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Easy Ways to Define Your Next Travel Destination

Posted by Ongky Darmawansa on

Sometimes, choosing the region or city to spend your holidays can be easy and can also be hard. Many people surely will experience the different things. But to be honest, many of us are confusing, right?

Easy ways to define the next travel destination

But, since travelling should be fun even when you just planning on it, I have some easy ways to help you how to define where your next travel destination will be. Those ways won’t be the best you will be know but I think that you still need to know what the insights from other’s people mind.

1. What you have not been doing at the last destination you visited?

Travelling is not always about visiting the new destinations or spots. Many of us won’t be bored just by visiting the same spot all over again. You are even have been doing that all the times. Don’t you lie to me.

Even, by deciding to re-visit the last destination, you can give yourself a chance in thinking about what you have not been done before to experience your holidays or spare time at its best. Trust me, it helps me a lot in enjoying my trip as well as defining the destination as our main topic here.

2. Think about a place that can be a big support for your hobby

Hobby has been popular as a way to enjoy yourself as well as relieve the stress. How can’t this be a great combination when hobby and traveling can be done together? If you are a big fan of fishing, then you have places such as rivers, beaches, ocean, etc. If you think that you won’t to miss an event for the robot enthusiasts, then you know where to go and how much will it cost you, etc.

Think about your hobby and you will know where you can spend your travel moments.

3. As your friends who will be joining in your trip

If you really have no idea where to go, don’t thinking about it too much just by your own. Ask the others especially your close friends in case they will be available to spend and share the same travel with you. Even, when you are travelling with the others that you really care of, destinations won’t be a matter anymore.

4. Start thinking about the travel destinations you will avoid

Most of popular travel destinations in the world will be the worst place to spend the holidays. You should have known about the recent travel season at the destination you are going to visit. Low and high season themselves can be valid internationally, nationally and locally. Make sure that no matter if you are in a high season, as long as it is for local region, I think you have nothing to worry about the destination. but when it comes to the high season for national and international travel calendar, you’d better set yourself to avoid the popular travel spots.

5. Think about what challenges you should give for yourself

Travelling is also the spiritual journey for some people, although, it doesn’t have to make you be in a hermitage. Some of us are spending the trip by enjoying the moment through sunbathing after a quick swimming and some others are choosing to challenge their self.

You can also do the same thing. It doesn’t have to be hiking the most dangerous mountain in the world, even if you can only being in a surf camp that you may have never been learning about how to surf professionally before, surfing can be challenging for the first timers.

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What Is The Best Web Development Company In Bali?

Posted by Ongky Darmawansa on

If you are the businessmen, then you will realised that Bali is offering you an international market. People from anywhere in this world can easily be met in the island because of its tourism attractions. Knowing this fact and the others, your business should have been reaching more customers especially if you have been built a certain business website for that. But let me ask you one important thing, how good your website have been developed? Did you developing it yourself or were you hiring the web company or an agency before?

Identify the best web development company in Bali

Having the better developed website for your business in Bali is a must. It is about how secure your site security system is, how good it is designed, how well the performance is on search engines in getting traffics and all SEO-friendly stuffs, and many more to be considered of.

Therefore, ever since I can’t do the web development myself, I will recommending you the best Bali web development company that have been served many and multi-background clients for years, professionally.

Before that, many may still wondering around how do the web development’s scope of works are affecting the website ranking on search engines? The first thing I’d like to say about that is it is possible and that’s for real, how website is designed and developed are important to support the site optimization no matter how do the web developers are not knowing much about SEO world or the opposite.

For a simple example for this is about the codings themselves, they need to be written in a search engine friendly way. That’s how the website will not be included with malware or even viruses that can harm the users. And there are still more how coding can be the best thing you can do for the site optimization or how the codes can harm your own site.

Here’s the best recommended web development company in Bali

I don’t know if you have been heard about this company or not, its name is Kesato and have been dealing with various clients from the world.

The web company have actually been found in Paris, France in 2010 but later moved the office to Bali in 2012. So, their web development services have been serving in Bali for 7 years and that’s old enough just to know how good they are in designing and developing the better website.

The interesting thing about the company is that there is also the SEO team that can work together with the web developers to build the better optimized business website since beginning. You may have never been thought before that you will not only need the web developers but the the SEO experts as well so you will really get the strong and best optimized site.

If you are thinking that you are also agree with the hourly rate for charging the client from this company, then go ahead to visit www.kesato.com and see what they have been got for you. Get in touch with the team right away because I am afraid that you are going to be on the line since sometimes the web projects can be so many, but hopefully not.

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History of the Yogyakarta Palace

Posted by Brooklyn Weaver on

Yogyakarta Palace is the last job of all kingdoms that have triumphed in Java. Keraton Jogya was founded by Sultan Hamengku Buwono I and until now there has been an amazing culture. Located in the middle of the city of Yogya where when taking a straight line, the Yogyakarta Palace is located between Mount Merapi and the South Sea.

In 1755, there was a Giyanti agreement, where the kingdom was divided into 2 namely the eastern region (now the Surakarta Palace) and the western region (Yogyakarta Palace). Yogyakarta Palace is very thick with Javanese ethnic cultural heritage.

Lor Square

Alun Alun Lor is the entrance that we will meet after passing the big gate of the Palace. The initial function of the Alun Alun Lor is the place to hand over the schedule of the royal soldiers. At present, Alun Alun Lor is only used as an ordinary garden.

Gede Kauman Mosque

The Gede Kauman Mosque is the Mosque of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta or also called the Gedhe Kauman Mosque, located west of Alun Alun Lor. This mosque was built in 1733 by Sultan Hamengku Buwono I who was rich in Javanese elements. The Gede Kauman Mosque is where Sultan Hamengku Buwono performs all worship rituals. At present, the mosque is still functioned for traditional ceremonies such as the Grebeg and Sekatenan Ceremonies.

The Gregeban ceremony is a prayer for the Gunungan (produce) that is waiting for it to be distributed to the community. One part of the mosque was used to store the place of the gamelan when the Saketanan ceremony was held.

Siti Hinggil Lor

Siti Hinggil Lor is part of the Palace used for the important uparaca of the Keraton Yogya family such as a grand wedding and a throne ceremony.

5 parts of Siti Hinggit Lor:

  • Manguntur Tangkil Ward for the Sultan’s seat when there was an official ceremony
  • Witono Ward, the place to place the Keraton heritage
  • Tarub Agung Ward, where nobles transit when the group they bring enters the palace
  • Pacikeren Ward, home of the courtiers of Mertolulut, who acted as executioners of the royal punishment
  • Kori Ward, home of the Kori courtiers

Kedhaton

Kedhaton is the residence of the Sultan and the Keraton family. The Sultan occupies the Keraton Kilen while the Gedong Jene section is the place of the Sultan’s office. The Keputren section is for the daughters of the Sultan, the wives, and concubines of the King. The Kesatriyan section is the place for the sons of the King.

Kecono Ward is a place to store valuables of the Kingdom, which on the 1st of Muharram will be moved to the Manis Ward to be cleaned.

Sri Manganti

Sri Manganti is a place used to receive Sultan’s great guests. At present, Sri Manganti is used for gamelan rooms and tourist exhibition rooms.

South Square

In his time, Alun Alun Kidul functioned as an archery training ground by sitting cross-legged and seeing horse riding dexterity. In the middle of the Alun Alun Kidul is often used for Masangin ceremonies. Rituals where people have to walk straight past 2 banyan trees with closed mates and if successful, they are believed to be fulfilled.

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Best Bali Dive Sites, Perfect Choice of Wreck Diving

Posted by Brooklyn Weaver on

Bali, the exotic island has become a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches, stunning nature, interesting culture, and traditions. 10 years ago the island of the gods was still often ignored as a diving destination. But nowadays, Bali has become a cool diving destination that you must visit. List best dive sites Bali has achieved popularity and substantially increased popularity has increased in recent years.

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What Makes Bali Dive Sites As The Best Diving Spots?

Do you know why what makes Bali dive sites so special? Bali is the center of the coral triangle. As it is called that the coral triangle is the absolute peak of all coral reefs in the world. Bali is one of the largest species and coral diversity besides the Philippines and Solomon Islands. Bali has something to offer for divers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or a professional diver, to enjoy everything under the sea, from small things to enjoying great things.

Manta point where one of the best dive sites in Bali is popular and is in great demand by world divers. To enjoy the manta point you have to take a little trip to the offshore island on the island of Bali. If you are lucky, you will find and see a manta ray up close. Manta point is only one of Bali dive sites because there are hundreds of dive spots that make you will never bore.

How about exploring a shipwreck? Exploring shipwrecks at the Bali dive sites offers a different atmosphere and experience. You not only see something amazing but also the mystery side of a shipwreck that was under the sea of Bali decades ago.

There are 2 best dive sites in Bali to explore shipwrecks. The wreck of the USAT Liberty is in the waters of Tulamben which has overgrown with colorful corals and marine biota that live among the wreckage of the ship’s iron metal. It is a fact that the USAT Liberty wreck is not only the most beautiful in Indonesia but also the most beautiful in the world. Another underwater tour that offers the mystery of the shipwreck is Amed.

Amed one of the Bali dive sites that is no less interesting. This dive spot not only offers views of Japanese wrecks but also temples and underwater posts. Underwater temples are deliberately placed as underwater preservation which is also the home of its biota. This is your chance to capture the underwater post as a spectacular underwater tour. Diving is not only a challenging activity in Bali, but you can also try surfing or rafting in Ubud.

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How Important Does the Bedroom For Your Travel Accommodation?

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If we are going to talk about the travel accommodation, mostly the bedroom itself won’t be specifically discussed. It is understandable because the accommodation will be in a one fixed package that seems can’t be changed as we are required although there are also the other accommodations that are possible for that.

As long as the bedroom are pretty much with nuances as you will interested in and the bed and the space are pretty much wider enough, most of us won’t wish more than that. But actually, realised it or not, we are taking it as so important. We just think think about it shortly so the bedroom won’t be the main priority when we are reserving the accommodation.

Important of quality bedroom for travel accommodation

In the other hands, bedroom is also vital in how you are feeling enjoy or the opposite when you are in a trip. It will be an answer on the quality of your rest or sleep while you are away from home. Spending time on holidays is good, but when you are struggling to take a rest and feels like rubbish when you are waking up, don’t blame the alcohol you have been drinking the night before because it might be caused by the bedroom you have been reserving as well.

To know more about how important the bedroom is in helping you to feel comfort or another way, I have listed some of the things that can make your rest be more qualified or worst. Here they are:

The bed organisation first rule; the farther from the bathroom or toilet the better

No matter how small or big the hotel or any kind of accommodations are, you will be surprised by the placement of its bed. Sometimes, many of us will be find that its bed is put right to the wall that separate the toilet and where you are laying your head after a day of traveling around.

Here are the things. Toilet is where the dirty things exist no matter how clean it is seen. The closer it is to your bed, the worst. Mostly, it is also a main room source for the smelly things that can make your resting being disturbed. Therefore, when you are choosing the accommodation, beware that the bed placement as far as it needs.

The view out of your window’s bedroom

Beautiful view is always the good thing to see in a trip. Even, many expensive accommodations are caused by the special beautiful view you can see right out the window. But, not all of them will be expensive just because of that.

The beautiful view that your eyes can witness right from your bedroom can also be the thing that can help the quality of your sleep and can refresh your mind before and after the sleep. Many of us are also getting our breakfast at where we are living while traveling or drinking a cup of coffee in evening, what if you are experiencing them all through your bedroom with beautiful scene?

The smaller the bedroom is, the stress you are in it

The smaller the bedroom is, the less things you can do inside. Even, just by walking here and there can be stressful since you may are crashing part of the bed corners especially when the front part of your bed will be a table and a tv on the wall. That will really troublesome no matter if you are in a rush to go somewhere or just doing some activities for an hour in your accommodation.

Traveling means to refresh your body and mind and I think that the smaller bedroom can ruin all of that.

Mostly, bedroom with windows is always better

Looking out the windows while breathing in the fresh air is good as the mood booster in your travel and can be the best way to view the scene. It is sometime stressful where the windows can’t be opened, so make sure that the travel accommodation you are reserving is possible to open up and close its bedroom’s windows.

It will even more better if you are possible to have a bedroom with balcony so you will have more spot for spending the slow holidays while you are in a hotel room.

What else do you think that will make your stay be more enjoyable inside the bedroom of your accommodation?

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5 Reasons Why I Love Surf Camp Holidays and You Will, Too

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By the times, every new things will become more popular or forgotten. If you are the travel enthusiast or even considering to call yourself as a true traveller, you must have been known or at least heard about the surf camp holidays before, right?

Reasons to love surf camp holidays idea

I am sure that there will be many of us will say that surfing is interesting, but actually how many of us that truly planning and start experiencing it? I am telling you this because today, we have actually running out of reasons not to. It seems that you are no longer need to say that you have no idea how to ride a surfboard cause at least there has been a surf camp that can encounter the less acknowledgeable reason for your less experience.

It is true since the surf camp idea is actually the surf training. It is an outdoor course for everyone who needs to start knowing how fun and challenging it is to see yourself balancing and controlling the surfboard. The interesting thing is, teenagers and adults (all range of ages) are welcome. It is fun already for your holidays knowing that there’s no terms such as “too young” or “too old” thing you should face on your life.

Even though surf camp holidays idea is not a perfect one,  I will keep on recommending it because it is a fun sport that will contribute in your better physic and mental condition in the future, too. And who knows it can be a start for someone to be an athlete as well.

I am sure that the above short explanation won’t be enough to convince you to choose surf camp idea to spend your next holidays and if you are requiring more of the reasons, see below list for further information.

1. You will have another activity option to spend your holidays at beaches

What did you do on your beach visit last summer? Swimming? A bit of snorkeling? Playing with a dog? Wait! hours of sunbathing? Those and else activities seemed to be the regular ones. Everyone can do that although they won’t be a sin for you. Now, what if you give yourself a chance for a challenge at the same spot? Do something else which is to learn things in a surf camp with the others? I am suggesting you this because there is a possibility where surfing activities are possible to live up your days and vacation.

Jump into the water won’t hurt and even joyful even for the adults and you can get the skills, knowledge, and wonderful holidays.

2. Surf camp holidays package comes with itineraries, so you don’t confuse in running out of things to do

You know, planning for holidays also means to play your mind with things to do. If you are spending your time at foreign country, sometimes the references you have been read on internet won’t be enough. You are probably will ends up with confusion about what else to do because you still have hours or even days to spend. In other hands, the surf camp idea is also a travel package. It covers not only the surfing lessons, that will be the exhausting days if started from the morning to evening you will only do surfing.

So, even though that the travel package is focus on training yourself and the rest of the travel members, you guys keep on deserving to explore more of the surroundings and the destinations.

And I am telling you that there are many of professional surf camp holidays providers out there and on internet are offering you the surf training while combining it with the itineraries where you can experience the other destinations, attractions, the culture and other things to do to ensure that you will spend the unforgettable holidays.

That’s how the better travel package and provider should have been valued your precious moments.

3. In general, surfing allowing us to walks on water. How can’t it be interested?

Moon walk was not invented by the late Michael Jackson even though he was the only one person will be mentioned on earth without giving our mind a moment of thought and a chance to read the other references. But let’s not talking about the provoking things relates to it. All I wanna say is watching people doing it is usually interesting so many of us are trying to learn and do the same thing.

Surfer is walking on water with waves

Now, what if there will be a chance if you can walk on water? You don’t have to be a saint for that. It simply only needs the skills on how good you are in controlling the surfboard. And the professional surf instructor that will be your teacher or coach can lead you there.

And not only that, through surfing, you are possible to jump and even flying on water. The water surface can really be a spot for your take off. Doesn’t it cool enough for you?

4. Surf camps are everywhere and that will be the great reason to travel the world

Many people are dreaming of traveling the world but when it comes to ask them what to do, some may are confusing. It is good for traveling and hoping among countries and continents, but you will need the strong reasons for that because you will spending money on it. In case you need one making sense reason, experiencing the holidays in a surf camp can be one of the backgrounds why you will flight from one country to another.

You are free to choose whether or not you are going to learn surfing at the continent of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. Our world is dominated by the water and that will be a great reason why water activities are often found at anywhere you are spending your holidays. So does the surf camp.

5. For those who are lazy, a surf camp holidays can be great for your exercise

If you are wondering about the travel idea where you can still be in shape and feel healthy, then a surf camp holidays is one of what you have been looking for. Exercising itself needs motivations and we have been knowing that the kind of privilege will be great to have when there will be someone accompanying you.

Since a surf camp is a class, then you will have fun with the others. Surfing itself is a water sport and the interesting thing is that it will moves all of your body parts from down of your toes up to your head. You will stay fit in fun way and I think that it should also been recommended to those who are too lazy to do things at outdoor.

I am not making up all of the above reasons why you will also love the surf camp holidays as I am. You can even find many online and trusted references telling us that there are so many health benefits when you are spending your time in surfing activity. So, how care you are about your holidays and your body to stay fit for long? Share the positive messages of this article so the other will also get the positive insight about what they will need for the next holiday season.