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Cross-country skiing around Grenoble

It’s mid March and today is the first day of spring! Winter is over. Again this winter we feel that the climate is changing. Some weeks were cold with heaps of snow that turned drastically into springy warm.

After returned back from my tropical holidays at the beginning of the year I went right away to ski; Not the downhill one but the cross-country skiing. The less risky cross-country skiing appeals to me more as an amateur – or as the one who has broken his knee during a downhill journey. Some people don’t like it because it’s more tiring and you don’t get the same speed as downhill. Continue reading

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A note on skiing for those who have never skied..

I first touched snow during 2009 winter in Paris at the age of 22. It felt funny how the white snow became wet water on my hands. Having lived my entire life in a tropical country I surely got excited. I did all the things I could imagined: made snowmen, made snow angels, did snow fights, opened my mouth up in the air until I got sore throat, etc. But that was it. Continue reading

boring thought

Wait it’s the last day of February already? I guess time flies when you’re having fun; or when the world is just trembling too fast? It’s been only two months since new year and we already got a lot of -not necessarily good nor bad- things happened worldwide.

Mountains help me a lot with all these what-the-heck-is-going-on things lately. I found media and social media to be very harsh lately. We tend to rely on very few sources of information and would stuck into a small portion of reality. Lot of posts and shared posts have been promoting violence and segregation rather than love and peace. Continue reading

Greece Part 4. Athens – Finished

I had been wanting to visit Athens since summer 2010 when I did a West Europe trip with a friend. But a riot due to the economic crisis in Greece exploded and forced us to cancel the visit to Athens. I was not sure if the situation in 2016 was better but things had moved on. There was rumor that Greece would leave UE but again everywhere in the world things were somehow unstable. Continue reading

A taste of Indonesia

As I said in my previous story I got a chance to come home to Jakarta for christmas and new year. I kinda needed it as I wanted to spend time with my family. Last time I went home was in summer 2015 but I spent most of the time travelling around Java that I didn’t spend enough time with my family. So this time I didn’t really see or wander around, even in Jakarta, and only spent all my time with my family and friends. Continue reading