The old man nodded confidently when we asked whether he could take us to Jalan Progo, so we hopped into his becak and he pedaled us away from the cheese dim sums, fried mushroom with peanut sauces, and sausage fest in Jalan Braga. For a… Read More
Monthly archives of “February 2014”
Puncak Agung Jauh di Sana
Pelajaran moral dari Gunung Agung: janganlah makan terlalu banyak lawar babi sehari menjelang pendakian. Ini adalah hari di mana saya gagal mencapai puncak karena terserang diare. Ini adalah hari di mana saya harus berdiam diri di tengah hutan yang begitu pekat. Sendiri saja.
By the Waterfall
We were standing on a cliff in Cicurug and stared at the calm dark green water below, speckled with white foam when the waterfall kissed its surface. It wasn’t the highest or most majestic waterfall I have ever seen, but it was the first one… Read More
I’ll Give You Four Thousand Camels in the Sahara, Three Jaguars, One Tomato, and One Big Heart
When Ovi Dading weaves words, she transports me into her world. I could smell the saffron and taste the tangerine in this story of hers – a story of an afternoon in Marrakech’s Medina Quarter. Thank you for guest-blogging, Ovi! – Gypsytoes