Sunday, November 23, 2014

Do not die Before You Go to Toraja

Region that stores the unique culture that is difficult to beat in the world



The Village of Toraja

Who would have thought when a district in South Sulawesi is better known by foreign tourists. Unique region with a row of traditional Toraja houses are decorated with buffalo horn arrangement, looks so stunning.

Despite the trip needs to be prepared, approximately 8 hours of Makassar was exhausting. Enjoy views presented in front of the eyes, the beach and towering hills on either side of the road, spectacular show alternately along the road traversed.


Cemetery in Wall Mount

Unique tradition that is not unusual for the modern world passed from generation to generation. The funeral procession with buffalo head cutting ceremony that relatively sadistic and storage bodies in the hills around the village, feel the aroma and don't be surprised if they can attract foreign tourists.

Do not forget when you've arrived, their culinary specialties, unwind while sipping the unique Toraja coffee and red eggplant of Toraja, similar to Markisa “passion” fruit.

Just try, it feels good!

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(Source Famtrip DMO Toraja, KompasTravel /Images Astrie Dewi)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Smartphone Application that Allows You through Cyberspace

Information from AirAsia flight and hotel package to the mobile web



AirAsia quite keen to see new opportunities in the mobile phone users, especially users of smartphones, with apps that can be downloaded via the phone based on Android and iOS.

AirAsia Expedia is a smartphone application technology that can allow users of mobile gadgets that can be accessed on the cyberspace.


One more thing that new applications will be favored by the web users, even by beginners, complete with AirAsia flight schedule information, information of terminals, hotel phone info, arrange the itinerary for the trip, as well as timely notification to the itinerary that can be synchronized with the calendar schedule in the smartphone.

The world is getting narrower, information can be obtained when you are anywhere, and as an option for business people and tourists.

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(Source AirAsia Indonesia, S Noviyanti - KompasTravel /Images Ika Herwina)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Banda Neira is the Gift of God in the East

Producing region of world quality nutmeg, fisheries center, and a world tourism destination



Banda's Volcanic Mount

A long period of time immemorial seductive colonial nations to come in and take over, areas rich with spices.

The area was first occupied by the Portuguese, then switch to the Dutch colonial administration, with a clear motive to exploit natural resources of Banda Neira, and monopolize trade.


The Fort of Belgica

World class tourists quite keen to see the potential of tourism in the region, made up of 11 islands, seven of which are inhabited islands 21.453 people, is approximately 125 nautical miles (231.5 kilometers) from the city of Ambon.


Sea of Banda

You have not been to the Moluccas, if you have not visited Banda Neira, remnants of colonial heritage buildings, the area which has about 18 excellent diving spots and the beauty of the underwater scenes, along with the beautiful beaches, such as Malole, Tita Batu, Lanthoir, and Nama.


Little Palace with its cannon

Banda Neira also known as a tourist area history for its country, Indonesia, as the exiled several prominent freedom fighter from former Dutch colonial period, namely Mohammad Hatta, Sutan Syahrir, and Cipto Mangunkusomo, MD.


Typical little house of Bandaneira

The tourist area with a lot of great stories of the past, and into marinades attractive for tourists who love nature adventure scented sea. And has a passionate readiness to re-establish a new interesting tourism region.

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(Source F Pati Herin - Kompas, KompasTravel /Images L Pandjaitan - Bandaneira)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sunset and Places of Interest in the World

Best tourist spots that deserve to enjoy the Sunset



Sunset over Oia

Twilight is a kind of impressive farewell, it is said, a writer one time in one place. Sure he can feel the beauty of dusk so write beautifully, further he writes, golden light flashed on the window glass high-rise buildings, like a giant beauty swept brush.

Clouds opt out, as driven hands of the gods.


Sea of Santorini

Light yellow sun-streaked raced, it would be fun, right? Refracts light at sea in the distance, also refracts the street motion suddenly changed like a dance.

Refracted at the splash of the fountain drizzle. Refracted among purple clouds. Then the sky receded as a painting of the time, like the motion of the space, which soon disappear. Yellow light twilight increasingly orange watering streets, flush all the feelings that feel self harm.

Why not stop for a moment of the ceremony of life?


Santorini

Sure you want to know where these places? Here's the best place to enjoy the beauty of the sunset version of National Geographic.

1. Halekulani Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii
2. Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse, Utah
3. Port of New York, New York, USA
4. Key West, Florida
5. National Park Torres del Paine, Chile

6. Oia Castle, Santorini, Greece
7. Clifton Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
8. Kenting National Park, Hengchun Peninsula, Taiwan
9. Gulf Vairou, Bora Bora, Tahiti
10. Uluru, Australia


As the night approached, tourists can experience the heady scent, when the ball sunset on the horizon, far, far away in a place there. And the darkness that carefree living city in the electric light coquetry. And so the days passed.

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(Source "Twilight and Poem of Love" - Seno Gumira Ajidarma, KompasTravel, NatGeo /Images L Pandjaitan, E Widi)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sunset in Kuta when You Present There

Not complete it if you do not visit Kuta Beach, while in Bali



Temperatures on the island of Bali is always warm, even air stung skin characteristic tourist area around the beach, but the rain is falling on the island. As noted earlier, it feels incomplete if not visiting Kuta Beach.


Bali has many beautiful beaches that have been known by the tourists, such as the beach of Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua and Dreamland, which is always crowded with visits, especially holidays, from morning till night.


Talking about a beach that has become legend since time immemorial, Kuta Beach, which are located in the north of Ngurah Rai Airport. Beach tourists preferred because it is easy to achieve, not surprising that always crowded, and one day you can be there.


In addition to the typical atmosphere of the beach which is always the hot air, you do not have trouble finding a product souvenirs, sold on the beach at a price that is always ready to bargain. Beachwear, beach cloth, bracelets, and others.


An interesting choice when you decide to travel to the beach of Kuta, please be prepared to deal with congestion on the highway, but all can be paid off. Enjoy the beauty of Kuta Beach, good morning, during the day, especially when the late afternoon waiting for sunset.

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(Source KompasTravel - Sri Lestari, Ni Kdk R Riyanti - Denpasar /Images Helena Nina, N Ginting - Sanur)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Just half an hour by boat from Lombok to the Gilis

Small islands are breathtaking with its beauty of the beaches



Small islands (or locals call "gili") are beautiful with seductive beaches, waves greet every visitor who arrives in the tourist area of Lombok and its surroundings. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air are excellent coastal resorts in this area.


Just half an hour from the island of Lombok to the group of small islands, and you soon arrive at beautiful Gili Trawangan and just ten minutes to the other small islands nearby.

Preferred tourist area in the mid-year, the most crowded during June through August.


Breathe the fresh air all day without pollution, a leisurely walk, ride a bike, or ride the cidomo (typical local riding transportation), the gentle sound of the ocean waves surge, embarked from the Gulf Nara or Bangsal Island.


Snorkeling, diving, surfing feel like in heaven, somewhere. Excited shouts of tourists who are playing with blue sea water.

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(Source KompasTravel, F Benjamin - Gili Trawangan /Images F Benjamin)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hong Kong as a City of Shopping Paradise Fashion

Various boutiques that offer leading fashion products



Hong Kong has long been known as a tourist region with a variety of world class fashion products present in various parts of the mall. If you do not intend to buy it, ahaa... :) Do not miss the time to just make a 'selfie' picture against the background of boutique clothing stores.


Causeway Bay or Wan Chai area then became one of the fashion product shopping destination, which is crowded with tall buildings complete with famous shops. Well-known products such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, until Channel.


Hong Kong is unique in many ways which favored the tourists, you can visit the traditional markets that provide clothing, shoes, and trinkets, at an affordable price.


Concrete buildings soaring into the sky, the port of Victoria, Kowloon, tourists can visit the Ladies Market, Mong Kok, the center of souvenirs and accessories are known for their cheaper cost goods.


Various souvenir products and accessories, key chains, watches, shoes, handbags, jerseys, until the electronic goods.


To be more complete your journey do not forget to stop in the culinary area, typical menu of spicy crab in stalls in Kowloon, at Temple Street, tearing each meat tucked behind the shell. It's so delicious!

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(Source KompasTravel, H Yohana /Images K Li Na, H Yohana - Hong Kong)