“When I was 14, I started traveling alone. I was visiting my sister in Japan and I had purchased a pass which you could use to go everywhere. Why not use it to the fullest? I travelled on my own for four days, without speaking a word of Japanese – and Japanese people hardly speak any English – and without an iPhone with Google Maps. I got lost several times, but I didn’t mind at all. I love getting lost. The idea of not knowing where you are excites me. What about my parents? My older sister used to travel a lot by train at a young age too, so I think my mother has gotten used to her children being on the road. She loves travelling, herself, so I guess it runs in the family. I often travel to go to concerts. People always find it strange that I go to festivals or concerts alone, but I have no problem with it. When I’m in the middle of a crowd, listening to the bands, I feel so alive and grateful. Besides, you can move so easily when you’re alone at a concert! I went to Coachella with a couple of complete strangers, to Laneway in Singapore and to many festivals in my home country Indonesia. The next concert I have planned is Black Sabbath in San José. At first I thought I felt the need to travel in order to escape reality. It’s not like that at all. I travel to discover what life’s all about.”

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