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) – Spending 6 hour transit time in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Malioboro street deffinitely became my first choice. It’s been a long time I miss the hospitality atmosphere of Malioboro Street, which is also one main characteristic of this city of gudeg, Yogyakarta. Long weekend atmosphere making Malioboro street hustle bustle becomes increasingly felt, especially when it is adjacent to the celebration of Chinese New Year. It automatically add diversity and uniqueness of Malioboro Street.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Nothing is more fun when you come across an island with all the civilizations in it (internet, tv, electricity), but no motorized vehicles at all in it. Machine powered vehicle is absolutely forbidden! Can you imagine how fresh are the air on the island? And How calm the atmosphere is? But we still able to surf the internet, open social media, and do internet work. Well, i am a programmer and blogger, internet is absolutely important for 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) – “Southern Bali is really wide, sometimes i really confused when asked by my friends how to explore Bali beaches in one day” It is true that Bali have many beaches to be explored, the bad thing is, when you only have a little bit time to explore this island of god, Bali. Then you must be carefully pick which Bali beach you should visit. The good news I am going to give you a clue how to make your Bali beach hunting become more efficient. Just stay tune and read this post until the end :)
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – The first one, Kelan Beach! never heard or know this beach before? I’m not sure most tourist or traveler know this beach, it is located right next to international airport Ngurah Rai runway. Sometimes this beach is so noisy, because of aircraft landing sound. But that makes this beach sunset view is so unique.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – I know the name of Virgin Beach during casual chat on skype with my friends. Most of people doen’t know too much about this beach, but i’ve seen a story about this Virgin Beach in some blogs. After doing some research,turns out that it is not that dificult finding this beach. I just need to ride a couple of hours by motorbike from Kuta.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Talking about the hidden paradise, although Nusa Lembongan is a small island, it has many beautifull destination inside. Well, if you dont want to just sit and relax inside the island, probably you can do a beach hunting. I mean by visiting some beach in Nusa Lembongan.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – Popies lane is a small hallway or alley in a street which is very famous throughout the world because of its nightlife. Poppies Lane is also popular destination among backpacker and budget traveler to stay in Bali. Its cheap and clean accommodation located in the stategic location, attracting traveler from around the world. The location of Poppies Lane itself is realy close to Kuta beach, approximately 5 – 10 minute walk by foot.
Idbackpacker.com (Indonesia Backpacker) – This beach also have a nick name “Pink Beach”, because it sands have a little bit pink colour. This beach is always may favourite destination when i visit Lombok. Never miss this one when visiting Lombok :)