Taipei is one of the cities of Taiwan. It is a very good place to holiday in for those who love the action of the big city. Taiwan is a place with a lot of sulfur springs, spas and hotels. One of the popular sulfur pits is Bei Tou. Bei Tou is on top of a mountain near to Yang Ming Mountain National Park. There are a lot of cheap hotels at Bei Tou. Travel agents also like to sell the hot spring resorts at Bei Tou in their vacation packages.
Their hot spring resort is like a chalet, each chalet is three stories high with four bedrooms and a kitchen. There is a basement an each chalet that houses a natural stone tub hot spring. Besides our own personal hot spring, we can enjoy a variety of hot springs at the resort. There are natural hot spring made into a swimming pool like complex with waterfall. There are also hot springs with Jacuzzi built into the hot spring. Continue reading “Best Deals For Hot Spring Resorts in Taiwan”→
When I started on a five month long tour to India, I had no idea what was in store for me. I was not even sure why I planned on a tour to India. May be I was just too fascinated by the lifestyles of the Indian Maharaja’s and wanted to see and experience for myself their lives and their palaces. My interest in Indian palaces and forts developed by reading books like ‘India Style’ by ‘Monisha Bharadwaj’, ‘The Indian Princes and their States’ by ‘Barbara N. Ramusack’, ‘The Indian Subcontinent’ by ‘Alison Arnold’ and ‘Indian temples and palaces’ by Michael Edwardes. Continue reading “A Journey To The Palace Hotels Of India”→
If you are looking to pamper your taste buds with myriads of delicious and sumptuous dining menus, then why don’t you spend a holiday in Bandung and explore its culinary world. You’ll be amazed with what Bandung has to offer. From various foods sold on street vendors to haute cuisine, every visitor will be able to find something to their liking here, in Bandung. From cheap food stalls and diners such as warung, kaki lima and rumah makan to expensive and delicate meals in five-star hotels and chic restaurants, almost every kind of dish are available throughout Bandung. When you’re going to Bandung, it is not the question of what you CAN eat, but what would you LIKE to eat, as Bandung has everything but the best of the culinary world could offer. Continue reading “Best restaurants in Bandung”→
Perhaps the most extravagant and luxurious from many holidays, New Year’s Eve is the culmination of the Lunar year, and the time to squeeze in the last of quality time designated especially for pleasures. Just like everywhere else, most people would like to head out on the town, searching for a final fix and spend some time and money looking for something to do before the countdown. As it is, the city of Bangkok held a lot of exciting events and attractions, both for locals and international visitors looking to spend the New Year Holiday. From spectacular events featuring world-class entertainment, imported DJ’s spinning their stuff at the city’s swanky clubs and colorful countdown celebrations, to dazzling firework extravaganzas at the riverside and raunchy pole-dancers at Go-Go parties, you’ll find it all in Bangkok. Here are some tips on how you could relish those precious time of yours in Bangkok. Continue reading “New Year Holiday to Bangkok”→
As one of the most visited city for tourist in Jakarta and near city, Bandung have develop its infrastructure such as its tourism object, its transportation, its culinarity and of course its accomodation. In Bandung, many hotels, motels, resorts or villa have been opened to public. Most of them is low budget but there are also top hotel in 4 or 5 stars.
This luxury, five star accomodation is located in Jl. Sumatera No. 51, the heart of Bandung. Facilities of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bandung are of the standard that guests of this international hotel chain are long accustomed to, featuring outstanding service, modern, well-appointed suites, superb recreational amenities and extensive converence facilities. This hotel is rated 8.2 from Agoda.com. Mostly the visitor book its “regency club king” type with its tarif is USD 297 in normal and USD 134 in Agoda promo.
GH. Universal Hotel
When you see this hotel from a distance, all you see is a castle in Europe. No wonder, because this hotel exteriors is made to make people think they are staying in a castle. This hotel exterior makes many couples have their wedding vow here. The Indonesian Famous Singer “Syahrini” is also making this hotel as her video clip location. Located in Jl. Setiabudi 376 Bandung, you must make a reservation to spend a night at one of its 105 rooms.
The Papandayan Hotel
The Papandayan Hotel is located in Jl Gatot Subroto 83, Bandung. It have 172 rooms, all of them is connected with free wi-fi and all are tastefully provided comforts such as bathrobes, complimentary bottled water, bathtub, coffee/tea maker and desk. This hotel have 4 types of room, Presidential Suite Room, Classic Room, Executive Suite Room, and Superior Suite Room. It also have meeting room, restaurant, The Papandayan Deli, Cantigl Fine Dining, Spa, Pool and Lounge. This hotel lies 0.3 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities.
Holiday Inn Bandung Hotel
People who come to holiday in Bandung will appreciate the comfort and convenience of this four-star, international business hotel. Located in Jl. Ir. H Juanda 31-33 Bandung, this hotel offers you to stay at one of its 186 room, separated to 6 types such as Superior Room, Suite Room, Superior Twin Room, Executive Club Modern Tower, Executive Suite Modern Tower and Executive Suite Classsic Tower. The price is started from USD 294 for Superior Queen Room.
Grand Preanger Hotel
The Grand Preanger Hotel have 187 numbers of rooms and located in Jl. Asia Afrika 81 Bandung. The hotel itself is owned and operated by Aerowisata International, the cornerstone of tourism and hospitality in Indonesia, and guests can relax safe in knowledge that the service and facilities was set on the highest standard.
Ambon, Maluku is the cluster of island which stretches between Sulawesi and Papua in the eastern part of the Indonesian archipelago which is known as the Spice Islands. Because of that, it consists of luxurious coral gardens and a huge variety of colorful fishes.
Ambon is undoubtedly famous for its dive sites. It is a huge array of critters that can be observed and photographed during long dives at the shallow sites. Diving in Ambon includes regular sightings of resident marine life. The interesting and varied diving sites around the islands stand among the best in the world. They offer you dive sites with magnificent and rich of marine life. Divers and nature lovers who visit this small ‘paradise’ landscape will enjoy themselves there.
Have you ever imagined diving in Ambon? Ambon is a great place to visit because it has a gorgeous dive site. It also has stunning beaches that have wonderful scenery, clean water, and blue sea. Natsepa Beach is one of them.
Natsepa beach is the main tourist destination area on the island of Ambon. Although it is located on the island of Ambon, it is already included to the administrative regions of Central Maluku district with the capital city of Masohi on the island of Seram.
This beach is famous and suitable for playing, sunbathing, swimming and other beach activity. Ambon’s people said, “You never go to Ambon if you never go to Natsepa beach”. So, do not hesitate to come to Natsepa Beach once you have a chance visiting Ambon. How to get there? The exotic Natsepa beach can be reached by car within 40 minutes from the airport. The access is pretty easy. From the station in Ambon city, you can ride public transportation to Suli and arrive to Natsepa beach for about the next half hour. But if you use such a private transportation, you will only need for about 20 minutes from Ambon to get there.
Natsepa beach is a clean beach with white sand. It has a stretch of blue sea and the waves are very gentle. This beach is comfortable and relaxing. It is located in the village of Suli, Ambon, Moluccas Islands, 14 km from the city of Ambon. Natsepa beach also provides several watersport facilities for tourists, such as water skiing, fishing, snorkeling, and diving.
The most favorite watersport is diving. People go to Natsepa Beach to have and enjoy the beauty of underwater world. Diving in Natsepa Beach is unforgettable. It offers several variations of dives that are not found in many places in Indonesia, especially the condition of the caves and underwater valleys are very charming, as well as hordes of pelagic fish cakes. There also can be found several species of sharks, manta rays and napoleon wrasse. Its main attraction is the wide variety of “rhinopias” and “frog fish” colorful can be found quite easily. Diving in Natsepa Beach will give you precious experience because Natsepa beach is one of interesting and prosperous topographical dive sites in the world.
Nasi Goreng is popular food in Indonesia. Even CNNGo survey pick nasi goreng as one of World’s 50 Most Delicious Food. Nasi goreng served in 5-star luxury hotel, restaurant, also as hawker food. For health and hygiene issue, tourist should try nasi goreng in convenience place. Sometimes, nasi goreng served too spicy. Not everyone can suit with that taste.
Main ingredients of nasi goreng is rice (nasi is Indonesia language for rice). The common seasoning for nasi goreng is blended of garlic, red onion and salt. For spicy taste, chili is commonly used by request. Then rice fried together with a few vegetable oil, seasoning and egg. Nowadays, nasi goreng has so many variation. Sausage, shredded chicken, meat ball, prawn are some side dish which fried together with rice.
Nasi goreng also served with vegetables, such as fresh tomato and cucumber. Kerupuk udang, or light crackers from prawn will complete nasi goreng. Sometimes, nasi goreng served with fresh cabbage. Nasi goreng also common menu in most Indonesian home. This is the smart way to avoid wasting rice. It’s easy to cook and cheap. Sometimes, nasi goreng fried with green mustard.
Nasi goreng commonly served as breakfast menu in Indonesia’s hotels. Perhaps tourist who fly with Indonesia airlines will try this menu in flight to Jakarta. Even the convenience store in Jakarta, such as 7-Eleven, sell frozen nasi goreng. Well, you don’t need to buy this frozen food since nasi goreng is easily bought in Indonesia, especially in town in Java.
In the night, you can try popular hawker to enjoy local taste of nasi goreng. Ask local to get best recommendation. In Jakarta, popular ‘nasi goreng kambing’ (mutton fried rice) can be found at Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta. Its served as food hawker and you can eat in your car. The taste of nasi goreng kambing will suite tourist from Turki or another Arabia country. The mutton is very soft with curry taste all over the rice. Start operate since 1958, now nasi goreng kambing kebon sirih has some branch. You can try it in Pasaraya Grande (Blok M) and 9 walk Bintaro. While eating in pavement is so annoy you, just comes to their branches which more representative.
Another option to try nasi goreng in Jakarta is Nasi Goreng Kemang, located in Kemang area, south of Jakarta. If you come on Friday night, you can enjoy local live music in this place. The restaurant is more representative and served a delicious nasi goreng too. Nasi Goreng Ijo is the favorite menu in this place. Some guest also like Nasi Goreng Buntut too.
Nasi goreng also has local taste and name in every town in Indonesia. Nasi goreng gila commonly popular in Jakarta and Bogor. The food is full of carbohydrate because rice is fried together with noodle. In Cirebon, little town in West Java, nasi goreng gila is well known as otokowok. Nasi goreng Medan has special features with teri medan, a small dried fish which popular in Medan. Nasi goreng from Aceh commonly taste too spicy and full of flavour. In Padang, nasi goreng served with red colour, the original colour of chili. Its mean the soya ketchup didn’t over used and the taste won’t be too sweet. Also nasi goreng Padang looks dry because they only use a few vegetable oil to fry the rice.