Travel Diary #4: Which Road Will You Take?

This video was taken by me in Bandung, Indonesia


“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken 

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Travel Diary #3: A Nature Addict

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware

  -Martin Buber


My last trip to Yogyakarta, Indonesia felt like a dream, it was so surreal. I was so lost in the moment of feeling alive and believe me, it felt so good that I could not stop smiling. My heart felt at ease, and yes that’s true what most people say about traveling. It makes your heart feel at ease that you forget all the trouble you have because you are busy admiring the view. Nothing feels more amazing than tasting the freedom and witnessing the beauty this world has to offer. I went to check out some cool places in Yogyakarta, most of them are quite remote and less touristy

I went to check out some cool places in Yogyakarta, most of them are quite remote and less touristy. This time, me and a friend spent hours motorbiking to get to this remote beach located in Gunung Kidul. The road was INSANE! It was very rocky and slippery. We decided to park our bike 100 meters away from the main gate because we could not risk our bike to get stuck in a deep mud. Apparently, we had to walk down the hill for approximately 10 minutes to finally get to the beach. And again, the road was so slippery that I fell down so many times (or maybe I’m just too clumsy). Now I know how I got this huge bruises on my leg. But boy oh boy was it worth it! I will definitely come back sometime in the future but I do hope that the road will be much better than the last time I was there, though. Cheers to a good life x

Travel Diary #2: Breakfast with A View!

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“Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life.” – Paulo Coelho


I stayed at House of Nasi Bungkus during my stay in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and I totally recommend this place for all of you who love the countryside and a nature addict like me. I love the atmosphere, it’s very peaceful and calm and that’s exactly what I needed. It is quite far from the town, though but I don’t mind because I get to wake up to this amazing view.

Breakfast with a view? Oh what a good match!

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Travel Diary #1: Borobudur Temple

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Borobudur Temple, January 2017

Borobudur Temple is known as world’s largest Buddhist Temple and one of the greatest Buddhist Monuments. Borobudur Temple is located in Magelang, Central Java just an hour away from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. I have been here twice and I can say that I am in love with this place. This place is overcrowded by the tourists during the day and I personally don’t like going there during the day due to the heat- it’s just too hot, I can’t handle it.

But did you know that you can actually go there for the sunrise? Well, not so many people know that. The only way you can see the sunrise at Borobudur Temple is through Manohara Hotel. But one thing to keep in mind is that make sure you go there when the weather is good, as in it hasn’t been raining the night before or else you might not be able to see the sunrise, and you’ll be so bummed when that happens.

I woke up at 3 in the morning, and it’s because my homestay was in Yogyakarta and I had to motorbike for over an hour just to get to Borobudur Temple. I arrived at 4.30 and began climbing the stairs. When I reached the top, there were so many people who had already waited to see the sunrise. I did not expect the place to be so packed but I didn’t really mind because I was so busy enjoying the moment. The sun began to rise and oh my oh was it so beautiful! I totally recommend you to come to this place for the sunrise. The view was just breathtakingly beautiful. I have always loved the golden hour and the misty morning when the sun begins to rise because it always reminds me of a good start, that no matter how hard your day or night was there will always be another day to give another shot. Cheers to a good life x

P.S: I actually had loads of pictures taken from my Jogja Trip but unfortunately, my phone hates me so much that it decided to act up and I had to restore the phone which means losing all the data on my phone. As much as I hate this kind of thing when it happens, but at least I still have them in my memory to and remind me how beautiful it was, how happy it made you feel.

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