A globe-trotting journalist and a lifetime traveler, Desi Anwar has visited many places all over the world, met and interviewed international figures and notable individuals during her years as Indonesia’s top TV anchor and talk show host.
In Faces & Places, Desi has compiled some of her travel writings she produced in the last few years and initially published in her weekly column in the English language daily newspaper, The Jakarta Globe.
The articles consist of personal impressions, musings and verbal sketches captured as Desi tried to make sense of and connect with her new surroundings, whether the snowy chill of the Arctic Circle, the marvel of Turkey, the romance of a Parisian street or the charm of the beaches in Belitung.
They also reflect on the individuals she met. People such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the richest entrepreneur in the world Bill Gates, a Gibbon loving environmentalist, politicians and heads of states and many others.
Some of the interviews and travels featured in this book could also be watched on her show, Face 2 Face with Desi Anwar, available on YouTube.