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Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day: Indonesia Beyond Bali, Where to Go and What to See Around the Country

As an Indonesian blogger who mainly writes about travel, I often encountered fellow travel bloggers who would list Bali among the name of countries in Southeast Asia like Malaysia or Singapore. That, my friends, has become my own pet peeve ever since.

Like, seriously… There were times when I feel like I want to question them whether they even notice the name of the country as a whole, and not just Bali.

So, it’s the 17th of August and for those of you who don’t know… It’s the independence day of Indonesia. The 74th as we declared our independence in 1945.

And for today’s post, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers who knew better than THAT, we’re gonna talk about the places that are worth visiting in Indonesia. The places that are NOT just Bali. The places that would show you the diversity in the country, more than just a tiny island called Bali. 😉

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What You Could Get in Cali for $10 – Experience the Most Out of Your Dollar in the Cheapest Big City in Colombia

Hi everyone! 😀

It’s been a while since the last time we covered anything about the original country of Shakira. You’ve probably read some piece of fun facts about Colombia, but what about the average budget to travel around the country?

Well, in this week’s $10 series, Mitch from Project Untethered will help us showcasing how far $10 could get you in one of the cities in Colombia. To be more specific, we’re now going to Cali in Colombia to see how much you could get in the city known for its signature dance: salsa!

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A Few Travel Questions You Should Avoid Asking on International Travel Forums

Do you also rely on international travel forum on several platforms to get more information before you travel somewhere? Maybe it’s some travel websites like Couchsurfing, or some travel groups on Facebook?

Well, since I do… I’ve noticed some pattern on several forums and that includes ignorant questions being asked by some people. I mean, it’s not like I’m being the hard-ass who would get offended by a lot of small things in life. But guess what? I get offended by some small things in life.

So, I’ll be here writing on my rants about a few travel questions you definitely should avoid asking on international travel forums.

Why? Because now that we’re talking about international travel, no matter how you think globalization makes the world flatter than ever, you could still feel the gap in some parts of the world. And when I said flat, I meant it metaphorically. I’m not a part of flat earth society, I swear. I believe in science. LOL.

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What You Could Get in Jerusalem for $10 – Enjoy the Delightful Israeli Traditional Food in the Not-So-Cheap City to Travel

After covering Tel Aviv last year, Melissa from The Family Voyage is now back again in the series… Yayyy!

Still covering another city in Israel, this time she’s gonna talk about the capital city Jerusalem. The city is known as one of the oldest cities in the world, whereby it is also considered holy for the three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity, and even Islam.

From history’s point of view, it’s not necessary to debate whether the city is worth visiting. But what about from the budget’s point of view? How far could you get in Jerusalem for $10 USD there? Let’s go find out! 🙂

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Preparation Tips for Family Vacation When You Get So Used to Travel Solo

It’s August, and I’m so excited for this month!

To give you a context, I’m going for Java-Bali-Gili road trip with my family later this month. We should have gone for the trip last month, but due to some obstacles of life in general (LOL), we had to postpone.

Since there’s going to be two public holidays in Indonesia earlier this month, we then decided to pick the later date of August to start our trip. Anyway, since I’m probably the only person in the family who often travels once in a while, I’ve been in charge of the trip preparation in general.

But in case you didn’t know, I get so used to travel solo that preparing this road trip was a bit more complex than usual. Especially since I will travel with my mom, my brother, and my cousin. All of them have different traveling styles that I need to comprehend and adjust in the masterplan.

Anyway, I know so many solo travelers find it challenging to prepare a group trip. So then I decided to share what I’ve done so far during the preparation for my family vacation!

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