Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Traditionally, Thai people would politely pour a bowl of water on members of the family, their close friends and neighbors for good fortune and to pay their respects. As Songkran has taken a more festive note, a bowl has evolved into a bucket, garden hose and water guns, and the festive spirit of this holiday is shared among all residents and tourists alike.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – The location of the beach is not far from the temple of Uluwatu, and the wave make this beach is always crowded with surfers. I think the wave is the one which attract many surfers visiting Suluban Beach. Even though In the area of Uluwatu, there are many beaches that we can visit. Such as: Balangan, Tegal Wangi, Dreamland, Padang Padang, and Blue Point.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – From where we stay-Jungut Batu Village, we can found many low budget homestay and most of them also provide a bike rental, so we rented a motorbike to going around. Many options of the destinations can be choose in the island, for the example; Dream Beach, Mushroom Beach, Devil Tears, Coconut Beach, Mangrove and many more. If you want to come here, would be nice if you use a slow traveling style, so that all areas can be enjoyed with a more satisfying.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – If I face a very busy weekend either in the office or on campus, of course that situation is making me want to do a short trip. With the destination which is close but still in an interesting place. Fortunately the Untung Jawa Island, I call this alternative beach because Untung Jawa is most nearest beach from my house that can be taken less than 2 hours, and very quite able to treat me when i am so miss to escape.
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) – When arrived and were walking to find a place to stay, the old man come to us and over a someplace. So we followed him then arrive at a homestay called Exotic Inn. The place is quite comfortable, not too far from the coast so we said yes and got the price Idr 175K / night with facilities one bed double bed, bathroom inside, warm water and of course free WIFI :)
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) – 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) – As I told you before, the best part from this city is The view from the top of mount that is in the southern end of town. Well, Hakodate Mountain (函館 山, Hakodateyama) Is the mountain with the height of 334 meters above sea level. This wooded mountain attract for everyone to comes here, including me.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – If you know how to enjoy Manila which is the capital city of Philippines, the city is quite pleasant. Especially for historical destinations lover also for who like buildings with unique architecture. The city of Manila which is only a 4 hour flight from Jakarta with Cebu Pacific, provides several major attraction for visitors. Such as Intramuros, Malacanang Palace which is the palace of the Philippines, Manila Ocean Park, or you might just strolling around in the Makati district.