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kujang monument bogor

The downtown is bustling and the traffic is chaotic. But despite the city nuisances, there are simple gestures and amazing corners worth appreciating. The townspeople paint the city with genuine smiles and accommodating semblance. Historical and cultural monuments are preserved which give an interesting contrast with the city’s uncloaked terrain – modern and aged, opulent and indigent. Yes, Bogor is a metropolis, but green areas still exist and are protected. Read more

With the stupas of Candi Borobudur

Yogyakarta is pronounced as, and uncommonly spelled as Jogjakarta. Locals simply call it Jogja /JOGH-jah/. It is a host to temples which beginnings is even earlier to the construction of Khmer Empire’s Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, and at the same time, a testament to Indonesia’s rich and extensive history. Aside from the temples, travelers could experience the best of Indonesia’s cuisine, night life, and hospitality in Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta does not limit to being a Read more

The Prambanan Temple

Whenever I travel, excitement always wakes me earlier than usual, no matter how tired I was the night before. My visit to Candi Prambanan is schedule at 6AM but I was wide awake at 4 o’clock. I had finished all the preparations and I couldn’t go back to sleep so I had to kill the time watching unfamiliar television shows. At 5:30, I left the hotel and walked towards the Read more

A Buddha statue inside a damaged Stupa in Borobudur

Honk! Honk! Honk! Those were the last sounds I heard in my dreams, which turned out to be a reality. The train that I hopped on the previous night in Jakarta was approaching its other end, the Tugu Station in Yogyakarta (or Jogjakarta or Jogja). I did not get that much  sleep I wanted, I was awake most of time because of excitement and of making acquaintance (I was sitting Read more

the packer lodge

To be honest, I am not a hostel guy. Though it’s fun to meet some random travelers around, I prefer a private space to spend the night. The hostel setting would not give me the type of seclusion I wanted. Guests come and go anytime while some have weird activities during sleep. But due the the strong urge to save, I sometimes resort to this type of accommodation. I am Read more

If you’re getting sick and tired of traveling to the Costa Del Sol every single year for your holiday, it might be time you considered something a little more exciting. There are lots of different adventure holidays on offer these days, and you just need to find something suitable for you. With that in mind, we’re going to list some of the most popular choices throughout the course of this Read more

Have you been around the traps in South East Asia and now you’re looking for some fresh inspiration for your next break? Here are some of the more obscure island destinations that are right on your doorstep in Malaysia. Yet these four places are still off the beaten track, so you won’t be following the crowds. Banyak Islands, Indonesia Getting to the Banyak Islands can take a long time, with Read more