Monday, September 1, 2014

Couple Intimacy while Traveling

Moment of quality with your couple

Dinner in Lombok

Traveled together with a partner can be an interesting experience, although there are risks that can occur. Tastes of each pair can be different in the way, and when you are in a tourist location. But do not forget, travel as a couple will be helpful to improve the quality of the relationship.

Maybe you are not too sure. Let us look at some of the following description.

Getting a new experience. Course will present a unique shared experience, as well as time together, and adventure along with a partner will be more memorable. Things like this will get you closer to your spouse and more intimate relationship.

Shared memory. Memories together would be interesting to impregnated, will be sweet memories to remember in the future.

Share the romance. Can you imagine? You and your partner respects the existence of each. Together with someone who loves you in a place away from home. Very romantic!

Sharing happiness. This is a nice moment, forget about work. laugh together, and have fun. The quality of the relationship will get better, a fun time is the best emotional investment.

Share obstacles. Always wonderful adventures together, share emotions and share the joy, share the fatigue, and romantic time together. You as a couple will be a formidable pair, through the constraints and obstacles to the wise as well as a more open mind.

Experience as a couple will happen somewhere along the line somewhere, time and special moments that are difficult to obtain at other times. Travelling is an unique experience which brings a million great memories as a couple.

(Source AllWomensTalk, S Agmasari - Female Kompas /Image F Benjamin)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lake Toba and Nias Island as one of the flagship tourism in Indonesia

Lake Toba

Discover the warmth of the Batak tribes musical people in the region around Lake Toba and at the same time giving the serious impression on Nias tribe who settled on Nias Island. The unique tribe that still have the megalithic culture environment, adventuring and mingle in the traditional culture of their traditional peoples.

Samosir Island

The regions contained in the strategic plan of tourism development through the Indonesia Ministry of Tourism which sets 88 strategic tourist areas in Indonesia. Lake Toba with a length of 100 kilometers and 30 kilometers wide, the largest volcanic lake in the world - formed from supervolcano activity about 74,000 years ago, with Samosir Island in the middle of the lake.

The famous stone "fahombo" jumping of Nias

Nias Island with an area of 5,625 km² in the west of North Sumatra separated by oceans is an important tourist attraction, the world class surfing spots, the unique traditional house, diving spots area, and the famous fahombo, the stone jumping.

Tourist areas thrive if given the carrying capacity synergistically through local governments, that directly adjacent to this region. The region is able to evolve in a positive way based on a natural and local potential in its tourist attractions, which is awaiting UNESCO recognition as a national geopark.

(Source Antara, Kompas, Travel Kompas /Images J Mudas)

Friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world

The Port of Melbourne

Cities in the southern Australian continent and its neighboring islands in New Zealand became the most friendly cities in the world, according to a survey of travel magazine "Conde Nast Traveler", namely Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

Southbank, Melbourne

Meanwhile, the tourists also make a response to the city that is considered the most unfriendliest in the world, namely Johannesburg, in South Africa, regardless it is still in South Africa as well, the city of Cape Town, which is the eighth most friendly city for the world travelers.

Following the friendliest cities in the world according to Conde Nast Traveler.

1/ Auckland, New Zealand, and 2/ Melbourne, Australia
3/ Victoria, BC, Canada
4/ Charleston, South Carolina
5/ Dublin, Ireland, and 6/ Sydney, Australia

Man on a bike, Budapest

7/ Siem Reap, Cambodia
8/ Cape Town, South Africa
9/ Savannah, Georgia, and 10/ Seville, Spain
11/ Budapest, Hungary

Muse du Louvre, Paris

And following the unfriendliest cities in the world.

1/ Johannesburg, South Africa
2/ Cannes, France
3/ Moscow, Russia
4/ Paris, France
5/ Marseille, France

6/ Beijing, China
7/ Frankfurt, Germany
8/ Milan, Italy
9/ Monte Carlo, Monaco
10/ Nassau, Bahamas

Readers of the magazine agreed with their choice, certainly through personal experience when traveling in these cities, tourists are more likely to get offers of help when they are in certain cities and most likely acquire an unpleasant experience in other cities.

Piazza del Duomo, Milan

Even so, all travel wherever we go, always has an unique impressions, regardless happy or in difficult circumstances. Traveling always gives joy.

(Source Conde Nast Traveler, CNN, BeritaSatu, AsiaOne /Images M Paath Djojonegeoro, Sonya Susilo, Asti Sukirno)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Save More with the "Smartphone" in Foreign Countries

Smartphones can help in a variety of application features

Communication facilities indeed spoil the user, even on special occasions when traveling abroad to different telecommunication systems. Cell phones can help us in many ways, stay connected with friends and family members at home.

Variety of features that provide convenience on the other hand also gives additional cost consequences, but always there are many ways to overcome them. An interesting article on quoted on the tourist site.

International roaming. Check if the provider of the SIM card can make international roaming on a travel destination. Contact customer service to obtain information related to telephone and SMS rates in the country.

We recommend that you use a local SIM card. Buying a local SIM card and learn the procedures that need to be completed. You can buy it at the airport (in certain countries) if the SIM card is provided and make sure the country can be used in your mobile device, especially when using a micro SIM card.

Optimize the use of WiFi. Use Free Wi-Fi as much as possible, certainly before the download WiFi Finder Application that can find WiFi in the area around you (via GPS facility).

Download the map offline. It should be used in every tourist moment, take advantage of offline applications like City Maps 2GO and OsmAnd, or optimize the use of Google Maps features.

Turn off the data roaming function or use the airplane features. Data roaming can spend resources use WiFi, its function should be turned off. Calls and text messages while you are in the status of data roaming "off" is still functioning properly. Airplane mode can save your battery and non-active status on the "push notifications", check e-mail can be done manually.

Telephone conversation preferably through applications that use WiFi. Of course for the savings credit bills, several applications available such as Google Voice, WhatsApp, Skype, FaceTime, and Facebook Messenger with WiFi support.

Save the data and information in the offline status. Perform offline activities in order to save the data with the TripIt app, all the way information is stored in the note facilities (or take a screenshot) without needing any time to open the email or browsing the web.

Limit the use of your data. Smartphone has a feature to make the data usage limits, optimize the use of its quota in order not to spend your pulse.

Download important applications before departing. This is necessary so that your trip is more focused and fun without needing any time to access WiFi, currently widely available critical applications while traveling, such as Google Translate, Evernote, Yelp, local maps app, and TripIt.

Traveled more complete when equipped with the tools that can make it easier, but good preparation prior to travel will be very helpful. Happy Traveling!

(Source Travel Kompas, Huffington Post /Images WTM 2012)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Noiva do Cordeiro, the City with the Inhabitants are Women

600 residents are young beautiful women

A city in Brazil with a uniqueness that you can not find a place anywhere on earth. Imagine an Amazon in miniature, not just a myth, but a reality. For you as a tourist can consider a trip to this place, hopefully they can accept your presence to carry a message of constructive friendship, of course.

The small town named Noiva do Cordeiro in Minas Gerais, Brazil, with a flawless female occupants aged between 20-35 years. Became a city around 1890's by a young woman named Maria Senhorinha de Lima, a long story behind when her family ostracized by the local Catholic church for allegedly commits adultery.

Cities with the cool air with quiet atmosphere, with natural mountainous agricultural region into activity undertaken by its inhabitants. Noiva do Cordeiro much more beautiful, more organized, and more at ease than if the town was run by men. Sharing, even land to work, there is no competition between them. All done for the sake of togetherness.

Most of its residents are married, but their husbands are working away from their homes and may only be returned at the weekend.

It is interesting to plan a trip to this region, Noiva do Cordeiro is a fun area with the aroma of agriculture and natural atmosphere of the mountains.

(Source Mirror, Kompas /Images Noiva do Cordeiro Pages)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Yogyakarta, Batik City of the World

Craft icon of Yogyakarta compete with the six countries in Asia Pacific

Batik Sekar Jagad

UNESCO has recognized batik as one of the world heritage of Indonesia and is the work of Indonesian handicrafts, especially the Javanese tribe. Batik craft in Indonesia has always been synonymous with Yogyakarta.

Solo Batik Carnival

Although we can not ignore some of the other cities which have traditionally had the power of batik handicrafts masterpiece as well, such as Solo, Cirebon, Tegal, Madura and Pekalongan.

Batik Tulis Pekalongan

Batik of Yogyakarta is unique in terms of history, art, culture to their community batik artisans who have a long history, such as a center of batik that can be found on Giriloyo, Imogiri, where its products are already very widely known.

The Batik Dancer

World Crafts Council based in Beijing will complete the assessment in the competition to publish batik city to various parts of the world, one day you can get to know Yogyakarta and surrounding adjacent regions with its batik trademark masterpiece, such as batik tulis.

(Source Antara, Travel Kompas, BeritaSatu /Images K Effendi Collection, Sugianto Setiawan, Solo Batik Carnival)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Decreases, Chinese tourists visiting Singapore

Total number of foreign visitors to Singapore reached 7.5 million people

Marina Bay Sands

It's interesting events of loss of aircraft Malaysia Airlines MH370 be one cause of the decline in tourist arrivals from China, besides other things, like catching their tourists by the government of Sabah, Malaysia and chaotic political instability in Thailand.

Indeed, according to the latest data released by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), tourist arrivals to Singapore shrinkage of 2.8 percent per year the first half of 2014, although it was recorded - the growth of tourist arrivals, except for Chinese travelers.

Hawker Centre

Chinese travelers decreased by 30 percent compared with the same period in 2013 and, up to half in 2014.

Singapore River

Even so the overall total, Singapore is still an option for most tourists in the world, with growth reaching 3.2 percent (7.5 million people) in the same period a year ago.

(Source AP, Kompas, STB /Images M Kretyawan)