Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – At the end of The Extreme Journey competition, I had a day spare time. Rather than spending the time gegoleran in The Pirate Bay Bali, do nothing (red : gegoleran mean doing nothing, just lying around). So I prefer to contact my old friends who are still many of them staying in Bali. In short, this time I need help from them to not getting bored. Because I’ve been in Bali but doing nothing is just not my style.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Ever thought that sometimes the journey can be more attractive than a travel destination itself? I had been experienced it several times, and sometimes enjoying the journey are much better when the destination is not as axpected. And now, i want to share a story about my overland trip from Denpasar to Jakarta, during chinese new year long weekend few years ago.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Pisang Epe, a unique snack that I often see during my visit to the city of Anging Mammiri, Makassar. I’m happy that I got the chance to try this typical snacks of Makassar. It is not difficult to find these snacks, because Pisang Epe sellers are available in almost every corner of Losari Beach. Therefore, you should never miss eating this food when traveling to Makassar.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – I found Balangan Beach as a great place for having fun. This is where I first saw a beach with a series of unique and neat coconut trees. It was very rarely, I seen a beach with beautiful coconut tree formation in Bali. Although I don’t know if these coconut trees are growing naturaly or some man-made, which is might be owned by some resort around here. It is clear that composition of white sand beach combined with neat palm trees is somehow make me feels more comfortable and quiet.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – It was few years ago, I went to one of Bali’s beautiful beach, Tegalwangi. Some people also called the beach by Tanjung Tegalwangi, while I give an additional name to this beach “Bali’s hidden beach, found by me” :).
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Two times visiting Selong Belanak beach doesn’t make me bored at all, even i was planning my third one just after this second visit. Seeing the beach just makes me want to go back here more often. Selong belanak beach seem more beautiful after my first visit one year ago. I think this one could be the best destination in Lombok to visit.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – The idea of visiting Serangan Island comes because a skype chat with my friends in the office some time ago. Turn out the location of Serangan Island is quite close to my office in Sanur. And that conversation makes my adventurous soul arise. If I explore Samalona island which is hundreds miles away from bali, then I should visit Serangan Island too. Furthermore it’s distance just a few kilometers away, not thousands. I found that This island has more appeal than i think, such as fishing spot for whom have fishing hoby, turtle beach with challenging waves for surfers, and water sport for water sports lovers. Not to mention its cultural tours of acculturation Bugis and Balinese culture on the Serangan Island.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Anging Mammiri,is another name for the city of Makassar. A city that I choose for first time backpacking in South Sulawesi. I got a chance to visit this city because a few months ago I got a ticket promo Garuda Indonesia. Yay! Garuda is really generous this time. When most people think outside of Java was deserted, and there just a wilderness exist. Then you are not completely true!! Try visit and see this Anging Mammiri city, with its international airports Sultan Hassanudin. It is not possible to beat Surabaya or Jakarta in a few more years . Even me already felt Makassar city bustle just after I coming out of the airport. Traffic jam everywhere!. So I asked myself, maybe congestion virus in other big cities in Java such as Jakarta already spread everywhere, including this city.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Fort Rotterdam itself is considered one of the grandest and charming fort in South Sulawesi, according to a note from a source that I found “A New York Times Journalist, Barbara Crossette once described the fort Rotterdam as the best preserved Dutch fort in Asia”, but is it really true? What’s more when I visited the castle and going around the fort, the conditions are quite “messy” or cluttered. Well, perhaps it is because of the renovation of the fort.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Before I tell my story about hiking mount batur, i’m going to explain a little bit about Mount Batur it self. Mount Batur is an active volcano on the island of Bali, and has erupted many times. its last eruption is in 2004, and the greatest eruption occurred in 1926 which was stockpiled Batur Village and Ulun Danu temple with it’s lava.