About the Author
When I was little, I was always fascinated by the images from faraway lands printed in the thick encyclopedia at school library. Pictures of the flat Mauritanian capital – Nouakchott, the great hall of the ancient Persian capital – Apadana of Persepolis, and the majestic Grand Canyon were some of my favorites. However growing up in a small town did not offer me much but to read more and more books about the world.
When I moved to a bigger city in my college years, I found out about National Geographic and fell in love with the magazine right away. But it was not until July 2007 that I set foot on a foreign country for the first time. Yet, it took me more than three years until I started traveling much more frequently.
Currently I live in Jakarta, Indonesia, a bustling and hustling city which many find hard to love. I will keep exploring places across Indonesia, Asia and beyond while hoping one day I can travel around the world and taste a little bit of everything from the places I visit. My name is Bama, and these are the stories of my travels.
About the Blog
In the beginning this blog was created as a place for me to write about my thoughts on my daily life. However a few months after the first post the idea of having a more focused blog came into my mind. I love traveling and taking photographs of the places I go. Hence my own travel blog was born.
Choosing an appropriate name for the new blog proved to be a challenge in itself. It took me quite a long time before making a decision on the blog’s name. I did try to find a rather poetic or classy name. However I ended up picking one expression that really represents what I feel every time I travel and explore the beauty of this wonderful world: What an Amazing World!
About the Countries and Territories I Have Visited
Please go to Where I’ve Been for detailed information.
On January 1, 2011, I set a 10-year resolution, that is to visit 30 countries/territories by 2020. Why should I make such 10-year resolution? as some of you might pose that question. I feel like I have to set such ‘goal’ because if there is no such thing probably in the future I will give up my passion for going to new places. There might be things or obstacles which could bring down that passion. So this resolution is like a reminder for me to never give up the spirit no matter what. To make it easier for me to remember I call this thing ‘302020‘ (thirty twenty twenty – thirty countries/territories in 2020). I also have a lifelong travel resolution, but more on that later when I have accomplished the 302020.
Happy reading and I am looking forward to hearing your comments!