Tips for Hosts, Tourism

Traveling in Mobile Age

6 Nov , 2015  

Traveling-in-Mobile-Age

Many things changed since mobile technology emerged. Information reach its target in torrential speed. Faster than ever. Human interactions are affected in so many ways. One of which is similar to what train once did to human culture; it affects greatly the way people travel. Train was the first mass transportation and it used to […]

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Tourism

A Place Called Mentawai

9 Oct , 2015  

Siberut Map

Not every traveler coming to Indonesia is only looking for a good time, nice weather, or cheap beers. Many come here for more specific purpose, namely ripping surfs and to be inked. Inked! As in get a new exotic tattoo that instantly gives you a bragging right to your homies back home. You see, Indonesia […]

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Indonesia Culture, Tourism

The Mythical Prambanan Temple

10 Sep , 2015  

Prambanan Temple

Prambanan temple is an ancient Javanese Hindu’s candi in the outskirt of Yogyakarta. It’s the Hindus’ answer to the Buddhist’s Borobudur. Both temples were built at roughly the same time in 9th century; two mega projects just roughly 30 kilometers apart. One Buddhist, one Shivaite Hindu. Architectural Landscape of Prambanan Temple What is called Prambanan […]

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Tourism

Run Island and Manhattan

28 Aug , 2015  

Pulau Run the Garden of Eden for Nutmeg

What is the relation between Run Island and Manhattan? Run Island, or Pulau Run in Bahasa (Run as in “Rooney”) is the name of a small island, part of Banda Islands. This tiny island once hold a very strategic role in human history. I kid you not. Read on to know why. So strategic the […]

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Sumba, Tourism

Surfing in Sumba

28 Aug , 2015  

The Wave at Nihiwatu, Sumba

This is Sumba. Imagine a place where crystal blue ocean greets the sandy beach with 12 feet waves, one after another. The sky is so high and wide with strands of white cloud hanging. You are a tiny dot in this picturesque vastness. You stand there, watching the waves as they roll out effortlessly and […]

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Tourism

Borobudur

27 Aug , 2015  

Borobudur

Borobudur is an ancient Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia that time almost forgot. “Discovered” in 1814 by H.C. Cornelius, a Dutch engineer subordinate of Thomas Stamford Raffles, the British Governor of Java. What he found in the depth of forest astonished everyone ever since. Hidden by the forest vegetation, laid beneath volcanic ash hundred […]

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Tourism

Five Things You Never Knew You Can Do in Ubud

18 Aug , 2015  

Ubud

Well, believe it or not, I live in Bali, but I’ve never actually visited Ubud. I live in Canggu. (Yeah. I know). Visit. As in spending couple of days there instead of just passing by like I did years ago when I took my family to Kintamani just to be scandalized by our Trunyan tour […]

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