Discovering Clisson, the Italian Gem in France

This post was originally written for my old travel blog Dream Explore Wander on 11 May 2013.

It was a fine Spring day in France. Winter was finally replaced by joyful Spring and it brought the sun with it. With the sun shining and a warm temperature, my feet, as usual, started to itch begging me to find a new place to explore.

“Let’s bike to Clisson” suggested a friend.

Since only two of my friends had bikes, they decided to do a Nantes-Clisson bike trip while I put on my summer short and headed for the train station with the rest of our gang. It was only March and I was in shorts, I couldn’t believe it. I intended to absorb as much sun as possible, just incase dull weather took over in the next few days (it didn’t!).Read More »


Beautifully Eerie Paris

This post was originally written for my old travel blog Dream Explore Wander.

Cemeteries are cool, they really are, or at least in this part of the world anyway. I am terrible at facing cemeteries back home in Indonesia. Most cemeteries around my city is terribly scary plus the fact that people make up tons of horror stories doesn’t help boost up my confidence either. Cemeteries are not for tourists in my city and probably most cities in Indonesia, except if you are looking for some supernatural forces pointed by some supernatural guide, which is sometimes available, but they are not for me.

The cemeteries in Europe however, gave me such a different view. I remember my days living in Leeds, England. My family lived right next to a cemetery of an old church. The cemetery looked slightly abandoned and I did feel scared at first but I got used to it and enjoyed admiring the lovely tombs. It changed my whole perception on cemeteries. They can be lovely and beautiful.Read More »