Friday, January 15, 2016

Candi Borobudur: Standing Tall Against All Odds

Candi Borobudur: Standing Tall Against All Odds

Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa and temple complex located in Central Java—40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. Listed as one of the largest and most famous Buddhist temples in the world, it is definitely a must-see attraction in Java and perhaps, the most culturally important site in all of Indonesia.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hotel Review: Night Bazaar Inn (Chiang Mai)

Night Bazaar Inn

318/1 Chiangmai-Lamphun Road T.Watkate A.Muang, Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai

Tel: +66 53217291

Booking and Rates: click here

Night Bazaar Inn Chiang Mai Thailand

Monday, September 7, 2015

Top 5 Places to Visit in Bruges

Bruges, Belgium

1. Belfort

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The Belfort, also commonly known as the Belfry dominates the Bruges skyline and as such provides the best 360 vantage point of the city. The 83 meter-high bell tower is the most prominent building at the Market Square.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

40 Airport and Flying Tips For a Hassle-Free Journey

The Definitive List of Airport Hacks and Flying Tips

Airport and Flying Tips

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  1. Always allow plenty of check-in time before your plane departs, especially during times of increased security.
  2. Airlines request you be there at least two hours prior to international departures.
  3. Weigh and measure your bags. Airlines have different carry-on dimensions and maximum luggage size.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gedong Songo Itinerary: A Guide to Java's Hidden Gem

Nine Buildings

On the slopes of Mount Ungaran in the temperate climate of Java’s hilly terrain, perches several small ancient temples amid verdant hills, lush vegetable fields, and pine forest trees. It was a beautiful day, the sky was clear, the sun shone brightly and my horse 'Zen' was calm and steady. Finally, I was at Candi Gedong Songo—the hidden gem of Central Java, Indonesia.

Candi Gedong Songo Java Indonesia
Vegetable terraces

In Javanese, Candi means temple, Gedong means building, and Songo is the number nine. But Although Candi Gedong Songo directly translates to “Nine Temples”, only five temples remain intact and standing today, the rest are merely ruins.

Built between 730 and 780, the temples are one of the oldest in Java. As a matter of fact, the humble Gedong Songo predates and pioneered the way for the bigger and more popular Borobudur and Prambanan temples of Yogyakarta.