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…

A Hike for Coffee: Morning Routine

Part 2 of 5 As the morning broke, the ladies of Waerebo starting to get busy with their coffee-making routine. I spent the night there and as I woke up I walked out of the home and started to mingle and tried to give a hand (and also taking some photos, of course). I just…

Photo Tale: Mount Marapi

Oh wait.. this is the other Marapi… not the one in Java but this one is in West Sumatra. The glorious mountain lurked from the beautiful Ngarai Sihanok on her feet. Took this photo last year, part of the bunch of photos I took from the Geological field-trip I was participated in. Sumatra is so…

Photo Tale: The Greens of Samosir

Good morning from Indonesia! We are entering the smoke season in Duri right now, ugh, maybe it is the time to take vacation and leave for a while. But I couldn’t until September 😦 To freshen up my morning, I choose to share one of my favourite scenery from Samosir Island, North Sumatra. These are…

Photo Tale: the Palace and the Sky

Istana Pagaruyung (Pagaruyung Palace) in West Sumatra. This photo was taken July last year when I participated in a geological field-trip. Living in Riau, West Sumatra seems to be our perfect destination for a scenic road trip. — Istana Pagaruyung di Sumatra Barat. Foto ini saya ambil pada bulan Juli tahun lalu ketika ikut perjalanan…