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To Hell and Back

Kawah Ijen (Ijen crater) is one of the craters in the world which have natural blue fire. The other one is in Alaska, said the guide. But, Ijen is the only crater where you can see the blue fire for all year long. The best time to see the blue fire is 3-4am hence we … Continue reading

Fun adventure – Ranu Kumbolo

We arrived at Malang early morning 3:58am on Friday, 16 June 2017. Driver picked us up at Malang train station and brought us to a home-stay to wash up and had a few hours of sleep. By 7:30am, we packed clothes, necessities and snacks enough for 2 days and put the rest at house. Although … Continue reading

The Problem with Spontaneity 

The first 2 days in Jogja (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) to Prambanan, Borobudur and Mount Merapi were simply awesome. Today’s city tour was a disappointment. In fact, today’s feeling have been a chance to reflect how much city tour disappointment we experienced in the past at other countries. Probably next time, when I plan itinerary, I shall … Continue reading

Finding my balance 

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford After 2 lessons of stand up paddling (SUP) in swimming pool, I begin to look a little more pro-like in calm water. Less than 12 hours later, I attempted first open-water this morning. It was my maiden sea-sport venture. I never done … Continue reading