February 28, 2017

Ombak Sunset

Hi there, i still have a simple review from my short trip to Lombok. 
Everyone knows that when you visited Lombok, especially if it's your first time, it's not complete if you're not visit the Gilis . Gili means small island, and Lombok has three Gilis, it's Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno & Gili Air. All of it has their own uniqueness. But Gili Trawangan is the most popular of the three Gili's. If you have plan to visit Gili Trawangan, you better take time to stay a night or two or more out there to enjoy the Island. It's really amazing there. On the day, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving, biking or walking around the Island, seeing the breathtaking sunset, and in the night you will enjoy the crazy nightlife ;)) There are many bars, restaurants and also many beautiful resorts & hotels. You can choose which one that you'll love to stay. Me & friends, we're stay at Ombak Sunset Hotel. The hotel is nice with large room, great bathroom, warm, and also has stunning sea view. It's such a nice place to enjoy the sunset in front of the hotel. But i think, most the hotels at Gili Trawangan has beautiful places to enjoying the sunset.
You can get to Gili Trawangan or other Gilis by fast boat or slow boat. The boat depart from Lombok around 7.30am and if you wouldn't stay in Gilis, you should go back around 4.30pm, that's the last shuttle boat time.

Note : 
  • There's no car in Gilis, the only transportation you you can use there to go to or from the harbour is Cidomo ( The horse carts ), so make sure don't bring to many big luggage, except you choose to carry on your luggage by your own.
  • Do not let someone carry your bag without first haggling on a price.
  • Do not leave valuable items on display or your bags unattended.
Well, let's make a plan to visit Lombok. And hope you'll have a great time. 

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February 21, 2017

Lombok Island Beaches

Location :: Kuta Beach, Lombok
Hi there everyone, how's so far, here i come again with my new post up on my blog. Now i will write a little bit about my trip to Lombok Island. 
As we all know that Lombok Island Indonesia has so many stunning beaches, moreover on the south coast.
Some of the beaches that should be in your trip list are Kuta Beach Lombok & Tanjung Aan Beach. 
If you have ever visited / know about Kuta Beach In Bali, well you have to take a look or check about Kuta Beach in Lombok. They both are beautiful, but for me For me Kuta Beach Lombok is way more beautiful than Kuta Beach In Bali. I love the colour of its water. Love love it.
Kuta Beach Lombok, is a very beautiful beach with the super soft, white and warm sands. I love the blue & green colour of its water. This beach is a nice beach to having a swim, seeking shells, snorkeling or just for enjoying walking on the sands.
If you are staying at Mataram ( like i do ), the capital of West Nusa Tenggara Province in Lombok Island, you need to drive about 72 KM or about 90 minutes, so i recommended you to rent a car or join a tour. Because it's quite difficult to use public transportation there. 
Before you reach Kuta Beach, you will pass Sade Village, the traditional village of Sasak Tribe, the host of Lombok island. They have beautiful traditional woven fabric, so make sure to stop by. 
After you visit Kuta Beach, you also can visit some beautiful beaches around such as Selong Belanak Beach, Mawun Beach or Tanjung Aan Beach. Kuta Beach Lombok is a very famous beach in Lombok, so it's easy to find the beach and also there are some hotels around the beach. 
Note : there are many local kids who selling their handicrafts, maybe it will a bit annoying, but please don't get upset. If you are not interesting to buy, than say it politely, don't try to look the things they sell. If you look, than you better buy one thing :))
Location :: Tanjung Aan Beach
Well after Kuta Beach, i visited Tanjung Aan Beach because it's close. Tanjung Aan Beach also called as the Home of Princess Mandalika ( the name of the local tale ). One thing that you will directly notice when you hit out your feet on Tanjung Aan beach is the sand. Unlike other Lombok beaches, the sand of this beach is like pepper. It's very beautiful. I even take it and put it in an empty mineral water bottle and bring it home :D
Tanjung Aan Beach is surrounded by some hills and you can get easy access to the hills to see Tanjung aan beach from the higher level. 
When i standing in one of the hill, i don't want to go down, i can spent hours to see the stunning view.
Because of this is my very short trip, i make sure that i'll be back soon to explore more and share with you all again.
Hope you enjoy it and have a great time !
Note ::
  • - Come to Kuta Beach before going to other beaches nearby
  • - If you visit Kuta Beach with a rented vehicle and do not intend to stay in hotel or resort around, please back home before 06.00 pm for your safety
  • - Always bring sunblock to prevent sunburn and a hat to cover your hat ( i'm not wearing hat because it's a bit cloudy at that day )
  • - If you want to surfing, do it in July-August. All that time, the waves were in deal condition to surfing.
  • - Please keep the beach clean.

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February 13, 2017

Happy valentine's day

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all of you...

Have i told you yet...
How much you mean to me,
Have i told you yet...
About all the happiness you bring,
Have i told you yet..
That you mean the world to me !

Just in case i haven't...
I want you to know that..
You're the best thing
that's ever happened to me !

I Love You

Dress :: Blooms | Shoes :: Christian Louboutin | Bracelet :: Hermes Clic Clac |
Hairdo :: Elly Lusianah | MUA :: Eva
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February 6, 2017

Ijen Crater / Kawah Ijen Banyuwangi

I've visited the Ijen crater twice, and I am always amazed by its beauty. Its such a beautiful place. The exhausting journey to get there will be paid off when you arrive and see the beauty of the crater.
Ijen Crater is an acidic crater lake located on top of Mount Ijen with 2,443 meters high above sea level.
Mount Ijen located between of two districts, Banyuwangi & Bondowoso (East Java), so you can reach here from both of those districts. But mostly people choose from Banyuwangi.

In fact it only takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to walk through the ramp to get over there, but I was with my children, and they always take time to stop and rest so that we arrive at the top of about 3.5 hours. From the hotel we were picked up by a local guide at 00.00 am, we set out from our hotel which is located in downtown Banyuwangi (Hotel Santika) and it takes about an hour to arrive at the parking lot (Paltuding), theres the main gate to go to the crater, so we began to climb /hike at around 01.00 am.

From Paltuding we will walk a distance of about 3 km. Initial trajectory distance of 1.5 km is quite heavy for uphill. Most of the lines are with a slope of 25-35 degrees. Besides uphill, too sandy soil structure so that adds to the growing weight of footsteps because it must withstand the weight that does not degenerate into the back. After we arrive and resting in the Post Bunder (they called post unique because it has the shape of a circle), the next track is relatively slightly sloping, besides we treated to views of the mountain range which is very beautiful.
Blue Fire
Besides the beautiful crater, in the vicinity of the crater you can also see the phenomenon of Blue Fire or Blue Flame, every morning at around 02.00 – 04.00 am . This was one of the uniqueness of this place, because the natural scenery of this only occurs in two places in the world, Iceland & Ijen.
If you really want to see the Blue Fire, so you have to start hiking earlier so you can achieve on the top on time to see the Blue Fire, because after 04.00am, you cant see it.
To get down to the crater to see the Blue Fire, you must traverse the rocky terrain as far as  about 250 meters with steep conditions. Its not easy to get closer to the Blue Fire, because of  the rocky terrain and also the  pungent smell of the sulphur. I suggest you to wear a good mask.
From the crater, we also can see another beautiful mountains scenery around, among which is the peak of Mount Merapi, which is located in the east of the crater, Mount roar, Mount Suket, Mount Rante, and so forth.
Some people like to go to the crater on midday, but mostly people and I choose to climb/hike on the midnite. Its up to you what time you prefer  to go up, but for those who wants to see the Blue Fire so you better to climb/hike in the midnite.

Enjoy your trip and have fun. 
Me & my family never get bored to come to this crater again & again. Once we have the right time we will come back again, and I ll tell you again about our journey.
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