Hi there!
So a while ago I posted some photos from my trip in Paris and this time I wanna share my trip in Hamburg with you guys :)
To be honest, I went to Hamburg one day after I arrived from Paris but after a while I get used to it somehow, hopping from one place to another in a short time. I have a friend in Hamburg which is really good for my budget so I didn't have to look for a place to sleep. She's also Indonesian and has lived in Germany for about 10 years.
Overall, Hamburg is a beautiful city, a little different from other typical big cities in Germany. Actually I was quite surprised with the weather (nobody warned me before!) because it went from cloudy in the morning to sunny and then it was pouring and thundering in the afternoon. I also ate Indonesian food for the first time again after months. Say yeah for sambal and tempe!






















As I've promised on the last post, I'm going to write more about my traveling life although you might find it boring or not so entertaining, I'm trying to write basically for my own documentation.
So at the beginning of April this year, I had a week free from the kids because my host family was flying to Turkey. I've been wanting to visit other cities in Europe and my choice goes to... Paris. (I mean, I knew I had to go to Paris one day).
It was my first time traveling alone, so based from recommendations of my host fam I booked a trip to Paris for one. You might think it's rather pathetic traveling alone to Paris-as it is called the city of love-but it would give you a whole different experience than when you're traveling with someone else. You can kind of know yourself better throughout these journeys. Actually this applies to any other trips as well. And this, friends, was the beginning of my solo traveling.
My hotel was not in the center of Paris, and I had a little problem finding my way back to the hotel at 11pm but thankfully, I met a lovely French lady who would walk me and show me the way to the hotel. Mille merci!
And I also met a friend of mine, who studied in Caen and at that time was also in Paris. We met 6-7 years ago as we took our first French class (and also the last for me haha). I could never have imagined that we would meet each other in France!
The city is beautiful, but there are sooo much going on in the city, I just can't imagine if I had to live in Paris. I also went to Versailles, which is famous with its Chateau and those posh houses.... so beautiful! As I didn't have a smartphone with me, so I had to be able to read maps (city maps, metro lines, etc) and it really helps me to survive discovering the city all by myself. I really recommend Montmartre to visit, it's near the Moulin Rouge area and the Sacre Coeur cathedral, the atmosphere is just so alive at night and there are a lot of friendly local restaurants waiting for us to give it a try! Anyway, I might have eaten too many crepes and croissants.
























Hey everyone!
It's September which also means.... it's almost autumn. Whoa.
I decided to attempt to write again, because I'm the laziest when it comes to something like this. I've been protested quite often by my parents and my friends for not sharing much about what happened in my life at least as long as I'm away. Well the thing is, I'm not very confident of my writing and I don't think my life is worth-publishing. So I'm considering to properly write my whereabouts from at least the last 9 months that I've been spending living in another country and travelling. Just wait for some rambling posts (again) in the future!
It scares me sometimes when I look back and realize how time flies. I mean, I can't believe I'm turning 20 next year! And my brother is gonna be 15 this year?! I used to bring him to and pick him up from school 3 years ago and now he's 15?! Okay, I''m gonna stop the excitement slash late realization.
But it really hits me when I reflect at the past years of my life and look at where I am now, it's not like I haven't planned it but it's also not that I expected it at all. I've achieved my dream; living in Europe. Not to mention I've given the chance to visit beautiful cities across Europe, meet a lot of people from around the world, get paid from what I call a job, save money, see things in new perspectives, do the laundries, clean my own bathroom, cook, plan the next steps of my future... it just got so exciting and challenging that I forgot I only have 3 months left.
I don't want this to end, but I miss everyone. I want to go home, but I don't. I think it's quite selfish, isn't it?
So, I hope I'll see you again -in the form of proper blog post- very soon! Ciao!
And here's some sneak peek of what I'm about to post.