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What You Could Get In Berlin For $10 – From A Club To Kebab!

Hello again, everyone! 😀

You know what? I’m getting so excited with this feature because I’ve got so many positive feedback about the feature, and in result, I’ve got a few bloggers interested to collaborate after the first batch here done in April! 😉

And to get you a little more excited, this week we’re going to talk about how you could spend $10 in Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Jinpa from The Girl Who Went Everywhere, who made it possible to know the alternative of how you could spend the tenner in the city.

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When You Barely Have Any Sense of Art at National Gallery Singapore

If there’s anything that I lack, I think it’s my sense of art. I mean, I don’t know though, I used to be really good at drawing and painting but then the talent had long gone ever since I hit the age of 5.

But then when I saw some of my friends’ pictures taken at National Gallery Singapore, I knew for sure that I wanted to visit the gallery for the sake of art. No matter how much sense of art that has gone before me. 😛

So then in my last visit, I told my brother that the only paid ticket that we’d pay for our visit in Singapore was only for National Gallery Singapore and nothing else. And being the first timer in Singapore, my brother was kind of shocked with the price in Singapore that he totally agreed with me.

The next thing we did was that we came to National Gallery after we spent some time at Merlion Park and Esplanade in the freaking afternoon. I mean, it was always sunny in Singapore. At least, it had always been whenever I paid for a visit to this city-state and we all know the city-state is so family-friendly to visit.

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My Insights: On The Viral Post of Indonesian Woman Calling Off Discrimination In Rome Airport

So, recently I read the news about a viral post of an Indonesian woman who traveled to Rome and she posted something about calling off discrimination as the officer asked her to remove her hijab.

As creepy as it sounds, I checked on Aghnia Adzkia’s facebook post and watched the video uploaded to her page.

Although I cannot call myself an expert when it comes to travel, but I’ve got some insights in this case. Not only because I am a traveler myself, but also because I used to be a staff working at the airport. Also, it kinda helps as I was a flight attendant with a privilege of avoiding immigration queue whatsoever.

With me being a Muslim myself, I think I could understand from both parties. So please allow me to take some time to give you my two cents in this case. This is only my personal opinion, but I hope this can open up your mind when it comes to traveling as a passenger.

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Taukkyan War Cemetery: Reminiscing The Lost Lives In The World War 2

If you asked anyone who has ever gone to a date with me in any way possible, I think it’s fair to say that I’m quite flexible and easy to go with. As long as I remember, I rarely had a fight over where to go or what to have for dinner when I dated anyone. When one gets indecisive, I’ll come as a rescue for both of us while being my ol’ lady boss giving suggestion where to go or what to eat.

The same thing happened when I went to Yangon with Max back in 2015. The difference between Max and me is that he’s a very laid-back traveler who will be quite satisfied by staying at the hotel in the foreign city and going out only when he has to. On the other side, I am always that traveler who’s got someplace in mind whenever I get a chance to visit a new place.

Before we arrived in Yangon, I’ve already prepared myself with some information about the city. At the time I was already familiar with Myanmar and their political situation, thanks to 4-year education on International Relations. But other than that, I didn’t even know what to prepare before traveling to Myanmar.

The good thing is that my attitude kinda helps me to adjust things in various situations. So I was just like… Veni, vedi, vici. 😛

And that was exactly what happened when I landed in Yangon, Max with his meh attitude just agreed on the idea of us going to the generic and touristy Shwedagon Pagoda until I saw this brochure at the hotel seeing some pictures of this big, well-maintained cemetery. Taukkyan War Cemetery.

So I asked the receptionist about this cemetery and the receptionist told me that this cemetery is quite far from Yangon, around 1.5 hours by car from where we stayed. And we stayed in the city center, FYI.

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Zainul, The Hidden Photography Talent Behind The Ojek Rider

A few days ago, I saw a meme about some random solo traveler who took a picture of her in the Pyramid with her uber driver. This meme inspired me to write about this ojek (English: motorbike taxi) rider I traveled with when I came to Bromo.

As an occasional solo traveler, the classic problem that I have often encountered is the fact that I rarely get a nice picture of myself in the place that I visited during my solo travel. So what happened if I got a serendipity behind the ojek rider in Mount Bromo?

When I decided to go to Mount Bromo alone, a lot of my friends asked me what’s the fun of visiting Bromo alone as it would be better to go there with a group of friends so you could chip in for a rented jeep to take you around the mountainous area.

I was too broke to rent a jeep for myself and I am single as fuck, so once I touched down to the homestay, the first thing I did was asking my host about the motorbike taxi that I could rent for a tour in Bromo the next day.

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