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Mee’s Journey in Hand Drawn Maps

From my map-making class I learned about They Draw & Travel, a site that is full of illustrated maps created by artists all around the world. I don’t know about you, but I fell in love easily with anything hand-drawn. So while I have not managed to come up with a beautiful creation myself, I […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Indonesia

A few people have asked me about traveling in Indonesia in the past, knowing that I was born and raised there, and I am always happy to oblige. I left Indonesia when I was 17, so I can’t say I have traveled the country a lot. I went on family trips around Java when I […]

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Indoeuropa: Indonesian Gold and Green Tea Made in Poland

Case #1 Indonesian Sencha: Greeen Tea Found in: A little Polish grocery shop in Ealing, West London. Box is full of Polish words (and other words I don’t recognise), e.g. flavoured green tea / herbata zielona aromatyzowana, 20 pyramid tea bags / torebek piramidek. From the back of the box: Journey to Java. This enchanting Island’s unforgettable […]

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Borobudur vs Angkor Wat: Battle of the Great Temples

As a child grew up in Indonesia, I learned that Borobudur was one of the Seven Wonders of the World [1]. I always thought this as a fact. Only many years later, after I left the country and learned about more awesome things in the world, that I found out that, oh wait… most people […]

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Most Memorable Reading Experience While Travelling

I got invited to join competition for book-loving travel blogger (oh that sounds very much like Mee!) to celebrate the film release of Jack Kerouac’s legendary On the Road. Coincidentally I saw the exhibition of On the Road at the British Library recently, featuring the 120-feet-long original manuscript, consisting of roll of paper that Kerouac […]

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Capture the Colour

Travel Supermarket is running Capture the Colour contest that asks blogger to post with a photo that captures the following 5 colours – Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red. Sounds fun? Well I had fun picking the pictures! BLUE Casa Batlló is one of the two houses open to public designed completely by Anthoni Gaudi, […]

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UNESCO World Heritage List – My Number

Just quite recently I started to have great interest in UNESCO World Heritage List. The interest was first sparked by the iPad app Fotopedia Heritage – which is a great app and has tons of beautiful pictures. I actually contributed to fotopedia.com for a short amount of time and had some good number of vote-ups […]

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Traveling Europe with 3 Indonesian Grandmothers: Postmortem

Wow I have been away for a while! My mom and two aunties came to London. We traveled around Western Europe for 18 days. Back to London and traveled some more after working hours and on the weekend (I had to go back to work promptly). They flew back to Indonesia after a month in […]

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Indoeuropa: Wayang – the Shadow Puppet

I always get a bit excited when I find bits of Indonesia in Europe – a continent so far away, in distance and in culture. I guess when you’re far away from home (though that term is highly arguable for me), a bit of familiarity is always welcome and heartwarming. So I’m starting a new […]