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72 Hours in Amsterdam

Returning to the Netherlands as a traveler after having been living there for more than ten years made me realize I had never properly explored Amsterdam as a traveler. I […]

Self-portrait by Rembrandt

Monochrome Monday Long before digital camera and selfie stick invented, self-portrait existed in the form of painting. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a Dutch notable painter, created hundreds of self-portraits. He created […]

Clownfish: Facts, Pictures and Video!

Clownfish live in warm water of Indian and Pacific Ocean, that includes countries from South East Asia, Australia, Japan to Egypt. The clownfish always lives within the tentacles of a sea anemone.

Hermitage Amsterdam: Catherine the Great

Thanks to Amsterdam City Card, I was able to visit and enjoy one of the amazing exhibitions in Hermitage Amsterdam (the Netherlands) about the most renowned and the longest-ruling female […]

Sexy Anemone Shrimp

I did not make up the shrimp's name. It is called as Sexy Anemone Shrimp (Thor amboinensis) because of its body movement that sways its abdomen back and forth, just like dancing. To be honest, this species is not easy to get their pictures of, as they keep "dancing". I don't even think they ever stop dancing.

Asia ›

Wordless Wednesday: House of Tan Teng Niah

A photos essay of House of Tan Teng Niah, a Chinese Residence in Little India (Singapore). More about this residence and Chinese history in Little India, please read post Residence of […]

Top Diving Destinations in Indonesia

Indonesia is huge, and as the largest archipelago country in the world, it is not easy to choose which island to visit especially when we have limited vacation time.  This […]

Five Facts about Indonesia to Know

There are many facts written about Indonesia but mostly related to “Bali” versus “the rest of Indonesia”. Despite common facts that have written around the internet, there are some facts […]

A Balinese Woman

Mepeed is a Balinese tradition that I wish to take picture someday. It is a tradition of a group of Balinese women carrying offerings (called as gebogan) on top of […]

Europe ›

Minnesota Zoo in Pictures

I am not usually into visiting the zoos. For sure I avoid some zoos after their horrific stories how the zoos treated their animals. Minnesota Zoo (USA) is different. It […]

Phenomenal Horseshoe Bend (Arizona, USA)

Horseshoe Bend is one of these phenomenal natural landmarks that located in a small town called Page in the State of Arizona. We drove from Las Vegas to Page and stayed over there for a couple of nights. The town itself is a gateway to several astounding landmarks including the remarkable Antelope Canyon.

Wildlife Wednesday: Blue-footed Booby

Blue-footed Booby birds are common to see in Galapagos Islands. The name "booby" came from the Spanish word "bobo", introduced by the European colonists, which means..

My First Road Trip in Europe: Scotland

One thing that I remember about my road trip in Scotland was its beautiful scenery along the road. We shared the road with sheep (btw, those white dots on the right picture were actually sheep). The region was so pretty that I wish I could stop in every corner to take pictures.

A Face in the Crowd

Jakarta (Indonesia) is my hometown. It is a city with 10.4 million people and 3.7 percent of them are living in poverty. Its nickname, the Big Durian, originated from a stinky fruit, a favorite fruit to many Jakartans.

Five Reasons to Love Scuba Diving

Of course, I’d rather be scuba diving. It is one of the travel activities that makes me close to nature and the wildlife who resides in the ocean. Followings are […]