UN’S BAN KI-MOON MEETS YOUNG ECO-WARRIORS AT A BALI SCHOOL

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe Newspaper: http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/uns-ban-ki-moon-meets-young-eco-warriors-bali-school/ Putting theoretical discourse into real action, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Green School in Sibang Kaja, Bali, on Aug. 28, to learn about and witness firsthand sustainable education from a group of future leaders. Accompanied by several significant figures in the political movement for climate […]

DESERT DREAMING IN MOROCCO

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe Newspaper: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/archive/desert-dreaming-in-morocco/ As a lone female traveler, making my way through the crowded alleys of Marrakech, one of Morocco’s imperial cities, turned out to be a real battle. I had to acrobatically twist my body to avoid getting hit by reckless motorcycles, while at the same time fighting off […]

JANE GOODALL, AN ECO LEGEND, PREACHES LOVE FOR ALL IN BALI

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe Newspaper: http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/jane-goodall-eco-legend-preaches-love-bali/ It was the day that many conservationists and environmentalists in Bali had been awaiting for quite some time, the inaugural “Sustainability and Conservation Conference,” set in Bali’s  famous Green School, amid the lush forests of Banjar Saren near Ubud. The conference was special in many ways, yet […]

ON NUSA LEMBONGAN, PARADISE JUST A HALF-HOUR FROM BALI

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe:  http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/on-nusa-lembongan-paradise-just-a-half-hour-from-bali/ While Bali is often referred to as the island of the gods or a tiny paradise on Earth, there’s an even tinier paradise just 30 minutes away — Nusa Lembongan. The island is located southeast of Bali and can be reached by speed boat from Sanur, to take […]

A GETAWAY WITH GAUDI IN BARCELONA

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe Newspaper: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/archive/a-getaway-with-gaudi-in-barcelona/ It was a particularly cold autumn night when my plane landed in Barcelona at El Prat Airport. Carrying my backpack, I dragged my weary feet to find a train, happy that the directions into the city seemed simple. I just had to get on the train and […]

A UNIQUE JOURNEY TO AWAKEN WAE REBO’S ANCIENT SPIRITS

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe Newspaper: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/a-unique-journey-to-awaken-wae-rebos-ancient-spirits/ People say good things come to those who wait. This adage perfectly fit my efforts to reach Wae Rebo, an otherworldly village, found among the scenic mountains of Flores in East Nusa Tenggara. Wae Rebo requires some sacrifice to get there. The effort consisted of four hours trekking […]