Mt. Rinjani (3,726m) 2016

“A journey in nature is never about conquering it—simply because you can never really do so. It is more about us embracing and finding ourselves, and then making sense of our presence in the world.” — me, myself, and I.

To begin with, I’m very happy as I’m writing this post. One reason is because climbing this mountain has given me a great amount of personal experience and insight, and awe towards Mother Nature (Indonesia’s nature particularly) for its endless splendour. The other is, obviously, because I have another opportunity to boast about this lovely country! Now, I want to boast about Indonesia being situated right in the ‘Ring of Fire’. What is it?

According to The Lonely Planet, “due to Indonesia’s placement on a significant segment of the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, two large crustal plates (the Indian Ocean and western Pacific) are forced under the massive Eurasian plate, where they melt at approximately 100km beneath the surface. Some of the magma rises and erupts to form the string of volcanic islands across Indonesia”.

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Bali 2016

From taking Uber illegally and make him our personal driver, eating an extremely spicy pork, going to the beaches and seeking a getaway in Bali’s green highlands, trip to Bali never ceases to amaze!

Homecoming!

The last time I made a post was a few weeks ago and I apologize for the delay… The reason behind this is because I’m coming home and I’ve been busy doing stuffs in the first one-and-a-half week: seeing old friends, eating my favourite food, spending time with my family, working with my dad in his office and more.

However, I also have a good news. My family and I went to Bali (again…) for the Eid Al-Fitr holiday for 5 days. It’s a one-week long national holiday here! I know it’s been the 10th-time or so I fly to Bali, yet it’s always fun here. I’ll show you why! But, since it’s not our first time here, we didn’t really go to many nice tourist or nature adventure spots. Nevertheless, we still ate some tasty food and went to some pretty beaches. I managed to convince them to eat at some of Bali’s famous meals just so I can show them to you guys! LOL.

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Montréal

May 24-26, 2016

Dominated by long hours of walking, eating, and sightseeing, my first ever Montréal visit was pretty exciting!

To begin with, per usual, I would pull out some fun facts ritual about the place I visited. Montréal is the provincial capital of Québec, Canada. Québec itself is one of some provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, in Canada that has French as its official language. Bonjour!
Montréal itself is the world’s third largest Francophone city in the world after Paris and Kinshasa. However, don’t expect them to speak the same French as you know people do in Paris. They speak kinda differently, but it’s still French anyway. Psst! Actual people from France find their way of speaking… different..

If you get the chance to visit North America or be in other North American cities, you will notice a stark difference in Montréal. In Montréal (and Québec City, as far as I know), you will find a large portion of the city built in European style architecture. You’ve heard it right: when you’re in Québec (especially Montréal and Québec City) it makes you feel as if you’re in Europe. In addition to that, you can find dozens of historical places (slash buildings) all over the city. It’s a nice city indeed. Continue reading “Montréal”