Author Archives: Valentino Luca

About Valentino Luca

I got a psychology diploma and a shoe on which I write that leaves tracks and marks everywhere I go.

Seven scuba divers missing off Lembongan Island, Bali

Originally posted on Bali and Indo Surf Stories:
Tuesday update: Five have been found alive, clinging to a reef 20 kilometers away (probably the uninhabited backside of Nusa Penida, I would guess). News report ******************* Saturday I was frolicking on…

Seven scuba divers missing off Lembongan Island, Bali

Originally posted on Bali and Indo Surf Stories:
Tuesday update: Five have been found alive, clinging to a reef 20 kilometers away (probably the uninhabited backside of Nusa Penida, I would guess). News report ******************* Saturday I was frolicking on…

Moving to Bali – the beginning of a new era

To get you up to date with everything, being in the search of a job and broke and still in Jogja got me looking for a change. I took the opportunity to say yes to Stefani’s offer from Bali for

Moving to Bali – the beginning of a new era

To get you up to date with everything, being in the search of a job and broke and still in Jogja got me looking for a change. I took the opportunity to say yes to Stefani’s offer from Bali for

Bali in the loop

After hearing about it a thousand times, after dreaming to get here a few years ago, I finally got it, I went to Bali. It happened to be in the holiday times, before New year’s so I took my motorbike and

Bali in the loop

After hearing about it a thousand times, after dreaming to get here a few years ago, I finally got it, I went to Bali. It happened to be in the holiday times, before New year’s so I took my motorbike and

Ratu Boko

Ratu Boko is an archaeological site known to modern Javanese as Kraton Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko’s Palace. Ratu Boko is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta. The original name of this site

Ratu Boko

Ratu Boko is an archaeological site known to modern Javanese as Kraton Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko’s Palace. Ratu Boko is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Prambanan temple in Yogyakarta. The original name of this site

Karimunjawa in a few

open island blues first… Two and a half hours to Semarang, another three to Jepara because it’s dark and the road is bad. Take speed boat from Jepara for two hours, sleep in the sun on the boat and then

Karimunjawa in a few

open island blues first… Two and a half hours to Semarang, another three to Jepara because it’s dark and the road is bad. Take speed boat from Jepara for two hours, sleep in the sun on the boat and then

Idul Adha, feast of the sacrifice

The Idul Adha, also called the Bakra Eid, is an important 3-days holiday celebrated by Muslims here in Indonesia to honor the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young firstborn son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of

Idul Adha, feast of the sacrifice

The Idul Adha, also called the Bakra Eid, is an important 3-days holiday celebrated by Muslims here in Indonesia to honor the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young firstborn son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of

BOROBUDUR baby!

Oh…Borobudur, the big temple of Borobudur. Evidence suggest Borobudur was constructed in the 9th century and abandoned following the 14th century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam. Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir

BOROBUDUR baby!

Oh…Borobudur, the big temple of Borobudur. Evidence suggest Borobudur was constructed in the 9th century and abandoned following the 14th century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam. Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir

Kite Fest at Godah Pantai

Hearhe! Hearhe! The thirteenth of October hosted a kite festival on Godah Beach, somewhere southwest of Yogyakarta. It included stage with live performances and a whole lot of kites. Of course most of them looked better than they flied but

Kite Fest at Godah Pantai

Hearhe! Hearhe! The thirteenth of October hosted a kite festival on Godah Beach, somewhere southwest of Yogyakarta. It included stage with live performances and a whole lot of kites. Of course most of them looked better than they flied but

homeliving

Last week we’ve been to Sandaran Pantai but very briefly, so I am in need for more, that’s why I’m going to green canyon this weekend, maybe starting from Friday early morning. The rest of the week was weak but

homeliving

Last week we’ve been to Sandaran Pantai but very briefly, so I am in need for more, that’s why I’m going to green canyon this weekend, maybe starting from Friday early morning. The rest of the week was weak but