[travel] explore.dream.discover

I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where I couldn’t be.
John Cheever

We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.
Ray Bradbury

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
Pico Iyer

Dusk in Segara Anakan Lake

Dusk in Segara Anakan Lake

Segara Anakan Lake, Mt. Rinjani

Segara Anakan Lake, Mt. Rinjani

These are some of my favorite quote about traveling. So, the thing is, my friend,Ganar, was in his trip. He just visited Rinjani at the end of 2013 and He spent weeks in Lombok, 5 days of those weeks He spent to conquer Rinjani. Continue reading

[travel] Discover Banyuwangi, The Sunrise of Java

Banyuwangi, My Home Town is a city located among forest, mountains, and seas. This city located in the very east of Java island, we, just like Banyuwangi’s tag line as the SUNRISE OF JAVA, is the very fist place to see the sunrise before another city in Java. Banyuwangi has lots of natural and cultural potentials. there are lots of natural potential to explore, Banyuwangi has G-LAND (surfing place), national parks, and the infamous Blue Flame of Ijen Crater that has been attracting lots of tourist form all over the world. We also has lots of cultural ceremony, exotic dances and ethnic carnival that held annually.

And lately the government of Banyuwangi made this video to help you find out more about Banyuwangi and all of it’s potential that ready to explore. both natural and cultural potential is  wrapped in one destination. so, discover Banyuwangi, exploring the beauty of nature and culture of Banyuwangi.

Welcome, To banyuwangi. The SUNRISE OF JAVA

[travel] Batu, take a deep deeeeeep breath

Structure <3, looks so technically complicated..heheh

Structure <3, looks so technically complicated..heheh

I traveled to Batu quite a lot. Batu is a small town (geographically) located in East Java, Indonesia. it was a district of Malang, but decide to be independent city since 2001. it has lots of amusement park, aaaand because it located in the plateau it has all of the oxygen I ever need in my life. it always a great pleasure to visit this city… always…. I mean, oh… how could I resist the joy of clean air, beautiful scenery, and cozy hotel with a great view??? no one right… I’ve been there for vacation, took my student to the province competition, and attend the invitation of East Java provincial education departments once in a while.

Batu has lots of tourism place. it might has fewer district than malang, according to Wikipedia, Batu has 3 districts. but the tourism in Batu much more developed than Malang. it’s hard for me to count places you can visit in Batu… Trust me.. it lots of them. I haven’t visit all of them. places I visited so far were Payung, Selecta, Senggoriti, Jatim Park 1 & 2, Batu Night Spectacular,  village tour around the Purnama Hotel. 😀

here some of the pictures while I was in Batu Continue reading

[travel] it’s been a while

I am happy to tell you guys I’ll be out of town really soon YAAAAAYYYY . it’s good to breath the air of another place. Now  it’s been a while  since the last time I went out of town.

I’ll post the picture on the next travel post. 😀 😀

[travel] Great Effort = Amazing Beach

The place we suppose to visit, Green Bay

The place we suppose to visit, Green Bay
source (http://backpackerindonesia.com/trip/)

have you ever hear the old say ‘great effort equals to great result’ that’s what I believe and that’s what I did. I used to admire the beauty of this place. I’ve been longing to see such a pure beauty of this beach, Green Bay and its surround beach (rajegwesi, sukamade). Aaaaaaannnd Fortunately 11th of March (could you even imagine that I skip my Monday-shift in Vocational High School just to… you know… having fun) as the request of my lovely students, I went to Green Bay with them. It was a looooong looooooooooong ride, and rough. did I say rough… Sory I mean, terribly rough. I have to walk so the motorcycle will loose it’s 25 Pounds weight, I am that heavy you know..heheeheee Continue reading

[travel] Clean Air

This place ‘Kalibendo’ is one of my favorite place to run into when everything becomes out of control, when I felt so confuse with everyone and place where I run to when I need a  ‘private’ time. 😀 trees always calling me, I love to be around them. this place is a clove plantation in the outer area, but if you go farther you’ll meet a refreshing,cute river -this part I love most. and when you want to go deeper, you will find a very isolated (just to express that the place completelly hidden) waterfall. Continue reading

[travel] Evening Picnic

#1, Like the most.

#1, Like the most.

I went to the beach for the evening picnic with my student, I brought chocolate, lots of them. We used to go to places that ‘jungle-like’, and now I took her to somewhere more watery…. watery?? heheheh.
and I love how the photo bucket’s editor do magic to my picture, it looks….. great. here is the result of the picture.

captured by : Anisa Rizky
Location : Watudodol Beach, Banyuwangi, West Java, Indonesia
Model : Me… ^_^
Gadget : Samsung Galaxy Mini
Here’s another edited picture Continue reading

[travel] Morning Walk Around The City

The Port

The Port

I’m not used to wandering around in the early morning when my bed is still hugging me soooooooo warm… hehehhee… but today is sunday, and my super-lil’-sister decided to stay and didn’t go home. So, it’s a treat. I took her for a ride around the city in early morning on sundaaaayyy… where everyone go out of their house and enjoy their holiday. I technically hate the crowd but I think I’ll deal with it today.

Some places we Visit today are Continue reading

[travel] Bromo and Kasada Ceremony

Mount Bromo (

Wonderful view isn’t it? I went to Bromo 2 years ago with my office mates. technically it was a farewell trip, our office mates will take his retirement and we gave him a farewell trip to Bromo. well, the truth is that was another department trip, that was their plan. and as I heard the plan I start to approached the event organizer (which is my office mate as well) and persuade her to take me to her farewell trip, I promised her that I will dwell my self in the corner and say nothing. heheheeee…. she was refusing at first but then she just took me in…. hahahahhaaaaaa I love it.
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