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    Life,  Money,  Travel

    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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    Chinatown 2.0: Lorong Panggung Amps Up the KL Destination

    Since I always take public transport, I often go to Pasar Seni (Central Market) bus hub. Although the location of the bus hub is very near to China Town, it’s been ages since the last time I visited the KL destination. So, last weekend my sister told me that there’s a hidden alley in Chinatown which would be one the best hangout places in Kuala Lumpur. Apparently, a hidden alley just got a makeover earlier this year and it looks fabulously vintage! The makeover project dubbed Project Kwai Chai Hong has restored 10 shophouses and a laneway hidden in between Lorong Panggung and Jalan Petaling. Let’s take a look at…

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    Life,  Money,  Travel

    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…

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    The Crab Migration in Trinidad, Cuba

    Being a wanderlust is a blessing, but not when you really need to travel yet have no resources. After what happened last week, I just want to travel to somewhere far, far away… Alas, I’m a wanderlust with minimal resources. I can’t because I had paid the deposit for my 2020 Europe trip. As an Indonesian passport-holder, I need to show the embassy that I have enough resources so they’ll grant me the Schengen visa. Therefore, I can’t simply go for a last-minute trip and jeopardizing what I’ve planned in the first place. The Cuban Crab Migration, from TV to Reality I can’t remember exactly when I saw the crab…

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    Fashion,  Travel

    Why You Should Make Oktoberfest 2019 as Autumn Getaway

    As the name itself explain, some of you may be wondering why I’m writing about Oktoberfest 2019 this week. It’s still September, isn’t it too early? Nope! In fact, Oktoberfest 2019 – the world’s largest beer festival and traveling funfair, starts on 21 September and ends on 6 October. Therefore, I’m giving you enough time to book the flight ticket and accommodation should you want to make it as your autumn getaway 😉 Every year, around six million people from around the world will fly to Munich for the beer festival. It will be crowded, but don’t worry. You won’t be smashed like tuna in a can. The queue may…

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    Life,  Travel

    These are the Two Most Important Lessons Traveling Teaches Me

    Aloha, friends~ I’m pretty sure you’ve read at least one article that discusses ‘X (insert number) lessons traveling has taught me’. I have to agree on what most travel writers write. If there’s anything different, you may have read it from my blog posts. While brainstorming over steamed kampong chicken on what to share with you this week, I realised there are two most important lessons traveling teaches me. They are: the Joy Of Missing Out (JOMO) and the Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Traveling Helps Me Embrace JOMO (the Joy Of Missing Out) Move away, FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out)! It’s time for all of us to…

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    Szép Parliament of Budapest & Gundel’s Famous Pancake

    In the previous blog post, you’ve seen a szép (Hungarian: beautiful) photo of the Hungarian Parliament Building at night. This time, I’ll let you see the details of the building and the grand interior design. Of course, I’ll end the post with a review of the famous homemade pancake of Gundel, to make it sweeter 😉 Also known as the Parliament of Budapest, it’s a top tourist destination that one must visit. The beautiful building is located in the Pest side of the city, right on the banks of the Danube River. As you need to get a ticket to enter, I suggest you come in the morning or pre-purchase…

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    Beautiful Budapest, Where I Left My Heart in 2015

    I’ll never forget the joy when I starred at my very first Schengen visa in 2015. After all, it was granted by the German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur with much effort! That year, I embarked on my first Europe trip and lost my heart to Budapest. The inspiration to write this post came after I booked my 2020 Balkan trip. Due to my financial limitation, I never want to return to the same country until I travelled to all of the countries in the world. But, my beloved city turns out to be on the list! When you visit Budapest, you’ll understand why it’s easy to fall in love. The…