I decided to leave Indonesia after finishing my bachelor’s degree in 2014. I just wanted you to know that, while most people in my country believe that my dream of traveling the world is impossible, I still believe in it. My overseas travel adventure has begun since then.

In 2014, I was an au pair in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. At that time, I was able to travel around Europe for a month with Interrail. It was a very unforgettable experience because, for the first time in my life, I was able to travel on my own for a month around Europe and meet many amazing people from all over the world. That journey opened my eyes and my mind that traveling solo is not a scary thing to do, but very interesting and challenging instead. 

In 2015, I moved to Hemsedal, Norway, as an au pair. Hemsedal is a fairytale village in the winter. White, cold, and stunning! Even from my room, I could see the northern light. Isn’t it incredible? Finally, I told you that the impossible was possible. Living in a very cold place (-28 C) for months causes my body to become very accustomed to the cold. Don’t be shocked if, as a girl from a tropical country, I love snow and glaciers a lot! Norway always has a way of stealing my heart and making me fall in love with cold places. I used this au pair opportunity to hitchhike and tent in some Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland). It was one of my best solo adventures so far!

Aside from traveling, I am interested in human rights issues, so I enrolled in a master’s degree program in Victimology and Criminal Justice at Tilburg University in the Netherlands in 2016. My life took a 180-degree turn after I received my Master of Science. In the past, I worked for a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations in the Netherlands. I am currently employed as a programme officer for one of the United Nations agencies in Indonesia. Yes, working in this field has long been a dream of mine, and here I am!

I believe that everyone is unique and has their own way of seeing the world. I could say that the au pair helped shape who I am today. This is the most effective way to understand cultural differences, learn new languages, broaden our horizons, and, of course, learn how to cook some local foods.

Traveling is a part of my life, and I intend to continue exploring the world and fulfilling my dreams. As a result, I’d like to share all of my travel and life experiences on this website. I hope my experience is useful, and let’s go explore the world together.



The photos above are of Hemsedal, Norway, where I worked as an au pair for seven months. Isn’t it a lovely and peaceful place? The house in the picture with the northern light is the home of my wonderful Norwegian host family. I couldn’t believe I’d gotten the rare opportunity to live in that beautiful remote area of Norway with the northern lights! At the very least, you now understand why I am so pleased with Hemsedal and why I adore cold places because they are so beautiful, charming, and mysterious.


If you believe that traveling is extremely expensive, you will learn how I can travel on a budget, interact with local people and culture, and turn your budget trip into an unforgettable experience. You’ll find some incredible itineraries as well as some helpful hints and tips for your next adventure. Read, learn, and let me know what you think. 🙂 Have a safe journey!

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