My visit to Cirebon, a small coastal town in West Java, was short. But, after visiting some of the historical sites the town had to offer, I decided that Kejaksan Train Station is the most interesting. Like any other small town stations in Indonesia, it is busy and crowded. But once you can get past… Read More Train Station, First Impression.
Beautiful sunny day on Charles Bridge.
Ditching that precious folded map, getting lost instead in small cobblestoned alleys is generally the best way to discover Prague. Sometimes, after walking a couple of hours or more eventually you will find your way back to where you first set off. But, while the alleys are charming, populated with pretty cafes, souvenir shops and… Read More Discovering Prague’s Secret Passage
If you’re planning to visit Berlin, even for a short time, make sure to include at least one Sunday in your itinerary. It’s the only time of week when Flohmarkt am Mauerpark is open, and I assure you you’ll be sorry if you miss it. Located just a bit north of Berlin, in Prenzlauer Berg… Read More Blending With The Crowd in Mauerpark pt. 1
Globalization has made the world seem borderless, and I can’t help but feeling cheated. Let me explain. I live in a big multicultural and international city of Jakarta, where I can easily have Starbucks coffee for breakfast, sushi for lunch, and tapas for dinner. Any time of day, I can have 10-piece escargots at a… Read More Café Louvre: A Time Machine in Prague
Tropical fruits are one of the reasons that I am grateful about living in Indonesia. When I was living in Canada, the only thing I craved for was fresh gigantic coconuts and dark yellow supersweet mangoes that come in 3 different varieties here. But, that being said, I also grew fond of berries, especially after… Read More Berry Happy Family
As a city girl whose daily life consists of hours of commuting and countless rendezvous at a luxurious mall, I get a little too excited when I get in touch with nature. And that is exactly what happened during my 2-week stay in Prague. One of the hotel I stayed in was Standard Hotel, a… Read More Rendezvous With The Swans