11 January 2016

Footage 2015

In 2014, I did not travel much because of my pregnancy and then having a baby. In 2015, finally I could do some traveling mostly in the second half of the year when my baby already turned one. This is the list of my footage in 2015:
  1. Hyderabad, India. I went there for business trip but I got one whole day to explore the city and the foods.
  2. Singapore. After Hyderabad, I had 3 free days to travel. Many people warned how traveling in India was not safe for solo woman traveler. So, I did not extend my stay in India. I decided to extend my stay in Singapore instead, where my plane from Hyderabad to Jakarta was transited. Luckily my husband could join me to Singapore, so we traveled together, much like honeymoon, and remembering the old days when I was living there. At that time, my baby was around 7 months and left with my Mother. That was the first time I left her for a long time (9 days). Also that was the first time I visited Singapore again after 4 years since I moved out.
  3. Bandung, for a friend's wedding. This was the first time we went out of town together three of us as family.
  4. Aceh (Lhokseumawe, Banda Aceh and Sabang), during Ied Fitri holiday.
  5. Belitung, joining ITB alumnus gathering.
  6. Singapore, again for business trip. 
  7. Tasik, visiting my assistant's hometown.
  8. Cirebon, during Christmas holiday.
There are few trips above I want to write here, hope I have the time (and the willing) to post them soon this year. While for this year trips, I do not have any specific plan yet which destinations to go. I need to consider 3 people's plans (me, my husband, my daughter), not just me anymore. Personally I want to visit 12 Indonesian cities. Nothing fancy or far, just nearby cities in Java island perhaps. There are still many cities I never been in my they say beautiful country. 

Cheers for more traveling this year!

02 January 2016

My First eBook: Gyeongju

Hello, 2016! Goodbye, 2015!

One of my resolutions in 2015 was writing one traveling ebook. This plan was actually begun in July 2012, just after I moved out from Seoul to Jakarta. For the first ebook, I started to write about Gyeongju.... and it finally finished in the end of 2015.

Yeah, this pretty much sums it up

Some reasons I think why it spent 2,5 years to finish this ebook are:
  1. I had not moved on yet from Korea. Every time I wrote something about Korea, I felt melancholy and remembering the old days and then I could not continue writing.
  2. I tried to find my best writing style for this itinerary series, which would be a general template for my next ebooks, hopefully
  3. My life was busy with pregnancy and baby
Hopefully writing my next ebooks will not take too much time like this again.

So here it is: The Lost Wanderer Itinerary Series: Gyeongju, can be read and downloaded free in Scribd. It tells the story of my 4 days trip to Gyeongju in June 2012. Quite long time already ya, so perhaps the fare stated here is not too accurate anymore. When I traveled I usually noted down every detail like expenses, places and transportation. With these notes, the picture collection I have and some googling, I could remember and assembly the full story of my Gyeongju trip few years back.

I hope this ebook will be enjoyable to read, and be helpful for other travelers.