The Beauty of Gulangyu Island

Have you ever dreamed of living in an island which is traffic-free & has a great view that you think you don’t wanna go back to the city you used to live in? Well, I never thought about it actually. And I don’t even know that this kind of island does exist. Not until I found this beautiful island during my last visit to Xiamen (also known as Amoy), China last September.

Gulangyu Island is located in the southwest of Xiamen City (厦门). People know it for its natural beauty, its varied architecture, and the ancient relics. Only electric-powered vehicles are permitted here so there will be no pollution or noise. But who needs a vehicle? This island is only 2 square kilometres in area! Quite small, but it is a home for some people & it’s the favorite tourist destination in Xiamen.Lanjutkan membaca “The Beauty of Gulangyu Island”

Enjoying Sunset at Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

I guess everyone knows Bali. It’s so popular among the travelers because of its beautiful beaches, its culture, and its nightlife. Although this island is pretty small, every inch of Bali offers you a unique & unforgettable experience. So don’t ever EVER left your camera at home.

During my last visit to Bali, Indonesia, in September 2011, I spent my last evening in Pura Tanah Lot waiting for the sun to set. Pura Tanah Lot is built above the rocks in the middle of the beach & is one of the best place to watch sunset in Bali.Lanjutkan membaca “Enjoying Sunset at Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia”

Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta

It was not until the last 2 years that I finally stepped on one of the greatest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Yes, I went to Yogyakarta (or simply Yogya), which is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java, last 2 years with some friends. And for me, visiting Yogya would not be complete without going to the Borobudur temple. This temple is a main tourist attraction in Java Island, and it’s even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

So here I am!Lanjutkan membaca “Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta”

Elephant Trekking Adventure at Pattaya, Thailand

For me, Thailand is all about Tom Yum soup, beautiful beach, and elephant. So that time, we went to Chang Thai Thappraya Adventure Park. It’s near the Pattaya Floating Market, but too bad I can’t find it in google map this time.

Here, you can do many outdoor activities, like buggy cart riding, ATV riding, elephant trekking, horse riding, and many more. But since we are in Pattaya, the best choice for us to do is the elephant trekking, isn’t it?Lanjutkan membaca “Elephant Trekking Adventure at Pattaya, Thailand”

Breezeo Resto, Pattaya, Thailand

During my visit to Pattaya, Thailand, about 1 year ago, I had an early dinner in Breezeo Resto with my friends. As you can guess from the restaurant name I mentioned, Breezeo, this restaurant is located just right on the seaside of Royal Cliff Hotel’s private beach. It’s one of the few places in Pattaya where you can enjoy the cuisine along with the fresh and clean breeze in a peaceful place.Lanjutkan membaca “Breezeo Resto, Pattaya, Thailand”

Walking the Great Wall of China!

At the end of August 2012, my friend and I went to 北京 (Beijing), China for the first time. I was so excited since I’ve never actually been there before. I couldn’t imagine living in a city where most of the people can’t understand English. Even the receptionist in the hotel we stayed can only speak Chinese Mandarin. Here, language is such a trouble for me. I was like : “Hmm. I should take a Mandarin course as soon as I go back to Indonesia”Lanjutkan membaca “Walking the Great Wall of China!”

De Ranch, Lembang, Indonesia

In October 2012, my friend and I went to a local ranch located in Lembang, Indonesia. It was approximately 1 hour car-driving from Bandung.

What makes me so excited is that this is actually my first time going to a ranch! And what do you think of when you heard the term ‘ranch’? A horse, of course! I was like : “Yaaay I’m going to ride a horse! A real horse!”. To tell the truth, I’ve never ridden a horse before. I rode an elephant before in Pattaya, Thailand, but, you know, elephant walks so damn slowly and I knew it from the beginning that riding a horse might be completely different. Well, may be not when you’re accompanied by the ‘horse man’. They will make sure we ride our horse safely.Lanjutkan membaca “De Ranch, Lembang, Indonesia”