30 simple facts about travelwithoutborders:
1. I flew once in 2008, twice in 2009, 9x in 2010, 23x in 2011. And I’m planning for 80x in 2012.
2. I have a fear of height!
3. I’m an idiot for IT. Modest gadgets entertain me well.
4. I’m bad in fashion. It’s a good point to save money!
5. I prefer suburb to city, mountains to beaches, winter to summer.
6. I have a mild demo phobia!
7. Snakes scare me!
8. My favorite country is Indonesia. And I’m not biased!
9. I have a thing for Latin America.
10. I love Thailand, Japanese and Indonesia cuisines.
11. I’m a devoted fan of Roger Federer and Steffi Graf. Ironically, I play bad tennis.
12. Livescore.com is one of my favorite website.
13. How could people hate Meryl Streep?
14. I’m a big fan of musicals. Yeah, I’m that commercial.
15. I do things for passion and believe I can get a bigger satisfaction.
16. I used to travel less because of my commitment to my family. Now, I travel more because of my job.
17. I’m a bad writer. If you are looking for a superb writing, you are in the wrong page!
18. I love to take pictures. They convey my feeling well.
19. I’m an outdoorsy kind of person. I need to sweat and hydrate myself in balance!
20. My siblings are all scattered around the globe. Family reunion is never easy.
21. I try my best to be a nice person. Because there are simply too many bitches around!
22. I like Annie Lennox, Adele, Norah Jones, Luna del Ray, Alanis Morrisette, Sarah McLachlan, Celine Dion.
23. I’m a movie freak!
24. I’m not into politics. World Peace!
25. I’m looking around for meaningful volunteer projects to work on.
26. I try to be logical most of the time!
27. Surprisingly, I’m a homey person. I can’t be a nomad because I need my own space badly.
28. I love sunset and sunrise. I believe they are the most beautiful moments in a day.
29. I adore unique architecture and picturesque landscape.
30. As of January 2012, I have been to 17 countries and 121 cities!
As of December 2012, I have been to 21 countries and 170 cities!
As of December 2013, I have been to 28 countries and 216 cities!
Alex, there you go. Really glad to see this blog ! Why don’t you try “subscribe” function ?
hi phu, whats the “subscribe” function all about?
Hi Alex, wanna share a little tips about migrating between the Americas and Europe. Have you heard about repositioning cruise ship? For Europe’s summer, cruise ships migrate to Europe, and close to the winter, they migrate to the Caribbean. In effect, moving between the 2 continents by a luxury cruise ship can be cheaper than the cheapest flight. Plus you get a nice cabin and great food for 2 weeks, and about 7 stops in remote islands/ port cities that otherwise not cheap to reach.
Now, I know you mention budget. We love budget travel too. I don’t know about you, but for us budget doesn’t have to be basic. Luxury can be cheaper than budget stuff, sometimes 🙂
Will PM you on this hahaha
Hey Lex, should add some fuction widgets on your blog and can consider to add some ads too for your travel budget.
Got that thought in my mind. Will work on it soon….what is the function widgets u have in mind?
Here you go. Below are the suitable widgets for your travel blog for the time being.
Show the world or selective countries weather and the world clock in your blog. Never paint your blog too fancyful and over commercialized – my opinion.
ok, i’ll take a look on it later
Lex…seems like u need to update the content of this page 😛
Haha, thanks Fang! still thinking about it 🙂
artikel wawancara anda di website The Jakarta Globe benar-benar jadi kisah yang inspiratif. semakin menguatkan tekad saya untuk mengejar passion, mungkin tidak sekarang, tapi pasti ada waktunya 🙂
nice blog, salam kenal 🙂
Thanks Kinkin! Life is short, just enjoy to the fullest! 🙂
Love to read and enjoy your journey, hoped one time i will also go through all these, insya-allah.
No worries, there will be chance. Work well and save well! 🙂
Salam Kenal! Funny how things work in this world. I am a travel and photography lover, and was browsing around for inspiration. Then I figured, I need to catch up on news. Went to Jakarta Globe site, and it seems my browser’s cookie was set on “My Jakarta” section last. And voila..read your article, and here I am. 🙂
Great blog, and congratulations for following your passion. 🙂
Hi Ms Lai Lai,
Salam kenal too. 🙂
I browsed thru your website and find it very interesting though!
So, i guess, Jakarta is your hometown?
Hi Alex, just stumbled across your blog today and I’m so happy to find one more Indonesian travel blogger. I know there are lots of stories and photographs to catch up in your blog but will do so soon. Keep up your passion and safe travels!
So glad to see you too. What a great website you have! beautiful pictures and a great 10-year resolution!! Keep the spirits!! 🙂
Makasih for following me on WP and twitter – I chanced upon your blog this afternoon when I was looking up pictures of Rinjani! I’m planning to go there this July with Bama, so seeing those shots was a big inspiration. You based out of HK juga?
Terima kasih for following me back! I’m based in HKG. Are u Indonesian too?
Mt Rinjani is awesome, definitely one of my highlights in year 2012. Start exercising for it!
Let me know if you need any info on that.
Sama-sama Alex! Saya bukan orang Indonesia, but I was born just across the straits from Batam… so you could say “almost” I guess!
Thanks for the offer, I might send an email your way in the next couple of weeks. Selamat Tahun Baru in the meantime!
Haha! no problem at all. Feel free to send me an email. Will try my best to answer 🙂
Happy New Year!
Hi Alex, love your blog. You’ve sure done a lot of travelling!
Thanks for visiting and the ‘like’ on the post about Argentina. Drop by any time. And have fun travelling. Where are you now?
Love ur blog too. I’m in hongkong now and hopefully can visit argentina next year 🙂
Thanks for stopping by our blog. Really like your layout
Your adventure is such an inspiration for me too 🙂
Glad you are enjoying 🙂
Hello Captain Alex
salam kenal & thanks for following my blog
“travelwithoutborders” such an inspiring blog
great to know you 🙂
Salam kenal juga!
Keep up the spirit! 🙂
I love Meryl Streep. 🙂
Couldnt wait for her “August: Osake County”! 🙂
What a great blog you have going here 🙂
I wannna go to Maldives instantly with all of your fantastic pictures. 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
Hi Alex, thanks for visiting my blog…woow…I found great blog here..now I following you…keep traveling and writing..
Thanks kak, i will follow you too:)
too good to be missed
A click from other travel blog has brought me here. A very naisss blog you have! Glad to find new site for clicking during breaks at the office 😛 Blogs can be sort of time machine, drive me away to other’s minds and lenses. Hey I love Meryl Streep too!! …..and hate Natalie Portman (well, iri sihh lebih tepatnya 😒)
Ok, since I am gaptek too, lemme see if I can find a way to subscribe to this blog.
Salam kenal. Ika
Glad you like! Salam kenal juga. For subscription, there is a link at the bottom right corner of my main page 🙂
Wow another fans of Streep, have you watched August: Osage County? She was brilliant.
No, I have not.. Will check it out soon!
From fellow traveler to fellow traveler, I love your ambition and your goals! Even though I am now finally abroad I have started to realize pretty quickly that I’m going to need to start setting some travel goals to ensure that I make it to all the places I want to see! I’ll definitely be following you for tips and updates on good places to go! Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂
It has to start somewhere somehow! Good luck n have fun!
Love your blog, especially the pic. they’re all fabulous…
Terima kasih sudah drop by 🙂
Hello, captain Alex. Great that I’m finally know your name lol. Keep up the spirit! 😀
Thank you for dropping by Matius! 🙂
Actually I’ve been following your blog for months 😀
Glad to hear that! Hope it can be ur inspiration to keep traveling! 🙂 TWB
8. My favorite country is Indonesia. And I’m not biased! (BOLD – Italic – Underline)
hahahhaaaa…. INdonesia Loves you, then!!! 🙂
hahaha……..i hope more and more ppl will come and see the beauty of Indonesia! 🙂 🙂
Amen to that! 😀 😀 😀
Blognya bagus 😉
terima kasih! mas adie juga bagus blognya 🙂
Despite the tremendous stories, ‘travel without borders’ is such an inspiring idea for the travelers to keep on traveling and writing! Thanks for sharing. =)
Thanks a lot Vinny for dropping by! I love your blog, keep on writing. 🙂 🙂
Your blog and IG are very – how to explain this feeling ya – made me jealous (in a positive way) and entertaining both for my eyes and my hunger-soul-of-traveling.
Keep sharing! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you can get some inspirations to travel to more new places in the future. 🙂
Nyasar di blog ini dan jatuh cinta dengan gambar-gambar dan tulisanmu.
Keep traveling and blogging, Lex.
Regards from Solo City 😀
Thanks for you kind words! Btw, i follow your blog too 🙂
Blog mu bagus banget, terutama foto-fotonya. Menginspirasi untuk lebih luas menjelajah dunia. Salam kenal yaa …
Hi Bart, Thanks for dropping by, really appreciate it! 🙂 🙂
Keep exploring too!
You’re welcome 🙂
Wahh ternyata captain orang indonesia..Nice to know this awesome blog and journey..very inspiring and encourage me to explore the world..salam kenal
Thank you for dropping by! you have an awesome blog too! 🙂 🙂
Tercengang dengan semua tempat yang sudah didatangi 🙂 salam kenal.
Thanks for dropping by! Salam kenal juga! 😊😊🙏🏻🙏🏻 TWB
halo, salam kenal 🙂 senang sekali ya rasanya sudah menjelajah hampir ke seluruh dunia, inspiratif!
Salam kenal juga! Terima kasih sudah berkunjung! 😊😊🙏🏻🙏🏻TWB
I’m also from Indonesia and of course my favorite country is Indonesia too, and yes, I’m biased! LOL! Love your blog and it is very inspirative.
Hi Michelle, thanks for dropping by. I’m looking forward to have a tropical Indonesian trip soon! 😀😀😊TWB