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Things to do in Jakarta and Indonesia this Summer

Things To Do in Bali This Summer.

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Bali is located just south of the equator and will bombard you with beauty, beaches, parties and culture all at once. While many people come to Indonesia for the exceptional beaches, they find the lasting impressions are left from experiencing its rich culture.

While it may only be a small island, one of the smallest in the archipelago that makes up Indonesia, there is plenty for you to do that will keep you busy for weeks.  One of the best places to stay in Jakarta is the Gran Melia Jakarta, which you can book on Traveloka.com. From your hotel you can do all of the things listed below while you are in Indonesia.

Things To Do in Jakarta and Indonesia This Summer

Bicycle around Ubud

While you may find culture everywhere on the island, Ubud is Indonesia’s cultural hub. One of the best ways to explore Ubud is to bicycle around and admire the town, the surrounding artistic villages and working rice paddies. Start your adventure at Monkey Forest and pay a visit to the residents, the crab eating macaques.

Your route from there will encompass places such as Goa Gajah, one of the holiest and unique places in Indonesia and other villages such as Petulu, which also has myths concerning it and is considered to be a sacred site. The Bicycle also has the added bonus of being extremely low on the petrol costs (though extremely high on the calorie costs, which is good!), helping you keep hold of your travel money.

Learn to Surf

The polar opposite of Ubud, Kuta is where you will find all of the western partying. Clubs here stay open all night long while during the day the beaches are filled with bikinis and water sports. However, Kuta does one thing as well as anything else and that is surfing. Due to the waves breaking over sand rather than coral, the conditions here are perfect for new comers to the sport.

The famous surf boarding equipment company Rip Curl operates their own surf school in Kuta and is highly recommended by many who use their lesson services.

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Sun Set at Tanah Lot

The temple of Tanah Lot is impressive even during the day time, but come sun set you will be left amazed by just how beautiful it is. The temple sits in the ocean and as the waves crash into the base of the holy building with the sun setting behind it, you will be able to take some stunning photographs to help retain your memories of this special place.

Snorkelling

Some of the best snorkelling you can do is around the Menjangan Island which is located in the far west. The fact that the island is in such a remote place means that not many people make the journey out here, so everything is unspoilt by commercialisation. Hire a boatman to take you out to the coral reefs for the day and prepare to enjoy some snorkelling like nowhere else in the world!

Rafting

Rafting through the heart of Indonesia will allow you to admire the beautiful natural side of Indonesi while also being thrilled as you drop over rapids. The rivers will take you past rice paddies with working farmers and kids flying kites and playing in the water, giving you an experience you won’t forget.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Selma

    April 26, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Bali is a truly remarkable tourist destination … I’ve been there before, but I want to go back so bad!

  2. Brad B

    May 24, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    The beach in Kuta feels welcoming! If i ever go to Indonesia, Kuta will be one of my places to go there!

  3. wtgseo

    August 15, 2016 at 2:05 AM

    I like this blog. thanks for the blog. it was very informative and the pictures are captured very beautifully.

  4. Dave Briggs

    August 23, 2016 at 3:29 AM

    I liked reading about Bali in different blog posts since I find something new about the place and your post didn’t disappoint. I like this very post very much, thanks!

  5. Sanjeet Veen

    August 23, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    Jakarta is filled with sightseeing and tourist attractions, lots of shopping malls and hidden back streets for nightlife, food and fun. Nice information.

  6. Carmela Alvarez

    August 24, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    I love surfing here in the Philippines. I’d love to try it there in Jakarta and Indonesia someday! 🙂

  7. Annika

    September 6, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    I don’t know how to surf but I do love to watch surfing. Indonesia is my second favorite so far. I can’t wait to visit this place anytime soon.

  8. Liton

    September 7, 2016 at 3:00 AM

    wow nice post. Jakarta really asame tourist place in the world. This is loving place

  9. tajmahaltour

    September 10, 2016 at 1:37 AM

    yes, You can come jakarta for more fun

  10. Indah Susanti

    September 16, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Jakarta is a busy city, if I may add, visiting Fatahillah Square will be a nice thing to do, you will see the locals and museums with nice restaurants/bars around the square. If you wish to get away then do visit its “Thousands Islands”. You can snorkel and scuba diving there as well.

  11. Gagan Chauhan

    September 22, 2016 at 12:45 AM

    Great Post! Thanks for sharing. Loved how you share your travel story! And, the pictures are simply breathtaking. Awesome blog! Glad I found you guys today! Cheers and enjoy the rest of the week!

  12. Ron

    October 2, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Snorkeling is my new fav hobby. Love this post!

  13. Afzal Zaheer

    October 19, 2016 at 3:09 AM

    Hi,

    I would love to surf on the beach. Last time I went, the sea was rough which barred me to try, but I am sure, I would love to try next year when I will pay the visit to Indonesia (Hopefully)

  14. Nguyen Huong Giang

    December 24, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    I also write about some trip in Indonesia, but in Bali, no more detail. I am seeking some idea, experiences. I really like your writing style. But you have many creative ideas than me. I just back from Bagan, Myanmar, I will write as you. Let it be!

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Explore Auckland’s Coasts With One Exquisite Walking Hike

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There is a wonderful place found in the far southwest of the Pacific Ocean. It is a place called Auckland, and it is found in the amazing terrain of New Zealand. It is a place that commands the attention of over 1 million people who prefer to live and reside in this majestic city.

Did you know that Auckland claims the top spot in New Zealand with its wide range of people and the most concentrated number of people within a city in New Zealand?

But why do so many people come to Auckland, New Zealand, and live there? What do they appreciate the most?

The truth is that the answer may vary, and it may differ from person to person, but it is hard to deny that nature is not a crucial part of their decision making. The beautiful city has fantastic places that offer great adventure and recreational activity.

You can take advantage of the diverse coasts, hidden coves, and more of the northern area in the North Island. It is known for its various boats, and some believe that it has more ships than any other city in the entire world.

It is a city that resides between two large fantastic natural harbors.

Let us find out more about how you can explore this majestic city with one fantastic walking hike.

The Auckland Coast

For those who want to stay near to Auckland’s city and travel well, it is necessary to start your journey with the Auckland Coast’s breathtaking area.

Did you know that Auckland’s coast ranges over 15km, will take over four hours to traverse, and is somewhat challenging to navigate? But the truth is that it is worth it. Why is it worth it? Well, you can seemingly walk the length of an entire nation within the span of a few hours. If you wake up early in the morning and go on this journey, you can finish your hike by noon or an hour past noon.

But in that brief timeframe, you can experience several oceans, notice a slew of volcanoes, and have a glimpse into people’s regular lives in the New Zealand area.

This fantastic walk is excellent because of its duration and because you are able to experience lush greenery and park settings over 30% of the time. It is a great way to clear your head, get to know more about the people you are traveling with, and experience the refreshing Auckland air.

Experts suggest beginning your journey at the less intriguing Onehunga area and then moving forward with public transportation at the Britomart stop. You will find that you can travel east to take in the water sights with a bit of work.

When your walk is over, you can grab a fresh beverage at the Waitemata Harbour, a premium harbor.

You will want to make sure to bring some healthy snacks along for the walk because you may not notice different places to eat as you go on this part of the hike.

It is best to ensure that you understand that you must input the Ferry Building into your mobile device or ensure to use the local municipal iSITE for further guidance.

If you are limited on time, I would suggest that you go on this route because it lets you take in the entire area and understand this excellent place.

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Hiking Adventures in Bryce Canyon National Park

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If you are on the lookout for the perfect environment for an adventurous and challenging hike, look no further. Located in the Southern Utah region is the best park that is most suitable for your hiking adventure, the Bryce Canyon National Park. This is a great option to relaxed after you are through playing in $5 minimum deposit casinos.

This park hosts hike lovers from time to time and people even come from other countries in the world to experience the wonder of this park. The landscape and beautiful trails make this a choice venue. There is a rental service at this location if you love to stay behind.

You can enjoy the priceless glimpse of the sunrise and sunset from the different landscape. The part also permits visitors to create traditional camps at different locations for a more adventurous experience.

There are a couple of trails that you can choose from for your hiking adventure, and no matter your level of experience in hiking, you will find a track that matches your taste. Even if you are totally new to hiking, there is something for you at the Bryce Canyon National Park . Below is a list of some of the trails to try when you take a trip to this park.

The Rim Trail

This is the most accessible trail at Bryce Canyon National Park. It is suitable for those who just want to have a good time walking around and savoring the magnificent scenery of the park. From any part of the park, you can connect to this trail as it goes all the way around the park.

When lodging at the Bryce Canyon Lodge, it is a good idea to start your hike from the place known as the sunrise point. Just as the name implies, if you wake up early to start your walk, you’ll be able to watch the sunrise. If you have a camera with you, you’ll take some fantastic pictures.

Also, you’ll get a clear view of the Bryce amphitheater from this point. Just like in an adventure movie, you have to find a way to link up to boat Mesa, and on your way, you walk through some sites like the Mormon temple and Queen garden. This hiking trail is easy, and all you have to deal with is a total of approximately 200 feet elevation. You will surely have a nice time on this trail.

Navajo Loop Trail

On the order of difficulty, this trail comes next after the rim trail. The starting point of this trail begins from the sunset point around the southern area of the Bryce Canyon Lodge. Just like for the rim trail, the trail presents a nice view of the sunset, and with a good camera, you’ll be able to take exciting photo shoots.

Walking this route involves a visit to the Silent City, which is an aesthetic combination of limestone and urban expansion. During the hike, you will also walk through Wall Street, which happens to be a distinctive attraction at the Bryce Canyon park. You won’t ever want to miss the narrow walls. From this point, you may decide to go back to the sunset point or take other shorter hikes like the Peekaboo loop trail and Queen garden trail. Both routes are challenging and adventurous, but you will enjoy every bit of the challenge. After you have done this, you can then go ahead to have some fun in a $5 minimum deposit casino.

Mossy Cave Trail

This Trail presents an entirely different sight than the one that we have previously mentioned. From this trail, you will be able to catch the view of the towers in the park nearby without descending to the amphitheater. This hiking course begins at approximately 4 miles from the entrance to the Bryce Canyon park. However, if you visit this park and would like to enjoy something completely different from the other common tracks, then this is an exciting hiking trail for you to try.

Hiking is more than a walk, it is a fun and adventurous experience. All trails at the Bryce Canyon National Park are worth trying on your next visit. Whether you seek to have some fun or you just want to catch some beautiful scenery and feel close to nature, you will find the right place that suits you. Get ready to have an amazing hiking experience.

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Walking the Camino de Santiago Photos

These are my favourite Camino de Santiago Photos from my pilgrimage along the French Way in March. A truly beautiful way to spend a few weeks.

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Puenta La Reina Bridge Camino Arrow

El Camino de Santiago kicked my ass. Well technically it kicked my feet. Turns out my minimal preparation for the Camino de Santiago was terrible. After a miserable effort of only 4 days, the doctor in Legrono told me that I wasn’t allowed to go on until me feet healed. I had walked just over 100 km’s and my feet were bloodied and blistered.

To be honest, I was relieved.

The thought of putting back on my shoes made my shudder. For the last 9 km’s I had stumbled along in jandals and socks. One of the travelling fashion sins I vowed I would never break.

Jandals on the Camino de Santiago

Jandals on the Camino de Santiago

So while I have unfinished business with the Way of St James (an upcoming post), I did want to share with you some of my favourite photos from the Camino de Santiago. Because I had yet to reach some of the more “unsavoury” parts of the Camino that Sherry Ott had discovered, every step of my pilgrimage had been beautiful.

Puenta La Reina Bridge Camino Arrow

Puenta La Reina Bridge – Camino de Santiago Arrows

There is no way you can get lost on the Camino de Santiago. Arrows, scallop shells and signs point you in the right direction at every bridge, road crossing and intersection.

Camino de Santiago Scallop Shell

Camino de Santiago Scallop Shell

Reaching the top of Alto Pedron gave views back the way I had come from Pamplona, as well as views to where I was going. The rocky path on the way down proved to be my ultimate downfall, as my too small shoes caused my toes to smash into the front.

Alto del Pedron Camino de Santiago

Alto del Pedron Camino de Santiago

Metal Pilgrims on Alto del Pedron

Metal Pilgrims on Alto del Pedron

There were so many beautiful old churches along the Camino de Santiago. But since I was walking in early March, it seemed that most were yet to open for the busier summer season.

Church of Obanos

The Church of Obanos

And between every small village the well-maintained pathways of the French Way wound across the spectacular Spanish countryside.

The French Way - Camino de Santiago

The French Way – Camino de Santiago Photos

Puenta La Reina

Puenta La Reina in the evening

Puenta La Reina has one of the most amazing bridges I have ever seen. It was also the 1st village I had the pleasure of sleeping in after busy Pamplona.

Puenta la Reina Bridge and Sunrise

Puenta la Reina Bridge at sunrise

Most mornings I was up and walking before the sun began to sprinkle across the horizon.

Spring flowers on the Camino de Santiago

Spring flowers on the Camino de Santiago

Pilgrims approaching Cirauqui, Spain

Pilgrims approaching Cirauqui, Spain

Every village and town was built on a small hill. Sure it looks beautiful until you realise you have to go back up again to go through them all!

Church of Santa Maria - Los Arcos

Church of Santa Maria in Los Arcos

While there were only about 20 pilgrims walking each section every day, it wasn’t uncommon for you to encounter them all. The people I met along the Camino de Santiago were some of the most inspiring and remarkable people I have ever spoken to. They are the ones that make the pilrgimage so special.

The endless French Way

The endless French Way

Irache Wine Fountain - Fuente del Vino

The free flowing Irache Wine Fountain or “Fuente del Vino”

Hay bales along the French Way

Hay bales along the French Way

Every village had at least one ancient church and it wasn’t uncommon to find them dotting the landscape in remote locations either.

Ermita de San Miguel

Ermita de San Miguel

Iglesia de San Andrés de Zariquiegui Church

Iglesia de San Andrés de Zariquiegui Church

I have travelled through Spain in the past, including cycling in Costa Brava and surfing in San Sebastian with both independent planning and a vacation planner. But having the opportunity to walk at my own pace through some of the most beautiful scenery in Spain on the Camino de Santiago has so far topped them all.

Natural arches - Camino de Santiago

Natural arches on the Camino de Santiago

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