Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Indah Susanti, I am an Indonesian by passport and a world citizen by heart. I have been living in Jakarta and Bandung (Indonesia), Groningen, The Hague and Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Minneapolis (The U.S.A).  I studied in the Netherlands for my master degree then continuing living overseas for the next 16 years. At present, I am based in Jakarta (Indonesia). Finally, I return to my hometown where I grew up after having been away from Indonesia. And yes, my dog, Dante, joins me to Jakarta.

I chose to use “indahs” as the blog’s name based on the first e-mail address that I created in 1997 when I started the internet. It is a shorter name from my full name. The very first time I learned using the internet was in Groningen (The Netherlands). I was under a research fellowship grant as a junior researcher, fully sponsored by the University of Groningen. My Dutch research partner was patiently introducing the use of the internet and email to me. I will never forget those days: the excitement of learning a new technology for the first time in a foreign land, using a foreign language.

indahI love traveling and scuba diving but the most important of all: I enjoy these activities more if I bring my camera. I feel lost when traveling or diving without my camera. That makes me an addict to photography.

I have all my travel diaries in handwriting and these days I’d like to share the story online. Some of my blog posts are about my previous travel.  Please excuse grammatical errors in my post, I hope my pictures speak more than my writing.


I have been receiving numerous requests to use my images. Thank you for your interests. You are welcomed to use (c)IndahSusanti watermarked images in this blog  under the following conditions: (1) not for commercial use; (2) should mention Indah Susanti at indahs.com as the photographer or back-link to the respective blog post; (3) do not remove the watermark; and (4) do not edit the images.

However, if you wish to use non-watermarked images or to edit the images for non-commercial or commercial purposes, please support the operational cost of my blog by buying my images through iStock by Getty Images or images for sale by indahs.

Occasionally I will use the earned money to support selected ocean/marine life conservation organizations. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information.

Thank you so much for your visit!

-Updated in May 2020-


  1. I remembered your Rotterdam connection. I am paying my first visit there on 4th April on the inaugural Eurostar from London. Any tips on great places to visit there? Thanks. Wilbur.

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