Self-healing is a must. For me, living in this metropolitan city for working almost 24/7 is really a mental pressure. I am grateful and enjoying my current job as designer and blogger, having a solid team to work with. However, I can't deny that sometimes I am just too tired doing this working routine and hectic schedul, not because I don't like it but I feel drained, especially these past three months. Hence, I randomly booked flight and decided to take 5 days off just to take a little break from the routine, explore my hometown and some cities where I used to go often to, trying local foods, meeting relatives and new friends. And the result ? AMAZING. I feel recharged and more positive so that I am ready to go back to my career life. 

1. SEMARANG 
Indulged by lot of great foods with nice ambience yet super affordable price, met new Korean friends who are very friendly and humble ( also fluent in Bahasa Indonesia ), and fun local shopping experience at Dusun Semilir Eco Park.

Brunch with family at Eastman Coffee

EASTMAN COFFEE
Address : Jl. Ahmad Yani No.140, Karangkidul, Kec. Semarang Tengah, Semarng, Jawa Tengah 50241
Open hours : 7 am - 2 am
Official Instagram : @eastman_smg



KEVA's Poke Bowl

KEVA - Poke & Coffee
Address : Jl. Papandayan No.4, Gajahmungkur, Kec. Gajahmungkur, Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50232
Open hours : 9 am - 3 pm (Brunch), 3 pm - 10 pm (Bistro)
Official Instagram : @keva.smg


 Had the best dimsum restaurant in town, Holliday Restaurant

HOLLIDAY RESTAURANT
Address : Pertokoan Pandanaran, Jl. Pandanaran No.6, Pekunden, Kec. Semarang Tengah, Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50241
Open hours : 7 am - 11.30 pm
Official instagram : @holliday_semarang

With Korean friends and my cousin

Dusun Semilir Eco Park







DUSUN SEMILIR
Address : Jl. Soekarno Hatta No.49, Ngemple, Bawen, Ngemplak, Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50661
Open hours : Weekdays 10 am - 7 pm, Saturday 8 am - 9 pm, Sunday 7 am - 9 pm
Official instagram : @dusunsemilir


2. JOGJAKARTA
Exploring the hidden gem in Jogja : Hutan Pinus Pengger and Puncak Becici, also visiting cute bear cafe near hotel where I stayed overnight.

Hutan Pinus Pengger 








HUTAN PINUS PENGGER
Address : Jl. Dlingo-Patuk, Pantirejo, Terong, Dlingo, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55783
Open hours : 7.30 am - 11 pm
Official instagram : @pinuspengger

Becici Peak



BECICI PEAK
Address Gunungcilik, RT.07/RW.02, Gn. Cilik, Muntuk, Dlingo, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55783
Open hours : 6 am - 7 pm



ROASTER AND BEAR 
Address : Jl. P. Mangkubumi No.52, Gowongan, Kec. Jetis, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55233
Open hours : 11 am - 11 pm ( Saturday until 12 am )
Official Instagram : @roasterandbear

Gudeg, Jogjakarta's signature dish 

Delicate Breakfast at Harper Mangkubumi Hotel Jogjakarta 


HARPER MANGKUBUMI HOTEL ( 4.5 Star Hotel )
Address : Jl. P. Mangkubumi No.52, Gowongan, Kec. Jetis, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Jogjakarta 55233
Official instagram : @harperjogja


3. SOLO
Heartwarming city with nice weather and people. Got chance to meet my best friends since university after a year separation, visiting the most hyped bistro in town.

With my best friends, Yannoei and Au 

Grandis Barn, the most hyped bistro in Solo 





GRANDIS BARN BISTRO
Address : Blukukan Dua, Blulukan, Colomadu, Karanganyar Regency, Central Java 57174
Open hours : Mon - Fri : 7 am - 10 pm , Sat - Sun : 7 am - 10.30 pm
Official instagram : @grandisbarn


Sometimes places around us can be very therapeutic for our soul. All we need is just a little effort to explore more about the place and appreciate every little thing. As time goes by, I become more realize that traveling is indeed one of my greatest passion. How about you ?