Yudhinia Venkanteswari

Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

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  • rapid backpacker wannabe
  • engineering and management
  • From Java, in and around
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About Me


work & study hard, travel harder...


Me? I'm a rapid backpacker wannabe, disguised as a postgraduate student, whom unable to finish my master degree on time because too busy traveling and savor the culinary delights of the region.
Mmm... I'm also an internet addict, loves cat, and wearing tooth braces.
-latest revision- Finally, I finished my study and no more tooth braces, yeehaw! :)

When you're considering me as your guest, here's some clues:
1. I don't eat pork
2. I don't smoke
3. I always take a bath everyday (I'll keep your bathroom as clean as before I use it)
4. I can't cook well (but in case you're curious with my local delicacies, I might bring you a sachet of Indonesian instant seasoning, so I can make a quick stir fry something for you)
5. If you want something from me, please ask, because I can't read your mind.

Note: Most of the time, I travel with my husband Ary. Don't worry, I'll state on my couchrequest whether we will surf together or it's just me alone. :)


work hard, travel harder. ;)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


As a CS Ambassador, I promote CS by word of mouth, conduct CS Bandung Monthly Gathering and attend local gathering wherever I travel.


~ Salzburg --- surfing Hermes' couch while he's on business trip to US, but also cooked Indonesian full meal for a group of eight on Hermes' beautiful kitchen! and oh.. visited the magnificent Eisreisenwelt by his recommendation ~ Monaco --- surfing Jean's couch, shopping, and cook for us ~ Zurich --- surfing Marcel's couch, climbing Uetliberg tower, cook and dine with Marcel's housemates ~ Yokohama --- join Yokohama Potluck Picnic arranged by Tomomi ~ Manila --- surfing Angela's couch & sightseeing around with her~ Munich --- surfing Florian's couch & attend 200 years celebration of Oktoberfest with him~ Paris --- surfing Camille's couch & sightseeing Jardin du Luxembourg and surrounding areas with her and her friend~ Luzern --- surfing Isabelle's couch & walking around old town with her, and re-surfing her new home two years later ;) ~ Bali --- surfing Arnan's couch, traveled with Ruth & Brendan from Singapore, and do some geocaching with them~ Jakarta --- surfing Nancy's couch, attending some local gathering~ Bandung --- hosting some CSer for sightseeing / coffee or drinks, held local CS Bandung Gathering every month (sometimes more often, when we got happening events in the city).~ Bangkok --- sightseeing Bangkok with Honey as host, introduced to geocaching by Gary, and have a great lunch with them~ Singapore --- have Karthi as host for a cuppa


traveling, culinary, photography, languages, computer, internet, we can talk about (almost) anything!

Music, Movies, and Books

I only watch a happy ending movies and read a happy ending books. I listen to almost any kind of music.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

paragliding (Sumedang & Puncak), parasailing & flying fish (Tanjung Benoa), white water rafting (Citarik), roller coasters (Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Tokyo Disneyland, & Tokyo Disneysea), ferris wheels (Singapore Flyer & Eye on Malaysia), standing on the edge of a waterfall (Curug Cigangsa), jumping from 5 meters high (Batu Payung - Green Canyon).

Teach, Learn, Share

I like making travel itinerary consist of time schedule, cost, and places of interest. I would like to learn yours and share mine.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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