How Google Can Help You Checking Your Flight Info

We’re not sure why we’ve never heard about this before — but as they say, it’s better late than never.

Unless you’re dealing with a late flight, that is.

When you’re in a hurry to find your personal flight info, it turns out you can turn to Google. Continue reading

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What to Prepare When Traveling to Indonesia’s Remote Places

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Planning and preparation are both essential home-works that travelers need to do before departing to their dream destinations. However, traveling can be full of pitfalls especially if the plan consists of trips to places away from the comfort of urban civilization. As an archipelago comprising of more than 17,000 islands, many villages in Indonesia are still relying on themselves for electricity and don’t have decent paved roads nor decent public transportation. Traveling to these regions might be a tricky and tough thing to do. Below are the tips that might make the exploration effort easier. Continue reading

5 Things To Do When Visiting Jayapura

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Hot yet beautiful. That was my first impression of Jayapura, the biggest city in Papua situated by Youtefa bay on the easternmost part of the archipelago. Used to be a headquarter for allied army in World War II and still is a frontier army base for Indonesia’s military troops as well as for community development workers and Christian missionaries, Jayapura is a melting pot of many ethnic groups in Indonesia.

Although starting to be packed by traffic jam, Jayapura is still a pretty sight to see with its lush forested hills, steep roads and busy port. Here are five picks of activities that you can do if you have a chance to set your foot in Jayapura. Continue reading

Surviving Indonesia #1: How to Travel Savvy in Indonesia

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As an archipelago country stretched across the equator, Indonesia offers travelers diverse kind of destinations with various activities as well. Despite having the dry season, heavy rain are still pouring down through out the year. When traveling to Indonesia, it is best to always have a plan B, considering a bad weather.

Infrastructures like paved roads and public transportation are still underdeveloped in many areas outside Java island and Bali. Electricity and clean water are also scarcely available in remote villages and small islands. Your dream vacation can turn to nightmare without savvy preparation and knowledge. Here are some practical knowledge to consider before you set your foot in Indonesia. Continue reading

Minimalist Packing Tips: How to Lighten Your Load

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“He who would travel happily must travel light,” my favorite French author, Antoine de St. Exupery, once said. Although I’m still a newbie both in this minimalist and vagabondish things, having traveled with different groups of people I always find my bags are amongst the lightest of all the participants. Still, personally I sometimes feel that I bring more than I really need. Unpacking bags after getting back home, I ‘d still be able to find unworn shirts and stuffs which could actually just be left at home rather than making my bag heavier to carry around.

Simplicity has always been the essential key to minimalism. The same applies to traveling. If you travel often only for a short period of time, you might want to read and apply the onebag philosophy. I found their tips useful and their perspective on traveling light refreshing as well as mind-opening. Continue reading

Surviving Jakarta #1: How To Cross The Road In Jakarta

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Traveling in Jakarta means Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) = unpredictable. Time wise, nothing is ever certain in Jakarta. And unfortunately, nothing is 100% safe either. For foreign pedestrians, getting from one side of the road to another in Jakarta can be a stressful and frightening task. The heavy traffic jam might be helpful in taking you to the other side of the road, but the sheer volume of scooters flooding the streets (and also the side walks) can be overwhelming and challenging.

Then, how to get yourself to the other side of Jakarta’s street when teleporting is not an option? Being born and raised in this capital city of Indonesia, here are some hopefully useful tips from me. Continue reading

Cukup Satu Tas Saja!

Kegiatan berkemas sebelum bepergian bisa menjadi sesuatu yang menyenangkan sekaligus merepotkan. Saat akan bepergian, sering kita tergoda mengemas banyak pakaian serta barang bawaan yang membuat kita membawa lebih dari satu tas meski durasi perjalanan sangat singkat. Ketika pulang, barulah kita menyadari ada sebagian barang yang tak digunakan atau baju yang tak sempat dipakai selama perjalanan. Akhirnya barang bawaan yang tak terpakai itu hanya memberatkan tas kita saja. Continue reading

Jalan-jalan Hemat Dengan Budget Airlines

Ingin bepergian menggunakan pesawat dengan tujuan berjarak tempuh singkat namun terkendala karena harga tiketnya yang mahal? Kini sebetulnya Anda tak perlu risau lagi, karena maskapai penerbangan berbiaya rendah atau budget airlines bisa menjadi solusinya. Jika dahulu bepergian dengan pesawat terbang menjadi pengalaman yang hanya bisa dinikmati sebagian orang dengan kemampuan ekonomi di atas rata-rata, saat ini dengan hadirnya budget airlines siapa saja bisa naik pesawat terbang, apalagi jika perjalanan yang akan dilakukan sudah direncanakan sejak jauh hari.

Tapi apa sih sebetulnya budget airlines itu? Continue reading

Pilih Tas Yang Pas Sebelum Bepergian

Bepergian ke luar kota atau luar negeri apalagi untuk keperluan jalan-jalan memang mengasyikkan. Tapi rupanya mempersiapkan suatu perjalanan tak semudah kedengarannya, termasuk dalam hal memilih tas yang tepat untuk dipakai bepergian.

Ada beberapa tips yang bisa membantu Anda dalam memilih tas yang sesuai saat Anda hendak bepergian. Continue reading