Roemah Pulomanuk part i

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I do believe in the saying "It's always better late than never.". And after spending my Sunday being occupied writing my thesis. I think it won't hurt to spend an hour or so writing this late blog post about how I spent my year end holiday, at a beach house with Ayu Larasati's family. Long story short, I've been chatting with her about any possibility spending the jolly season being out of town and simply mastering the art of slow living. She came up with the idea of visiting her house at Panaruban Village and to end the trip by staying at Roemah Pulomanuk in Bayah, Banten. 

Roemah means "House" and Pulomanuk is the local area around Bayah where there's actually one family that live there maintaining the house, they're called the Pulomanuk Family. We were staying at Panaruban for two nights before heading to Bayah at 3AM, Ayu's husband, Akbar was driving all the way from Panaruban to Bayah and it took us around 6 hours to finally set our foot on the beach. I love getting to know her little family and one of the most rewarding moment was when we got a chance to spend one night at this beach house. I can't state how lovely the house is, it's just so peaceful being there and the best part was when it just took us 2 minutes to the beach. 

There are three parts of Roemah Pulomanuk that can be accessed; the first one is filled with 4 bed rooms and an open bathroom while the second house is especially made for procrastinating, I mean for being lazy, reading books or just taking naps, and the last one is the kitchen. I decided to split it into two blog posts and pictures in this post were mostly try to captured the first house. 

The bedroom was painted blue, there's no phone, television nor an air conditioner. I honestly think it's that kind of house that simply being built to help people find peace and be with themselves wholeheartedly. I actually fell asleep to the sound of the sea and cricket singing lullaby inside a mosquito nest. I seriously can't complain, it's one of the best experience during my stay there. Wait til the second part!

Thank you for dropping by!

The Good Travelers, A Talk Between

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Traveling enriches the soul and being able to share my experiences personally with people who also share the same desire to see the world is equally important as a way to give back of what we've got during the time we travel. 2015 has been pretty good and I'm very thankful for each moment that passed especially for every opportunity that came in the beginning of the year, one of them is sharing stories with fellow friends from The Good Travelers Journal, a platform for people to share their stories and different perspective in travelling.

I'm humbled by the opportunity to share stories and my photo essay to be exhibited along with other 7 travelers, Govinda Rumi, Jatidiri Ono, Elisa Olga, Perdana Dewa, Rendika Ferri Kurniawan, Bagaskara I A, and Insana Putra. On last Saturday, February 7th 2015 it marked the opening day of the exhibition as well as a mini sharing session under "A Talk Between". It was such a Saturday well spent, meeting new and familiar faces. Thank you Devi Gunawan, Ananda Astrid, Andrew Ignatius, and Juventia Vicky for the kind opportunity!

For those who can't make it to the exhibition, you can see the photo series I submitted entitled "The Gift I Take For Granted" and the story behind it : here

Event Details :
The Good Travelers Exhibition by @thegoodtravelers
February 7th - 15th 2015
at Historia Food & Bar
Kota Tua, Jakarta Pusat (near Fatahillah Museum)

photo courtesy of Devi Gunawan

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