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2013 In A Nutshell

Happy New Year 2014!!! May everyday of this new year glow with happiness for you :)

Geesh! Time does fly, right? It's hard to believe that it's another new year now.
Apart from travelling, 2013 was a year of heartache for me. I spent many days in tears and feeling sad at the loss of my furry friends, not only one but six of them within one year. Lucky, my 12 years old Persian cat and Baby, a 3 months old puppy died due to some kind of virus. I was so devastated when the vet told me that euthanasia is the only way for Baby, so he wouldn't feel the pain anymore. Bob Marley, the 2 months old puppy died after being hit by neighbour's car. Bobi and Mocca were kidnapped while Buzee was poisoned by some irresponsible people. Perhaps some of you are wondering, why would I make such a big fuss over these furry fellas? Because to me, they were not only pets in my house.....they were my best friends and were part of my family. That's why I'm so brokenhearted :(

I miss you kids :'(
Okay, enough for the sad story! And like the previous years in 2011 and 2012, this post is another photo essay of which countries I had been in 2013. Out of 9 countries I visited last year, 4 of them are new countries for me and hopefully I will visit more this year. Without further ado, here's the recap...

January - Malaysia

After spending the Christmas in Singapore, I decided to stay in Johor Bahru and Melaka for couple days after the new year. I didn't do many sightseeing while I was there though. Just lazying in the hotel or hunting for delicious local food.

Melaka


February - Singapore & Japan 

Flied back to Singapore and stayed for some days before headed to Hokkaido. I've been to Japan for couple times before but it was my first time to Hokkaido. The trip was awesome nevertheless and I love love love all the food in that island. I just can't wait to visit it again soon!

Hokkaido
 

August- Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Singapore

My Balkan trip would have been perfect if only the weather was not too hot. It was probably one of the highest temperature I've ever experienced. Unbearable! But I must say that the places I visited were just breathtakingly beautiful.

Venezia - Italy

Lake Bled - Slovenia

Dubrovnik - Croatia

Budva - Montenegro

Mostar - Bosnia & Herzegovina


November - Malaysia

It was a short getaway for attending an awesome event, AWE 2013. While Kuala Lumpur is not my favourite city, I did have a great time there. Specially because I met many amazing women in the event who inspired me. I'm looking forward for AWE 2014!

Kuala Lumpur


December - Taiwan

I've been spending almost 2 weeks here in Taiwan for a Christmas holiday with my family. We're road tripping from Taipei - Hualien - Cinjing Farm - Sun Moon Lake to Taichung and will be flying home on 4 January. Basically it's a 'eat till you drop' trip.

Cingjing Farm


How was the year 2013 for you?

43 comments:

  1. Aw, I hope those beautiful experiences abroad can erase the tears from your eyes, Debz!
    Happy new year!

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    1. Yes, more or less travelling does help me :)
      Happy new year, Ariev!

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  2. I always following you in 2013 through your posts and photos. I love both haha.. Thanks for sharing and please keep traveling ya debb. Happy new year :D

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    1. Happy new year, Bobby! Thanks so much for supporting my blog :)

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  3. Oh NO!!!! What a sad story Debb, animals are our friends and I can only imagine how heartbreaking it must be to lose these dear friends. How awful that two were stolen.....that makes me so angry.
    Wonderful memories here, of you animals and destinations. All the very best for 2014.xxx

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    1. Thank you, Dina. Unfortunately dognapping is very common in Bali. The demand of dog meat has been increasing like crazy :((

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  4. Met tahun baru, semoga 2014 ini daku bisa nyempil di koper mu #KabulkanTuhan

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    1. Met tahun baru juga, Cumiiii. Boleh banget lah kalo mau nyempil di koper, hihihi

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    2. gak akan muat, mas cumi.

      #kabur

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    3. hakakaka....bukan aku yang omong lho yaaa :D

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  5. happy new year kak deb.. duhh. sedih bngt sekali kehilangan langsung 6.. untung terlipur sama travel2 juga yahh.. hoho..
    kapan2 kalo ke singapore lagi kontek aku donkk.. siapa tau i can bring you around.. *gayaa. hahaha..

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    1. Happy new year, Jenita!
      Aku mungkin pertengahan bulan ini mau ke Singapore, ntar kalo sempat ketemuan yaaaa :D

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    2. aku pertengahan bulan ini juga ada di Singapore, minggu depan lebih tepatnya :D
      MEET UP PLEASE :p

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    3. tanggal berapa, Mei? aku belum pesen tiket, masih mau bikin appointment ama dokter dulu. Moga2 bisa barengan yaaaa

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  6. I enjoy your Hokkaido FOOD TRIP hahahahah, bikin ngeces dan laper mulu setiap liat postingannya, well Japan is my dream destination, I will visit it someday

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    1. aku juga kangen makanan Hokkaidoooooo >.<

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  7. Ketawa pas baca nama doggynya ada yang mirip nama temen ^^
    Amazing journey Deb, lanjutkan dan sebar ratjun biar orang nggak pesimis untuk melihat dunia di luar rumah mereka hehe

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    1. temen yang mana ya Lim? *muka polos* hihihi

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  8. Lake Bled in Slovenia is just WOW!!

    Can't wait for your Taiwan 'eat till you drop' posts! Haha :-)

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    1. too many food photos from Taiwan. I'm gonna have a hard time to choose which one to write, hihihi

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  9. wauuuu,...All picture are wow..i love your travelling in abroad. someday, i wonna visit the one of them..wish me luck. mbak...

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    1. amin amin aminnnnn, semoga kesampaian untuk keliling dunia juga ya :)

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  10. Kakak ... selamat tahun baru 2014, sukses terus dan lanjut kan berkelana. Seneng baca + liat foto perjalanan keliling dunia nya. Untuk sementara saya hanya Travelling without moving dari blog ini hahaha, mudah2an ada rejeki biar bisa mengikuti jejak kak debbzie :-)

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    1. aminnnnn. Yuk rajin menabung dan moga2 bisa berkunjung ke negara2 impian :)

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  11. I understand your feeling about those furry fellas, they're not just pet but a part of the family. What about your trip plan in 2014?

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    1. There are some destinations in my bucket list for 2014, I just don't know which ones to choose, hehehe :p

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  12. You went to some really lovely places in 2013 - love the photos! But I am sorry to hear about your pets - so, so sad.

    I look forward to reading about your 2014 adventures!

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    1. Thank you, Kasha. I'm also looking forward what 2014 has instore for me :D

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  13. What a splendid trips in 2013! Great adventures and I really enjoy your post. :)

    And really sorry to hear about your dog.

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    1. Hi Debbie! We have a same name :D
      Thanks for stopping by

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  14. jadi inget anjingku yang di racun orang trus dibawa lari.. :(

    danandiahtraveler.blogspot.com

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    1. iyah, di Bali tiap hari ada kasus anjing hilang ama diracun karena warung masakan daging anjing makin menjamur, huhuhu

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  15. Ikut sedih baca tentang Lucky dkk mba .. Aku juga penyayang binatang terutama kucing. :( Benci liat warung masakan Anjing begitu.. Kok tegaa...

    Utk traveling thn ini moga makin banyak yang bisa didatangi yaaa ^o^ Aku sendiri 2013 lumayan banyak bepergian. Tapi sepertinya 2014 agak berkurang. Malah udah ada tiket pes yang confirm angus untuk april nanti ;p. Ga papalah... tiket angus mah udah jadi makanan biasa traveler sejati kan ;p

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    1. Huihhhh tiket kemana tuh yang hangus? Sayang banget :(

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  16. Hi Debbzie, salam kenal! Thanks for visiting our blog, looking forward to more of your travel stories this year :)
    - Gypsytoes

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    1. Hey, thanks for stopping by. I'm looking forward your travel stories too :D

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  17. ur photos are good. I like all. What camera u used?

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    1. Thank you. I use semi pocket camera Canon G11 and Canon 650D :D

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  18. anjing ya lucu2 mbk, sayang udah gk ada ya, dl ak juga pny anjing, mati diracun, kabar yg beredar sih dibawa ke rumah mkn Lapo, sedih + kesel bgt

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    1. iyaaaa, sedih banget bayangin mereka udah dimasak sama orang2 ga punya hati nurani :((

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  19. feb, yang taiwan cakep banget. akuuuu mauuuuu

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    1. kalo ke Taiwan mesti mampir farm ini, Non. Bagus pemandangannya :)

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