Finally…after all the craziness over Sherlock that took all the time I have for that amazing miniseries from BBC…I finally have time to write other things 😉
Let’s start with a book review 🙂
I read so little Indonesian Book last year…well less than little, it was only one thin book. As an Indonesian, I should be ashamed of myself. Therefore, I started this year with an Indonesian Book.
This is the third book by Trinity, a female backpacker form Indonesia. She had been travelling around the world most of her life and this is her third book. She shared all her experience in her blog and then her posts are turned into book. I never read her book because I prefer reading it in a form of book.
In this third book, we could see more about Indonesia and other Asian countries. This book revealed, mostly, about the difficulty of being a traveler who is getting older, the uncomfortable journey in a group tour with other Indonesian people and the bad side of countries she had visited.
She said that the more she visited other countries the more she loved her country, Indonesia. She said that there are a lot of beautiful islands and cities in Indonesia but the problem is the government don’t pay full attention in making those places into tourism place…it is always Bali, and Bali. She wondered why? Most rich Indonesian people also believe that visiting other countries will make them look cooler than just visiting places in their own country…and that is one of the reasons why Indonesian tourism is not as good as Thailand.
Try to love your country is her number one message here. If you live in Jakarta, you often complain about the traffic (I know I am one of the complainer), but try living in Delhi…the traffic is hellish. If we complain about some restrooms that are dirty, try living in mainland China where most people seemed to forget how to use flush. Indonesian isn’t that bad.
She mentioned a lot of beautiful places in Indonesia. I would love to visit those places but since I have other hobbies (I am not an addict traveler), I have to divide the money well 😉
I can’t write all about her adventure is, but I can easily said this third book is as fun as her other previous books.