UNAIR NEWS – One of the alumni of Faculty of Humanities majoring Indonesian Literature has a hobby of traveling. Rizal Rakhmat Dwianto is determined to become a world-class travelplanner. All this time, the man who went to college from 2007 to 2011 has been travelling a lot both inside and outside the country.
“Except, when I was a daily journalist I could not take a weekend off. If I had holidays, I went out of town for the holidays. Although only for a day, I still went on, “said Jawa Pos journalists from 2011 to 2014.
During college, Rizal had visited cities in Southeast Asia from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, and so forth. Through a friendship website with travelers around the world, Couchsurfing, he follows the path of this hobby, make it a professional path.
By becoming a traveler, Rizal has a lot of foreign friends with diverse cultures. The countries he has visited including China, India, Nepal, Oman, Turkey, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Italy. In each country, Rizal sees the atmosphere around and enjoy the local wisdom. He claimed to enjoy observing the social conditions in all parts of the world.
“There are some friends who want to find a place for going wild or drunk when they travel. I think, as an Indonesian, that’s not good. Alhamdulillah, I do not like that, ” said the man who had been an assistant lecturer to teach Bahasa Indonesia and Basic Social and Cultural Arts in FST, FKM, and FEB.
Interestingly, the alumnus of SMPN 1 Mojosari also succeeded in making his dream to be a profession in accordance with the hobby. Apparently, this is the profession he will be doing wholeheartedly, to become a travel planner as well as a guide or travel guide.
“I set up Go Far Way. Through the website www.gofarway.com . Those who want to go on adventure, can join me. It will be fun, ” he said for promotion.
Rizal said that last October, he travelled with a group to Annapurna. If it goes well, next year there will be another trip to that location and there is possibility to other routes.
“It will definitely grow. I love this field, “said one of the speakers in TEDx Tugu Pahlawan 2016. (*)