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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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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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What To Expect While Cycling Alone Through The Beautiful Kibi Plains (吉備路)
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What To Expect While Cycling Alone Through The Beautiful Kibi Plains (吉備路)

Just 20-30 minutes Momotaro Line train ride outside the city of Okayama, you will find very interesting activity cycling through the countryside, paddy fields, Shrine/Temples and mounds which is called Kibi Plains (Kibiji, 吉備路). I started my journey early in the morning from Kyoto Station and arrive at Okayama Station around 9 in the morning. Then, I took Momotaro Line local train from Okayama heading to...

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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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Dieng Plateau & Sea of Cloud
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Dieng Plateau & Sea of Cloud

[caption id="attachment_4048" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Sea of Cloud[/caption]In this post I will show several spot for best sunrise and sunset around Yogyakarta and also Dieng Plateau. The first one would be to see sea of clouds early morning before sunrise at Taman Buah Mangunan, near Yogyakarta.[gallery link="file" ids="4049,4050,4051,4052,4053,4054"]As for sunset, there is Puncak Becici.[gallery columns="2"...

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park from B29 Lumajang
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park from B29 Lumajang

[caption id="attachment_3935" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park[/caption]The first thing pop up in their head when people think about Bromo would be volcanoes. You will find many photos from many travelers visiting this national park to catch the sunrise from Penanjakan viewpoint. But, in this opportunity I would like to share my experience viewing Bromo from the other less known point of...

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Beyond Borobudur Temple in Indonesia (Part 1)
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Beyond Borobudur Temple in Indonesia (Part 1)

Everyone definitely heard about Borobudur Temple if they talk about Indonesia. But, little know that there are many more significant temples spread across Java and Sumatra island which emerge right after Borobudur and Prambanan Temples. (You can check out my previous story about Borobudur and Prambanan Temple HERE and HERE.I will start by showing several temple/candi around the Central Java. From Mendut, Pawon, Sewu, and...

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Oryx Qatar Airways Inflight Magazines January 2016 Publication - Phuket, Thailand
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Oryx Qatar Airways Inflight Magazines January 2016 Publication - Phuket, Thailand

It is a great start of this new year 2016 so far. Several photos that I took from my previous trip to Phuket, Thailand back in June 2015 appears in this January 2016 of Oryx Qatar Airways Inflight Magazine. This publication is my first for Qatar Airways which is also the 5-star rating airlines by Skytrax. I'm extremely happy with this opportunity and would like to extend my thanks to the editorial team who giving the...

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Lonely Planet Traveller UK December 2015 Magazine Postcard Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Lonely Planet Traveller UK December 2015 Magazine Postcard Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Extremely thrilled to have this Bromo photo published/featured in Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine December 2015 issue. The magazine will be on sale starting today, so don't forget to check out this photo on Page 10-11 inside the magazine :). Before the Dawn"This photo was taken on my first visit to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. I hadn’t prepared for the visit, I just followed my urge to witness this legendary park...

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Cover Story "Manado" - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines November 2015
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Cover Story "Manado" - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines November 2015

[caption id="attachment_3051" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Manado is the provincial capital of North Sulawesi. As a gateway to Bunaken and some of the most spectacular diving in Indonesia, the city itself is often immediately bypassed for island adventures off the coast. Colours takes the time to explore the city’s overlooked charms and discover what most visitors are missing.[/caption] Words and photography by...

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