Indonesia

from jogja to dieng

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My itinerary was mostly based on internet info. I don’t know why I chose Dieng, but I did. It was in my itinerary. Luckily, the hostel staff where I stayed in Jogja, Uki, knew how to get there, backpacker style. Awesome! So he helped me booked the travel bus to Wonosobo and from there I […]

Indonesia

Jogja – the trip

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 Jogjakarta or Yogyakarta or just Jogja, is the art and culture city in Java island. Personally, I think this is the best city in Java and also, its’ backpackers friendly. The transportation system is great but can get a bit tricky with ojek and becak.  Where I went1. Attractions around town  – just walking (kraton, […]

Indonesia

to jogja with love – 10 days itinerary

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It’s been more than a year that I’d traveled overseas. The last one was NZ. Yes, longgg time ago.So, on Nov 18, I went to Jogja. It was my 10 days trip to Java Island. I wish I could travel longer, but 10 days is good enough for now. Working 9-5 3-12 job won’t allow […]

New Zealand

Jobs I did in New Zealand

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For whatever reason, if you ever think of taking a gap year to travel (or anything you like, outside your 9-5 job) , just take that brave decision and do it. Most probably, you’ll never know if there’s solid ground below, or hand to hold, or hell to pay (as Celine Dion’s beautiful song say […]

New Zealand

Tongariro Alpine Crossings – in photo

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It was raining the previous days, but today looks promising! This is the view from my room at Tongariro National Park. After breakfast, everyone jump into the bus for the adventure.   Mount Tongariro from afar. I took this photo from inside the bus   One of New Zealand’s great walk. Essential gear, sturdy shoes, […]

New Zealand

New Zealand – Tips for backpackers

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New Zealand is a tourism oriented country, which means there are competitive market for tourism and that’s mean, its a good news for backpackers. There’s a huge range of prices for transports, accommodations and activities. Although its still incomparable to travel in most of Asian countries, here’s some tips and tricks to save few bucks […]

New Zealand

My current city – Hastings

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–this is backdated post, written when I was there in Dec 2010– Hawke’s Bay is known as the Wine Country. Hastings, which is one of the city in Hawke’s Bay. There are lots of vineyards. But there are also apple orchards, and few stonefruit orchards. This is one of the busiest city during summer [December […]

Itinerari

My 10+ days north island itinerary – New Zealand

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I traveled North on December 2010 with my travel partner that time, Jaja. Most of the itinerary planned by Jaja. Our route went like this: Hastings > Waitomo > Hamilton > Rotorua > Taupo > Tongariro > Wellington > Picton We started our journey from Hastings because that’s where we stayed and worked for 3 […]