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Friday, July 18, 2014

Horoscope vs type of destination (2)

Taurus people have regal taste. They love luxury, art, food, and culture. Unique culinary, cities with famous food and drinks and culture-rich plus  cosmopolitan aura will  make Taurus people really into it. 

Gemini is impatient and unpredictable. They always want to absorb the culture from the place that they visit. They also love shopping, buying some souvenirs from the place they visit. The temperament of Gemini is fluctuating. Once they craving for peace and serenity but suddenly they want dazzling places so badly. So, the cities or places that have dual atmosphere is the best place for Gemini to visit. 

Cancer people are sensitive and emotional. Since they always look the connectivity between their emotion with the place they plan to visit, Cancer people prefer to visit places that secure and comfortable. Places with historical significance are in their top list. But, oh don't forget! Since Cancer is water sign so they would really love places around water bodies.

Leo loves something glitz and grand. And glamour. They loves something adventurous in an extra ordinary way and Leo always wants to be a leader in every single moment.
Trekking or skiing in marginal places will be the option for them. Cities with throbbing night lives yet cultural underbellies are perfect getaways for Leo people. 

Horoscope vs type of destination (1)

Capricorn's people are usually love everything ellegant and stylish! So they would like a luxury and comfort destination. As an organized people, there is no change for Capricorn to travel unprepared or unplanned. They don't usually ask an adventurous trip or a backpack trip. They prefer a cozy and comfortable trip. 

As an Aquarius, their free spirit is important and will influence them in making a decission for their destination. Aquarius need rich and varied experience from the trip. Based on this, an adventurous trip will be the good option for an Aquarius. Diving, snorkling, wildlife adventure could be the option. A place or a destination with unique characteristic, unique people or unique culture is another option to choose.

Pisces is usually emotional and sensitive. They love a place with a tranquil ambiance. They also artistic in nature so they like an artistic place. Beach is the place they would love in a first place. Cities that have galleries or museums might steal their attention.

Aries is usually people who energetic and adventurous in nature. They seem like they have unlimited energy. A destination with a lot of thing to explore is the best option for them. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Travel Tips: MRT

MRT has been my favorite public transport since the first time I traveling abroad. I love MRT more than bus. So..if the city/place I've visited has MRT as their public transport...I always use it.
It's cheap...than taxi off course, more rapid, and avoiding you from traffic jam...

  1. don't eat and drink inside MRT
  2. let passengers out first a
  3. always give your seat to pregnant woman, kids, and old people 
  4. check your belonging before leaving MRT

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Art of Travel Light

Traveling with so many luggage is not my type. I prefer the simple one: one backpack and a sort of daily backpack. The fewer the better. I realize the importance of flexibility and practicality. I'm a public transport person and almost not a taxi person (although taxi is also public transport, isn't it?). But for me, using MRT or bus or....walking are the best way to feel and see the real life in a those cities or countries. That's why, those two things: flexibility and practicality, do matter for me.

Packing things in a limit space is not easy. I need some tricks to pack clothes, toiletries, and other things that I need during traveling in a not-so-big backpack. T-shirts are rolled. Bring very little. Sandal or flip-flop is in backpack (not shoes!). Organize your staff in a smart way. If you bring jacket, wear it! Don't put the jacket in your backpack because, you know, the jacket is thick. It will consumes space.

Happy travel light! 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bangkok coconut ice cream is so yummy

One of my favorite beverages in Bangkok besides the coffee is...coconut ice cream!
After walking around the city, the best thing that you can have is the coconut ice cream. 
The coconut ice cream served in coconut shell, mixed with slices of coconut flesh, and corn or sticky rice or nata de coco as its topping. 
But I love the plain one, without any topping.
This 35 bath ice cream vendors can be found easily. I found it outside Wat Pho, while my friend found it at Chatuchack Market. When I visited Ayyuthayya, I found some coconut ice cream vendors too!!
And what about the taste?
The taste is so....coconut! Of course! It is sweet. Tasty! Delicious!!!

Definitely must-try!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

5 plus 1 Things to do in Sabang

Sabang is a perfect place for weekend gateway or for enjoy the life. It only takes one and half hour from Banda Aceh. If you are looking for a quiet place for your vacation then Sabang is the perfect choice.
So, here are 10 things you can do while visit Sabang. 
1. Enjoy beaches

Sabang has so many beaches. If you are looking for quiet beach, please visit to Gapang Beach.

2. Diving, snorkling, and other watersport

The most favorite place for waterspirt is at Iboih. But if you looking for a less-crowds place then you can do it at Gapang Beach

3.  Enjoy local food
Try mie sedap (noodle soup) and martabak in front of mie sedap restaurant.

4. Get zero kilometer certificate

Go to the  zero kilometer's monument. After taking pictures, go to the food stall that offering zero kilometer's certificate.

5. Explore the island
Rent motorbike or car and explore the island. Just get lost! There are so many places in this island which have great view.

6. Enjoy the life!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Between rain, Sukuh Temple, and Kama

The rain was falling when I arrived at this temple. Sukuh . A pyramid -shaped temple, similar to a Mayan-Inca pyramid - which lies at Mount Lawu  This place is not far from Solo. or Yogyakarta. .Wearing blue raincoat blue, I immediately stepped lightly , through the stone steps of this temple. I've been wanting to be here for years. Therefore, rain would never stop me from visiting this temple today, I said to myself. Just before I entered the temple, a man offered me guide service. I gently rejected.

As has been described in many travel blogs , Sukuh first gate is forbidden to be passed . There is a locked gate in that building. So, I tried to peek at it from the locked gate.  And yes, I saw it!  A relief of 'linga - yoni ' unity . People thought that it was a symbol of sex intercourse. Is it true?? All I know is lingga and yoni are the symbol of 
Many people called this temple as the temple of sex. I do not entirely agree . Moreover, before I rejected the local guide had told me earlier about this temple.

" The form of the temple which is composed of terraces that rise indicates the purpose of life according to Hindu Dharma ( work ) , Artha ( material / money ) , Kama ( sex ) , and finally Moksha. The stage can not be reversed and forth. "

Based on the local guide explanation and the reliefs at this temple, I made a conclusion that this temple is more than just a temple that exploits about sex . This temple, wanted to teach the Hindu community  that sex as the element of purusharta that closest to moksha.  So, it must be sacred ! Yes , through this temple , the Hindus in particular taught to see sex as something sacred !

The smell of the rain and the wet ground brought me back to observed the statues in this complex . My favorite statue is the one who has a shaped  like a woman's uterus .

To the top
The reliefs

The womb-shaped relief

Unfortunately I can not stay here a bit longer . Although it was still raining, I had to leave this place. Just before I left, the mist began to fall. 

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