Saturday, February 2, 2019

Menton

Menton, also nicknamed the Pearl of France is well known for not only one of the most colorful towns in France but also home for the biggest lemon festival in Europe. Situated on the French Riviera or only less than 10 minutes train ride from Monaco, Menton has its unique charm despite of being not as popular or glamorous as Monaco, Cannes or Saint Tropez. When you exit the train station and walk towards the old town, you’ll see many cafes and restaurants. Menton has so much Italian influence, so when it comes to food it’s not so hard to find great Italian restaurants. But also do try their food specialty like socca ( chickpea pancake ), seafood, and desserts. Menton old town probably really small but it’s definitely beautiful and romantic with its cobblestone streets, colorful buildings and vintage shops. It gets really busy in February as the lemon festival starts from early February to March just before the grand prix season in Monaco begins. Each year the lemon festival has a special theme, fill the entire main street with colorful parade, music, good food and beautiful people. While in summer a lot of people come to French of Riviera to soak up the sun and dance under the moonlights, be sure to also visit Menton. Even if its just half day, there’s something different and magical about Menton that you can’t quite experience it in other French Riviera towns.












Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Antibes, France

You know if we can describe our perfect summer getaways in French Riviera that would be: lunch date in Nice, shopping in Saint Tropez, gamble and party in Monaco, dinner in Cannes and finally aperitivo in Antibes. We know Leonardo DiCaprio loves Antibes but who doesn’t love this resort town afterall. When you’re not sunbaking on the beach, exploring museum or lighthouse around Cap d’Antibes, the old town is the perfect place to enjoy your afternoon. Grab a seat and order a cup of espresso, a glass of wine, ice cream and crepe. Antibes doesn’t offer a lot of things to do like Nice, but that’s what makes Antibes so special. Quaint and unbelievably charming.

















Sunday, January 27, 2019

South Africa for Dewi Magazine

Words can't even describe how I feel when travel editors from Dewi Magazine sent me the pdf version of my love letter for South Africa. It feels surreal to see your work published in print, especially these days when everything turning to digital.  I just couldn't be more grateful, happier, proud to finally be able to share my love story for Africa with my Indonesian readers. I fell in love with Africa last June 2018, turned 29 in possibly one of the most beautiful places on earth and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about Africa. I am extremely humbled and thankful for life giving me opportunities to see the world, celebrate life everyday. I hope these pictures and story will inspire you just like how life continuously inspiring me everyday. This year put South Africa on your bucket list and fall in love even more with life!

Love, 
G