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It’s only a few¬†months ago and I missed all of my travel pals already.

In travelling together you will see the real quality of each person that you may not see in daily routine life.You may find a little “crack” but still they are the best among the best I guess ūüôā

Some of my friends start the journey from Bandung (West Java) using an old¬†VW Combi. We call it “Odong-Odong Negriku”

In choosing a travel destination, we usually decide from the specialty of the location, and the destination we choose now is Mount Tambora, probably the most destructive stratovolcano (recorded) in Indonesia with Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) 7. And in exactly April 10 2015, Tambora celebrate 200 years of the explosion, the explosion that cause a year without a summer. source: WIkipedia.org

IndonesiaBestPlaces: Odong-Odong Nusantara

IndonesiaBestPlaces: Odong-Odong Negriku

While some of my friends choose to use the Combi and make some stop in several beautiful places, I choose to  take the plane until Lombok Island.

I use the second flight to Lombok, while some friends arrived in the afternoon.

Bandar Udara Lombok

Indonesia Best Places: Bandar Udara Lombok

To kill the time, me and somefriends who arrived earlier (using Odong-Odong Nusantara) decide to relax at the beach.

Suprisingly we found several beautiful spots on the way there.

We make a stop to take some picture on a small hill that we believe will give the best view.

Indonesia Best Places: On the way to Selong Belanak Beach

Indonesia Best Places: On the way to Selong Belanak Beach

Look at the top right side of this (On The Way To Selong Belanak Beach) Picture, Yep! That’s The Beach. WIth a little Rock /Clod on it.

Don’t forget to visit this beach once you go to Lombok ūüôā

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Indonesia Best Places: Selong Belanak Beach

Indonesia Best Places: Selong Belanak Beach

 

 

 

~  TO BE CONTINUED  ~

 

 


Is that all?? Naa.. of course not, it’s Saturday night..¬†we still have lot’s of time to find crowds,

A¬†friend called, ask us to join them at The Deck, a place for people who likes to have chat and pool.. People seemed had known each other.. But don’t know why, we feel it’s not a place for us that night, that’s why we go to Hu’u¬† ūüôā and that’s we called awesome!!

Huu Bali

Huu Bali

Unlike in Jakarta, when you go to a club and have a chat with a stranger, they suddenly expect you to sleep with them,¬† may be not all, but most of them. Even in a luxury lounge in the centre of Jakarta.. Urge you to decide not to come to that place anymore. But not in Bali, or at least for several places we know,¬† more polite. You can just come, dance, say hi, have a little chat, drink. and that’s it.¬† We dance, partying until ummmm¬†¬†3am? ¬†more or less.. ¬†before we go back to Barrida,¬†recharge the energy¬†for the next day ūüôā

The next day is having lunch at Warung Sulawesi, what we don’t expect is, it’s kind of Ready to Serve/Fast Food. But one thing for sure, it’s so delicious!

Warung Sulawesi

Warung Sulawesi

The Food is delicious, and also the Es Pisang Ijo. Don’t forget to order it when you plan to¬†have lunch¬†at this place. Then, we go to Pura Taman Ayun at Mengwi, one of UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.

Pura Taman Ayun

Pura Taman Ayun

The Pura is surrounded by water, lake and river. Once you put your feet inside.. The calmness of green grass will embrace you.. The sound of water.. the bird ..la la la… Can’t tell you for more, you must feel it by yourself.. ūüėČ

If it’s not because of the rain, we may stay there longer than we expected. Time to go.. We rushed back downtown to find a place called Lello Lello Gelato at Kayu Aya 21, Seminyak.

WoW!! Lots of choices, Not only Dark Chocolates, Vanila or Strawberry.. but also Dragon Fruit! Next time, we will visit this place for more..

Lello Lello Gelato

Lello Lello Gelato

Still, Chocolates is my favorite.. Yummmm..

Damn.. why I don’t see this – look so yummy ice cream – before?? Should I go back to Bali just for it?

Baileys and Butterscotch Gelato

Baileys and Butterscotch Gelato

Arrrrgghhh!!!!!

~ To Be Continued ~

@IndonesiaBestPL @Love1ndonesia


This is one of the reason of what makes me so excited of doing all of these activities; Blogging, Facebook-ing, Tweeting about the beauty of Indonesia’s nature.. Me, I myself, always often shocked by how many beautiful places that I have never know before, eventhough I live quite near to some of those places. I’ll show why..

Ijen Crater Sulphur Lake

Ijen Crater Sulphur Lake

The spectacular scenery above can be seen from an aircraft¬†from Surabaya to Denpasar, an spectacular views that evokes a question about the location of a green Tosca lake at an altitude of 2.000 feet, and the caldera wall as high as 300-500m. It’s quite amazing, the colour and the smoke,¬†it’s exotic, it’s dangerously beautiful.

As I said in the previous paragraph, you can go there by going to Surabaya in East Java first, and then¬†from there you can directly go to Ijen¬†through the north west entrance. Or you can go to Denpasar first, and from the sea port you can go to Ketapang sea port in Banyuwangi, from there you can direstly go to Ijen through it’s east entrance.

Do you think it’s just like another crater? then you might want to visit the place in the night, then you gonna see this.. the blue flame of Ijen

The Blue Flame of Ijen

The Blue Flame of Ijen

The other may say Blue Fire, but I prefer to say Blue Flame, there are ony two crates in the world that have blue flame, one in Iceland, and one in Indonesia, Mount Ijen, East Java.

The Blue Flame of Ijen Crater

The Blue Flame of Ijen Crater

I was born in Indonesia, and I really love¬†Indonesia. But this not makes me so narrow minded,¬†as I believe that in every part of the world you can find their’s own beauty, either in the culture, nature, food, or even the people it self.

The other part of me, the Dutch, and German blood makes me really want to visit Europe, the land of my ancestors, well who knows?

Source:

1. Ijen Crater Sulphur Lake

2. The Blue Flame of Ijen

3. The Blue Flame of Ijen Crater

4. Location of Ijen

5. How to get there

6. Keajaiban keindahan alam Indonesia

7. Olivier Grunewald


Festival Raja Ampat, October 20-25, 2011

Raja Ampat, unlike Indonesians who rarely know this magnificent place, this under and above the water heaven are very famous among international divers and tourists. It is located in a group of islands in the north west side of West Papua, the very east island of Indonesia.


Some people say, that Raja Ampat is the richest coral reef in the world, there are 1,309 fish species, 537 coral species (a remarkable 96% of all scleractinia recorded from Indonesia are likely to occur in these islands and 75% of all species that exist in the world), and 699 mollusk species, what amazing!

Raja Ampat’s marine diversity is believed to be strongly influenced by its position between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as coral and fish larvae are more easily shared between the two oceans. It’s coral diversity, resilience, and role as a source for larval dispersal make it a global priority for marine protection.

As you can see from the picture above, a remarkable diving and travelling place, Raja Ampat or The Four Kings,¬† consist of four big islands named Waigeo, Misool, Salawati, Batanta and 1500 smaller ones which almost all of them still don’t have a name

These islands that located at the verynorth west side of New Guinea, get their name from local myth that tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the eggs hatches that become kings those occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands while the other three become a ghost, a woman, and a stone. Seem strange, but that’s what people there believed.

Testimonials:

“No doubt about it, Raja Ampat is definitely the richest place for fish that I have ever been.” –
-Dr G.R. Allen

“I was like a five-year-old, seeing a reef for the very first time. I was awestruck, held by the incredible power of this richest reef. We must, with all available resources, preserve the beauty of Raja Ampat. This may be the last frontier.” –Michael Aw

“I love the people, I love the diving, it’s super! I’ve never been for a second time to the same dive destination but now I’m thinking about going back for the third time! Should I say more?” –Peter van Dalen

(These testimonials are taken from www.iriandiving.com)

Sources:
Pasir Pantai

Ultimate Underwater Expedition

Wikipeda

Festival Raja Ampat


Click this link to VOTE for Komodo directly

People think that the New 7 Wonder of Nature Committee will strike Komodo Island off after Indonesian Government step back from the election, that’s not true, since Komodo Island is the only place that has prehistoric animals living in, the island is still on the game.

The picture above show the color of the sand in Komodo Island area, which differentiate them to other beaches, a lot of unique things you can find here, not only the pink sand, but also the flora and the fauna, the animal called Komodo, that are believed as one of the living creatures from the dinosaur era. In these islands they still have a chance to live.

This National Park has been selected to be one of the finalist for the new 7 wonder of nature, unfortunately it will cost Indonesian Government a lot of money to make this island as the place for winner announcement.

People didn’t understand, that even though Indonesian Government decide not to give payment to make this island as the declaration place, it doesn’t mean this Island taken out from the election. Please help to vote for this National Park, to make sure that you can still see them in the future.

Click on this link to VOTE for Komodo

Related Links:
Support Komodo

Komodo Dragon – Wikipedia

Tour to Komodo National Park

Travel to Komodo

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I just know that there is an extraordinary beautiful cave from an International Amazing Race. What a shame, I’m an Indonesian, but I don’t¬†know even a bit! It is a vertical cave located in Semanu, Wonosari, about 50km south east of Jogjakarta, Central Java. This vertical cave that has trees grow from its bottom is …

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On Saturday evening June 25th 2011, the main street of Solo in Central Java turned into a massive Runway as the 4th edition of Solo Batik Carnival was staged before enthusiastic spectators. Presenting ‚ÄúThe Amazing Legend‚ÄĚ as its main theme, the carnival left thousands thrilled as the parade passed by showing a large variety of …

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