Thursday, 28 February 2013

Dalat - Vietnam

Dalat is quite different from anywhere else that you visit in Vietnam. You would almost be forgiven for thinking youwould stumbled into the French Alps in springtime. This was certainly how the former colonists treated it – escaping to their chalets to enjoy the cooler climate.

Dalat, located in the South Central Highlands of Vietnam, was originally the playground of the French who built villas in the clear mountain air to escape the heat and humidity of the coast and of Saigon, officially known as Ho Chi Minh City.

The City of Eternal Spring, Dalat’s temperature hovers between a pleasant 15°C (average daily minimum) to 24°C (average daily maximum). Effectively Dalat has two seasons – dry (December to March) and wet (April to November). Despite the mild temperatures, by the end of the dry season the lush green surrounds turn to brown. Even in the wet season, mornings normally remain dry – allowing time for sightseeing before the deluge begins.

Jakarta and its 564 shopping centers

Do you know that Jakarta have 564 shopping centers : 132 malls and 432 traditional markets and supermarkets. Jakarta is a paradise for you who like to shopping. Jakarta become the city with the largest number of mall in the world

most of them have opening hour from 10 am to 10 pm.

Jakarta Great Sale always come in June. all of these mall will have a discount in every store.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Things Which Might be Worth Avoiding in Indonesia

Dear Friends and Mates,

On today's post, i will try to inform what are the negative things that might be (small possibilities) found when you are visiting Indonesia.

Cleanliness. In some part of Indonesia, you will find it dirty. It is caused by some factors and we cannot blame to anyone about this. First, there are argument that some people are not having a good understanding on how important clean environment is and the discipline of having waste put in the trash can is quite low. In the other way, the means / tools like trash can are seems to be limited (because, if we compare with how much the trash resulted in one day in main tourism destination, the number of trash cans are still low). But today, as the campaign of Visit Indonesia is getting bigger, government and all the citizen are working together to handle this problems.

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Middle-Man / Third-Man. In Indonesia also known as "Calo". They are people who looking for advantages or profit by selling tickets, and usually they sell more expensive than if you buy it on authorised outlets. It is quite hard to clean this problems, all you can do is buy the ticket from the authorised outlets, and that's it, you will be save. 

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Language Barrier. The main language of Indonesia is Bahasa, and they don't speak English daily. When you are in Indonesia, specially in a village or particular place outside the town, you will find difficulties to communicate with Indonesian people. Unless you are in tourism area, usually they have been trained to speak basic English.

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Maybe these are the best result i can found if i want to talk about negative review on Indonesia Tourism, there are much more good side that easier to find rather the bad side, depend on how you see it and wether you enjoy your travel or not.. so, hopefully, if you guys have your chance to visit Indonesia and other destination that been posted in this blog, just enjoy it! Cheers!

Nha Trang - Vietnam

Nha Trang is a coastal city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town. 

It's more lively and urban in character than other beach destinations like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc. It's also the scuba diving cent Traces of human settlement in Nha Trang date back to the Cham Empire, though in times of Vietnamese rule, there wasn’t much more than small fishing villages. 

The French recognized that this beautiful bay, with its islands and white sand beaches, made for a perfect bathing spot, and began the transformation into a resort town. American soldiers agreed, and Nha Trang became a favorite vacation stop during the war of Vietnam.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Beautiful pictures of Morocco, You got any pictures of Morocco? Share it with us

King Mohammed V Mausoleum, Rabat 

King Mohammed V Mausoleum, Rabat

Majorelle Garden, Marrakech 

Oukaimden, Atlas 

Palm Grove, Marrakech 

Imperial City of Fez



Mazagan Palace Resort, El Jadida 
Traditional women dress, Dakhla 


Tips for Travellers.

Dear Friends and Mates,

In this session, i will try to figure out what is the best way if you want to go travelling..

  1. Find your most interesting place to be visited. There are lost of website and blogs (well, include this blog for sure) which provide information of destinations around the world. You also need to make your own plans or schedule, because remember, every second counts. 
  2. Estimates the budget. After selecting your destination, you need to estimates the budget for travelling, how much the ticket fare is, how much the cost for the hotel or other accommodation is, how long will you be staying there (living cost), and don't forget to have enough cash! not too much, but enough.
  3. Prepare the Documents. Since you are travelling across your country, you need to submit your Visa.
  4. Pack Smart! Well, this one is really important, pack things that you will need it most to survive, First Thing First. No need to bring things that later will might bothering you.
  5. Be Aware. If you travelling to a place that is not familiar (new) to you, please be aware. Still, any type of crimes can always be happening to you whenever there is a chance of it.
  6. Be Friendly. Wherever you are, please do respect their own culture, and be polite. Although you have to be aware, it does't mean that you can't be polite.
  7. Keep yourself informed. Yes, you will be in a place that is totally new to you, that is why you need to be informed all the time. Try to find information of anything that is related to your journey, you can meet and talk to other traveller, or even ask the information outlets.
  8. Be Adventurous. Visiting new places will make you find a lot of new things and places, or the worst case is you can be lost somewhere. If you have this kind of "problem", don't worry and don't be panic, just enjoy it and think clearly how to solve it.                      
  9. Buying Merchandises. Most of the travellers usually interested in buying unique things or merchandise of a place for their relatives or family member, please do remember whether you are still on your journey or just about to go back home, buy simple things that is possible to be brought home.
  10. Safe journey!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

The world's largest caldera.


Still looking for somewhere to inspire you? I know you do now check this out.The Ngorongoro Crater  is the world's largest intact caldera with a floor of 260 square kilometers with ridges that stand up to 600 meters high and it is the home of  thousands of animals.The Ngorongoro Crater is also presently one of the most likely areas in Tanzania to see the endangered Black Rhino not only the the black rhino can be found there but also there are other animals like Leopards, zebra, cheetah and many others.

Maasai tribe:

Ngorongo crater is located in northen part of Tanzania where the maasai tribe have been living for many years.Visitors are welcomed at two designated Maasai cultural bomas one on the road to Serengeti and another close to Sopa Lodge at Irkeepusi village.

                              Do not let this pass you by, Get there get inspired!

                                           By:Richard John Kamoyo.

North of Morocco or the Wonderland ...

From Larache to Oujda, through Tangier, Tetouan, and Chefchaouen; northern Morocco is a veritable jewelry. In this quite region, seas and mountains seem to have been allied only to marvel us.

What could I say more on this region where different cultures are mixed making it good to live winter and summer. Northern Morocco has indeed keep track of his various occupations and you will easily find Hispanic, Berber and Andalusian influences interwoven into each other offering this charm that make ​​its uniqueness .

Tangier traditional  port has been replaced by one of the largest ports in Africa thereby facilitating intercontinental transit. Tangier is few miles away from Spain and surrounded by Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Al Hafa is one of the most iconic coffee shop in the city, perched on a hill facing the sea, at the nightfall we can see the lights emanating from Spain and the landscape is just wonderful.  

Chefchaouen is known for being one of the most peaceful city of the Kingdom. It is indeed a beautiful city where the blue of the medina melts in the natural green of the hills. Some would say that this quietness would come from the air perfumed by fields of hashish grown in the region, but all agree on the beauty of this part of the country.

On the left side you can see an overview of Tetouan taking from a mountain and the right side picture shows a part of Akchour valley...

On the Atlantic Ocean side, Assilah and Larache are the main spot to visit or even stop by. In a equal spirit and a similar style, these cities offer miles of virgin beaches of golden sand an amazing and very diversified flaura and fauna... 

The north of Morocco is a world of natural and well preserved beauty where civilizations have left their traces and marked the history of the region. No word is strong enough to describe the importance of these different cities in my eyes because despite its paradisiac natural aspects, loads of places and histories are still waiting to be discovered and seen. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. It is located in the international border between China and Nepal. In history, many scalers tried to climb to the highest of Mount Everest. Some succeeded, some died. They come because of their dreams. The spirit of the climbers never die, it lives forever.
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Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, (Punjab) Pakistan

Shaukat khanum is state-of-the-art not profit hospital and research centre located in the heart of Punjab, Pakistan. It was founded in 1994 by the legendary cricketer and philanthropist Imran Khan in the memory of his beloved mother, died from cancer in February 1985. It is 176 beds hospital with an annual budget of $60,000,000 with 156,766 out patients in 2012. This Pioneering hospital in cancer treatment is built on 20 acres of land with initial budget of $22,200,000 in 1994 and 31, 198 Chemotherapy and 51,865 radiation treatment has been done in 2012 alone, worth mentioning its 75% financially supported patients. It also offers surgical procedures, imaging studies and pathology tests along with other services while providing excellent service to their patients. According to testaments, patients consider “Shaukat Khanum hospital” is their second home due to the top quality service, caring attitude of the staff and friendly environment provided to them. 
Pakistan is the sixth biggest state in the world with almost 180 million populations and with increasing problem of terrorism, fragile economy and 34th worst corrupt country in the world. Most of its corruption blames goes to its upper class and politicians, most of them belongs to the elite class of the society. At the same time the Pakistani nation have sons like Imran khan, a philanthropist prioritising the welfare of the society, over his personal comfort. 

Imran khan, the man with strong personal belief and determination was forced to come out of his retirement from cricket in 1987, due to popular public demand and request of the president of the country and maybe the destiny of creating history. The veteran cricketer, the legendary captain at the age of 39 not only led the Pakistani cricket team to 1992 world cup victory from an almost impossible position but also won the heart of the cricket crazy nation and its admirers all around the globe. After winning world cup, he geared up the fund raising for the Shaukat khanum Memorial Cancer hospital and research centre, another impossible challenge for him which he accomplished in 1994.

It is It is worth mentioning that 67% of the initial cost was made possible through the generous charity of people from all over the world with special love from the lower and middle class cash strapped people of Pakistan. Mankind history might has seen many heart touching moments but arguably one of the best moment was when brides donated their new jewellery and kids donated their pocket money to support the big cause. The hospital has been known for its standards and exemplary attitude towards its patients that hundreds of volunteers queue up for different projects and some treated patients after getting well become devotees to the hospital.
Shaukat  khanum has also started new initiatives of “BOWL OUT CANCER”, where celebrities helps in creating awareness about cancer, motivating the patients and helps in fund raising. Shaukat Khanum also carries out research in collaboration of different institutes to develop better ways of detecting and treating cancer and to improve cancer care. It have got 75 laboratories all over the Pakistan with walking clinic in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar and also planning to build new Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer and research hospital in Peshawar and Karachi.

I am very proud of the work, Imran khan has done and still doing for welfare of the troubled Pakistani nation. I hope this post will benefit someone or inspire them to admire work of such individuals. This post is dedicated to all the people in the care industry, who looks after our dear and close family members, friends and the human kind. Please Leave your thoughts about post, will be much appreciated. 

There is a short documentary about Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, first two minutes of the video is in Urdu with English subtitles but the rest of the videos is in English.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Other Side of Jakarta

Dear Friends and Mates,

On this post, i would like to share information about different  type of tour that might inspire you. Forget a while about glamorous destinations, i will take you to another side of Jakarta.

As we all know, Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia that have lots of skyscrapers, malls, museums, zoo, amusement park and other amazing places. But things that most people don't know is, there are also slums area that now become an alternative of tour program.

There is one provider known as Jakarta Hidden City Tours. They actually provide tours of visiting another side of Jakarta (Ciliwung River, Old City of Jakarta, Kampung, and other side of Jakarta that you might never see in media before)

Most of the participant are usually people who want to see, feel and experience new kind of tour, because what you see is the real life of poor people in Jakarta. Their main idea is also to help poor people that they visited. And the aim is to make people care and aware about others.

Inspiring Links about Jakarta Hidden City Tours:
2. CNN

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur is one of worlds seven wonder located in Indonesia. Its located at central java. One hour traveling from Yogyakarta.

it's created in 9th century. Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Once a year, during the full moon in May or June, Buddhists in Indonesia observe Vesak (Indonesian: Waisak) day commemorating the birth, death, and the time when Siddhārtha Gautama attained the highest wisdom to become the Buddha Shakyamuni. Vesak

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Komodo Island

Komodo Island is one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. The island is particularly notable as the natural habitat of the komodo dragon, the largest lizard on earth and consequently named after the island. 

Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Established in 1980, initially the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. However, over the years, the goals for the Park have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. In 1986, the Park was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, both indications of the Park's biological importance.

you can get there through the gateway cities of Labuan Bajo in the west of Flores or Bima in eastern Sumbawa, the departure point for your trip is actually Denpasar, Bali

Contributor: Royyan NA