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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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nowhere and everywhere

Free Online Courses – The Answer to World Problem?

What would you do if you won the lottery? People say your answer shows a lot of who you are. I would want to go back to school. Sure, I would want to travel the world, buy a house, or start my own business, but I would really love to go back to school. Though […]

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Why I Have Not Been to Japan

Back when I was still stranded in the West side of Jakarta, when I was young and kiddy, and could not imagine ever leaving the island, the first country that I thought I would really want to go to when I could was Japan. My wish was not exceptional, every other Asian kid I know […]

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Travel Writing, Travel Journalism, and Travel Blogging (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?)

Travel writing, travel journalism, and travel blogging. How do they differ? Are they really the good, the bad, and the ugly? If I was a bit fuzzy about each of them before, I no longer am. Within just a couple of weeks, I attended two somewhat related events: one was Bradt Travel Writing event – […]

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Pondering: Where are you from?

Where are you from? This is the trickiest question that I can get when meeting new people while moving and travelling. And I do get this question all the time! I guess mainly because it’s hard to guess where I’m from from my messed up English accent – the result of moving around. I even […]