Bogor: Mountain Biking in Gunung Mas

My new biking friends, Asian Sister Gangsters where American Chinese and Taiwanese collide with Chinese Indonesian (me not in the picture)

Places around Bogor

Adrenaline junkie, come to Bogor!
Where you go adventurous just in your backyard!

This city itself has been known famous among conservationist, biologist and people working in forestry and agriculture sectors because many international or national organisation and institution in Bogor.

Bogor Botanical Garden and Bogor Palace might be the ultimate reason why people will go to Bogor. Second, it would be hiking Mount Gede Pangrango in Cisarua. Third, visiting Cibodas Botanical Garden at the slope of Mount Gede Pangrago, which worldwide famous with its lichens collection. However, there is other option than that if you want to go wandering around Bogor. Combining bicycling and culinary experience might be your next option.

Sounds like great combination, right? Besides what is the best thing to switch off from normal routine? For me it should be doing something new! That is why mountain biking in Gunung Mas, Puncak would be one of my new micro-adventure this year.

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[Review] Vila La Lita, Gunung Bunder – Bogor


Pada saat Travel Blogger Indonesia akhirnya mengadakan gathering pertamanya saya langsung mengatakan YA! Setelah menempuh perjalanan yang cukup panjang berawal dari Stasiun Bogor akhirnya kami tiba juga di sebuah rumah bertingkat dua dengan dominasi ukiran kayu dan susunan batu serta batu bata. Pandangan pertama saya ketika melihat rumah ini adalah pemiliknya pasti seseorang yang unik. Tidak jarang dalam satu ruangan, terdapat barang seni atau souvenir yang konsepnya bertolakbelakang namun dengan anehnya tetap enak dipandang mata.Continue reading “[Review] Vila La Lita, Gunung Bunder – Bogor”

Gunung Gede Pangrango Hiking Month


As a biologist, of course I get used to with nature. However, I never considered myself as mountain climber eventhough I should do that for any fieldwork.

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3 New Things To Do in Pangandaran

The mystical Sinjang Lawang Cave
The mystical Sinjang Lawang Cave

It was my third time at Pangandaran Beach last weekend which located on South Coast of West Java. I went first time with my family and then with my school mates for my first research experience. After almost 10 years ago, it seems Pangandaran very different than I remembered before. It becomes like a mini Bali. I guess tourism activity and tsunami does change Pangandaran culture a lot!Continue reading “3 New Things To Do in Pangandaran”

Krakatau: “The Wanderer” | “The Wanderer”


“The Wanderer” means kids from Wanderlust :D It has been great opportunity to meet you guys! Hope we can see each other again on the next trip (of course without sea sickness!) :D (Anyway first picture is from NYE at Sebesi Island).

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Krakatau: Anak Krakatau The Great | Anak Krakatau Sang Hebat


All we can see was a black sand beach when we arrived Krakatoa. I am begin to think about fertilizer and must be the land must be really really fertile (less than my expectation though :D). Most the succession phase now still in the phase of shrubs and coniferous tree. Also I feel in another world when entering a little forest. There is a small hike ahead us and anyone from 5 years old until more than 60 years old can climb in this track for half an hour to (almost) the top and see the cold lava path before flow into the other part of the mountain. The island itself actually an active volcano of Anak Gunung Krakatau. On the way back home, I feel I need more to explore the island, carry out my binoculars but seems nature was just so quite. All I can hear (like) bulbuls in very in the distance. Found hermit crab though and also a fish which probably fell from a seabirds grasp. It seems has been eaten (alive) by red ants! I feel that eerie stuff coming though all the way when wandering myself. Apparently Krakatoa is quite mystique with all the footsteps come and go to that historical place :D

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Krakatau: ‘Wanderlust’ Project: Travellers Meet Locals | Proyek ‘Wanderlust’: Para Pejalan Ketemu Orang Lokal


Wanderlust Indonesia is a socialpreneur project in which we meant to add values of traveling by encountering travelers and locals. Thus, aside of enjoying Indonesian’s tourism spots, travelers could contribute for locals development by doing social works in targeted places.

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Krakatau: Early Krakatoa | Awal Krakatau


I presumed you guys know about Krakatoa which was erupted in 1883 and made biology and geography lesson around the world become more interesting afterward. If not, I still won’t tell you about it but you can check it here and here. :D. When I heard this trip I must said YES to Dini, my travelmate to india before and Wanderlust co-founder (they are the travel planner and I will explain in one post). We travelled from Jakarta in the late evening to catch up ferry boat at Merak – Bakauheni – Canti. To get into Krakatoa in this trip actually we have to go to Sumatra first and then Sebesi Island (the nearest and biggest island near Krakatau for staying overnight). It was nice and smooth trip with new friends from Wanderlust. For the scenery in the evening definitely pitch black but when sunrise come we can see beautiful green small islands, white sand beach, dark blue and torquise sea water (made me wanna swim immediately!).

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Krakatau: This is February & Krakatau Months | Ini Bulan Februari & Krakatau


February comes and go. Voila! it is almost mid of the month. I am hoping to produce more posts and productive as much as I can while I am traveling and working in the same time. So much difficult when you are traveling of course! OK this is maybe a self pity! I admit traveling often distract my focus to new things.

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