Taking the bus in Sintra, Portugal

From all the people we know who went to Portugal, they all suggested us to not skip Sintra. And so we did. I guess you could say we were peer pressured into it, but hey, at least it's not drugs. I mean, if everyone's raving about it, it must be pretty darn amazing... right?

09.01.24 08:51 AM - Comment(s)

Say 'Olá' to Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal where sun-kissed beaches meet historic cityscapes, and the scent of freshly baked 'Pastéis de Nata' and bacalau au bras fill the air. Between the sun, the sea, and the sardines, Lisbon definitely has something to offer for everyone. 

05.01.24 11:29 AM - Comment(s)
Portugal itinerary and practical tips

This holiday trip was extra special for a few reason; First off, it’s our first time traveling across the pond together since COVID-19. Secondly, it’s our first trip together to Europe, thanx to my new passport that allows me to travel to Europe (or basically almost anywhere in the world f...

03.01.24 01:13 PM - Comment(s)
Biztrip - Guinea Conakry

You might be wondering what I do for a living. Well, let's just say I'm responsible to manage and to look for projects at a consulting company that deals with everything from socio-economic issues to unicorn grooming. My days are spent scouring for unique projects to win over, but sometimes I even g...

09.12.23 10:40 AM - Comment(s)
Wae Rebo Coffee 

I would like to talk about a serious matter for once. Let’s talk about coffee. Not your fancy, overpriced latte with more bells and whistles than my christmas tree. I’m talking about a cup of coffee that whispers of a simpler time, a cup brewed with love and patience. A cup that doesn’t need frothed...

25.10.23 08:39 PM - Comment(s)
Wae Rebo, trekking to the village above the clouds

First things first, let me address the elephant in the room, yours truly, Dian and me, are not exactly known for our love of scaling mountains in hiking boots. And it was only the night before the trip to Wae Rebo village we realized our collossal underestimation. How the heck did that ...

18.10.23 12:58 PM - Comment(s)
Labuan Bajo 

Well, well, well. I have returned from my annual journey that was part telenovela, part Indiana Jones escapade and part David Attenborough nature special. Or as an Indonesian, we call it as mudik. 

11.10.23 12:58 PM - Comment(s)
Gaspesie lighthouse trail 

Recently, I have an increasing fascination with lighthouses. Why lighthouses, you may ask, what got me into lighthouses? Well, I don’t really have a witty response or a mind-blowing, life-changing answer about it, sorry. This recent interest hasn’t helped to shape me as a person, but it has taught m...

15.11.21 10:50 AM - Comment(s)
Paspébiac historic fishing village 

As a nosy body, I’m always curious to learn about how people lived back then, that’s why I like to visit museums and ruins. But as a relatively young(ish) person, I’m picky about museums to visit. My favourite kind of museums are those living museums. This kind of museum is no ordinary museum, my fr...

08.11.21 10:03 PM - Comment(s)
The Gaspésie roadtrip

Isn’t funny - I rarely write about Canada, my adoptive country for the past decade. I live here and I felt like a local (although I'm not as polite and I have way lower resistance to cold), somehow it makes day trips, weekend trips, and any domestic trips as if it were just another thing to pass the...

01.11.21 10:00 AM - Comment(s)