The Big Hello

A big HELLO and a huge warm smile to you who have stumbled upon my site! I’m Aggy, short for Agata, and I was born in Yogyakarta, a pretty town in the island of Java, Indonesia.

This blog started as an online journal about my travels and I once wanted to be a full time blogger but it didn’t really suit me. And so, this blog is now back to its original goal, my online travel journal.

As of now I am based in Yogyakarta but I have also lived in several places (Yogyakarta, Salatiga, Jakarta, Leeds, Sheffield, Nantes, Bucharest and Zurich). Each place has marked a place in my wanderlust heart and naturally, travelling has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. If you have any questions about the places I have lived in or visited, don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’m a very random person, so expect a lot of randomness. However, I do hope you enjoy my random ramblings. Do say hello or leave a comment in my posts, I love making new friends.



51 Comment

  1. It is nice to find someone like you who writes many unique articles about traveling and Indonesia. ^_^

    1. Hey! Likewise to you πŸ™‚

      1. Lucia Kukulova says: Reply

        Hi Aggy, are you in Jogdja now? πŸ™‚ me and my friend, we are from Slovakia, we are here today and tmrw to explore this city πŸ™‚ if you have time it woud be our pleasure to meet you :))

        1. Hi sorry I missed your message! Hope you enjoyed my hometown πŸ™‚

  2. OMG! You have your own domain! ME likey!

    1. Haha yes I do πŸ™‚ It’s my travelling site. Thankies! Spread the word yaa πŸ™‚

  3. Hey Aggy! Since I have a free evening, I will discover your adventures. But I already see that we have a thing or two in common πŸ™‚ I also lived in Bucharest, and I also have a thing for changing countries πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Aga! Thanks for visiting my site, always happy to meet people who have something in common with me, sure we have a lot to share πŸ™‚

  4. Just checking out your blog – oh, so good! πŸ™‚ Kudos to you, some really great stories from your time abroad.

    1. Oh wow! Miss Lai Lai came to my blog, awesome stuff! Thanks for the kind words πŸ™‚

  5. love you nomadic lifestyle and enjoy most while you can πŸ™‚ looking forward to read more of your posts and tips.

    1. Thanks! Enjoying my nomadic life right now πŸ™‚

  6. Love your site Aggy! So many wonderful stories, and good luck on getting the nomadic dream πŸ˜‰

    1. Hey Veny! Thanks for dropping by and the sweet comment. I’m keeping my fingers crossed on that dream too πŸ™‚

  7. Hey Aggy, just to let you know I’ve added your site to my list of favourite travel blogs on my links page (!

    Love the site, keep it up! πŸ™‚

    1. Hiya Carl! Oh thanks so much! So honoured to be listed at your blog. I’m a fan of your work too so I’ll make sure I put yours up in mine too soon πŸ™‚ Cheers!

  8. Selamat yah sudah menjadi salah satu nominasi blog pendatang di travel bloscars 2013 dan sudah sayah voting juga, semoga kedepan nya makin maju jaya,salam kenal dari Bali.

    1. Hi Nathalie! Salam kenal juga πŸ™‚ Terima kasih udah divote ya! Tadi sempet ngulik ke blognya Nathalie juga, saya suka πŸ™‚

  9. hi Aggy,
    selamat yah udah masuk nominasi:)
    semoga menang!

    1. Terima kasih ya Tias πŸ™‚

  10. Aloha mba AGATA, Nice read your stories. And Easy to understand for me, hehehe…. I wannna follow you, what’s next?

    1. Hi Arief thanks for the kind words. You can follow me via twitter and FB πŸ™‚ Salam kenal ya!

  11. I’m happy to have came across your blog which I will be following. I wish you success, happiness, and fulfillment in your journey to full time nomad!

    1. I’m happy you’ve stumbled upon my blog! Thanks a lot for the sweet words πŸ™‚ I will be checking yours too!

  12. Hallo! accidentally found your blog and very very surprise you’re Indonesian! very happy!

    Bakalan sering sering deh nanya soal ke eropa hehe.

    God Bless!

    1. Hai Icha! So glad you’ve stumbled upon my blog πŸ™‚
      Boleh kok nanya2, drop me an email, tweet, fb msg – apa pun deh hehe. Salam kenal yaaa

  13. I love your posts, love your view on the world and love your adventures and therefore I’ve nominated you for being an adventurous blogger! Hope you can accept it:

    1. Thank you so much my dear Milene! I am beyond honoured πŸ™‚

  14. Hai aggy..nice to visit your blog and read some stories!
    As long as we were born in the same hometown, Yogyakarta, may I speak Javanese? hehehe..:)

    1. Nggih saget mawon mbak (halaah) hahaha. Nice to meet you Inna – your name is the same as my favourite Romanian band πŸ™‚

  15. Hello Aggy, it’s nice to find your blog! I am also from Indonesia and a travel blogger :D. I’m currently living in London, but I have an Indo friend living in Vevey, Switzerland. So maybe you two could meet up sometime? πŸ˜‰ As you know it’s pretty hard to find fellow Indonesians at this part of the world (or who knows, maybe you know tons in Zurich? :P).

    1. Hi Mee!
      Oh wow London, I haven’t been there ever since I left the UK in 2002 – I definitely need a revisit someday πŸ™‚
      Really? There are not many Indonesians in Zurich but I know there are more in Bern. Of course I can meet your friends if they are in Zurich. Salam kenal!

  16. Hey Agata,

    Greetings from cloudy Leeds

    It’s me Danny G! I hope you are well and I am loving the website πŸ™‚

    1. Hey youuu!
      Thanks for visiting and for the compliment, sending some sun to Leeds πŸ˜‰

  17. too see great travel blog made by Indonesian. Salam jelajah! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks so much Jones! Salam kenal ya πŸ™‚

  18. Wah ternyata yang punya orang Yogya πŸ˜€ kren kren..klo boleh tau emang ga kerja? atau punya duit banyak ya makanya jalan2 terus hehehe salam kenal πŸ™‚

    1. I work freelance πŸ˜‰
      Salam kenal juga!

  19. Halo Aggy,

    Aku suka baca blognya… Btw salam kenal ya πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Carolina, terima kasih ya πŸ™‚ salam kenal juga!

  20. Hi Aggy,

    I will be going to KL tommorow and hopefully will find some of the street foods that you have mentioned. Thanks for the update and info on the foods and drinks!

    1. Hope you find it too! It’s always a lot of fun finding them as much as eating them! Enjoy KL and good luck πŸ™‚

  21. Yogyakarta is a great place by itself. Always think of visiting Borobudur and Prambanan πŸ™‚ Happy wandering!

    1. Isn’t Yogyakarta a great place to wander? You should come and visit all the beautiful temples here!

      1. Yep. In my bucket lists for the longest time. Shall be fulfilling it soon enough.

  22. Hi Aggy…Salam kenal. Saat ini aq di Romania (Erasmus +) di Iaşi perbatasan Moldova. Seneng bgt nemuin blog ini. Pas juga bikin residence permit yg lil bit complicated. Senyum2x sendiri bacanya…Thumbs up!.

    1. Salam kenal Artina! Hihihi semangat yaaa adventures await! πŸ˜€

  23. Terima kasih Aggy sudah berkunjung ke lemari lila

    1. Sama-sama πŸ™‚

  24. halo mba Aggy. Salam Kenal, Saya Dhita mahasiswa Fikom Unpad 2013. Jika ingin menghubungi Mba Aggy untuk melakukan wawancara tugas akhir kemana ya, Mbak?

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