Bon Appétit Laos: Where to Eat

One thing that is close to my heart from Laos is their food. The mixture of French, Vietnamese, and Thai influence resulted in the fresh, astringent, and sometimes spicy taste of Lao dishes. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to a few Southeast Asian countries (three to go!) and I’d dare say Laos has one…

Luang Prabang: Cooking Class with Sofitel

When the husband learned about cooking class in Luang Prabang, he was determined to take one. There are a few restaurants offer cooking classes here (see Tripadvisor’s list here), but my heart went for the one by Sofitel Luang Prabang. Not only Sofitel is a renowned hotelier, but with our short stays, Sofitel offers cooking…

Cheap way to get to Luang Prabang (from Jakarta)

Three days after our second wedding anniversary, we looked at our bank account and decided to just book a return ticket to Laos for no reason. It was a now or never decision, so… in the most impulsive way possible, we got ourselves a return ticket from Jakarta to Lao PDR’s capital, Vientiane. It was…

Obat-obatan Selama Travel

Berhubung aku anaknya gampang sakit, tapi pada akhirnya selalu (SELALU) lupa bawa obat-obatan ketika traveling yang ujung-ujungnya nyusahin diri sendiri dan orang lain (apalagi kalau di luar negeri), jadi mending ditulis aja deh di blog biar inget terus sebagai panduan ke depannya, obat-obatan/ suplemen apa aja yang mesti ada di perlengkapan perjalanan aku. Sejauh ini…

Semasa Cafe, Kota Tua

Close your eyes. Picture yourself in your most peaceful place. Got one? I just found my hygge café in town: Semasa Cafe. Great coffee, big windows and a lot of sun, with a couple of Lauv’s tracks playing in the background (seriously they played 3 Lauv-songs on my first 10-minutes). When you’re happened to find…

Dream Destinations in 2018

Normally, in the beginning of the year like this, me and the husband would plan ahead (and mostly dream about) places we’ll go and see in the next year. However though, since we’re moving out of the apartment we’ve been living for the past 3 years and a lot of other things… this is what…

2017… where did you go?!

Dear 2017… you’ve gone fast. I mean, seriously it’s been an eventful year. So, what have I done? I am hoping by writing this through I’ll find something meaningful to cheer about this year, and (hopefully) won’t have anything to regret.   Family Well… 2017 has become a special year for me and Pak Dodol…

Tequila Sunrise, Sunset, and Sunburns

So, to Gili Trawangan we went…. there are three famous Gili islands to visit: Gili Trawangan (for party people, apparently), Gili Air (for honeymooners), and Gili Meno (for conservation). Why Gili Trawangan? I was going to go to Gili Air but when I was browsing for places to stay in both Gilis, I fell in love with this villa we ended up staying for our three-day-two-nights escape. How…

Oldest Pub in England: Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Flashback to my trip with the Grandparents to Nottingham, if I could tell you something more than the castle and Robinhood, it would be the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. The pub claims to be the oldest in England; established in 1189 AD. The earliest part of the current building was built in 1650.  It…

Villas Edenia, Gili Trawangan

When we first thought of going to Gili Trawangan for holiday, we were only thinking of having a chill weekend just the two of us. But when looking at the dates of our departure to Lombok, it was actually fell on the date of when Peter proposed to me back in 2014. Hence, in an…