Where to sleep in Jakarta: Tune Hotel Pasar Baru

When you find yourself in a massive megalopolis like Jakarta, it is considered normal to enter a state of travel predicament and slight cultural...

Mount Bromo Sunrise Tour: Penanjakan, Teletubbies Hill, and Sea of Sand

In the afternoon of my first day in Cemoro Lawang, I was lying unwell in my room at Penginapan Tengger Indah Homestay because of...

Where to sleep in Desa Ngadas: Homestay Mita Pak Wariyanto

Undulating hills, abundant farmlands, and temperate climate. Because of its remote highland setting, Desa Ngadas in East Java, Indonesia stays an undeveloped rural gem...

How to apply for a South Korean visa in the Philippines: Tips and tricks

Applying for a South Korean tourist visa in the Philippines is smooth and easy. Your only key is a complete set of requirements, and...

Inside Java: My three-hour trek from Ngadas to Cemoro Lawang

“Am I there yet?” I asked myself this question several times as I strive to finish my 3-hour solo trek from Ngadas to Cemoro...

United Kingdom’s Jubilee Fireworks: 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

The game has changed when Jubilee Fireworks of United Kingdom performed at the 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Succeeding the magnificent presentation of Spain’s Brunchu...

Spain’s Brunchu Pyro Experience: 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

On February 22, 2014, the participants of 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition took the battle to the next level as Spain and United Kingdom...

How to get to Ngadas from Yogyakarta

Many travelers from Yogyakarta are obliged to join expensive tour groups to reach Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia. Surprisingly, there’s one cheaper course...

Sleepy Desa Ngadas: Where sleepyheads become wide-awake

I succumbed to the coldness of Malioboro Express’ air-conditioning system that I woke up fully wrapped in my plaid krama, leaning and almost drooling...

From none to Prambanan: Photos of Prambanan Complex

I caught myself staring blankly at the constant rubbing of the wipers against our tour car’s windshield. The rainy season just wreaked sudden downpour...