Sunday, 31 July 2016

Vegan Ala Carte Menu at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Since 2009 i experienced a lot of vegan/vegetarian menu on the flight, mostly taste so awful. Not many choice, the airlines will serve you kind of rice india curry with less taste.

The best vegan/vegetarian meal that i have so far is Vegan Ala Carte Menu from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, at least from my experience after 3 route flight.

This flight is veggie friendly. For example they have almond & soy milk if you want for your coffee. Even the sandwich/bread snack for all the passanger, they use vegan menu.

Worth a try !

Sunday, 24 July 2016

A Journey to Siem Reap Cambodia was when i stopped searching for home within others, and lifted the foundations of home within my self. I found there were no roots more intimate than those betwen a mind and a body that have decided to be whole....

Hello from Cambodia..

I just make a trip to revisited The Capital City of Khmer Empire, Angkor Wat , Siem Reap Cambodia.  I've been there 2010, just short visit after cross the border Vietnam from the city of Ho Chi Minh.

In this time, the plan is to do self develop journey. 

Do Yoga retreat, join apsara dance class (the sacred dance of cambodia) and learn again about recollect the past history &memory.

and my journey started from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

to be continued..

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Golden Temple Of Dambulla Sri Lanka

There is a voice that doesn't use words.. Listen.. 

The Animal

The Caves

Dambulla cave temple also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site also sacred pilgrim site for 22 centuries in Sri Lanka situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 kilometres (92 mi) east of Colombo and 72 kilometres (45 mi) north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. 

Major attractions are spread over five caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Gautama Buddha and his life. 

The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres (23,000 sq ft).  There are images of the Lord Buddha and Bodhisattvas, as well as various gods and goddesses.

Opening Time :  07.30 AM -  06.00 PM ( Lunc break closed 12.30 PM)
Entrance Fee : 1500 Srilanka Rupee
How to get there : This Cave 19 km from Sigiriya. There is direct bus you can take from Sigiriya to Dambulla (take 30 minute)
Rule  : Because this is pilgrim site, dress respecfully. In each cave you should take off your shoes. Keep Quiet. Never have yourself photographed posing with the Buddha image in your back.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Soi Rambutri Roads

When there's a wound in your heart, keep it open until it heals. 
Air it out. 
Understand it. 
Dive into it. 
Be fierce enough to become it. 
If you ignore it, it won't be able to breathe. 
If you ignore it, it will merely deepen, spread and resurface later, wanting to release. 
And when later happens, it will hurt even more,  
Because when later happens, you won't know what you're bleeding for. 
Remain with it until it clears, and watch the beauty pour into your openness. 
Remain open to feel lightness. Remain open to feel free. 

(Soi Rambutri Roads , May 2016)

Ps : This dog is okay at all, he just fall sleep so deeply 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

19.00 PM

When my arms can't reached people who are closed to my heart, I always hug them with my prayers...

Bangkok, 31 May 2016

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Happy Vesakha day

Today he is born, today he get enlighment and today he back to nirvana..

Happy Birthday Buddha,

May all living beings free from suffering..

At Dambulla Cave , Sri Lanka

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Khokana Village - NEPAL

Everyone wants to lead a peaceful, happy life, but happiness and success aren’t measured by how much money you have, but by whether you have inner peace in your heart (Dalai Lama)

My Journey to Khokana Village Nepal

Khokana Village is a traditional and tiny Newari village about 8 km south of Kathmandu. To get there you need to rent a car or ask your hotel for tour package (around 35$). The village is open for public and quiet place to visit.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

8.00 AM

"Futures are not made from one singular decision. They are made from a lot of little turns you decide to take without being able to see around the corner. When I go back to worrying again, which I most certainly will, I just need to remember it's one decision at a time. The only inevitable is that we keep moving forward..."

Live simply, Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love, Laugh Lots...

Happy Birthday to Me ...

@ Little India Singapore

Monday, 8 February 2016

Sigiriya Sri Lanka - An Overview

Sigiriya is small village in the matale district. Even this village have some of famous world heritage site , but i can feel the area still remote and quiet. After 6 PM it's difficult to go out, dark and far from everywhere. Not many tourist will stay and overnight here. 

This village is perfect place for the traveller that seek peaceful ambiance. So natural and local. You will like Sigiriya if you stay in perfect place..

to be continued...

Sunday, 24 January 2016

New Zealand Visa for Indonesia Citizen

This post special for my indonesia fellow reader...

Penerbangan murah Air Asia ke negara New Zealand sudah dibuka maret tahun ini. Bagi para fans Air Asia tentu sudah siap siap untuk nabung dan beli tiket. Just for your info untuk bulan maret 2016 ini penerbangan ke Auckland dari Jakarta ratenya sekitar 600 US$ PP. 

Kebetulan bulan Desember 2015 kemarin saya menghabiskan liburan 10 hari saya di negara New Zealand tepatnya saya mengunjungi New Zealand bagian utara / North Island.

Saya memilih penerbangan paling aman di dunia Qantas Airways. Ada beberapa penerbangan yang bisa dipilih untuk pergi ke New Zealand. Mulai dari Malaysia Airlines, Air New Zealand, dan baru baru ini ada Singapore Airlines dan juga Air Asia yang membuka rute barunya.

Kebetulan saya pergi tanggal 25 Desember 2015, dan tidak ada pesawat Qantas yang terbang langsung dari Jakarta. Mau tidak mau saya harus menggunakan conected flight ke Singapura dengan Jet Star. Total perjalanan sekitar 22 jam, karena saya harus transit di Singapore 5 jam, Singapore Sydney 7 jam, transit di Sydney selama 4 jam, dan penerbangan Sydney Wellington selama 4 jam.

Untuk orang Indonesia sendiri dibutuhkan visa untuk mengunjungi New Zealand. Untuk kepergian 25 Desember , saya sudah memasukkan aplikasi saya tanggal 4 November 2015. 

Dokumen apa saja yang harus ada di aplikasi ?

1. Paspor asli (saya juga menyertakan paspor paspor lama saya sebagai bukti kalau saya well traveler)
2. Foto copy kartu keluarga 
3. Foto copy akta kelahiran
4. Surat keterangan bekerja (dari HR manajer dilengkapi dengan stempel logo perusahaan)
5. Rekening koran selama 3 bulan (kebetulan saya menyertakan 2 rekening koran, satu rekening tabungan, satu rekening salary saya)
6. Pas foto ukuran paspor , 2 buah.
7. Formulir aplikasi visa turis 1189 (yang bisa didowload di website imigrasi new zealand)
8. Foto copy paspor 1 lembar.
9. Copy tiket pesawat PP 
10. Asuransi perjalanan 

11. Jika anda disponsori oleh warga negara New Zealand, anda harus menyertakan :

Formulir sponsorship dengan tanda tangan asli sponsor.
Bukti keuangan sponsor (sudah dilegalisir dengan pihak terkait)
Foto copy paspor sponsor 1 lembar
Surat keterangan yang menyatakan kesediaan sponsor untuk menanggung keuangan anda dan menjamin anda kembali ke Indonesia sesuai waktu yang ditentukan.
Pas foto ukuran paspor 2 buah.

Semua dokumen diserahkan ke pihak yang ditunjuk oleh kedutaan besar New Zealand 

VFS Global

Kuningan City Mall 2nd Floor No. L2-19

Jl Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. 18 

Setiabudi, Kuningan, Jakarta 12940 Indonesia 

Untuk menghindari antrian lebih baik datang sebelum jam 12 siang, karena setelah jam itu banyak travel travel agent yang datang dengan membawa segepok aplikasi.

Tidak butuh waktu lama hanya 10 menit aplikasi saya sudah dicek dan diterima oleh petugas VFS. Pastikan semua syarat dan dokumen lengkap ya, karena untuk masuk kedalam anda harus melewati beberapa security. 

Untuk biaya total 2.010.000 dan harus dibayar cash tidak menggunakan card :( karena alasan ini saya harus keluar , mengambil uang di atm membuat bapak security bete haha

Dibandingkan dengan negara Australia dan UK, tidak banyak orang Indonesia yang mengajukan aplikasi visa new zealand ini, atau mungkin kebanyakan dijalankan oleh travel agent bukan aplikasi secara pribadi.

Saya agak surprised ya, aplikasi saya masuk pukul 3 sore dan besoknya pukul 1 siang saya sudah ditelpon oleh pihak kedutaan menanyakan beberapa hal seperti berapa lama saya disana dll , setelah itu mereka mengatakan visa saya siap diambil.

Konfirmasi sendiri saya rasakan cukup update. Selain ditelepon oleh pihak kedutaan saya juga mendapatkan sms dan juga email notifikasi dari VFS.

Karena saya harus transit di Australia, saya juga mencoba menanyakan apakah saya butuh visa transit, ternyata jika saya tidak keluar dari bandara dan stay tidak lebih dari 8 jam maka saya tidak membutuhkan visa transit Australia. 

Saya hanya transit 4 jam dan saya tidak memiliki rencana untuk keluar dari bandara so saya memutuskan untuk tidak mengurus visa transit australia. Just for your info visa transit australia akan mudah didapatkan jika visa new zealand anda sudah diterima. Harganya sekitar 180.000 rupiah.

So if any of you have plan to apply new zealand visa, good luck !