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Day 05: Ubud, Tampak Siring, Kintamani

Continuing previous story, our fifth day in Bali are spent in Ubud, Pure Tirta Empul, and Lake of Mount Baturin Kintamani.  

Ubud is famous for its paddy terrace, monkey forest, and also art and crafts. We visited Pure Ubud and the famous place from Eat, Pray, Love movie, the Central Market Ubud. There are many local stuffs we can buy for souvenirs.

Ubud Central Market

Pura Tirta Empul is located in Tampak Siring. It is famous with water temples as a place for cleaning Balinese people from sins and evils. Many international tourists also follows this traditional thing.

Tampak Siring Palace

On the other hand, the Lake of Mount Batur is in a higher place. It is a cold place, with heavy wind, but the scenery is beautiful. You can see Mount BBaturin a great distance. Here also there is Trunyan village if you cross the lake. Too bad that the people in Trunyan is not as friendly as other people within Bali area. But you can see many are still practising the traditional ceremony. 

Lake Batur

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Posted by on July 30, 2016 in TRAVEL

 

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A walk on the beach

After sometimes, I think that my blog is more like a travel blog than educational blog. But, I guess my personal blog should tell my daily life and to me travelling brings happiness. This is why I love to tell my experience during my travel.

Last week, I went to Goa Cina Beach and Sendang Biru Beach in Southern Part of Malang. They are in the same direction, approximately 3-4 hours drive from Malang City. It was worth to travel there, since the Beaches was beautiful, especially Goa Cina Beach.

Sendang Biru Beach is mostly visited by people who want to go to Sempu Island or just fishing. Small boats and fish markets are available. There were boats at the port, ready to take people for fishing or just sailing around.

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Sendang Biru

Goa Cina Beach is more fun to me. The coastline is long, like L-shape line, with white sand along the beach. It faces both east and west, thus we can see both sunrise and sunset from the beach. People are not allowed to swim, since waves in Goa Cina Beach is high and strong, but we can play with sands and take a small dip into water at the edges. This place is worth to visit, one of clean and beautiful beaches in Java Province, Indonesia.

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Goa Cina Beach

And here I am, playing on the beach ☺

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This is me

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2015 in TRAVEL

 

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Escapade to Papuma Beach

At last during last week of the holidays for this semester, we-lecturers- have the chance to go for a summer escapade. It is not really a summer, should be a rainy season now, but it was good that during those 2 days we felt like in Summer, hot and dry. We decided to visit Papuma Beach, a beach facing the Indian Ocean, located in Jember, East Java. The trip from Surabaya took about 6 hours drive using car. We departed at 07.30 am and arrived at 14.00 at the beach.

Papuma beach offered white sand beach scenery, along with big waves from the Ocean. There are about 3 large rocks, thus help to reduce the height of the waves. It is even not allowed for people to go swimming in the beach, since it is too dangerous.

Our group preferred to play along the beach, with sand and the coming waves, and also taking photographs. We even brought 2 DSLR cameras and 4 pocket cameras with us…definitely eager to capture the natural beauty by the beach.

The lodging place is also cheap. We could get 2 rooms in 1 cottage, with a price of IDR 363,000. Fresh grilled fishes are offered on every eating place along the beach, which open for 24 hours, since the local people living in there.

We stayed only for one night, laughing, talking, walking, taking pictures, and eating all the times. Of course, we also did not forget our itinerary to go there: for a department meeting. We left from midday 12 o’clock, and reached Surabaya at 10 pm. Such an exhausting day, but I am sure that all of the lecturers who joined definitely get new liveliness. All of this beauty of the earth reminded me of how great our God is, who can create such amazing place. Perhaps this could be your alternative destination when you visit East Java and have the chance to see the beautiful Papuma Beach.

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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in TRAVEL

 

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