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So, check this out! Travel like a Ruben William Steven:
Name: Ruben William Steven
Occupation: Senior Editor of some franchise magazine in Indonesia.
Facebook: Ruben William Steven
Short Bio: As an editor I travel quite often. Most of the places I visited for work were big and fancy cities. But personally, I prefer to spend time in remote island rather than walking around in the big-cosmopolitan city.
How often do you fly: At least 6 times a year.
How many countries have you been to: 11 countries.
How many continents have you been to: 4 continents.
Favorite Indonesian city: Bali
Favorite international city: Miami, Florida.
Least favorite country: Fortunately, I always found something interesting to do or to see in every place I visited.
Favorite World Heritage Site: The Great Wall of China.
Favorite airline: Singapore Airlines.
Favorite aircraft type: Airbus A380. Bigger is better! I just don’t feel secure with tiny and shaky planes.
Aisle or window: Window
Favorite airport lounge: Lufthansa
Favorite Indonesia airport: I think Ngurah Rai’s new international terminal is going to be cool.
Favorite international airport: Hong Kong International Airport
Favorite hotel: JW Marriott Hotel on Orchard Road, Singapore
Favorite island: Phuket (Thailand) and Kendari (Southeast Sulawesi)
Favorite fancy restaurant: Quay Restaurant in Sidney. Spectacular setting!
Favorite hole in the wall: I’m not sure I understand this question. So I’m gonna pass on this one. Hahaha.
Favorite fruit: Papaya.
Favorite food: Sea bass, ramen noodle, lamb kebab, and roti prata curry.
Least favorite food: Risotto. Sorry guys, it just too… I dunno, not a big fan of it.
Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Cold mineral water (in the air) and champagne or red wine (on the ground).
Favorite travel movie(s): Lost in Translation, Amélie, and The White Baloon.
Favorite travel song(s): The Fall by Rhye and Empire Ants by Gorillaz feat Little Dragon.
Favorite travel show(s): Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Favorite travel book/e-book(s): Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris by Ann Mah.
Right now I am reading: 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
Five things you bring on a plane: Coat or sweater, face wash, dry shampoo, a book, and a laptop.
What do you always seem to forget: Sticking plaster (adhesive bandage)!
What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store: Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
What’s your most epic travel story: Every single one has its own epic story, hahaha.
What’s been your biggest travel disaster: When my flight from Florida was delayed for 2 hours, I almost missed my connecting flight from New York to Singapore! So, after running like hell, in short, I succeeded in convincing the crews to stop the plane which at that time was about to take off!
I still remembered on how every eyes was spotting at me with anger. Hahaha. Oh yeah, to make it worst, my luggage didn’t make it! So when I arrived in Singapore, I have to make some report. Bummer!
What’s your favourite phrase in a foreign language: Buon appetito!
What’s your dream destination: Machu Picchu, Peru.
Favorite blog/website(s) – besides Traveljunkieindonesia.com, of course!: lonleyplanet.com
Best travel tip: Always pack zip-lock bags. Bring trendy Nike or New Balance sneakers. Make multiple copies of your passport, personal ID, and tickets (usually I make 3 copies of each). And if you plan to go to the club, alone or in a small group, make sure to act friendly with the bartender (in case you drink too much and pass out).
Happy Sustainable Travels!