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 […]

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 […]

TRAVEL THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

by Mahameru

As published in The Jakarta Globe:  http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/archive/travel-that-makes-a-difference/ Traveling to Bali, it’s easy to get blinded by beautiful landscape, wild nightlife and the island’s spiritual side. After all, those aspects are what draw millions of tourists to Bali each year. But, despite its bright and luxurious facade, the island does have humble roots. To explore this, […]