Author Archives: ckjojo

About ckjojo

active traveller and entrepreneur

Race Report – Goat Run Series 1: Mount Guntur 25km

Until last year, I always scrambled for answers whenever someone asked for my recommendations on trail running races in Indonesia. Tahura is a good trail race in Bandung in January, with good organizer and beautiful route, but somehow it is … Continue reading

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Race Report – Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra 2015 (BTS Ultra)- 70km Distance

After enjoying my first experience of an “ultra” race in Mongolia, I felt a bit more confident to up my distance in running. Thus, I signed up for a 70km distance on a local race in East Java, Indonesia which … Continue reading

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Ode to Trail Running

December 18, 2015 To: trail running How Do I Love Thee Let me count the ways…. I love thee to every drop of sweat and dirt and aches my body can feel, when being one in nature… for then I … Continue reading

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A Quick Refreshing Homemade Sports Drink Recipe

Reading a book like “Born to Run” by Christopher MacDougall just before going to bed, makes any runner, good or bad, feels that he/she has the superpower ability to run like the Tahumaras or the great ultrarunners mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Action Asia Mongolia 100km – Race Report

When: June 19 – 21st, 2015 Race distance: 100km over 3 days (40-40-20km) Where: Mongolia – 300km south of Ulaanbaatar, at the border of Gobi Desert. Organizer: Action Asia Hong Kong Registration Fee: HKD 6,900 (4 nights accommodation & meals … Continue reading

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What to Bring for a One Day Trip to a Mountain in Indonesia (Trail Running / Fast Hiking Tips)

Trail running is a new sport for me. In the past year, this sport has also gained popularity in Indonesia. Due to Indonesian topography where we have many steeper hills/mountains, many of the trails used for this purpose are actually … Continue reading

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Recipe for home-made electrolytes drink

Ingredients: 1.5litre of water a few pinches of rock salt (I use Himalayan pink salts – tastes better and contains more mineral) 3 spoonfuls of honey juice from half lemon Optional: half a glass of mixed fruit juice Mix all … Continue reading

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Recipe for homemade antiseptic spray & anti-bug spray

Antiseptic Spray Ingredients: 15 ml of calendula infused oil (usually jojoba oil) 15 drops of teatree or manuka essential oil (strong antibacterial) 15 drops of lavender essential oil (antibacterial and painkiller) 12 drops of cypress essential oil (stop bleeding) Mix … Continue reading

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Montenegro and Puglia – Remaining Hidden Jewels in Europe

This is a long-overdue writing on one of my most memorable travels to less explored part of Europe in 2010. Why Montenegro and Puglia? Have you seen the “best” ever made James Bond’s movie, Casino Royale? Supposedly most of the … Continue reading

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Healthy Living – Recipe – Breakfast Drink – Coffee Flavored Cashew Milk

I have a younger sister whose characters are the opposite of me. She is kind and gentle while I am impatient. She takes her time doing her things while I am always in the rush. Interestingly, while opposite in characters, … Continue reading

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