Putu Ayu Saraswati

My Life's Journal

Bread Basket

I haven't been exploring Sanur as much as I used to. There are plenty of new places that I haven't tried but everytime I go to Sanur I end up going to places that no matter how many times that we go to, we always come back because we already know of what's good. One...

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Jaipur

Jaipur is my favourite city in India so far. It is the capital and also the largest city in Rajashtan. Together with Agra & Delhi, it is known as the Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism. Jaipur is very touristy though, so just being around here has already a...

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Taj Mahal & Agra

Taj Mahal is located in Agra, which was quite a long drive from Delhi with quite heavy traffic, around 5 hours. Unfortunately, when we reached Taj Mahal the entrance was closed due to the visit of Belgia Royals. So we went to Agra Fort first which were around 15...

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Things to See in Mumbai

Our second day in Mumbai we have free time before we have to prepare our Expo Indonesia exhibition booth, so we arranged for a half day city tour around Mumbai. These were the places we saw and went: The Gateway of India The Gateway of India is the most popular...

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Mumbai

I reached Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai at 22:00 local time last night. It seems to be a much larger airport than what we have in Jakarta and I find it so amusing. They put small replicas of India's architectural building and give you a somewhat glimpse of what...

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Options

I'm kind of lucky in life. Ever since little I was given the greatest opportunity by my parents to pursue my dreams and a vision that I could be whatever I want to be. Growing up, I always surround myself with options. Something that I could fall back into in case my...

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10 out of 12

I feel that these days time flies away too fast. It's already at the end of month 10, out of the 12 months of 2017, which means it's time to make new resolutions for 2018. Making a resolution has been a yearly habit for me since a way back but I have only started to...

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Preparing for India Trip

In less than a week I be will going to India for an Expo Indonesia exhibition in Mumbai hosted by the Indonesian Embassy in India and then continued with a tirta yatra (spiritual) trip. It feels kind of exciting this trip, because India was never on my bucket list....

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A Minimalist Lifestyle

"The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don't" -- unknown Lately, I have been exposed to a minimalist lifestyle. First, by the book "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying" by Marie Kondo and then "Goodbye, Things" by Fumio...

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Ted Talks

Towards the end of 2016 I made my resolution list, which one of it was to learn public speaking. In the attempt to improve this skill, I discovered Ted Talks with its tag line "ideas worth spreading". At first I watched solely for the purpose to see how other people...

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Positive Thinking & Gratitude

Positive thinking doesn't come naturally for me. It was actually very difficult for me to not think of the negative first. I'm used to analyzing the risks over everything before doing anything. The result is of course predictable, I always become scared to do...

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A Tarot Reading

I first heard about Noviana Kusumawardhani or is more familiar with the name Bude Novi from a close friend. He is currently conducting several workshops with Bude Novi, who is well known with her tarot reading. To have a tarot reading session with her, you have to...

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The Comfort of a Routine

I used to think routines are boring but this perspective recently has changed. These past two years I had the opportunity to travel a lot, of which I love so much and so grateful for. I really enjoy going to new places, doing things out of routines and meeting new...

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Revisiting Lombok

After our last Bali trip 3 years ago, we decided Lombok & the Gilis as our reunion destination. I was actually just in Lombok 7 months ago but I was curious on Gili Trawangan which despite it is very close to Bali, I haven't actually had the time to go there. Hence I...

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Gili Trawangan & Gili Meno

This is my very first time coming to Gili Trawangan. I heard good things about this island and it made me very curious to go since a few years back, and finally I made it here... Yeaayyyy!!! We took a private speed boat from Teluk Nare to Gili Trawangan and reached...

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Girlz Trip Reunion

Finally, we made it to our much awaited trip, after a neverending discussion on where to go. But then again they say that anticipating a holiday can be just exciting as the holiday itself. Actually, we have already decided on the timing of our trip since the beginning...

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Melbourne – Sydney Road Trip

Our trip to Aussie this time was intended to be a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney. We only booked our hotel for the first day in Melbourne and the last two days in Sydney. We had a rough itinerary on hand but we left the accommodation bookings until the last minute...

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Trip Back to Memory Lane

After 14 years I finally return back to Melbourne and the first stop from the airport was my old apartment! I really underestimated how I excited I would be to return back here, a city that is not new to me. It turns out, being nostalgic about a place has an...

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