Monday, November 5, 2012

Gili Trawangan The Exotic Island in Lombok Nusa Tenggara

West Nusa Tenggara,  Lombok, slowly but surely became a destination of choice for travelers who want to find an alternative tourist spots in Indonesia.It lies not far from Bali making it one of the coveted chili domestic and foreign travelers. What's interesting is the island of Lombok or dyke, which is famous for its natural beauty underwater.

To achieve bund of Lombok, the Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, it takes quite a long time. Upon arrival at the International Airport of Lombok Praya, you will be greeted scorching hot weather. As far as the eye could see, there is a large field that was dry. The streets off from the airport tend to smooth and clean, like a toll road. Occasionally seen on the roadside a few horses or cows typical Sumbawa. The horses and cows look very different than in Java because of its small size and mini.

About an hour, the sights we saw was a straight road, a few cows, as well as the shops were closed, monotonous and less interesting! However, not long after, the road turned into turns and climbs. The scenery around it is also beginning to change.

On either side of the hill and started to look palm tree hedge. Increasingly uphill streets, like the route to the summit. Also starting to feel the cool air, no longer hot and arid. Coolness seemed to come from the green hills and the trees on either side of the road.

Apparently, despite the long journey, stored exciting surprises. From the left side of the road, in between palm tree hedge is starting to look a beautiful blue color, like the color of ruby. Little by little, the beauty revealed. Apparently, on the left there is a road that we passed the beautiful coast of Senggigi Beach.

Senggigi Beach scenery truly remarkable. Blue sky blends with the blue sea and green hills. The more we drove the car forward, the more visible from a distance the silhouette of the three Gili, namely Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan.

Dyke in the local language means "island", which later became the name of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air in Gili Indah village administration, Lombok. "Gili Indah village population of 3684 souls, so it's quite a bit," said Maruli, Gili Indah village chief, when met at Queen & Spa Villa Gili Trawangan, recently.

He said residents ancestors Gili Gili is Bugis and Sasak tribe. Each Gili has its own history, such as Gili Air, called "Water" because according Maruli, formerly on the sea water around Gili no salt so it can be used as drinking water.

"If Gili Meno, Gili was actually the original name of Cikno Bugis language that means" place of salt-making ', "he explained. Gili Trawangan itself means "island penerawang" because the island is a tunnel to wander enemies have now been closed.

Beauty beneath the sea with coral reefs is the main attraction of this bund. "But first, we had coral reefs damaged by the storm El Nino in the early 1990s, but until now its beauty is still able to attract tourists," said Maruli.

Besides the natural beauty, the friendliness of the population is also a major attraction Gili Gili this. "Our residents are known as friendly to travelers is our main income from the tourism sector," he said. In addition, the cleanliness is also the main thing that kept guarded by the three dyke. "If coral reefs dirty, dirty beaches, anyone who wants to come? Later we will be impaired if both quiet, "he said.

First, this bund really overshadowed sebrangnya than neighbors, namely Bali. But now, according to Maruli, many foreign tourists who come. "Indeed, most of the tourists come here, usually for a honeymoon or diving," he said. "Aquatic bund is indeed remarkable for diving," he said, proudly.

At some point there are three Gili breeding of marine animals. For example, Gili Trawangan has a captive sharks and turtles, Gili Meno has a breeding turtles and other fish.

"The fish here are friendly, do not be afraid when approached by divers," sure Maruli.

Meanwhile, Gili Air is the main attraction for divers considerable presence in the trenches. Not surprisingly, when the bund is becoming popular among tourists divers. Besides being pretty quiet, beautiful natural underwater too.

Senggigi Beach scenery like no end. Always look on the left side of the road, covered occasionally coconut trees. Vast stretches of sea as there is no end, with a welcoming white sand waves on the coast.

Amazed at the sight, unconsciously we arrived also at the Port of Osaka Bay, the place that connects Lombok to Gili Trawangan. From here, the journey to Gili Trawangan followed by motor boat, with rates Rp30 thousand per person. If you want more convenient and faster, you can use the speedboat with 100 thousand rates.

Nara bay no less beautiful Senggigi. Seen a few fishing boats and boat crossings, as well as several small children who swam happily in the sea. Not surprisingly, the water is very clean despite being in the harbor.

Finally, we are preparing to climb the boat to reach Gili Trawangan. The boat is simple, with an open roof covered with tarps to protect passengers from heat. When moving from the Gulf of Nara, seen some pearl farms, Lombok export commodity. From the sea, pearl shells can not be seen, can be seen only small boats and floating hut a sign that no cattle pearls in the waters.

The trip to Gili Trawangan is quite smooth, seawater being friendly. Not take long, just 30 minutes we had reached the Gulf of code, the port is in Gili Trawangan. The harbor is quite deserted, only seen a few boats that used to take tourists to go diving or snorkeling.

Total travel from Lombok International Airport to Gili Trawangan Praya is quite long, approximately 2.5 hours. However, with a view of the Gulf of Nara Senggigi and wonderful, all tired really paid off!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tourist Attractions that are Interesting and Exotic in China

Bamboo Curtain country elegance aka China is no stranger to the ears of the traveler. Apart from the iconic Great Wall country, China has hundreds of other tourist destinations spread across the plains area of ​​9 million square kilometers. Not just a tourist magnet so natural here. Culture and cuisine China also plays an important role in several other countries. However, actually there are many resorts in exotic China. What are some interesting places that? Consider the following reviews:

Heaven Lake, JilinSince the beginning of this century, the Lake of Heaven became famous because it was believed in living a "monster" antiquity. Some local residents, tourists also claim to see this monster, which he says are green and black with large horns on his head. However, no one has definitive proof of the existence of this monster.There is a monster or not, Heaven Lake is one of the interesting places to visit China. Lake volcano is considered a sacred lake in the Qing Dynasty. From this lake, can be seen at a glance the state of North Korea from a distance.

Pathway Burma, YunnanThis path extends from Burma to Kunming and Mandalay is a place of war during World War II. Pathway that includes hills and terraced rice fields also have the Yunnan-Burmese War Museum Anti-Japan.

Little Africa, GuangzhouIn the corner of Guangzhou old city there is a thing you never expected to find in China, namely the community of 20,000 merchants who came from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and other countries in Africa. Located near Canaan Export Clothes Wholesale Trading Center, home to this community called Little Africa. They arrived in China around the 1990s and up to now living as a factory worker in Guangzhou.

Karakul Lake, XinjiangKarakul is a glacier lake situated 3,600 meters above sea level and located in the Pamir Mountains. Around the lake like at the end of the world. Along the Karakorum plateau towards the border of China and Tajikistan have many camels, dogs kyrgyz, and other animals.Around the lake, tourists can stay in the yurt, a traditional house owned by local residents to only pay $ 10 per night. They will be presenting rice bison meat while you see a view of Mount Muztagh Ata, which has a height 7500 meters and the snow-covered peak.

Tower of Tibet, western SichuanThis tower is a mysterious tower that is believed to be relics of the Tibetan nation. Hundreds of 50 meter high tower is even older than 1,200 years. No one knows what is the use of the tower, as a bulwark or guard towers.There is also an archaeologist who stated this tower is a symbol of the Tibetan nation status, those who declare it as a warehouse. However, the towers of the western Sichuan province is still a big mystery to China.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Best Beaches and Island Destinations in the Philippines

CHOOSING the best beach resort destinations is very difficult. Because the beaches and picturesque islands scattered over nearly Bumi.Filipina has more than 7,000 islands with white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise sea, and beautiful underwater life. What is the best place to visit?
Here are a few options and the island's best beach destinations in the Philippines to help you:

El Nido, Palawan

Palawan is the vanguard of the best tourist destinations in the Philippines. More specifically, the beach town of El Nido is a gate for a wild adventure tours.
El Nido has white sand beaches and crystal clear sea water, but the scenery is not the only one on offer here. In the coastal area, El Nido has limestone formations, lagoons empty, marble cliffs, prehistoric caves, and waterfalls all of which can be easily explored.

El Nido is also popular with divers. The surrounding waters have attracted 50 species of coral and whales, whale sharks, sea cows, rays, dolphins lumbam, and rare turtles.

Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley

This isolated island is the secret of nature which only explored by the great adventurer. White sand beaches surrounded by volcanic rock on the one hand, while the other side looks greenish-blue sea that stretched wide. Snorkeling and diving will take you to see the coral reefs and coral gardens and marine sanctuaries.

This beauty can not be achieved easily, you have to 'fight' through the grass on the muddy ground, rough ground, and mangrove forests. There are no resorts or hotels in Palaui, so there is a choice of accommodation camping under the stars stretch.

Boracay, Aklan

White Beach is the most commonly associated with Boracay, Philippine's most popular tourist destinations. Beaches along four kilometers of this welcoming all types of tourists, entertainment seekers to begin the adventure enthusiast. At night, the beach is becoming more alive with restaurants and bars are open until dawn.

In the early months of each year, Boracay attracts hundreds of kite surfers and wind surfing are competing in the International Funboard Cup. Large waves and strong winds make Boracay an ideal destination for water sports enthusiast.

Panglao, Bohol

Formerly deserted island that is not touched by tourists, Panglao has become the target of foreign tourists who are looking for beautiful beaches. Not only the views of the beach, as well as activities associated with fish and the sea, like watching dolphins, see whales, dive with barracudas and sea snakes, and see the coral formations.
Besides beaches, Bohol is also famous for its Chocolate Hills, the 1000 dome-shaped hill that turns brown during the dry season. World's smallest primates, tarsiers, also inhabit this beautiful island.

Bantayan Island, Cebu

Bantayan until now relatively untouched by modern life. The island is inhabited by foreign tourists who leave the island with white sand beaches and clear blue sea has remained the traditional.

Food in Bantayan cheap and tasty because there is no luxury hotels, shopping centers and large shops. This is a great place to cool off, but do not visit it when the week before Easter. Because the local tourists will overwhelm this beautiful island.

Caramoan, Camarines Sur

Caramoan has beautiful scenery and remote location. Vast stretches of white sand beaches interspersed with boulders and rugged rock formations.
Diver, a lover of island tours, and you are fond of basking in the sun will love this island. Similarly, mountain climbers who can climb to the summit of Mount Caglago and see the sights of Caramoan and other islands of the mountain.

Samal, Davao

As an emerging tourist destination, has mission to make Samal beaches along 118 kilometers of white sand known to the world. Samal island also has disappeared, namely Shanipaan Shoal. These islands will disappear from view when the water was high tide. At high tide, the water is only visible in a tub cottages stand on the water.

Great Santa Cruz Island, Zamboanga

In the Great Santa Cruz Island, coral red coral that washed ashore along mixed with white sand beaches make this island be pink. The island is still very quiet, only signs of life seen in souvenir shops, some small cottage inn, and public toilets.

Visiting the island is also limited, even had to have permission from the Department of Tourism on the Zamboanga City. Because the island had experienced repeated conflict between resident.
Thus the best tourist spots in the Philippines. Hopefully this article useful for you all. enjoy your holiday ....

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Interesting ten travel destinations in Canada

If we walk in Canada, there is a region which offers many interesting sights diversity. Ontario .. yes it is the most populous province in the country of Canada. However, the province offers many diverse tourist vacation spot of fun and exciting.Here are 10 suggestions if you are visiting Canada.
Pelee Island
Pelee Island is a charming place for hiking, biking, swimming, and shopping. There are also some cultural and historical sites to explore such as Pelee Island Winery, the Pelee Island Heritage Centre, and ancient Native North American Indian site known as Hulda's Stone.

The Elora Gorge
Elora Gorge is located on Grand River and is famous for excellent fishing. It's quite an impressive sight to see the river flowing. Besides the nearby cliff is about 70 feet tall and gives a great view of the ascent to the place and you will find under the water is full of tubers.

The Grand River
The Grand is one of the largest rivers in southern Ontario. The river flows through several communities such as Elora, Grand Valley, Fergus, Cambridge, Waterloo, Paris, Kitchener, Brantford, Cayuga and Caledonia. This is ideal for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. There are also many camping and conservation areas along the river that provides approximately 2,500 campsites for outdoor enthusiasts.

Webster Falls, Hamilton +
Niagara Webster would not also known as Niagara Falls, but it's one of the most popular locations to visit in the province. This is an ideal location as a sunny day and quite easy to reach. There are two drops suspended over the main waterfall and you'll find an old stone bridge that crosses over Spencer Creek.
Rouge Park
Rouge Park sitting just to the east of Toronto, Canada's largest city. This is the perfect place to escape to if you want to go from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will find path for biking and hiking along the beautiful Red River. This park offers a rustic life in the big city.

Manitoulin Island
Charming island sits on Lake Huron. This is actually known as the largest freshwater lake in the world. You will find one of the most popular sites are the Bridal Veil Falls trail. There are also a 1.5 mile stretch of the dramatic cliffs that reach more than 200, known as the Cup and Saucer. Already there are some beautiful wilderness area here making it ideal for fishing and hiking.
Grand Bend
This small town cottage situated on the shores of Lake Huron. Has beautiful beaches, many restaurants and bars, shopping, golf courses and a racecourse. This town is a popular summer tourist destination coast, where ii is quite popular among young adults.
Picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake sits a few miles down river from Niagara Falls. This is very strange and offers beautiful gardens, markets, spa, and wine tours. There is a planet of shops, cafés, and restaurants as well as professional theater to comedy and drama performances and festivals.
Collingwood popular destination in summer as in winter huts and a ski area. However, the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, which is one of the newest attractions in the province. You will be able to enjoy the breathtaking caves and foot suspension bridge here.
Niagara Falls
No trip to Ontario would be complete without a visit to Niagara Falls popular and historic. This place has everything, including museums, casinos, upscale restaurants and hotels, attractions, parks, shopping, theme parks, marine parks, towers, and of course, Niagara Falls.sekamat enjoy your holiday .. hopefully this article useful ..

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sesimbra Beach, The Beach with a Natural Charm in Portugal

Located in the west of Portugal, Sesimbra is a small fishing harbor. Here also there are beautiful beaches with sea water bright blue and cheap accommodations in the vicinity. Sesimbra is not touched by luxury resorts, but that's why he still has the wonderful charm of a typical fishing village. Beaches suitable for swimming, and if lucky you may see dolphins while swimming at this beach. On the edge of the harbor there are also many delicious seafood restaurants.
Photo. Sesimbra Beach

One of the biggest draw is the beach in Sesimbra. In July and August it can get a little crowded because of its proximity to Lisbon. Clear water and fish in it is really good, which brings us to another activity
Photo. Sesimbra Beach

Farmers market opens in Sesimbra provide local fresh fruit and vegetables on the side you can buy fresh fish every day in the harbor. Seafood restaurants around Sesimbra known for their quality!

The sidewalks along the coast is ideal for walking at night where you're likely to run into some festivals in or around the Fort. During the day which can follow the same pavement to rise to the Palace or pier fishing for PADI certified dive or just a little boat trip.
Photo. Sesimbra Beach