5 places I love to revisit

It took me a long time to put this together. Not for the lack of words but it is so hard to narrow down all the places into a list. So, at times like these, I decided to be simple and use my own terms instead. And so, I’m introducing a very mixed up list,…

horse carriage in jakarta

Coping with Jakarta’s Traffic Jams

Jakarta is not exactly the best place I would recommend to a tourist. Rather than a city for sight-seeing, I see it as a city of contrast. The poor co-exists with the rich, huge malls stand surrounded by slums, middle class citizens carves out their own income as best that they can. As a frequent…

dirty puddle

Caught in a Stinking Puddle

It was dark. I was not paying attention and I stepped into a puddle. My feet stank. This sounds like life, doesn’t it? But no, this was not a hypothetical theory. It happened. To me. I sneaked out from my friend’s wedding in Palembang, Indonesia, to have dinner near her house. It was a very…

Getting to Bandung with the Locals

The ride from Jakarta to Bandung was pretty uneventful. In the three hours that it took for us to get there, we chatted, we laughed, we ate and we napped. Except, we were not in a car by ourselves but in a hired van with 6 other strange men who kept to themselves. The silence…

The dream holiday of many..Bali

When I first thought of travelling to Bali, images of beautiful sandy beaches, clear waters and tranquality in the air came to my mind. These images stuck to my head until I actually got to visit Bali itself.. It is so not what I had imagined. Rather, think busy roads with the honking of cars…