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Archives for September 2013

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Wira Nurmansyah

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The Rewarding Descent of Rinjani : Segara Anak

Posted On : 5 September 2013
Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco

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The final hike to the summit was desperately hard. The trail became loose gravel, rising at a steep angle, and the effects of the high altitude soon became apparent as I gasped for breath. Dawn was already starting to touch the sand and rocks while i was struggling climbing the almost vertical sand hill. With giving all my strength, i finally manage to stand on top of the ground of Anjani goddess. It has the most beautiful views of Rinjani. On the west side, you...

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Tag : Mount Rinjani National Park, Trekking to Mt. Rinjani’s Mystifying Danau Segara Anak

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The Sea Gypsy's haven of Wakatobi

Posted On : 10 September 2013
Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

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They named themselves the Sea people. Born and lives all depend on the sea. They have no territorial like other tribe. The entire wakatobi shore - even the entire nation, is their home. They really are the 'Sea tribe'   We get on to a small boat to get across to one of the Bajo village in Kaledupa Island. The sea is so calm, the sky is blue, and in the distance we can see the stage house with their wooden pillars pierce to the bottom of the ocean. This...

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Tag : WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the”Underwater Nirwana”, Pulau Wangi-Wangi in Wakatobi

A Transit in Tarakan

Posted On : 26 September 2013
Categories : Travelings - Cuisine - Sightseeing

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Visiting Tarakan was never crossed my mind before. If only, I didn’t plan to visit Derawan, I would probably missed it. Actually there are two options if you want to visit Derawan, one via Berau, and the other is via Tarakan. My friends and I chose the latter. The flight to Tarakan took about less than 3 hours if it’s a direct flight. It was known as one of oil producers in the past, and to remind us of that, we decided to visit what is left from its...

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Tag : Derawan Archipelago, Green Sea Turtles: Endangered Ocean Explorers of the Derawan Islands, Dive with Giant Manta Rays in the Tropical Waters of Derawan