Travelling Angel











{10 Feb 2014}   Welcome to My Blog!!

Update: Oct 2016


Traveling around the world, visiting many places, experiencing new cultures

have always been a dream of mine

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Hi!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

This blog consists of my travel journals which I divide into 4 subjects:

Each subject is summarized  and put on a sticky post in this homepage. I put travel tips and some reference as well there. Meanwhile, each travel journal consists of its travel expense too which is (imo) the most essential info to look for when browsing for my next trip.

I also have another blog covering my experience staying in budget hotel or any type of accommodation which meet my budget of course, that is ” My Stay In Budget Hotel “. It’s just too much if I put them all here 🙂

Well, hope these journals would be useful for you!

Cheers.

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My Latest Journal

newly posted :

The following are the trips I have not been able to finish the journals… But feel free to ask if you need any info about these places.
– Shangiang island [April 2015, 2 days]
– Kampung Inggris, the English ‘speaking’ Village in East Java [July 2015, 4 days]
– New Year in Bali [Jan 2016]
– Thailand (Bangkok, Koh Tao, Patong) [March 2016, 9 days]
– Thailand (Bangkok, Koh Tao) [July 2016]

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{10 Oct 2012}   OVERSEAS TRIPS (summary)
My trip journals when travelling outside Indonesia with expense report, hotel info and reference tools
My Trip Journals
list of relevant trip journals include travel expense report
Reference Tool / Useful Trip Information
travel tips and blog or website I use as reference during my trip, my travel tips, hotel info, things to do etc.

Review of Accommodation I stayed during this trip can be read in my other blog at MyStayInBudgetHotel.wordpress.com .



{10 Oct 2012}   DIVING TRIPS (summary)

My trip journals which involved diving with some information on the dive sites and dive shop.

I first tried diving in 2009, then took my second try few month later and I fell in love with underwater. A year later, I got my PADI OW License. I am still new at this so I am sorry if there is any mistake on the information in my journal  🙂

Here I summarized my journals which involved diving and categorized them based on the diving sites.

click the date link below to read the full story

[ DIVE SITES & TRIP JOURNALS ]

Bali island

  • Tulamben, This site is known as the best diving site in Bali. I’ve have been to 2 dive sites in here, one is at USS Liberty wreck close to the shore. The other one is no wreck but you can see some human created corals, shape
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{1 Oct 2012}   BALI TRIPS (summary)

Reference Tool / Useful Trip Information
travel tips and blog or website I use as reference during my trip, my travel tips, hotel info, things to do etc.

  • Perama Bus (schedule & price)
    it’s medium size bus, NO air conditioner with good price if you travel alone or together. They go to most of interesting cities in many part of Bali such as Lovina, Candidasa, Ubud, Sanur etc or even Lombok. Their passengers are mostly from overseas.
  • Map of Budget Hotel in Poppies Lane 1 & Poppies Lane 2, Kuta Beach
    this map is the most complete one that I can find in website. All the hostels here are within walking distance to Kuta beach and the night life < finally i found the map >

My Trip Journals
list of relevant trip journals include travel expense report

newly posted :

  • Back in Bali [April 2012, 4days]
    > Kuta, Legian, Tulamben (diving)

under drafting :
– Lombok and Bali in a Week, via Surabaya [August 2013, 7 days], Surabaya, Senggigi, Gili T, Legian
– Hotel Hopping ?!? Only in Bali ^^ [November 2012, 4days], Kuta, Legian

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All info I share here is based on my experience. I’ve been back-and-forth to Bali since 2009, mostly for diving or playing body board or just hangout. My last trip to Bali was in November 2012 and some info are based on my last visit to these places, so some things might have been different from the present. You might also know or find other thing that is better than what’s written here. Anyway if you have the same type and purpose of traveling like mine (backpacker/flashpacker, budget concern, like beach/underwater/party), you might find this info useful for you. Unless, it’s not your reading material.

INFORMATION I SHARE IN THIS POST

  •  The area I’ve traveled in Bali
  •  Place to visit / eat / stay / snorkel / dive / hangout
  • Bali beaches

THE AREA IN BALI

< I’ve spent at least a nite here >

My fave area to stay : Legian and Padang Bai

  • KUTA – Kuta is like the center of everything. This is a very touristic area, some called it crazy, some (me) called it awesome. When hearing Kuta, people immediately think that this is not the best place to stay or it’s too crazy. For me, this area has everything. If you like quite place, no much crazy ‘new’ bikers around, you can choose the southern part of Kuta along Segara beach. If you wanna have good beach for surfing, crazy party, then northern part is your best option along Kuta beach or Bakung Sari street or Benesari street. But if you are a backpacker and ready for all the actions, Poppies lane is your place ;)My fave place in this area is Poppies Lane 2. There are many affordable guesthouses  here surrounded by a great nite life, cheap food and I can walk to my fave beach (Legian beach) .One down side is that most people here respect only foreigners.It’s about 20min drive from airport.> click here for kuta area map
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    click here for poppies lane 1 map
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    click here for poppies lane 2 map
  • LEGIAN – Thisarea is more calm than Kuta and sometimes it’s hard to differentiate which one called Legian or Kuta. Well, if you are confuse, the area where lies Padma Street, Werkudara Street and Arjuna/Double Six street is Legian. It’s kind of in the middle of Kuta and Seminyak. For me, if I have enough budget, I will stay in this area whilst in Bali. It’s quieter than Kuta, close to my fave Legian beach, many good restaurant but a bit pricy and I like the environment where the hotel/restaurant staffs respect local tourists too.It’s about 20-25min drive from airport.> click here for legian area map.


Part 1 of 6

Introduction of the Trip

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It was a 10 days travel ~ with 2 countries to visit ~ 5 stops to make ~ and ~ 3 sleepless nights.

E n j o y ! !

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loh dalam bay, koh phi phi[Loh Dalam bay, Koh Phi Phi]

This time, I went for islands hopping within South Thailand and returned to Jakarta from Penang-Malaysia. Dunno if I can call it the islands hopping, but all my stops were in an island :p. The travel involved mostly land/sea transportation.. ferry, minivan, pick-up truck, tuktuk, various kind of buses.. it was so exciting…… tiring but exciting ^^

It’s my first time to Thailand and Penang.. I was very nervous because I would travel there alone. I never thought I would even gor for it… not to Thailand.. I was afraid of the news I heard <people trafficking>, or getting lost cause I dunno their language, or being lonely there… I supposed to travel with my sister but again, she had to cancel due to her work.. Well… it’s one of the consequences of buying ticket couple months prior. Although so, there is a good side of ending up traveling solo. I can go with any kind of itinerary I want, even the craziest one < like this trip ^^ > …. and I never expected that I would have friends to hang out or travel with too.. Apparently I wasn’t alone at all….

ITINERARY & TRIP JOURNAL
include Transportation, Meals and other Expenses

Since it’s gonna be a long post if I put it all here and I don’t like reading a very long post, I divide this trip journal into 6 chapters. Just click the title below for full reading.

January 2012

< Part 1 >  Island Hopping from Phuket-Thailand to Penang-Malaysia

This post is basically a brief summary of this trip.

< Part 2 >  First Stop : Phuket, Thailand

  • Day 1 Phuket, arrival
  • Day 2 (part 1) Leaving Phuket for Koh Phi Phi

< Part 3 >  Second stop : Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

  • Day 2 (part 2) Phuket to Koh Phi Phi
  • Day 3 Koh Phi Phi
  • Day 4 (part 1) Leaving Koh Phi Phi for Koh Pha Ngan

< Part 4 >  Third Stop : Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

  • Day 4 (part 2) Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan passing Krabi-Surathani
  • Day 5 Koh Pha Ngan
  • Day 6 Koh Pha Ngan
  • Day 7 (part 1) Leaving Koh Pha Ngan for Koh Samui

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These are the hotels or budget hotels that I have ever stayed or I’d like to stay on my backpacking trip overseas.
★: hotel i have stayed before

SINGAPORE

@ Chinatown Area

  • A Beary Good Hostelclick here for hotel website
    located just a few steap from MRT exit in Pagoda Street 66A & 66B.
    rate: starting from SGD 26, please refer to hotel website for update rate
    ★ review:  I stayed here on Jan’11. The place is very good, the bunk and room are clean, the bathroom, common room, it’s just like what we see in their website. The thing I like there is the location (street market is just in front of hotel), near MRT, plenty of breakfast (bread, cereal, milk, tea, coffee)  and good host.
  • A Beary Nice Hostelclick here for hotel website
    it’s the sister hostel of Beary Good. located in the wellknown food street, Smith Street 46B. I’d like to try this place when visiting Singapore again.
    rate: starting from SGD 26, please refer to hotel website for update rate

THAILAND

@ Phuket Town

  • Rattana Mansion Hotelclick here for hotel website
    located in 18 Chanajaroen Rd., A.Muang, about 5-10 min to pier. It would be a nice stop before taking ferry to Phi Phi Island or others.
    rate: starting from THB 600 for standard room, no bfast. please refer to hotel website for update rate

@ Phi Phi Island (Koh Phi Phi)

  • PhiPhi Casita Hotel click here for its reference website
    rate: starting from THB 1350 for standard room include bfast. please refer to hotel website for update rate
  • PhiPhi Insula Guesthouse click here for its reference website
    rate: starting from THB 1000. please refer to hotel website for update rate
  • Pirates House click here for its reference website
    rate: starting from THB 1000. please refer to hotel website for update rate
  • Ivory Guesthouse click here for its reference website
    rate: starting from THB 1000. please refer to hotel website for update rate

@ Lanta Island (Koh Lanta)

  • Banana Garden Home click here for its reference website
    rate: starting from THB 1200/high season . please refer to hotel website for update rate
  • Time for Lime Bungalow click here for its reference website
    rate: starting from THB 1350/high season. please refer to hotel website for update rate
  • Lanta Mermaid Hotel click here for its reference website
    rate: starting from THB 2100/high season. please refer to hotel website for update rate


et cetera
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