Category: travel

Chez Bon Hostel, The Best Place to Stay in the Vintage Part of Bandung when You’re on Budget

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I remember once when I got randomly connected to someone through a meme in Slavorum, where this meme compared a place in Croatia with Bali. At that time, our conversation continued to go on through Messenger app and he said he’s been to Bandung, my hometown. And he mentioned about how much he liked Jalan Braga.

Last weekend, I got invited to stay at a hostel located exactly in Jalan Braga.

I don’t usually choose hostel as an accommodation whenever I travel, but the offer to stay at the hostel in the infamous stress that was once the promenade of Bandung in the 1920s? It’s not everyday I could get out of my comfort zone, is it?! 😉

Chez Bon Hostel is the name of the hostel, located in the street who used to be called Bragaweg in the Dutch Colonial era. I think it is the only hostel with such an excellent location in the heart of Bandung.

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What You Could Get In Zagreb For $10 – Booze Before Anything Else

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Hello again, everyone! 😀

It’s Wednesday again, and it means that my very own favorite feature on this blog is back! And yes, What You Could Get In The City For $10 is here again, and this time I’m getting a little way too excited. Why?

Because this time, I will cover one of the cities that is totally on the top of my bucket list: Zagreb in Croatia!

In case you wonder why, I’ve been obsessed with Balkan area ever since I was around 11. The main reason why is that because I’ve been supporting their national football team ever since France 1998. #BudiPonosan #AjmoHrvatska

This passion over Croatian football led me to pick the major I took in the university: International Relations. And not just that, because in the last semester of the university, I chose a topic related to Croatia for my thesis: The Cultural Diplomacy of Serbia and Croatia in the Post-Yugoslav Era (2006-2011).

Ever since I was 11, I always want to go to Croatia and have a Balkan trip because I’ve been dreaming of a Balkan beau although I used to date a Bosniak and it didn’t work as I expected. So when Angelynn from Travelholicmusings told me she wanted to cover Zagreb, I found myself a little way too excited! 😀

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How to Cope with Common Issues when Traveling Solo

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By now, you should all know that I love nothing more than traveling the world, and sampling what new and exciting destinations have to offer in terms of food, attractions, culture, and most importantly… boys. After all, I’m not called the BeauTraveler for nothing!

However, after years of traveling solo, I have come to discover that there are certain times where you wish you had a friend (or boyfriend) to offer you secondary advice, or just be there to talk to. Luckily, I’ve learned along the way how to cope with these common issues when traveling solo.

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