The title of the post probably sounds like the cheesiest Instagram caption about Bali ever. But it’s not. Because in Goa Gajah, Ubud, I actually met and received blessings from a man whose name pretty much translates into “lord.” It all started when I arrived at Goa Gajah, Ubud and asked around about the availability […]Read more "Meeting a “God” in Goa Gajah, Ubud"
“Just keep stirring and squishing the mixture together by hand until it feels soapy and there you have it – your own shampoo,” the instructor said. Within 10 minutes, bubbles were starting to show up between my fingers and my hands began to feel slippery dipped into my mix of hisbiscus leaf, aloe vera, flowers […]Read more "Making Shampoo from Plants in Ubud"
Over the years, Bali has grown from a typical tropical tourist destination to one of the hottest items on the bucket list for many people around the world, including whoever you are reading this post too perhaps. As you consider actually visiting Bali and ticking it off your summer (or lifetime) bucket list, you’re also […]Read more "My Favorite Places to Stay in Bali"
My least favorite thing to do while traveling is shopping. There, I’ve confessed it. I’ve never discovered the fun that people find in browsing through items, haggling to find the right price, or clawing teeth and nail for an item on sale. Heck, I hate shopping so much that I usually don’t buy souvenirs for […]Read more "A Day at Central Market, Kuala Lumpur"
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Yogyakarta is an impressive treasure trove of food. On my most recent trip to the city, even though it’s perhaps the 6th time I went there, I still discovered new, hidden culinary gems that my taste buds haven’t sampled before. So I decided to compile […]Read more "Where to Eat in Yogyakarta Part II – Yogya’s Local Culinary Hidden Gems"
Hey folks! This week’s post is a very special one because it’s a guest post written by a team comprising of Medina Avdagic, Lara Böckmann, Sophia Dümmig and Svenja Helmers – students from Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Germany who collaborated with students of Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. They’re on a mission to pass their “News […]Read more "Guest Post: Small Actions Matter – #ocLean Mops Up Indonesian Beaches"
As the second most visited tourist destination in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is probably best known for its food, culture, and overwhelmingly kind people – all of which I’ve written about. However, it’s also actually home to some of the best destinations for Catholic travel in Indonesia, albeit Catholicism only being the second largest religion in the […]Read more "4 Catholic Sites You Need to Visit in Yogyakarta"