Wednesday, September 2, 2015

London, City of the World's Most Expensive Public Transportation Costs

Cities with the most expensive cost of public transportation in the world

Travelers who arrive in this city should be prepared to travel within the city, you are required to pay a ticket for 5.10 pounds, citing The Independent, by the time would ride the Tube train in Zone 1-6 when crowded.

No need to worry if already know, because for the inhabitants of the city of course this can be troublesome because they must pay greater, as submitted by the candidates for mayor of London, Tessa jowel, through research that London is the most expensive in the world, shifting the position of New York, Paris, and Hong Kong.

Naturally objection for city residents is understandable, especially for tourists who prepare, let's say you are in the zone, the study reveals the fact that tickets for public transport in London is more expensive than the double the 20 affluent countries of the world.

Perhaps you have been around the city of Paris, known then that ticket is also more expensive zone four times more than in Paris, three times more than New York, even ten times than in Moscow.

Perhaps the citizens would accept because it has become the need of transportation to perform various activities, as well as tourists visiting the British capital, even one day you may be in the area of Zone 1-3 which is the most crowded zone, so no need to feel surprised.

Sightseeing trip should be enjoyed as part of a trip that is exciting, fun, and become part of a special blend to gain experience in a tourist destination.

(Source HA Samosir - CNN Indonesia, The Independent /Images Pingkan Djayasupena)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

World's Most Popular Iconic Buildings 2015

Rating of the most famous landmarks in the world based on TripAdvisor

Taj Mahal

When you are in a tourist spot, always there is a sense whether there buildings are considered special by local residents, building special or something that deserves to be remembered, even into the background of a selfie photograph.

Travel tours are very comforting, relaxing and away from the routine of everyday life, from the workplace, and the frenetic highway in your city.

Eiffel Tower

You're happy, say, take a photo, and even create selfie photo, it does not complete, less satisfied when not using the background of building special, iconic buildings, for example, we have often witnessed many friends upload their pictures with the background of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the Big Ben in London, and so on.

Of course we will know a lot of iconic buildings in the world, became the building identifier of a place, a city, such as the spectacular buildings in the world, based on the TripAdvisor travel sites, compiled by choice and reviews of users.

Here's a list of most iconic buildings of the Travelers' Choice Landmarks 2015.

1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
2. Manchu Picchu, Peru
3. Taj Mahal, India
4. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, United Arab Emirates
5. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

6. St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican
7. Cathedral of Milan, Milan
8. Alcatraz, United States
9. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
10. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

11. The Eiffel Tower, France
12. Church of the Savior on Blood, Russia
13. Notre Dame Cathedral, France
14. Alhambra, Spain
15. Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Burj Khalifa

16. Charles Bridge, Czech
17. The Great Wall of China, China
18. Lincoln Memorial, United States
19. Burj Khalifa, Dubai
20. Memorial Monument and Museum of September 11, United States

Petronas Twin Tower

21. Wat Pho, Thailand
22. Chichen Itza, Mexico
23. Opera House, Sydney, Australia
24. Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia
25. Panama Canal, Panama

Travelers have a lot of attention to the spectacular buildings, to appreciate, to understand how all the buildings can be realized at a time, in the past so grand, and if possible of course, even if sufficient time and cost, can be visited all. Surely.

(Source CA Setyanti - CNN Indonesia, TripAdvisor /Images L Pandjaitan, D Upala Poucin, D Notosoebagio, CA Prasetya)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

8 Coolest Tourism Cities in Europe

Continent with a wealth of cultural and impressive historical places

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Dazzling blue continent for fans travel to various places of interest in the world, especially the area that holds much historical location with spectacular buildings towering into the sky.

Not only that, even you will find beautiful beaches, interesting villages, historic towns, and the extraordinary nature.

Travelling to Europe always keep an incredible passion, and do not worry, if all had been planned well, the best time to visit, places attractive option, budget and where to stay can adjust to each other.

Parque de Montjuic, Barcelona

European nations that gave the impression for the tourists, the individualistic nature of the cities in Europe makes every life there is unique, and you deserve to find the best cities in this blue continent.

1. Copenhagen, Denmark
2. Barcelona, Spain
3. London, England
4. Paris, France
5. Venice, Italy
6. Brussels, Belgium
7. Lisbon, Portugal
8. Berlin, Germany

You deserve to visit the this special cities, grandeur and atmosphere are all modern, indeed many thoughts crossed, a visit to Europe, one way to make us face to face with many choices destination countries, are of interest to tourism.

(Source J Adrian – Kompas Travel, Smarter Travel /Images R Rumambi, E Puspa)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Most Comfortable and Livable Cities in the World 2015

10 major cities most feasible and convenient based on Economist Intelligence Unit


Comfortable city so present in the minds of many travelers when they are in a place, or let's say a city anywhere in the world, they enjoy the atmosphere, the temperature around the comfortable, not hot with humidity suitable for the skin, even cool.

Indeed everyone, tourists from everywhere will come to think of it, according shadows in their imagination before the tour happens, all of course depends on several things, such as the environment, social conditions, and also the level of the economy in place.

An institution, as quoted from CNN, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the results of the Global Livability Survey 2015, shows the ranking of the 140 cities throughout the world, based on the condition of good infrastructure, health systems are accepted by society, until the low murder rate.

We realize many events lately, less encouraging, as recognized by the EIU, the picture tends to be rather more gloomy. Global instability during the past 12 months, shooting terrorists in France and Tunisia to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, Ukraine and Libya.

The results provide a score, to 140 cities around the world, although in general the score indicates a downward trend.

1. Melbourne, Australia


2. Vienna, Austria
3. Vancouver, Canada
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Adelaide, Australia

5. Calgary, Canada ( the same score with Adelaide)
7. Sydney, Australia
8. Helsinki, Finland
9. Perth, Australia
10. Auckland, New Zealand

Travelers can more easily decide the itinerary to the cities in the world, the cities on the continent of Australia, or find it in Canada, and Europe. Leisure obtained in the cities of their choice, the full carrying capacity of the city, good service system, and the level of security is assured, such as Melbourne who have been awarded for the fifth time.

From the list of EIU then showed five cities who finished bottom contained in a specific region, which is based on the order of 136 to 140, namely Tripoli (Libya), Lagos (Nigeria), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Dhaka (Bangladesh), and in order end, Damascus (Syria).

(Source CA Setyanti - Indonesia CNN, CNN /Images N Rosdiana, W Sjahran)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dubai-Panama, World’s Furthest Nonstop Flights

Emirates announced the farthest distance non-stop flight

The Emirates

Perhaps you've heard of long-haul flights in the world, eg. flight conducted by the Australian airline, Qantas Airways with the route from Sydney to Dallas. Always raised questions about traveling in an aircraft, airlines would be challenging anyone.

Now forget about the Sydney - Dallas route, because this time the Emirates has provided the longest in the world nonstop, is not such that can be imagined by humans at this time, that the long-haul flights always need a place to stop first at the airport.

This long-distance flight, which is planned to commence on February 1, 2016, as quoted from CNN's website, the airline will cover a distance of 13,800 kilometers in 17 hours and 35 minutes. Flights which requires good preparation and well-planned use Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, carrying 256 passengers.

Emirates Executives - Dining Room

A new flight route that allows connecting different people from one continent to another continent, as is known then, the Government of Panama also welcomed the presence of direct flights between their country and the Middle East region.

Passengers can consider a long journey by plane, crossing continents and oceans, departing in the morning from Dubai at 08:05 am and landed in Panama at 04:40 pm every day, and in the evening at 10:10 pm and arrives in Dubai 11:55 am the following morning.

And, travelers may be able to decide a great sightseeing trip there.

(Source HA Samosir - Indonesia CNN, CNN /Images Emirates)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Visa-free, Asian Tourists Flood Bali

The impact of visa-free policy given the Indonesian government

Morning in Sanur, Bali

Country with a long coastlines always filled with palm trees, waving their leaves, as if calling the sailors of the ships that are sailing in the long coastlines. Has become a common sight for the ships that pass in the day cloudy, with assistance from the sound of sea birds in the air.

Tourism became one of the mainstays for the countries in the region, even for the countries in the world, the government of Indonesia to see the opportunities that can be done, to nature which is still considered to be new to most world travelers, virgin nature, pollution free, white sandy beaches, traditional villages, tempting culinary flavors, thus attracting tourists can be a positive contribution to the economy of local communities.

Kecak Dance at Uluwatu, Bali

Geographical proximity may be able to be the main reason, tourists from Asia, namely China, Japan, and South Korea to increase in travel to Bali in early 2015, they welcomed the imposition of visa-free tourist arrivals to Bali and other tourist areas in Indonesia.

The average increase of tourists reached above 10 percent in January-June 2015.

A proactive efforts of the new government in Indonesia, since last year, visa-free policy that will be extended to other countries, such as Russia, they most liked sightseeing trips using charter flights, regardless geographic distance is an obstacle, but the policy can an attraction for tourists.

(Source Kompas Travel, Antara /Images N Ginting, M Paath Djojonegoro)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Kyoto Launch Infographics Tourist Guide with Animated Pictures

Shaped guide cartoons with an emoji scale of three

Heihan Shrine, Kyoto

Well, if you really want a vacation to a city which was once the capital of Japan in the past, do not worry can get lost, Kyoto government seems to realize the importance of spoiling the tourists.

The government gave directives to the tourists what you do's and don't (akimahen list), cartoons that referenced could cause huge losses for tourists, so that they can help guide the tourists when they need help.

Citing articles on The Telegraph, some rules are not commonly found in other countries, for example, something very avoided by culture and can be punishable by up to one million yen, as well as imprisonment of five years, namely cycling under the influence of alcohol.

Prayer Rooms

Guide describes in detail many of the rules that must be obeyed by tourists, for example you can just have a fine for leaving the bike rack is not in the parking lot arena.

Many other things worth learning from these provisions, among others, are not allowed to take pictures near the railroad tracks and the shrine (temple), selfie with traditional musicians, suspend or withdraw their kimono to get selfie photo.

Good provisions for tourists, including many things that may happen when you traveled to Kyoto, to a restaurant, tipping, say "Okini" ("Thank You") to the waiter, stepping tatami, provisions in line and others. Of course you want to travel to Japan to bring a deep impression, and knew it early can be fun.

(Source HA Samosir - CNN Indonesia, The Telegraph /Images P Widi Hatmi)