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) – 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) – Visiting Jakarta? Then, you must visit The Thousand Islands. Perhaps, you tired from busines trip in Jakarta, or event you want to have an island vacation, but you dont have many time. Well, living in Jakarta, you don’t have to travel far for great island vacation. Just near the city bay of Jakarta, lies the Thousand Islands or most local known as Kepulauan Seribu.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Mangrove trekking tour will probably sound unfamiliar in the southern part of Bali. Mainly because beach tourism is the main attraction from southern part of Bali island. This time I found an unique destination which might still less known by tourists and backpackers. Does everybody have known mangrove trekking in south bali before? Well, even though it is located next to Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, the super busy, and sometimes jammed road, apparently this mangrove forest can be considered as a hidden destination in Bali.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Ullen Sentalu is a museum in Kaliurang, Yogyakarta, which have a lot of collections that illustrate the culture and life of Java. In this museum displays a large collection relating to the civilization of the Javanese Mataram dynasty. Mataram dynasty itself was the Sultanate of Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Mangkunegaran Palace and the Pakualaman. There are many rooms inside Ullen Sentalu, which make me very excited! Even starting from the first room.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Based on data i’ve found from a variety of sources, Samalona Island is part of the city of Makassar, sub-district Ujung Pandang, South Sulawesi. Access to the island is pretty easy, because only a 20-30 minute crossing the sea. Hiring the fishermen’s boat is common way for crossing to Samalona Island. The boats it self are easily found in Kayu Bangkoa pier. But I was crossing to Samalona from unknown dock in front of Fort Rotterdam.
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.