Category Archives: Traveling

Walking in Woking

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Winning Design by Neville Godwin

After months living nearby, at least I got the opportunity to visit Woking. One of many satellite cities for the capital, you can go to Woking from London with SouthWest Train (and sadly nothing else, as both Google Maps and Rome2Rio tell me).

Anyway, why do you need to go to Woking? There are two “main” reasons for me to visit Woking.

  1. HG Wells
  2. Shah Jahan Mosque

And I’ve fulfilled those two reasons, so all’s well in the world.

ESAC (European Space Astronomy Centre)

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ESA logo on the wall


I think when people say space agency, their mind will first go to NASA, the USA space agency, actually there are a lot more space agencies out there!
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Nusa Dua Indonesian Restaurant

This is part of Photo-first-write-later travel posts.

What: Went to Nusa Dua to eat Indonesian food with friend

Where: Leicester Square, just a few minutes walk from Chinatown

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Indonesian-styled Interior

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General (Mostly Money-Related) Tips and Tricks in Living in London/ United Kingdom

As a student in the UK, when we applied for Tier 4 UK VISA, it’s written that the expected monthly budget for London is about 1200 GBP. That’s also how much I get from my scholarship. So, how’s the reality? Is that amount enough? Those are valid questions, especially if you’re planning to bring your family with you. Believe it or not, if you’re planning your budget well, you can actually use that amount for a small family, with decent meal and everything. I myself have usually saved about half of my allowance each month (and use the saving for emergency conference travel fund, normal travel fund, and do leisure activities in between). Everyone have their own way to manage their own budget. Your life is your life, you’re the one who know it best. Learning from how other people manage theirs, make it suitable with yours. For a note, this is a compilation of things I’ve done and things people suggested to do to keep your budget low and living fuller (hopefully) in the UK.

Tier 4 VISA (warwick.ac.uk)

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Cute Souvenirs in Oxford

This is part of Photo-first-write-later travel posts.

What: Went to Oxford for Easter Break

Where: Oxford’s Colleges, especially Christ Church

Impression: Reminiscencing Harry Potter’s trail is nice, but I definitely like the merchandises