Celebrating the August 17th in 4 Different Cities 4 Years in a Row

OMG! Happy Independence Day from Godafoss, Iceland

Merdeka!!!

Today, August 17th, 2016 marks the 71th Independence Day of Indonesia. Every Indonesian celebrates this day with a huge enthusiasm. My social media timeline has been flooded with pictures of my friends and colleagues with the Bendera Merah Putih – our Indonesian national flag we are so proud of. They brought their proudness to many places around the world! From Labuan Bajo to Iceland.

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Photo Essay: A Warm Afternoon at a Local Market in Toraja

Heaven. At least for a woman who loves to cook like me. I had been eating meat the whole days and I was craving for my veggies!

If you asked me where was my favourite place to interact with locals every time I travelled? I would have answer: local market.

Pak Hendrik brought us to eat Toraja’s Chicken Lawak at a Halal restaurant in front of a market. I was fascinated by how calm the angkot (public car) station was when he told me, “You’ll find the best coffee inside that market — Pasar Rebo.” He pointed to a market next to that station.

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You Could Never Escape from Anything-with-Beef Cuisines in Makassar

My flight was at 6AM from Bandung to Makassar. I brought two slices of wheat bread because I knew I would starve during my 2h flight. I fell asleep immediately after I was seated. I didn’t realise if my plane had taken off nor I heard the attendants coming. I woke up in the middle of my flight to take a few bites of my breads, then got back to sleep.

Pimo, a friend of mine who worked in Makassar and the reason why my friends & I came here, picked me up at the airport. She found me grumbling on how starving I was. “OK, we pick Rina and Rara up, then we’ll have Sop Saudara. You have no objection of eating beef in the morning, right?” said Pimo calmly. I nodded immediately and said loudly, “I WANT ALL THOSE MAKASSAR AUTHENTIC CUISINES. YEAY!” I barely had heavy breakfast, but this time I wouldn’t say NO. Little I knew, I shouldn’t had said that because I could barely escape from beef here in Makassar. You’ll know why.

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#travelista: Inspirational Guides to Juggle Between Work and Traveling from Anjai

Omotesando Hills, Japan

Spring is already here and summer is coming next. In a nutshell, the holiday season is coming up! We have Anjai Sarah for today’s travelista session. She is a known full time traveller and part time Geophysicist. She is a fun girl to talk to and for sure, her style is super fun to look to. Read our chit chat below and you might get inspired by her.

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My Huge Admiration for Saung Angklung Udjo, Bandung, Indonesia

At the end of the show

“You have got one angklung each, now look at the number written at the bottom of your angklung, and pay attention to my right hand,” a warm voice of an average 50-ish man was heard throughout the mini auditorium. We were on our seventh session during the Angklung performance .

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Stumbled Upon the Garden of Gemitir Flower in Bali

I didn’t expect to spend a morning with my jacket on and still get trapped in a super cold weather in Bali. Yes, Bali, the island of God that is known for its beautiful beaches and a perfect destination for those who want to runaway from an awful winter. My friend, Etta, who had been living for a year in Bali brought me to Bedugul. We woke up super early morning and started our ride to Bedugul. One thing for sure… I regret that I brought ONLY one sweater to Bali that time.

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You Haven’t Experienced Spain ‘Till You Meet the Spanish’ La Siesta

 

You are invited to have a perfect siesta (Taken from source)

I have told my bestfriend, Martha, about this ice cream bar I fell in love with in Seville. So when she arrived a day after in Sevilla, I brought her directly to the bar after lunch. Little we knew that the bar was closed…for the Spanish’ La Siesta. La Siesta – the Spanish’ Siesta stands for the traditional nap time for about 15-30′ in the afternoon. In fact, this afternoon (nap+lunch) break takes 3h time from 2pm till 5pm. The history said that this traditional nap habit was started to cope up with the peak-heat during midday.

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The Most Unforgettable Icelandic Territory of Taste (Part I)

Who knows about the blue lagoon? Thousands raise their hand.

Then, who knows what svid is? Silence is approaching.

Iceland’s magnificent landscape attracts tourists and travellers at the first place to visit the country. I have to admit, this attracted me too at the beginning. You might have known lots about the country’s beauty, but you barely heard about the unforgettable delicacies the country has. Am I right?

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3 Facts You Have to Know Before Coming to New Zealand

It’s Hobbiton!

Text and photos by Anri Pristidianita.

First of all, let me introduce New Zealand. Have you watched or read the Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit? Nah! Those movies were shot in New Zealand, in over 170 places all around the country. Why they did it in New Zealand? It’s just because New Zealand offers beautiful landscape which really close with what in the books.

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#travelista: When Thrifting and Travelling Could Be More Fun with Ozu

#travelista is the section where travel meets fashion. When talking about vintage fashion hunting (or so we call it thrifting), Nazura Gulfira Akbar’s trademark vintage style and her love for thrifting (she successfully styles secondhand stuffs with branded one on every outfit!) come into my mind. Then, we see pictures on her Instagram. This tourism lecturer does travel. A lot.

I had the chance to talk with Ozu about her passion for traveling and thrifting. Let’s join our #travelista chit-chat below!

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