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    Love Travelling to Jogjakarta? You May Want to Send Your Kids to Study There, Here’s Why

    Yes, I skipped a blog post last week. Chinese New Year season made me embrace the art of doing nothing – except nibbling some cookies, hehe! This week my mind takes me back to good ol’ school days in Jogjakarta. I spent two years there separated from my family and boy, I thanked my parents for it! Jogjakarta, Yogyakarta or Jogja is a small city in Indonesia located on the island of Java. If you’ve travelled there, you will know the city for its cultural heritage, Borobudur Temple, Mount Merapi and Malioboro Street. But the locals know the city better as Kota Pelajar aka the City of Students. Children from…

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    Transiting in Malaysia? Here’s Your 1 Day Kuala Lumpur Express Travel Itinerary

    What would you do if you or someone you know have only one day to spend in Kuala Lumpur aka KL, Malaysia and want to experience the rich culture? Whether you’re transiting or just want to have a crash-trip in KL, I’ve crafted this post as your 1 Day Kuala Lumpur Express Travel Itinerary. I was a KL tour guide for two people who had a similar situation, therefore, the inspiration of this week’s blog post 😉 But before that, let me share the story behind this. The whole idea of being a tour guide in a city where I’ve lived in for more than 10 years is inspired by…

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    I Made Chiang Mai as My First Thailand Trip… Though It May Be Unethical

    A lot of people rave about Thailand, especially Bangkok and its paradise islands. I had enough of people telling me that I should go to Thailand, so I did, in 2018. However, instead of Bangkok or Hua Hin (the Thai’s Santorini-style destination), I chose Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai as my first Thailand trip. I know, I know. I will visit Bangkok one day, don’t worry. But if you haven’t travelled to Chiang Mai, now I’m telling you that you should :p I was browsing Thailand tour packages when I found the Chiang Mai trip. And the main reason that tickle my wanderlust soul was the Long Neck Tribe Village.…

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    It’s December Again and It’s Time to Listen to Your Inner Self

    Hola, amigos! I’m so happy to know that many enjoy reading my previous blog post about Chefchaouen, Morocco. It is my pleasure to share what I have seen and experienced. I will share with you another part of Morocco in the next blog post. This time, I feel like sharing a personal view about life. If you have any opinion, please do not hesitate to comment. I’d like to hear and learn from you 🙂 Embrace the Silence and Listen to Your Inner Self I don’t know why I’m here and what I’m doing with my life. I guess it always occurs to me when December arrives. This sentimental feeling…

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    The Investment That You May Overlooked

    What if I tell you that you can print money, legally? Your body is the machine, and you’re trading your energy, time and health for every batch of dollar, euro or ringgit that you print. You’ll be fully investing yourself in the process. Will you sacrifice most of your energy, time and health to do it? Some people may do so because they’re worried that one day, the opportunity is gone. Although most of the time, it’s just people being kiasu… I once had the opportunity to achieve an unlimited bonus from a company that I worked for. Rooted in my passion for travel, I sacrificed a lot of things…

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    Apparently, Your Brain Decides If Your Travel Plan Will Come True

    Some people often ask how I can persevere with my lifestyle for the sake of travelling. They may not realise that once the brain has decided, any travel plan will come true. Once the brain has decided, any travel plan will come trueBUT. You must make that travel plan A MUST In 2016, I ate the same food for lunch and skipped dinner for almost a year. Not something I encourage you to follow, though. In 2017, I wrote as many articles as I could in order to get a big bonus every month. Also, there were pros and cons to this. In 2018, I had the most short-planned trips…

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    How Sharing While Travelling Makes You Happier

    I’ve lost count of how many times the church sermons inspired me to write a new blog post. Today, they talked about being grateful and the joy of sharing – which I can truly relate as an avid traveller. By the way, my dad thinks it’s weird that I go to two churches every Sunday (Catholic mass in the morning then Anglican mass in the afternoon). I’m not a super religious person but it sparks joy because each has a different ritual style. You get to sing different kind of songs as well! Ok, back to the topic. When I was a kid and lived in Indonesia, my family had…

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    How Baby Rooms Help You Save Money on Mineral Water (and Heal the World)

    I was thinking to share my travel story of Porto, a beautiful city in Portugal. Then, I read articles about Greta Thunberg and it reminded me of how I usually save money on mineral water thanks to the existence of baby rooms. Don’t worry, I won’t repeat what you’ve probably read or watch online. Some of you may feel confused about who to trust amid rumors about her. However. Either it’s an act or real, it doesn’t matter because the outcome is to heal the world and make it a better place. And she’s succeeded in creating great influence. So, why the fuss? Now, there’s a habit of mine that…