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Trinity  Indonesia's leading travel writer whose life story became a movie. Author of 14 books incl "The Naked Traveler" series. Travel blogger since 2005.

Did you know that Kilometre Zero (Titik 0) of Jakarta is not at Monas? It's here at Menara Syahbandar in North Jakarta! This 18-meter tower was also the tallest building in Batavia back in 19th century.

Jakarta is now co-hosting #AsianGames2018, the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. 45 nations are competing in 40 sports. Go watch them!
Go Indonesia! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
#menarasyahbandar #tower #city #jakarta #wonderfulindonesia

Happy 73rd Independence Day to the most beautiful country in the world: INDONESIA! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
For fellow Indonesians, I suggest you to travel around Indonesia, you'll know why it's so beautiful (especially if you're a diver). And go travel overseas, you'll love Indonesia even more!

#dirgahayuindonesia #hutri73 #underwater #diving #scubagirl #thenakedtraveler #kaimana #westpapua #indonesia #wonderfulindonesia ๐Ÿ“ท: @pinneng

Good girls go to heaven.
Bad girls go everywhere!

Which one are you? ๐Ÿ˜‡

#travel #travelquote #travelwriterlife #skyporn #cloudporn #girlpower #TheNakedTraveler #tajikistan #TNTtajikistan ๐Ÿ“ท: @claudiakaunang

Gurusina is one of the oldest traditional villages in Flores.
Sadly, the fire razed its 27 traditional houses on Monday. Although no fatalities were reported but it was estimated to cost hundreds of millions of Rupiah in damages.
Let's help to rebuild!

Mari kita gotong royong untuk proses pembangunan kembali Kampung Adat Gurusina!
Caranya donasi melalui
*I took this pic in 2015. Did you see something on the top left?

Apa yang membuat Jakarta Rumahmu? Fotografer @_riop_ merespon jawaban itu dalam pameran @jakartarumahku.
Baru kali ini saya jadi salah satu "model" yang fotonya dipamerkan. Keliatannya gampang difoto di rumah sendiri, tapi ini udah percobaan kesekianratus kali plus pake jatoh kejengkang! ๐Ÿคช

For more photos and stories of me and the fellow Jakartans, do come to Photography Exhibition by @_riop_ ย in collaboration with @vosfoyer on 10-31 August 2018 in @plaza_indonesia Level 4!

#jakartarumahku2018 #photography #exhibition #event #jakarta

An earthquake in #Lombok has killed 436 people. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine for a week on.
We need your help!
Please donate through your trusted organizations atau bisa transfer melalui @kitabisacom atau pakai gopay di @gotixindonesia
#PrayForLombok #bukaniklan

Being a travel writer is not always as fancy as you thought, especially when I paid most of my travels with my own money and frequently went to road less traveled countries/places.

The downside is: from >2 decades of traveling in 87 countries, I got hospitalized 6 times because of travel related illnesses! And today is my 4th day being hospitalized because of my 3rd typhoid! ๐Ÿ˜ข
My job is indeed physically and mentally challenging!
Kira-kira dapet penyakit tipus dari mana ya? Coba baca dulu blog terbaru saya di (klik link di profil) baru kasih tau bener ga gara-gara ke sana?

#travelwriters #travelblogger #mountains #clouds #roadtrip #TheNakedTraveler #tajikistan #TNTtajikistan
Pic by @claudiakaunang

Can you imagine an island this pretty will be built a hotel?
And the habitat of Komodo in Pulau Rinca will be built a restaurant?
Komodo National Park needs conservation, not commercialization.
Say NO and #SaveKomodo!

When I post self pictures recently, I get many comments saying, "Kurusan!" (slimmer).
Well, I indeed lost 16 kg in a year. Still struggling to lose more and even to maintain it because I love food so much! But I'm not in hurry, so I take it slow.

How? First, I went to the doctor. I learned that to lose weight is basically a math: calories intake must be fewer than calories burn. I still eat rice, sometimes Nasi Padang and instant noodles, but eat mindfully and with moderation.
Yang mau tau lebih banyak ttg cara diet, liat aja di IG Highlight saya berjudul "Tips Diet".
If I can, you can too!

Sunglass by @policelifestyleid from @optikseis
#throwback #penang #malaysia #diet #diettips #sunglass #policelifestyle #optikseis
Pic by @sweet.escape

Torres del Paine is one of the most spectacular national parks I've visited! I was literally crying with happiness to see the beauty!

Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, they have strict rules and regulations to protect the park, e.g. no open fire, trash must be carried out of the park, camping only at authorized areas, etc. And the staffs and rangers keep reminding the rules to the visitors.
(Cerita lengkapnya ada di buku "The Naked Traveler: 1 Year Round-the-World Trip")
Unfortunately, some irresponsible tourists started the fire that burned the park. In 2005, a Czech backpacker sparked a gas stove caused the fire that the Czech government donated US$ 1 million to reforestation efforts. In 2011, 1 Israelis lit a bonfire and 1 Israelis burned toilet papers caused fire too. Volunteers around the world came to help.
Of course, they put in jail and paid fines.

I hope we can learn from this and won't happen again in Gili Lawa or anywhere else.
#torresdelpaine #patagonia #mountains #lake #chile #TNTrtw #TheNakedTraveler #throwback

When we travel, always apply these principles:
"Leave nothing but footprints.
Take nothing but pictures.
Kill nothing but time."
So please, travel responsibly!
Because your social media feed is not everything.
*In memoriam of the beautiful Gili Lawa that just burnt due to the act of irresponsible tourists*

#gililawa #komodonationalpark #beach #travel #principles #nationalpark #thenakedtraveler #eastnusatenggara #NTT #wonderfulindonesia

Is it safe to travel to Tajikistan? I'd say yes because that's how I experienced in such a beautiful country with kind people.
Then a couple weeks after I left Tajikistan, there was a terrorist attack claimed by ISIS that killed 4 foreign tourists at the same spot I was passing through south of Dushanbe. It sickens me!
My deep condolences to the victims and their families. ๐Ÿ™

I thank God that I've been blessed. His grace keeps me going and believing that He will always protect me. Should I worry about my next travels? Nope. Because worrying gets you nowhere.
Have you experienced something similar when you travel? Please share.

#throwback #bluesea #lake #mountains #pamirhighway #tajikistan #TNTtajikistan
Pic by @riniraharjanti

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