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Exploring the Grand Cenote

The cenote is a deep natural well or sinkhole formed by the collapse of surface limestone that exposes groundwater. Mexico has numerous cenotes around its territory, and they are considered significant […]

Wordless Wednesday: Evening Thunderstorm

27 images of last night’s thunderstorm, compiled in one video. I took around 200 images and I wish I could do Time-Lapse or Cinemagraph with those images. This time, 27 images […]

Nurse Sharks of Belize

The Nurse sharks are a common sight when scuba diving in Ambergris Caye (Belize). They usually swim in a group and a chance to meet two or more nurse sharks at the same time is higher. Two or three sharks, face to face?

Colorful Murals in Tulum

One thing that strikes me when visiting Tulum (Mexico) was there were so many colorful murals on their town streets. The themes of the paintings are varied from ocean-related to the […]

9/11 Memorial New York City

It happened fifteen years ago, and the world has changed since. As a traveler with a passport from a country with majority Muslims, I felt the immediate effects in the first […]

Magical El Pit, A Cenote to Dive For!

El Pit or in English: The Pit, is perhaps the most spectacular cenote in Tulum (Mexico) that I have ever dove. The cenote is exclusively for certified scuba divers. Following […]

Reflection on Lake Calhoun

As the largest lake in Minneapolis, Lake Calhoun is famous for many outdoor activities. My last visit to the lake was for walking around its 5.5 km (3.4 miles) trail. […]

Costa Rica: Crocodiles under the Bridge

Monochrome Monday Seriously, I had goosebumps when seeing tens of crocodiles under the bridge in Costa Rica. They live next to the river bank of Rio Tarcoles. Dutchie and I […]

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 […]