Aysgard Falls in the Yorkshire Dales of England

“ People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself. ” — MARCUS AURELIUS

Conservation Job Vs Traveling

Working in a consulting company focused on conservation and sustainability issues, I spent half of my time traveling to one to another city or country. Throughout these years, for me traveling alone (work or pleasure) is somewhat practical and sometimes even cheaper by taking flight compare taking other transportation mode.

Traveling Gear 2017

It is been a delayed post but anyhow this is my curated and updated traveling gear that I feel is wonderful and needed to be shared. You also can check my previous traveling gear post in 2016 and 2014.

Peak District: Switzerland in England?

Dari beberapa tujuan wisata alam di Inggris ada yang wajib dikunjungi mulai dari Lake District di Cumbria, Cairngorm di Skotlandia, Snowdonia di Wales dan Peak District di Derbyshire yang acapkali disebut sebagai Swiss di Inggris.

Iceland: Wandering in Reykjavik

Second post for Iceland trip! Now in my lazy Saturday afternoon in Canterbury and it is super sunny. This reminds me on my days in the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik. This quite touristy but small city can be visited for a day or two days trip.

Iceland: in Spring Time

Happy Thursday! Another place from my bucket list to be erased, ICELAND. I was there last month for 5 days road trip with other 5 old and new friends from Indonesia.

The Northern Ireland (3): The Ring of Gullion

The Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (OANB) is located in the Northern Island near the border of Republic of Ireland. I had the privilege (probably) become the first Indonesian who climbed this magnificent area.

The Northern Ireland (2): Belfast City

Belfast, the city with red bricks, terracota colour, titanic city, the troubles, old pubs around the corner and many more. Strolling across this city make you think is this England?

The Northern Island (1): Gleen Ariff Forest Park and surroundings

One thing about Northern Ireland, The Land of Game of Thrones. The East Coast, in particular, Gleen Ariff is surely beautiful and very refreshing. I was here during Chrismas break to visit my old friend, Dave Tosh, wandering around the hills, farmlands and abandoned castle.

The Leeds Castle

This castle is dubbed as the Loveliest Castle in the world. However, don’t get it wrong as it is NOT located in Leeds. This castle is located at Maidstone of Kent County. I visited this beautiful castle as part of University of Kent’s welcome week event. Besides entering the castle, you could visit the nearest…

The Slimbridge Trip – Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Last month I had an opportunity to visit a conservation area focused on wildfowl & wetlands in Gloucester as part of my module at school. Never thought before wetland areas can be so interesting and used for public education. The Wildfowl and Wetlands (WWT) has a tremendously important role in communicating the importance of wild…

The Wildwood Trust

We visited Wildwood as part of the welcome week for new MSc Student in Conservation pathway. Absolutely worth to visit if you want to find out more about conservation work in the UK. They have plenty native UK and European animals to see with available guide and information board.