a piece of paradise, kalimaya

a piece of paradise, kalimaya

It’s spring in Australia. But here in western australia we are having very wet wintery weather at the moment. I still need my sweater and jeans and we light the fire almost every night. Sometimes we light the fire  just for the ambience, while it’s actually not really cold 😀 In the wintery spring weather [...]

f l o r e s 

f l o r e s 

....... So, instead of 8 hours journey from Sumbawa to Labuan Bajo we made it in rather fast and posh style, 2,5 hours by fast boat.  Straight from the harbour we went to the dive shop to get all the papers done and got fitted for wet suit, fins size, etc, for the next day [...]

Rugged Sumbawa

Rugged Sumbawa

So, for the Easter holidays we decided to explore Sumbawa and Flores. This time we went with another family who are very good friends of both my hubby and I. So total there are eight travellers. That will be fun! We left Perth on early Sunday morning to Catch a 8 am flight to Bali. [...]

hello jakarta!

hello jakarta!

  Last December my family and I went to Indonesia, Jakarta precisely, to spend Christmas with my mother and brother.  I know it's a bit late to write about this, but as life gets a bit busy  here I finally managed to post this now.  Like the saying, better late than never.... Anyway my boys [...]

a little update

a little update

Hi everyone! How's life treat you so far? I hope it's good, and even if it's not so good, I do hope it won't be forever. C'est la vie isn't it? Well, mine has been busy (as always) with the kids' schedules. Though it was school holidays, but I seemed even more hectic arranging the [...]

travel | labuan bajo

travel | labuan bajo

  Labuan Bajo is a small fishing town located at the western end of Flores, in the Nusa Tenggara region of East Indonesia and gateway to the Komodo National Park.  This little port town is the launching point for trips to Komodo Island and Rinca Island, home to famous komodo dragons.  Diving, snorkeling and islands [...]

fashion fridays : b a t i k

Batik is an art and a fashion.  Batik is one of Indonesia's ancient traditions. The word batik is originally from the Javanese tik, meaning "to dot".  It is made either by drawing dots and lines, with wax, using a tool called a canting, or it  can also be made by printing with a copper stamp.  [...]

[ travel ] lombok in 9 days

   eat, swim, snorkel, eat,...repeat The last time I was on Lombok Island was a very long time ago, before marriage and kids. This is the first time I have returned to the island for more than a decade, now with two kids in tow. Oh and a husband, of course! 🙂 Lombok Island hasn't [...]

for you indonesia

http://youtu.be/Knn2UhNLTWE Today, Indonesia is celebrating its 68 years of independence. Happy birthday, selamat ulang tahun Indonesia! Though by law I am not an Indonesian anymore but in my heart I am still. There's something special about 17 August for me. On this special day I feel closer to my origin country. I miss a bit [...]

old ruined

This old half ruined building is in Kota Tua ( Old Batavia ) in Jakarta. Images taken by my 8 years old boy.