted some stories, but of course I didn’t get any Continue reading hunting for graves: what the hell is happening?
Due to arriving too early, huddled within myself through the cold as I waited for Pia’s Poppies to open, I was pretty much disoriented by then time I emerged from my slumber from my room.
i asked before how tour guides/tour operators can approach us tourists without making us feel like we’re getting conned. Here’s my story of how I met probably one of the best tourguides one can have, Erwin from Rantepao. Continue reading Not all tourguides are out to get us chapter 2
I never really understood the convenience of Peta Jalur Kereta Api Java until 1) I tried it and 2) I realized how big Java actually is. I didn’t need to constantly ask where the bus station/buses are or wonder if they’re tricking me or stopping at wrong destinations. As long as you’re awake when it arrives at your stop, you’re good. Here are the 3 memorable rides I took Continue reading Stress “less” travel with the Java Train System