6 Tips menjaga kesehatan tubuh saat Traveling

Akhir tahun 2017 akan segera tiba, begitupun juga waktu liburan akhir tahun. Mall-mall di kota besar seperti Jakarta mulai padati para penyedia jasa travel yang menawarkan paket wisata ke mancanegara. Pada saat traveling tentunya kita sudah menyusun beragam rencana untuk memaksimalkan waktu liburan yang ada. Dan tidak sedikit yang menderita sakit saat berpergian biasanya disebabkan karena pola makan yang tidak dijaga saat traveling, karena faktor cuaca yang kerap kali berbeda dengan tempat … [Read more...]

Semarang, Dulu Sampai Sekarang

Jelajahi Semarang seperti seorang penduduk lokal. Hangout di kafe kekinian dalam bangunan historis, belanja di pasar antik, dan berwisata di wilayah pegunungan dengan pemandangan yang mendebarkan.   Kota Semarang masuk dalam daftar 5 besar untuk kategori “metropolitan” di Indonesia. Kota yang jatuh ke tangan Belanda sejak 1705 ini punya aksen kolonial yang kental, tapi perkembangan modernnya juga tak kalah mencolok. Gedung-gedung  baru dan bangunan pencakar langit kini telah menjunjung tingg … [Read more...]

Jurus Jitu Berlibur Hemat di Negeri Koala

Australia merupakan benua termuda di dunia, terletak di belahan bumi bagian selatan Indonesia. Jarak antara Indonesia dengan Australia yang terbilang dekat, menjadikan negeri Koala tersebut menjadi salah satu destinasi yang menjanjikan untuk para wisatawan Nusantara. Selain terkenal dengan hewan lucu koala, Australia juga mendapatkan julukan sebagai negeri Kangguru. Banyak tempat-tempat wisata yang bisa dinikmati untuk berlibur di sana. Kota-kota yang biasa didatangi para wisatawan … [Read more...]

Destinasi Surgawi

Dari biara setinggi awan hingga kuil Shaolin, Andri Sharief menulis kurasi wisata ke destinasi berdaya tarik spiritual. METEORA, YUNANI Surga Dunia Jauh dari kemeriahan pesta di pulau Santorini, wisatawan yang berkunjung ke Yunani juga punya pilihan lain: menyaksikan pemandangan spektakuler “hutan batu raksasa” di Meteora. Destinasi yang bertengger sekitar 400 meter dari atas tanah ini tidak hanya jauh dari pinggiran pantai, tapi juga menjauh dari hiruk pikuk pesta. Meteora yang secara ba … [Read more...]

Kurashiki – Japan’s laid back town

Words & photos: Ollie Sungkar A small town where you see Japan through the lens of history, nature and culture. On our recent Japan road trip, we had a chance to visit Kurashiki, a historic city in western Okayama Prefecture that breathes a laid-back atmosphere. You can easily reach there by taking Shinkansen (a bullet train) – 3 hours from Tokyo, 45 minutes from Osaka. But we came from the other side of country where we enjoyed the beautiful panorama along the 150-kilometer b … [Read more...]

Rotterdam – Architectural Medley in Europe’s Largest Port

Text: Joshua Paundra People rarely put Rotterdam on the top of their agenda as a place to visit on their journey in the Netherlands. Situated by the river Maas, the third largest city in the Netherlands is also known as the largest port city in Europe. Yet, the city is not always about business. Spend a day or two in Rotterdam and you’ll find out what the city has various things to offer. If you miss city life, the city center offers tempting shops that will bring out the shopaholic s … [Read more...]

Challenges Like No Other at Tanjung Lesung Cross-road Triathlon

Text: Gandi Faisal Tanjung Lesung in Banten Province, was the location for what is claimed to be the first xterra triathlon in the country, named Rhino X-Triathlon. The event was part of the three-day event named Festival Pesona Tanjung Lesung 2017, with other events included Pandeglang 10K held on Friday, September 22; the Mountain-bike Cross-country marathon (MTB XCM) and Sunset Trail Run (STR) cross-country run, held on the following day. There were also Pasar Kolecer folk festival … [Read more...]

10 Best Attractions in Seminyak

By Ollie Sungkar. Published on www.paradises.com Surrounded by upscale beachfront hotels and resorts, Seminyak is a world of its own with a fun array of hangouts, delicious range of culinary options, as well as amazing art galleries and world-class shopping venues. Let’s quickly glance through the following places that can make the most of your stay in Seminyak. Seminyak Beach An ideal venue for surfing, Seminyak Beach is the picture-perfect oceanfront featuring gorgeous sunsets. S … [Read more...]

Surakarta culinary finds, a blend of tradition and history

By Ruth Ninajanty. Published in The Jakarta Post, May 7, 2016. Tradition and heritage are two words that describe a visit to Surakarta, a city in Central Java known for its batik. Exploring the richness of the city’s tradition and heritage is not complete without a quest for culinary authenticity. Indeed, many of the local recipes are passed down through generations, preserving authenticity while trying to blend in with the city’s transformation. Nasi liwet, among dishes that come to … [Read more...]

A visit to the floating world

Words & photos: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally was published in JPlus on July 26, 2015. Tracking the natural beauty and unique culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. Known for high-tech innovations that has led to decades of sustainable economic growth, Japan is a unique travel destination. Apart from local delicacies and an astonishing number of modern shopping and entertainment centers, the country features a host of heritage sites that represent the hospitality of the Japanese … [Read more...]