Adventures and Appetites: Savoring Life, One Bite at a Time

Who am I?

Hi, I’m Martin Cherub, and I’m a lover of travel, photography, and adventure. As my unique last name suggests, I’m not your average traveler – I’m a cherub, a heavenly being that’s always on the lookout for beauty, inspiration, and wonder.

I was born and raised in Indonesia, and I’ve been fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout the United States and beyond. Along the way, I’ve captured countless beautiful and unique moments with my camera, and I’ve learned to appreciate the diversity and richness of different cultures.

My passion for travel and photography was inspired by my family pastor, who gave me the name Martin with the hope that I would be brave and make a difference in the world, just like Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr. Although I may not be a reformist or a civil rights leader, I believe that my travels and my photos can inspire others to explore the world and appreciate its beauty.

In addition to my love for travel and photography, I also have a background in software engineering and business administration. I’ve worked for some of the largest companies in industries such as telecommunications, healthcare, food, and even funeral services (yes, you read that right). My diverse experiences have taught me to be adaptable, resourceful, and creative, whether I’m exploring a new destination or solving a business challenge.

My favorite place to visit is Japan, where I’ve been able to immerse myself in the unique culture and aesthetics of this fascinating country. Despite learning Japanese for almost 10 years, I’m still not fluent, but I can order food like a pro. Whether I’m admiring the cherry blossoms, exploring the vibrant cities, or savoring the delicious cuisine, Japan never fails to inspire and delight me.

I hope that my travels, my photos, and my experiences can inspire you to pursue your own passions and discover the beauty of the world. Join me on my journey, and let’s explore together!

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