Tag: opinion

The Alea Hotel Seminyak: A Cozy and Cheap Hotel in Bali, Indonesia

When I first planned my Bali trip, I really had no idea how Bali is in terms of location. Like, I’ve heard a lot of well-known areas around Bali like Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak, or Canggu. And if there’s anything that I keep in mind when I started planning out my trip, it was to avoid the Kuta area that is somewhat the least recommended these days.

Long story short, since I’ve spent around 2 weeks in Bali, I decided to stay at a few different hotels in various areas around the island.

I heard a lot of good stuff about Canggu from some travel groups I’m in on Facebook. However, a few months before my departure, one of my friends stayed around Canggu area and she wasn’t impressed. She told me that Seminyak seems like a better choice to stay around Bali.

According to some other friend, Seminyak is mostly suitable for young travelers who are keen on some nightlife as well. There are some pubs in the surrounding area, including the famous Mrs. Sippy Bali. Because of this, I then prioritized some hotel options around Seminyak, until I decided to book a room at The Alea Hotel Seminyak.

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Some Tools and Resources I’ve Been Using to Work From Home

Recently, I made a poll about whether I should write about my everyday life or tools and resources I’ve been using to work from home… The latter got 69% vote, and I swear the number wasn’t like that on purpose. LOL.

Because of this, I’ve compiled a list of tools and platforms that are helpful for me since the first day of my work-from-home journey. Mind you, some of the platforms I’ve been using might also be the regular thing in your everyday life. But then again, maybe you didn’t know how to leverage it into a few bucks for some extra cash.

So I guess this post is here. Just a heads up though, I’m not so good at making a tutorial like a career coach or whatever. But I suppose I’m not so bad at explaining things for dummies. If you’re here, then I hope you’re a dummy that is looking forward to your betterment in some way. And moreover, hope this would help you too… Here we go!

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Flying Tips: Things You Can Do to Make Sitting Around Kids on a Flight More Bearable

One time, I had a friend asking me for some tips to cure the fear of flight. She thought that since I used to work as a flight attendant, I’d know the answer. Half joking, I told her to sit around kids on the plane so she’d focus more on the anxiety of making them cry or throw a tantrum rather than flying itself.

I mean, I’m not gonna lie… I’m not a fan of the idea to sit around kids on a flight. Even worse if it’s a long-haul flight. I remember during my flying time, I always felt anxious whenever I had family traveling with kids around the aisle. God forbid when it’s an infant.

With that being said, I know some of you won’t be happy about my confession. Especially those who are parents. One time, there was this Indonesian model who got slammed after complaining about a crying baby on board. I casually tweeted about it and said that I was lowkey on her side since I’m not a fan of crying babies on a flight anyway.

That, only to get a DM from my friend who recently got a baby lecturing me about traveling with kids. And even creating this collab post is not without drama, since I had to get into a debate as some fellow blogger said that this post would be offensive for some parents. While this might be true, I understand that you don’t have to be everyone’s cup of tea. And neither do I nor my blog post.

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My First Impressions of Bali Based on the First (And Most Likely the Last) Visit to the Land of Gods

Hello everyone, how is everything going?!

So, after my last post of Kertajati International Airport, I had a bit of a hard time to decide what kind of post I needed to write on. Obviously, it’s supposed to be something about Bali. But then I couldn’t figure out which one I should write first.

At first, I was about to write a review of the first hotel we stayed in Bali. However, since the last piece that I wrote was also a review of the airport, I decided that the hotel review could wait. Instead, I want to share with you some of the first impressions I’ve got in Bali on my first time visiting the land of gods.

To be fair, now that I’ve been there, I’m hesitant to go back there again since I kinda feel like it’s not really the most favorite place I’ve got in the world. But why? Does it have anything to do with the first impression that I’ve got? Well, let’s check this out!

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Review: Flying from Kertajati International Airport for the First Time (Is It Worth It?)

It’s amazing how long we all could procrastinate stuff with absolutely no reason at all. I mean, that’s what I’ve been doing since the past couple of weeks: procrastinating to write this post.

Still in the series of my last trip to Dieng and Bali, one of the highlights in my last vacation is that I finally got a chance to fly from the newest airport in West Java for the first time. Yup, after my cousin told us that he was hesitant to come to Bali just 2 days before the beginning of our trip, we just had to have a contingency plan. And that was through flying to Bali from somewhere in Java.

There were several flight options that we could have taken from either Central Java or West Java. However, we ended up booking the ticket from Kertajati International Airport for some reasons.

First of all, as a proud Sundanese, the biggest airport in West Java (and second biggest airport in Indonesia) seems like the best option for us. Not only is it closer to Bandung, but we were also curious on how this airport is.

The infamous airport has been controversial for way too many reasons. So, is it worth flying from Kertajati International Airport?

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