Who is Nabila As’ad?

Hello! I am the owner of this Adventurous Mind and an Empty Stomach blog. Tho this blog launched in November 2015, I have been blogging on .bhella.bhello. since 2007. While I maintain .bhella.bhello. as my daily journal, this blog mainly focuses on my travel obsession where I can interact with other (solo) travellers.

I grew up in a small city in Indonesia. My friends call me a globe-hopper. I started travelling since I was a kid but I got addicted after I first moved to Portugal. Living far faraway from my family triggered myself to seek for a family in a strange land. That was the first time I challenged myself to travel alone, hitchhike, camp, Couchsurf, and many more you name it.

I am the one who believes that travelling is more about the stories and experiences rather than souvenirs. I value talking to locals, eating traditional foods, staying with locals, wandering without direction, and getting lost. In a nutshell, I feel like I am getting to know myself more when I am being a stranger. Through this blog and my Instagram account at @nabilaasad, I want to integrate my hobbies in cooking, fashion, and technology with the thing I am passionate the most: travelling!

In weekdays, I am a lecturer/researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Padjadjaran, with my main focuses on services innovation with digital tech. and user experience.