A Peaceful and Serene Holiday in Ubud, Bali. Things You Must See & Do

Bali has always been my favorite destination in Indonesia for vacation. But every time I went to Bali, for many reasons, I had almost always ended up spending time in the south, mostly Seminyak, Kuta, and Canggu. Meanwhile, I've been curious about how it feels to live in Ubud for a long. My introverted side …

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How to Travel from Hanoi to Sapa : By Bus, Train, or Motorbike?

Photo by Q. Hu01b0ng Phu1ea1m on Pexels.com Vietnam's landscape is quite diverse, this country has charming beaches in the south of the country but also green hilly areas and stunning natural formation of limestone islands in the north. I've been explored the southern part, from Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Da Nang to …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Bratislava, Slovakia. Cuma 1 Jam dari Vienna!

It's only 1 hour away from Vienna, Austria. I shouldn't have wasted this chance to visit Slovakia, haven't I? Yap, bener banget. Hanya karena saat riset sebelum berangkat Europe trip kedua saya melihat di map kalau Bratislava letaknya deket banget dengan Vienna, makanya saya jalan-jalan ke Bratislava. Cuma 1 jam jaraknya gitu loh, sayang banget …

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Travel, Religion, & Spirituality. Why So Appealing?

Apakah ada kaitannya antara frekuensi traveling dengan kereligiusan seseorang?. So far, saya belum menemukan hasil penelitian atau artikel yang melaporkan apakah traveler menjadi lebih religius atau kurang religius setelah berkelana ke banyak tempat di muka bumi. Hanya saja, travelers yang saya temui sepanjang perjalanan keliling dunia selama beberapa tahun biasanya bilang, " I am not …

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Travel to Palembang, Indonesia : More Than Just Pempek and Ampera Bridge

The 2nd oldest city in Southeast Asia is popular for its culinary scene and has a reputation as a host for national & international sporting events. But why Palembang is not well-known as a tourist destination for Indonesians, let alone foreign tourists ?. My first trip to Sumatra island in the last 10 years has …

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9 Tempat Wajib Kunjung Saat Trip ke Vienna, Austria

Contrary to the popular opinion, for me, Vienna isn't boring at all. I enjoyed its architecture, coffee and shopping street very much. Dari dulu saya penasaran, kenapa negara bernama Austria ini kok jarang kedengaran di berita. Padahal Austria termasuk negara maju dengan peran vital saat Perang Dunia I & II. Selain itu, negara kecil di …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Hue, Vietnam. Semegah Apa Forbidden City-nya Vietnam ?

Vietnam sering disebut sebagai The Land of Nguyen karena banyaknya orang Vietnam yang bernama belakang Nguyen. Tapi tahukah kamu kalau Nguyen bukan sekedar nama pasaran di Vietnam ?. Nguyen merupakan nama dinasti yang terakhir berkuasa di Vietnam hingga akhirnya kerajaan berubah menjadi republik pada tahun 1945. Ibukota dinasti Nguyen berada di Hue, sebuah kota di …

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5 Temple in Yogyakarta You Shouldn’t Miss Besides Borobudur & Prambanan

UNESCO World Heritage Site Borobudur and Prambanan temple are definitely the greatest charm and the main reason why tourists visiting Yogyakarta. But the main tourist hub in Java has more cultural & architectural treasures to offer. The region and Java island in general was the center for Buddhist and Hindhu kingdom for centuries. The great …

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Bertabur Artworks Saat Trip ke Vatikan

I had to admit that half of my trip across Europe was happened because of my admiration towards church architecture & arts. Among every church I've been visited, the baroque and renaissance styles of St.Peter Basilica in the Vatican city is the most stunning one. " Let's go. We're not Catholic,", said my Vietnamese friend …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Roma, Italia. The Most Romantic City in Europe.

How would you describe ‘first love’? I could say it's almost equivalent to when I wandered the cobblestone street of Rome, gelato in hand, spending time admiring the stunning Roman architecture, and people-watching from the Spanish Steps. For four days Rome's charm grew in my heart, as I traveled around the great ancient city by …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Castel Gandolfo, One Day Trip dari Roma ke Istana Musim Panas Pope

It wasn't part of my initial plan, perhaps that's why the trip to Castel Gandolfo became very memorable. Sebelum berkunjung ke Italia untuk pertama kalinya, seorang teman harus meyakinkan saya kalau saya mesti ke Roma dulu karena ini ibukotanya Italia, baru setelah itu mampir ke kota-kota lainnya. Hmm dan ternyata setelah sampai di Roma, saya …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Pulau Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Bak Bali di Masa Lalu

Soon after I finished my Europe trip, I'd flown to Kuala Lumpur then Ho Chi Minh City, only to continue the journey to Phu Quoc island. I've been hearing travelers and expatriates in Vietnam praise on how beautiful the island is and how pretty their pristine beaches are. Hanoi was experiencing winter at the time, …

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6 Atraksi Wisata yang Wajib Dikunjungi Saat Liburan ke Praha, Republik Ceko

Before coming to Prague, one thing that I had always been remembered about this country is Pavel Nedved. A long time ago, I was a fan of Juventus FC, an Italian football team and my favorite player was Pavel Nedved. He was famous for his deathly kicks, hence why he got a nickname as The …

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One Day Trip ke Yokohama dari Tokyo, Jepang

That morning, I was hesitating, should I go to Yokohama?. My body still fell sore and tire. While the unpleasant experience in Kawaguchiko the day before warned me not to rush in visiting a place. I then decided to relax by biking around Asakusa. In the afternoon, I headed to the 2nd biggest city in …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Osaka, Jepang : Having Fun Tapi Juga Kena Sial di Food Capital of Japan

Let me tell you one thing. I have mixed feelings towards Osaka, which is why I decided to write about my travel journey in Kobe first instead of Osaka. My reason is largely connected to the'nightmare' I had during new year's eve in Dotonburi, the liveliest place to celebrate new year in Osaka. But although …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Kobe, Jepang : Port City-nya Jepang yang Bernuansa Eropa

Since I always have a thing for seaside cities, when Maya suggested visiting Kobe, a port city in the western part of Japan, I immediately said yes. Despite more famous for its Kobe beef, Kobe has many to offer other than food. The port city has a unique blend between Japanese culture, European architectures and …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Kyoto : Itinerary 4 Hari Ke Ibukota Masa Lampau Jepang

I continued my journey across Japan by Shinkansen. The 2nd city I visit in Japan is Kyoto, a city that is loved by almost every foreigners. But how come I can visit 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines in just 4 days?. Which ones I should visit first? Shinkansen melaju dengan pesat melewati stasiun …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Tokyo, Jepang: Kemana Saja Selama 8 Hari ?

What's the best way to describe a city where I spent 8 days out of my 16 days winter vacation in Japan?. Tokyo is indeed my favorite city in Japan! Yet even though I've been visiting Japan's capital twice, and spent half of my recent winter vacation in Tokyo, I still am barely scratch its …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Jiufen, Kota Spirited Away di Taiwan. Worth To Visit kah?

I was completely forgetting about the existence of Jiufen until I saw a postcard in my Taiwanese friend's house. Hmm.. while I have time in Taipei, why don't I go to visit the city that reportedly inspired Japanese anime movie 'Spirited Away'?. That's what I thought at the time. But after I went there, I …

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Jalan-Jalan ke Taiwan Tanpa Visa. Solo Travel ke Taipei Selama 3 Hari

I've heard many good things about Taiwan from friends and fellow travelers for quite long. Some said the people are very nice and speak good English, the others said the food is really tasty. With the rising popularity of the bubble tea and its night markets, and geographical proximity to Japan, a visit to Taiwan …

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