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Hello 2016!

by Marina Utami
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For those who have missed me.. Hello from 2016! Its been a while since I have updated my blog. I finally have the chance to properly sit down and take care of this baby. I will review several of my travel summary 2016 to begin with.

I have been so busy crossing my ultimate bucket list ever- achieveing a Master Degree in Design at University of Leeds. Thank you for Indonesia Education Endownment Fund (LPDP) and the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, for the support and the awards. Dreams do come true when you put efforts into it. One year of living in the United Kingdom has been rewarding enough and one of the stage in my life that I thought I could never step on. I felt blessed of every moment and opportunity to get higher education with so many new experiences during my time here. I couldn’t be even prouder as an Indonesian nationality among the the international global students here.

And so.. I think this is the time to ‘refurnish’ my blog and get ready for the new stage in 2017. Yes, yes, I promise to write more and share my travel tips, stories and knowledge that hopefully able to encourage you to do solo travel.

For this post I only want to say hi for my loyal reader and give a bit highlight of my journey in 2016. Time flies so fast and I couldn’t believe that I have change so much this past year. My goal is still the same: to encourage women, especially the Indonesian, to be brave and do solo travelling. More and more, share my experiences and tips that I had along my journey. May the precious memories best keep save on this blog.

So here are the highlight photos along the journey for the past year. Can you guess where have I been?

Flying Hot Air Balloons Cappadocia GoremeUjung Kulon West Java IndonesiaChefchaouen MoroccoBali IndonesiaGreenwich London UKScotlandSahara Dessert MoroccoWhitby UKMeknes MoroccoPlitvice Lake CroatiaCatania ItalySevilla SpainAmsterdam NetherlandsVatican Church Rome Italy 14Palermo ItalyVenice

And for those who miss my face, you can see that I am alive indeed 🙂Hello from 2016!Fiuh… it will be a long list with so many breathtaking views isn’t it? Even though I have been away in many European countries, but I will write more about travelling around in Indonesia and tempt you to visit that places.

All in all, I have met so many wonderful hosts, new travel buddies, and good people that helped me along the way. This blog is one way to cherish that friendships too. I got to know many cool solo female travellers that would like to share her stories. So yes, there will be more ‘Superwomen’ to be featured on the year of 2017.

Oh ya, I changed the design of my blog too! 🙂

How do you like it? Give me some comments please..

© 2017 Writing & Images copyright of Marina Utami.


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Cuni Candrika November 15, 2016 - 8:12 pm

itu yang kota biru di chefchaouen bukan? mau dong, marina, cerita jalan2 di kota2 yang ada di foto :))

Marina Utami November 15, 2016 - 8:20 pm

Yap betul! Chefchaouen Morocco.. Ditunggu yaa postnya 🙏🏼

Cuni Candrika November 15, 2016 - 8:32 pm

wahhh pengen bgt ke sana! pas ke maroko ke mana aja? itu solo travelling? btw, sekarang masih di leeds? mgkn kalo lagi iseng bisa mampir ke blog saya di cunicandrika.com 😉

Marina Utami November 15, 2016 - 9:31 pm

Yap! Masih di Leeds nih.. blog kamu kereeen! 40 hari solo travel yak di Eropa Timur? Becareful! Once you have tasted being solo, you’ll get addicted to it 😊
Keep on posted yaa!

Cuni Candrika November 15, 2016 - 9:37 pm

Makasih ya hihihi. Iya nih, udah ketagihan, gue seringnya solo kalo di sini. Hihi. Di Leeds sampai kapan kira-kira? Oya,waktu ke Maroko kemana aja? Ga bahaya kan ya solo travelling di sana? 😀

Marina Utami November 15, 2016 - 10:25 pm

Sampai akhir tahun aja. Hmm.. buatku sih engga bahaya, tapi ditunggu aja yaa postnya supaya lengkap! Thanks for reading!

Cuni Candrika November 15, 2016 - 10:47 pm

Ooh gtu, oke deh! Ditunggu postingannya, pengennya sih ke sana taun depan! Lo juga keep posting ya, gue udah ngikutin blog lo dari lama, hihi! Sukses jg kuliahnya! 🙂

Marina Utami November 15, 2016 - 11:20 pm

Thankyou!! 😊

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