I think, most of people love their country, their hometown. For me, I fell deeply in love with this crazy, almost-ruin yet beloved country, Indonesia.
About 4 years ago, with no skill whatsoever in a travel industry, i started working in a travel company. Back then i felt so enthusiast on learning about new things. In a first couple of month i struggle my as* out to learn about the system, the route and whatever that is. I begin to feel used to after the sixth month. The idea of working in a travel company never once crossed my mind, why? because i am a Japanese language graduate! Well, it turned out that Japanese are fond of traveling, so they do need a Japanese speaker to help them make itinerary :p
After a year working on itinerary for the Japs, I fell deeply in love with traveling itself. I made it as a hobby. I spend my weekends, long holiday to visit unique places, my favorite would be beaches! I started to do what they called "flashpacking" both domestic and abroad. I sometimes go with a group of friends and couple a time go "solo". I've made some of good friends because this hobby :)
About 2 years ago, i have this urge to do a flashpacking to Europe. My destination will be UK (England and Scotland) + Ireland. I started to make itinerary for 3weeks - 1 month solo trip to visit those dreamland, and of course start to save money for the trip, until....
|Rintja island, Komodo NP|
I started to re-arrange my next travel plan, no longer exploring other people's country and start to getting to know my beloved Indonesia even more :). Ah, there's so many amazing places to explore, yet too little time. As a foreigner once told my friend, "Keliling Indonesia tidak cukup hanya seumur hidup, tetapi perlu dua umur hidup." / "Traveling around Indonesia is not enough to be done in a lifetime, but we need two lifetimes". And my friend, that is how beautiful my country is in the eye of foreigner.
|Komodo NP, photo by @sofyanard|
|Old man playing Saluang at Danau Diateh, West Sumatera|
|View of Gunung Api, Mollucas|
|Banda Island, Mollucas|
|Gili Trawangan, Lombok|
|Sunset at Suluban beach, Bali|
|Sunset at Langkisau Hill, Padang, West Sumatera|
|Me, at Banda Neira's airport. Photo taken by +Fuyanto Fu|
This is how I love my country. How about you?