Leaving Our Jobs and Coming Out Party

The 5 people who read our blog regularly might have noticed that we don’t have our faces pictured anywhere on this blog. Up until now. We luuuurve having pictures taken of ourselves. As a matter of fact, you might get sick of seeing our pictures all over this blog from now on.

Getting Scammed Buying Batiks in Yogyakarta, or Not

Yogyakarta, Indonesia She was desperately trying to get rid of the Indonesian guy who was following her footsteps. Harassment is too strong of a word, but the blond girl was visible annoyed. As they passed, I overheard the guy saying, ‘So, you already know about tonight-only batik exhibition?’ Not until the next day did I …

Climbing and Visiting Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree, California Joshua Tree National Park is no doubt our favorite desert destination in California. Even more than Death Valley, simply because there’s no climbing in Death Valley 🙂 There’s something about camping or hiking in the desert that feels “clean”. No dead leaves getting stuck to your shoes, or wet boggy terrain to …

Get Off The Tourist Trail, 5 Favourite Destinations in Java, Indonesia

Java, Indonesia Java, the most populated island in Indonesia is often overshadowed by its much, much popular next-door neighbor, Bali. Growing up in Jakarta, my family would take my brother and I on road trips all over Java. Java has many nooks and crannies to explore. Getting around Java is not the easiest (Java’s traffic …

Sleeping On A Bed of Straw in Switzerland (and the story of a big pizza)

Ah, Switzerland… Even after being warned how expensive everything was in Switzerland (especially for a couple of poor college students that we were), we decided to make a short trip to Switzerland during our Western Europe trip. The Alps were impressive, the trains that arrived when they’re supposed to were even more impressive (we just …

The Quest For The Most Expensive Coffee In The World

Jakarta, Indonesia Luwak Coffee Is The Shit, Literally Amazingly enough, the most expensive coffee in the world comes as a product of an animal’s digestive system (aka ‘poop’). Then again, considering how much pearls cost and the fact that they are nothing more than a fleck of dirt covered in a mollusk’s slobber, maybe it’s …