Korea : Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju-do

04/14/14, 6:47 PM UTC+9 It was an eventful evening after leaving the canolas by the road. Our taxi driver avoided a collision with a car that stopped suddenly. I braced myself for impact but the skillful drive of Mr. Cheon who applied the brakes well enough to slowdown and then veered to the side of…

Indonesia : Beaches around Padang

Padang is located on the coast of West Sumatra. This provides an abundant stretch of beach. There were a few beaches that I wanted to go . Hendri picked me up at 7am. This being my last day in Padang, I had already checked out and with half a day to spend here, I was going to make the…

Indonesia : Sunset at Padang Beach

The sun sets at 615pm in Padang. Padang beach is located next to the city. I am envious of the Padang people, who have clear blue seas and a beautiful sunset to end the day daily. “Rasanya tenang dan senang di akhir hari.” Hendri told me. ( You will feel easy and peaceful at the…

Bali : Ubud, The Samara Villas. Checking In.

The Samara Villas. This villa is located up in the hills of Ubud in the paddy fields. With only 6 villas, The Samara is a peaceful and tranquil a place to escape the crazy hustle and bustle of daily city life.  A tangent to Denpasar, Ubud is more down-paced and a better location to find peace in…

Bali : Uluwatu and Jimbaran Dinner

Uluwatu and sunset beach dinner at Jimbaran is a MUST do when in Bali. From Kuta, you can spend half a day for these activities. You can leave after lunch (which I feel is a bit too early) or around 4pm from Kuta. Both are claimed to be beautiful evening sunset locations. Jimbaran is on…

Bali : Kuta

Kuta beach is the most popular and busiest beach. Located just 10 minutes walk from Ngurah Rai International Airport, you can walk from airport to the beach. Kuta is very commercialized with hotel resorts, international restaurants sandwiched between local joints peddling tours, massages, surfing schools, diving excursions, handicrafts and even xbox or dvd rentals. It…