Thank you Thailand for teaching me many things

On January until May of 2019, I spent my 6th semester of university abroad in Thailand for an exchange program. It was not a decision I made overnight and there were a lot to prepare, but after completing the program I do not regret ever taking that chance.

Upon arrival, one thing I immediately noticed about Thailand was the heat. I thought Surabaya was already hot, but Bangkok was a whole nother level of hot. Like, I was sweating the second I went outdoor and 10 minutes of walking my back was drenched in sweat already. It was that hot. Continue reading Thank you Thailand for teaching me many things

My Adventure in Taichung, Taiwan

Recently I had the chance to travel to Taiwan for a two-week summer program, in Taichung to be exact! The last time I went abroad was when I was in elementary school (7 or 8 years ago) and this time I was on my own with some friends. Heading off to unfamiliar region and a pretty far one with language I don’t speak really made me nervous in the beginning. Nonetheless, I was excited for my first travel to an East Asian country!

Taichung is the second biggest city in Taiwan after the capital city Taipei. It is located in the center of Taiwan. As expected from a subtropical country, it is summertime in July and the weather is hot! A different kind of hot from Surabaya. In Surabaya, even though it’s hot it would still be a little windy at times because Surabaya is close to the coast. However, the heat in Taichung is stifling — it’s not only hot but also humid as well. Continue reading My Adventure in Taichung, Taiwan

Watching sunrise at Ijen Crater

A few days before Eid Mubarak holiday, my family went to Ijen Crater. We planned this trip approximately two weeks before, since it had been quite a while since we went on a holiday together. My friend has been there before and he told me the view was magnificent. I browsed some photos on Instagram and was amazed by them! Especially the blue fire! So my aunt booked a hotel at Banyuwangi, a small regency in the easternmost of East Java Province which is closest to Ijen Crater. And then off we go~ Continue reading Watching sunrise at Ijen Crater