about 🌻


Hello/Salam Kenal/大家好!

My name is Aqmarina or Aqma or Marina or 馬莉娜 (Ma-Lina), whichever you prefer. I was born in Surakarta, Indonesia. I was formerly  based in  Taipei, Taiwan 台灣 but now I’m based in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

I’m a fan of traveling and taking pictures along the way, including that feeling of waking up in difference places and getting the excitement of talking to other people about their travel stories, or just simply enjoying the moment.

 This blog is a spice mix between “sharing tips, experiences and random thoughts” kind of blog and somewhat a travel journal since I want to write and keep up with the places that I’ve visited, food that I’ve tried, and the people that I’ve met or traveled with along the way.

Anyway,  welcome to my blog where I write about all those things mentioned above (also, about horses sometimes haha), which motivate my lazy/introvert ass to go somewhere new and meet other human beings (and obviously some fluffy horses too). Oh btw, if we have or plan to travel together, just for friendly reminder I would probably mention or write funny moment when we travel together too.

Please don’t hesitate if you want to write me an email for any collaboration, job inquiries, or just as simply as saying hi at hello@thespicetomytravel.com

Thank you for visiting my travel blog (and if you are also leaving a comment on my blogpost, you’ll make my day because I love to hear from my readers too!)  Ah, I appreciate you guys so much  <3

Cheers 🙂


  • What have I learned from scuba diving? Yup just leave all the negativity up on the surface! Dive with peace 🌊💙✌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On new year’s eve I had no resolution whatsoever, just because. Well until an idea came accidentally few days ago while at work. It’s all like the dots connected together, and now I have 2020 resolution. I feel weird and bold writing it down here because usually I’d keep plans to myself since the fear and insecurity ‘what if I fail to make it happen?’ stuffs lingered. This one is outside my comfort zone indeed, starting it from the scratch. Don’t even know how I can pull it off, little bit scared but the ideas, visions and passions will keep me going. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is a bit all over the place, but the point is if any of you who is reading this have any ideas, plans, or concepts, let’s make it happen or at least try (every small step counts, even manifesting counts). So let’s make 2020 as the time to mask on and dive into all the possibilities ahead people!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I’m currently writing a new post about “Pengalaman belajar menyelam/Scuba Diving PADI di Koh Tao, Thailand” and it’s coming tomorrow. Kalau ada yang mau belajar menyelam sebagai resolusi tahun ini hehe monggo dibaca untuk tau ekspektasi, cara, dll hehe, semoga bermanfaat. Link on bio 💕🐙🐳🐢🐠🐡
  • Pengen liat salju tapi juga pengen ndaki gunung, kenapa ngga digabung aja (ngide). Sampe atas, namanya orang Indonesia dingin-dingin ya kan, pengen makan pop mie, eh buat perut kembung terus malah masuk angin, untung bawa tolak angin 😂❄️ #sedikitcerita #tolakanginobatmujarap
  • More mini hikes, little adventures, but bigger dreams this year 💚
  • Missing warmer days in the south of the island and this best adventure pal ever uw💛! And Taipei winter is bearable if the sun is out too 🌞
  • At some point in the end of 2018, and now, only seven days left till 2020 🙈
  • 台灣是我第二個家🌼
  • According to a research study written by myself, hiking or being in the nature at least twice in a month is recommended to keep my sanity on track 🤓 🌾I was hiking alone that day. Upon going down a slippery trail and struggling, this lady saw me and stopped me and said in Chinese “Hi, use one of my gloves, so you can hold on to these silver grass and won’t slip”. Kindness is beautiful. This little act by strangers is so simple yet so memorable. I’m so glad that I took this picture after we said goodbye 💕
Close Menu