Anasthasia Shawndefar - Global StorybookI’m Anasthasia.  I’m a 31 year-old Indonesian, born and raised in Jakarta, educated in Japan, briefly lived in sunny California, married to an American and currently living in Berlin.

I grew up in a family who loves to travel.  Both of my parents have traveled extensively since they were young.  Growing up, I enjoyed listening to their travel stories, and hoped that one day I could see the world first-hand.

Berlin, Germany - Global Storybook

Berlin, Germany

  • Name:   Anasthasia Shawndefar
  • Age Group:   31-35
  • Country:  Indonesia
  • Hometown:  Jakarta
  • Current City:  Berlin

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Lüneburg, Germany - Global Storybook

Lüneburg, Germany

At the age of 17, I received a scholarship to study in Japan, and spent four years living in a beautiful city called Beppu in southern Japan.  Following graduation, I moved to Tokyo in pursuit of a master’s degree.  I was fortunate to be able to explore different parts of Japan during my six-year stay, and I’m proud to call Japan my second home.

Kalambaka, Greece - Global Storybook

Kalambaka, Greece

Before I quit my job and moved to Berlin to be with my husband, I mainly worked in the field of development for several international organizations.  Since moving to Berlin, I have had more time to focus on my passion – traveling and photography.

I am a morning person, and when I travel, this habit doesn’t change.  I like to wake up early so I have more time to explore the city, observe the locals doing their thing, and avoid massive crowds.  Although I usually do a lot of research and plan what places to visit, I really don’t mind getting lost when I walk around.

Paris, France

Paris, France

Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan, Indonesia

Another interest of mine when traveling is to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  When I interned for UNESCO in Indonesia, I was involved in a world heritage site project.  Since then, my personal mission has been to visit as many world heritage sites as I can.

I was very excited when Daria contacted me, and asked me to become a Contributing Editor for Global Storybook.  I’m honored to be a part of this project, and look forward to sharing my travel experiences to inspire other travelers, and be inspired by my fellow travelers.



Vianden, Luxembourg

Vianden, Luxembourg