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 […]

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 […]

PIECES OF POSITIVITY: IN 2016, WILL YOU TAKE THE LEAP OF FAITH?

by Mahameru

As published in Bali & Beyond Magazine – January 2016 As you are scribbling your 2016 New Year’s resolutions – perhaps a slimmer and healthier body or more money in the bank – have you thought about improving your inner life as well? Often we are so blinded with the material and physical things that […]

Away From Bali’s Tourist Hubs, Canggu Boasts Rustic Charm

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/features/away-from-balis-tourist-hubs-canggu-boasts-rustic-charm/ If Kuta is the crowded epicenter of Bali’s tourism scene, the charming village of Canggu just 30 minutes away from downtown Kuta has become a haven for tourists wanting to escape the masses. Canggu refers to a long stretch of coastal villages located 10 kilometers away from the tourist-packed […]