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Rethinking Bali times

Changing realities while moving from one side of the world to another for me is like 'I just wanna stay in my room for days'. To digest the transition and be well prepared for a ever green question: "How many... Continue Reading →

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Why do I clean with master degree?

I'm Gastarbeiter in Austria. Gast as a guest and Arbeiter as a worker. A year ago I was done with teaching English for pocket money in the heart of Java island and eating too much rice. I was dreaming about... Continue Reading →

Life stories from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Every expat living in Indonesia for a longer period must have had experienced that moment of going out of a country for few days just to arrange new visa. I feel so home living on Indonesian islands that I easily... Continue Reading →

Food mood: durian break saved the day

It supposed to be sunny funny day trip full of joy. And then life happened. In the future I should do series of mix relationships orientated posts and let this food mood post be a soft introduction into it. Being... Continue Reading →

Listen to the walls: Jogjakarta speaks up

Coming back to Jogja I realized once again this is my (second) home. Just arrived I used ojek, motorbike taxi, and needed to navigate woman (!) driver to reach my place. Getting to know Jogja city is pretty easy when... Continue Reading →

Going back to places: Jogjakarta

Back to Jogja, where I have been living for about two years. It was just a short visit after more than half of year since I left. It seemed unreal I stayed there only for a week. Even though I... Continue Reading →

Food mood: tempeh-tofu-chicken curry

We've got comment that that's not curry, because the lack of chilies. According to Pak Dodok our dish today should be called opor ayam or chicken dish cooked with coconut milk and various spices. Well, basically that was it, but... Continue Reading →

Jingle all the way

If I would be back home in Slovenia, it would be mandatory for me to eat pork on first day of new year. It symbolizes 'a push forward', because with it's snout a pig digs into a mud -always pushing... Continue Reading →

Javanese birds and Balinese snakes

Bali was never truly on my mind as an island where I would live. As I arrived in Bali for the first time about 5 years ago, I stepped out of the bus, when men started to yell at me... Continue Reading →

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