Monday, March 30, 2015

Pura Tanah Lot and Pura Uluwatu, Most Favorite Destinations in Bali

Temple is a Hindu holy place and be at once a tourist attraction

Tanah Lot, Bali

As a holy place, pura (or temple), became the center of religious activity for the Balinese people who embrace the Hindu Dharma, tourists can not resist the urge to watch all their activities, especially if a temple is in an exotic place.

Pura Tanah Lot

For example, the existence of an ancient pura of Tanah Lot in Tabanan relic of the XVI century, 15 kilometers southwest of Denpasar, located on the rocks of Beraban Beach, became one of the favorite tourist objects in Bali, so it is not surprising that tourists will focus its attention to this place.

There is a great moment in addition to a visit, which tourists can witness the holy temple building, as well as beautiful moments when the sun goes down.

No wonder that makes tourists visit Tanah Lot as an area that is able to occupy the top. According to the Bali Tourism Office, tourists who visit during the whole of 2014 amounted to 3.1 million tourists.

Uluwatu Peninsula

Kecak Dance at Uluwatu

The next tourist attraction is Pura Uluwatu, the second most visited by tourists as many as 1.1 million people, an increase when compared to the previous year was recorded only 801.000 people.

When you are in this region, immediately feel the religious atmosphere, and the forces of nature with panoramic views and natural beauty. Take a look at what kind of privileges, two temples are situated on top of a large rock and another one is on top of the cliffs similar to Uluwatu Temple at the foot of the island of Bali.

Travelers may consider a trip, while enjoying natural scenery and beaches temple seemed like no other in the world.

(Source Antara, Kompas Travel /Images W Rosario Wuarmanuk, M Paath Djojonegoro)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hotel System in These Countries Friendly for Disabled People

Based on the studies provided by more than 600,000 hotels from

The Westin, NY

One time you traveled to a tourist destination, there are certainly things that might be worth your attention, whether in the country of destination concerned with people with special needs?

May present questions countries anywhere in the world who are concerned about this, following some initial answers, the United States became the first country to show the highest percentage of the number of hotels that have facilities for people with special needs.

Seventy-seven percent of hotels in the US is by far the most provide facilities for people with disabilities through its facilities, the next sequence can be seen in the following list.

Countries with the highest percentage for lodging that can be accessed by disabled people.

United States 77%
United Arab Emirates 55%
Ireland 55%
Portugal 55%
New Zealand 54%

Mauritius 53%
Italy 52%
Norway 52%
Puerto Rico 51%
Israel 49%

And the list also includes countries in Asia, only Singapore is the highest among other Asian countries with facilities for the disabled.

River of Singapore

Five destinations that are in the bottom ten ranked coming from Asia.

Countries with the lowest percentage for lodging that can be accessed by disabled people.

Indonesia 11%
Russia 11%
Peru 10%
Uruguay 10%
Vietnam 9%

Nepal 8%
Thailand 8%
Azerbaijan 8%
Cambodia 8%
Bolivia 8%

Georgia 8%
Montenegro 7%
Laos 1%

The list above is to be a reference of a tour, but other considerations can be addressed.

Sometimes the tourists always have a specific reason in determining their goals, in addition to hospitality on disabled people, in the end the completeness of infrastructure, security, convenience and comfort in the countries of destination to be the reason that is worth considering.

(Source NatGeo Traveler, F Firdaus – Kompas Travel /Images L Priyanti, L Pandjaitan)

Changi Transit Programme Pampering Passenger Singapore Airlines and SilkAir

Pleasant transit experience through partnership with Changi Airport Group (CAG)

Airline in the world has always sought innovation for its passengers, adding an interesting experience in a series of flights, certainly beneficial for the airline passengers. Partnership program conducted by the airline is even extended to the end of March 2016, after seeing the response of passengers, of course.

The customer Singapore Airlines or SilkAir that transit through Changi Airport with one airline can redeem Changi Dollar Voucher (CDV) worth 20 Singapore dollars, or 40 Singapore dollars, depending on where they fly.

Furthermore, this experience becomes a convenience, through specific flight operated by Air New Zealand to or from Auckland also be able to redeem CDV.

An interesting program for passengers, valid for one-time use in more than 510 retail outlets, food, and services available in public areas and transit in Terminals 1, 2, and 3. CDV can also be exchanged for one-time access to the Ambassador Transit Lounge in Terminal 2 and 3 up to two hours.

A variety of other services, such as bathrooms, light dishes, and a variety of reading materials, free Wi-Fi, movie theaters, and theme parks while in transit at Changi Airport, as well as the Skytrain transport system.

It is tempting for anyone, offering tourists will make careful consideration, why not, right?

(Source Kompas Travel, Changi Airport Group, Singapore Airlines /Images J Mudas, M Kretyawan, E Purba)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Cruise Ship MV Albatros Visit Sabang

Cruise Ships throw anchor on Saturday in Port CT3 Sabang

Sabang scenery and neighboring islands

City at the tip of Sumatra island is always interesting for many foreign tourists, particularly for cruise ship passengers, and this visit is already a visit umpteenth time.

This time the MV Albatros had the opportunity present in this special city, Saturday, March 28, 2015, the cruise ship carrying hundreds of world travelers, as many as 850 passengers and 366 crew.

Sabang is built as one of the international transit port, a port city that indicates the development of maritime shaft concept in most western tip of the island of Indonesia.

Aneuk Laut lake - Sabang, Weh Island

Beach of Sabang

Sumur Batu Beach, Weh Island near Sabang

Travelers soon dropped when the ship was leaning, they are immediately greeted by a number of events such as traditional Acehnese dance, as well as a mini bazaar show and sale of souvenirs typical of Aceh before attending various series of events around the region and the adjacent islands.

Sabang is always exotic, the port city that offers a unique nautical tourism, diving, snorkeling, as well as the beauty of the natural range of fascinating underwater.

(Source Radja Umar – Kompas Travel, R Effendi - Banda Aceh /Images L Pandjaitan, Andreas Trepte - wikipedia)

Avoid Places Most with Germs when You are Traveling

Disease-causing germs and there is everywhere

Gold ATM Dubai

You are faced with the reality while being traveled, that places that look clean though, surely lurking germs. Environment around us turned out to contain many hazards that are not visible, and it is very dangerous.

Many bacteria are potentially damaging to health, and are in places which we considered to be safe.

Boarding Room at Kualanamu Airport

Disease-causing germs and there is everywhere. Here's an article that contained in the Huffington Post, avoid this place so no germs attacked while traveling.

1. The rooms in a hotel
2. The seats in an aircraft
3. The bathroom on the plane
4. Handrails
5. The hotel pool
6. Checkpoints
7. Water shower and buffets
8. ATM

Not that you would be worried to travel anywhere, especially if you want to travel to other countries, because all these devices are present everywhere, just as you and your family activities.

In the end we asked to always keep where ever we go, so it is better to anticipate than late.

(Source CA Setyanti - CNN Indonesian, Huffington Post /Images D Upala Poucin, N Devi)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Saint-Michel, magnificent castle in the Middle of the Sea

Mont Saint-Michel is located on a rocky tidal island in Normandy

The ride was pretty tired to achieve this spectacular building in France, but the scenery around really arouse feelings, from a distance te; ah seen towering into the sky, located about 1 km from the beach.

The building was built between the 11th century and into the 16th, also earned the nickname 'Wonder of the West' is perched on a rocky island in the middle of vast sandbanks between Normandy and Brittany.

You will feel the aura of a Gothic-style Benedictine monastery was dedicated to St. Michael's angel. Go in, so you can see the highest point of the island about 92 meters above sea level.

Incredible charm at the sight of this building, a race against time after time every century, Mont Saint-Michel had to adapt to natural conditions, the tide that surrounds it, connects and disconnects the island from the mainland every day.

At any given time, when it was high tide, this magnificent castle looks like being in the middle of the ocean. And the local population, amounting to some tens of people, settle down there will be felt on an island, across the mainland.

The best time to visit is during the full moon and a solar eclipse on the weekend, you can watch the roar of the waves were seen sweeping coastal cliffs. Enchanting.

(Source CNN Indonesia, Reuters /Images D Upala Poucin, Emmanuella Widi)

Taste of Europe in Other Continents in the World

European-style architecture in several other countries

Peoples walking leisurely in Melbourne

When you travel to a tourist area in a country, without realizing there are many buildings in these places turned out to have a taste of European-style buildings.

European architectural style of the building has become the hallmark in European cities that you find, even some tourists really love European culture, admiring the architecture of ancient Europe.

Well, you can enjoy the surroundings with a "taste" of Europe, and the following places are able to remove your thirst to enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a typical European high art of architecture.

Montreal, Canada. The European 18th century buildings like, gives a taste of Paris, cobblestone streets, typical European countryside, parks, town square, churches, and even the behavior of the townspeople like French people.

Melbourne, Australia. Likewise, the city is often compared to Paris, love bridge over the Yarra River, similar to a Pont de l'Archeveche bridge in Paris. Just walk to some café, the open-air concept with trees along the sidewalk, typical of major cities in Europe.

Boston, United States. Look at the building of Copley and Prudential Center in Boston looming over the Charles River, similar to the buildings in the vicinity of the River Thames. Safe city for travelers, with spacious and comfortable public transport.

Guanajuato, Mexico. City with a great degree as a World Heritage Site, UNESCO, the city will be full of Europe nuances, cobblestone streets, luxury mansion belonging to the former miners, and downtown are filled with the architectural style of the 17th century. Narrow streets, only to pedestrians, and enough for one car, immediately you missed the atmosphere in European cities.

When you are in the area or those towns, all longing for beautiful buildings European style can be treated, without you yourself have to go to Europe. Interesting, isn’t it?

(Source NatGeo Traveler, HuffingtonPost, Kompas Travel /Images V Arifin)