Ranu Kumbolo: a Glimpse of Paradise Before the Throne of the Gods

Being the tallest volcano is the island of Java, of course I have heard of Mount Semeru so many times. The mighty peak of Mahameru which literally translate into the the peak of the Gods surely gives out chill and excitement for beginner and experienced hikers alike. I was indeed challenged but I knew I…

Prau: a Beautiful Hike at the Heart of Java

I have never summitted a mountain. To this day, I have done couple of treks that surely took my breath away, literally and figuratively, but never once in my life that I reached a summit. Last year I committed to change that and tried to do one of the most popular hike in Central Java that is the…

Menjelajah Machu Picchu di Peru dan trekking di Inca Trail

Aguas Calientes, Agustus 2015 Sebuah percakapan antara saya dan seorang teman di sebuah spa sederhana setelah kami pulang dari Machu Picchu. “ Eh, lihat deh, itu kayaknya orang-orang yang habis pulang Inca Trail ya?” “ Iya, kayaknya… kurang tantangan banget ya hidupnya. Kan bisa naik kereta aja sih, tinggal naik bus terusnya” “ Yoi, duduk…

The concrete jungle called NYC

I would rather spend time in actual jungle on any given day, but this concrete jungle just captivated me. DUH, it’s indeed New York City! Now I understand what the fuss is all about. If I had to summarize NYC in one sentence I would say that: Nothing quite like it yet it’s everything for…

Iceland: The Highlights

When one babble about how marvellous their trip to Iceland were, you’d better believe them.  I had a GREAT time in Iceland. I came home refreshed, in an utterly good mood and just full of ideas and ready to tackle ’em all! That is the sign of a wonderful trip, riiiight?!!! 😉 And now in…

Morocco for a Week: the Itinerary

I was going to Morocco looking for colours; literally and figuratively. I realize that 7 days (+2 travelling days) would not do this country (or any other country actually!) justice, but I managed to find what I was looking for.  Bottom line, just gotta make it work! So folks, if you happen to have only a…