Showing posts from 2015

Lombok Part 2 - Rinjani, The Hike, Beauty, and Desperation

Day 5 - When it's all started

I, the spoiled brat who loves comfortable bed and airco so much, decided to take an offer to climb Mount Rinjani, one of the highest active volcano in Indonesia, standing tall and proud 3,726 meters above sea level. October 14, 2016 was the day I started my journey, my 5th day in Lombok. 

We started our day waiting for the next group to arrive. They were held by traffic jam in Mataram. They arrived around 3pm, a little bit too late to climb, so we cheated by driving the car to base 1, and continue our hike to base 2. The hikewas pretty flat with a few uphill every now and then, a nice warm up. We were planningto reach base 3, where you can camp on the valley, free from the mean and cold wind of the mountain. However, since we started late, it was too dark to continue the journey to base 3, so after 3 hours of hiking we camped at base 2, which is quite exposed to the cold of the mountain. Nevertheless, we were lucky that the sky was clear, hence we were …

Lombok Part 1 - Between Rinjani and The Gili's

Lombok, is an island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa, very well known for its beautiful beaches and the mighty volcano Rinjani. Last October, I had the chance to visit a little bit of both, 10 days trip, including 5 days hiking the Rinjani. Yes, I know, I mentioned the Gili's but I will not discuss about the 3 famous Gili's (Gili Air, Gili Trawangan, and Gili Meno). Gili actually meant little island in Sasak. 
There are 2 ways to reach Lombok, you can either take airplane to Lombok Airport Praya (LOP) or take a boat from Bali to Pelabuhan Lembar (Lembar Port). I chose airplane myself, as I was departing from Jakarta. There are plenty of airlines offering direct flights to Lombok, from the cheap to the expensive one.

Day 1 - Between Delays and Rushing to Sekotong

I have a habit of get everything planned and detailed, all the transportation and accommodation, timing, everything. But sometimes, things doesn't go according to plan and you have to adjust your timing and everythin…

Meatball with Tzatziki Sauce

Menu Breakfast: Banana
Lunch: Meatball with Tzatziki Sauce
Dinner: Hutspot with Grilled Chicken

Recipe Meatball with Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients (Make 2 portions): 250gr Groundbeef3tbsp yogurtgarlicJapanese cucumberLettucePaprika powderBlackpepperDried rosemaryHow to:
Mix groundbeef, garlic, paprika powder, blackpepper, and dried rosemary together. Grill it on the pan without oilCut cucumber in half, remove the seed, shred, and squeeze it until you drain all the water. Mix cucumber, garlic, blackpepper, and yogurt to make the tzatziki sauce
There you go as easy as a pie (and making pie is hard)

Banyuwangi.. (and a little bit of Surabaya)

It's been a while since the last time I updated this blog. This time I want to share about my trip to Banyuwangi, East Java. The Regency of Banyuwangi is located at the easternmost end of the Indonesian island of Java. It serves as a port between Java and the island of Bali. Banyuwangi is separated by Strait of Bali from Bali. Why Banyuwangi? I know it's not one of the main tourist destination, but apparently it has a lot to offer, it is surrounded by mountains and forests to the west; by sea to the east and south, and not to mention cheaper accommodation compared to Bali.

You can go to Banyuwangi using airplanes, or just like me go to Surabaya first and then drive around 5-6 hours to Banyuwangi. I used tour operator Amazing Banyuwangi for this trip, but apparently they are very unprofessional, they tricked us so we ended up had to pay more for the "All Inclusive Private" trip they offered on the website. Anyway long story short let me tell you about how gorgeous Bany…

Grilled Chicken with Tomato Salsa

Today was my brother's first day of Mayo Diet. I haven't started mine yet, because I had farewell lunch this afternoon. Instead of dieting, I went to sushi tei for lunch and then nanaban tei (all you can eat bbq) for dinner. Yup, a way to start a diet. :p

Today's menu was:
Breakfast: Banana + 1 Soft Boiled Egg Lunch: Grilled Chicken with Tomato Salsa Dinner: Soft Boiled Egg with lots of lettuce and grilled paprika Snack: Fruits
Here's the recipe for my lunch

Ingredients: Chicken Breast1 Big Carrot1 TomatoOnionGarlicPepperItalian Herbs1 tbsp lemon juicePaprika PowderHow to: Rub the chicken with paprika powder, garlic, black pepper and italian herbs. Then grilled it (no oil added) until it's cookedBoil carrot until it's done, and grill paprika until it's a bit brownishCut tomato (seeds removed), and onion into squares, mix it with a bit of garlic, italian herbs, and lemon juiceIt taste pretty good said my brother, but he was a bit starving at night, so he ended up eat…

New Year.. New You

I believe that most of you have a new year's resolution that has never been accomplished.. I know I do, mine is losing weight. I know it's the most famous new year's resolution. I failed to do it last year, due to yeah.. lack of commitment, and laziness.. I have gym membership that I only use twice a week (my plan was to workout everyday: failed!!!).. Eating healthy (this is a total failure due to the super yumminess of gorengan).
The main reason why I need to shed some weight is because I gained almost 13kgs since I'm back in Indonesia, which is a lot for a year *sigh*

That's why my brother and I decided to have a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. After Google-ing, we chose Mayo Diet, one of the diet method that is currently famous. Some people said that you can lose to 4-7kg in 2 weeks, which is really tempting. But, after going through the menu and some people blogs, the menu they made looks bland and torturing, so I came up with my own "Mayo Diet" wh…