Tag: opinion

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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7 Breakup Songs That You’d Probably Need to Listen Right Now

I’ve got a confession to make today: I’m back to the single world again. I recently broke up, it was around last week when we decided to part our ways for our own good. No drama whatsoever, I guess at this point it was our decision as two adults who just happened to be together for a few months. At some point, we realized that maybe it wasn’t a good idea that way. So we liberated each other through a breakup.

Pretty much like many other breakups, it wasn’t pretty either. There was some disappointment along the way, the thought of so many what ifs. But I think one of the good things about dating in our 30s is that we know when we need to take separate ways, it’s only for the betterment of one and the other.

I didn’t even cry when we eventually decided to end our relationship. As I said, this is probably the best for us. But hey, still it doesn’t stop me from listening to some breakup songs to pour my emotion.

Because of this, I decided to make a playlist of some breakup songs that might be useful for you. Especially for those of you who probably need to listen to some of them. Not to make the condition even worse, just to ensure yourself that everything is going to be alright.

It is, even though it sucks right now.

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Museum of the Asian-African Conference: A Must Visit Place for History Junkies in Bandung, Indonesia

Hi everyone! 😀

I know it’s Thursday already and I was supposed to publish something for the $10 series yesterday, but I don’t do it this week on purpose.

First of all, I had to do all the maintenance work for my blog in the past few days. And I had some trouble with the collaborator whose post was supposed to publish this week.

But don’t worry about it, because sometimes you actually gain something when you lose the other thing. And this time, I’ll continue to write something that was intended to write a long time ago.

Now that I mentioned about my staycation at Savoy Homann Hotel, I’m still yet to write about the rest of my staycation. And I’m going to write the details now as I want to share my experience to visit Museum of the Asian-African Conference that is located just across the hotel.

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Guest Post, Collab Post, and Link Building: What They Are and Why They Matter When You Start Blogging

It’s been a while since the last time I wrote a post on blogging. It’s not exactly my favorite topic to write about, but I think the benefits of me writing about it is that I could somewhat explain it in words that a 5-year-old would understand.

You know, the benefits of having English as the third language. You can write in it, but you know that there are still some flaws in-between that a bilingual or a trilingual like you could relate. And that’s the kind of information that I wish I could get the first time I started blogging in English. 😛

Anyway, after several attempts to write posts on the blogosphere topic, now it’s time for me to write about something essential when you just start blogging. When you want to take blogging seriously, apparently just write is not enough. You also need networking to get more exposure to what you do.

You might be not a fan of networking ideas. I mean, I know I am not. But when it comes to blogging, networking is somewhat easier than I thought it was. Some networking activities that I’m glad I’ve learned so far are these three things that I’m going to write today: guest post, collab post, and link building.

So, what are they and why do they even matter?

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Less than 100 Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Begpacking in Asia

There was this article that has been shared for way too many times on the travelers’ group lately, and it is the one about Bali reporting begpackers to their embassies.

Look, I know I’m some kind of a failed Indonesian as I’ve never been to Bali before. However, I’ve seen this begpacker phenomenon a few times in Bangkok and Hong Kong. I don’t know though, there’s probably somewhere else that I’ve been where there were also begpackers. But at the time, I wasn’t familiar with what begpacker is.

However, I remember I was curious about why so many white street musicians around Tsim Sha Tsui when I was about to see Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. It was only a few minutes when I saw some hippies spreading a floor mat and taking out some stuff from their traveling printout pics to even their friendship bracelet whatever.

I was amused and annoyed at the same time. And let me speak for myself, as a traveler holding a weak passport like the Indonesian one. Frankly speaking, if I were to do the same thing as they did in their country, I would be deported in no time.

But life isn’t always fair, so the only thing I could do about it is to spread the awareness on why you should think twice before deciding to begpack around Asia. This especially applies in the less developed countries like those in Southeast Asia region.

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