India Travel Journal 2017 — ‘Allo Agra

And ‘Allo Taj Mahal Background: on Christmas, my dear friend Karmen gave me, among other things, a small notebook for me to journal in during my travels. This is a snippet of that journal, pretty much verbatim but edited for length, clarity, and grammar. Agra, India, 9 January 2017 Today was …

India Travel Journal 2017 — Dear Delhi

You are many things and I’m sorry if I ever thought otherwise Background: on Christmas, my dear friend Karmen gave me, among other things, a small notebook for me to journal in during my travels. This is a snippet of that journal, pretty much verbatim but edited for length, clarity, and …

India Travel Journal 2017 — Dang, Delhi

Background: on Christmas, my dear friend Karmen gave me, among other things, a small notebook for me to journal in during my travels. This is a snippet of that journal, pretty much verbatim but edited for length, clarity, and grammar. Chandni Chowk Market, Delhi. Photo by David Dominguez available under …

Getting High in Innsbruck

When I travel, I try to do something that is hard or impossible to do back home in Jakarta or Singapore. That was no different in Innsbruck. As it is known for being the “Capital of the Alps”, I set out to experience the mountains. From my research I found …

Thank You Istanbul

This was my first leg en route to Europe. A wise man once said a journey begins with a step. When you live in Singapore, that journey will have to start with a flight. It was setting up to be an ok day. I managed to finish all my work …

Bangkok in Chaos

or Chaos in Bangkok? I have tried to make this piece not sounding so cliche, but I think chaos is still the best way to describe Bangkok. Not necessarily in a bad way. I started my second day in Bangkok full of determination to go to Platinum Fashion Mall. Our hotel …

Tasmania Solo Trip, or So I Thought

Quick. My visa for Australia is expiring in a month, and I have a potential long holiday of about 10 days. Where should I go? Not another city, I thought. I would have to do something different this time around. Something not a lot of people would do. My first …

Vis-á-vis Visa

I could not choose which country to be born in, and by some divine intervention it was decided to be Indonesia. Marvelous country with (literally) thousands of islands with superb food options and wonderful people all around. Also a country with Passport Power rank of 60 (out of 80). For …