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24 Hours in Sapporo, Hokkaido
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24 Hours in Sapporo, Hokkaido

[caption id="attachment_5781" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sapporo Cityscape at Night[/caption] Sapporo is the capital of Japanese island Hokkaido. In this post, I will show you how to explore the city main spot in just 24 hours. In addition to that, I will also show you how to add Otaru (小樽) city in the itinerary. So that you will have variety besides just Sapporo Metropolitan city. Start early and make your...

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Himeji Castle (姬路城) Then and Now
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Himeji Castle (姬路城) Then and Now

[caption id="attachment_5739" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Himeji Castle[/caption] There are many castles that are spread-out all over Japan, but Himeji Castle (姬路城) is the most famous one, because of its size and great condition. Also its great and beautiful architecture still intact and being preserve as the original condition. The castle is also the main reason why Himeji city and the people can grow and...

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24 Hours in Takayama & Shirakawago
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24 Hours in Takayama & Shirakawago

Takayama (高山) is a gateway to the famous Shirakawago (白川郷) historic village. Which is famous for its location at the valley of mountains and also the architecture of its traditional houses. So, in this post I will try to show the places that you can explore just 1 day including the Shirakawago Village and also the best spot at Takayama. I will called this 24 hours in Takayama & Shirakawago. Start early in...

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24 Hours in Okayama City
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24 Hours in Okayama City

The trip to Okayama City (岡山) was an unplanned detour from my trip to Japan. But, with the overwhelming number of tourist in major cities like Kyoto, made me wanted to escape from it. The purpose is so that I can get a chance experiencing the real Japan in my whole trip. For Okayama, I was stumbled upon one brochure with beautiful canal photo in it and after a short search, it was actually in Okayama. So, I made my way...

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Peaceful 24 Hours in Kyoto, Japan
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Peaceful 24 Hours in Kyoto, Japan

Here you will find my photo journal from the trip to Japan. And in this post, I will share what highlights you can experience in Kyoto City for 1 day/24 hours. Start early and catch the early train to Arashiyama (嵐山) to visit Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺). [caption id="attachment_5621" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Early Morning outside Tenryuji Temple[/caption] Experience beautiful Japanese Garden with...

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Rediscover Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Rediscover Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

As you might know, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the first national park that I've ever visited here in my home country Indonesia. This past September 2017 I had an opportunity to visit this magnificent national park as part of my assignment for Silk Air for their magazines article about Bromo for November 2017 issue. With this in mind, I need to reset my mind and view about this place in order to discover more...

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SilkAir SilkWinds Samosir Island - July 2017
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SilkAir SilkWinds Samosir Island - July 2017

[caption id="attachment_5075" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Lake Toba and Samosir Island view from Tele Point of View[/caption]Welcoming this July 2017 with new publication. It has been a while that I have a proper photos publication for feature story/article. And this time it is all about Samosir Island - Lake Toba for my previous customer SilkAir Inflight Magazines SilkWinds July 2017 edition. I did the trip during the...

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Wae Rebo Traditional Village
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Wae Rebo Traditional Village

[caption id="attachment_4298" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Mbaru Niang house at Wae Rebo[/caption]After exploring Komodo National Park (You can read the story here), I moved on to explore the mainland of Flores Island. The first destination which is on top of my list would be visiting Wae Rebo Traditional Village in order to experience the real lifestyle of the local people.The Traditional Village of Wae Rebo. Located on...

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Komodo National Park & Beyond | Flores Island, Indonesia
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Komodo National Park & Beyond | Flores Island, Indonesia

[caption id="attachment_4184" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Komodo Dragon, Rinca Island.Komodo National ParkIndonesia[/caption]Right after touching down Labuan Bajo and checked in to the hotel. There are still time before sunset. I decided to go to Bukit Sylvia which according to local, it has one of the best sunset in the city of Labuan Bajo.[gallery link="file" ids="4205,4202,4206,4203,4207,4204"]Next day, When I started...

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Bromo & Lake Toba Milky Way
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Bromo & Lake Toba Milky Way

One type of nature photography is astrophotography. Astrophotography is the type of photography that capture any kind of astronomical object such as the moon, sun, or stars. I will show you how to take picture of our Milky Way like what I did below.[caption id="attachment_906" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Milky Way at Samosir Island. f/5.6, 12mm, 115 seconds, ISO-800[/caption]To get this kind of photo of Milky Way here...

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