The Northern Ireland (2): Belfast City

Belfast, the city with red bricks, terracota colour, titanic city, the troubles, old pubs around the corner and many more. Strolling across this city make you think is this England?

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The Northern Island (1): Gleen Ariff Forest Park and surroundings

One thing about Northern Ireland, The Land of Game of Thrones. The East Coast, in particular, Gleen Ariff is surely beautiful and very refreshing. I was here during Chrismas break to visit my old friend, Dave Tosh, wandering around the hills, farmlands and abandoned castle.

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The Leeds Castle

dscn1794This castle is dubbed as the Loveliest Castle in the world. However, don’t get it wrong as it is NOT located in Leeds. This castle is located at Maidstone of Kent County. I visited this beautiful castle as part of University of Kent’s welcome week event. Besides entering the castle, you could visit the nearest falconry, get lost with your friends at the maze and find your exit through the beautiful underworld grottoContinue reading “The Leeds Castle”

The Slimbridge Trip – Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

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Last month I had an opportunity to visit a conservation area focused on wildfowl & wetlands in Gloucester as part of my module at school. Never thought before wetland areas can be so interesting and used for public education. The Wildfowl and Wetlands (WWT) has a tremendously important role in communicating the importance of wild birds and wetlands as part of ecosystem. Continue reading “The Slimbridge Trip – Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust”

The Wildwood Trust

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We visited Wildwood as part of the welcome week for new MSc Student in Conservation pathway. Absolutely worth to visit if you want to find out more about conservation work in the UK. They have plenty native UK and European animals to see with available guide and information board.

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The Canterbury Cathedral

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A must visit place while in Canterbury that you need to visit either you are religious or not at all. It is the most important centres of pilgrimage in Medieval England. The first advent is very recommended time if you want to make your visit to this Catholic Anglican/Church of England (CoE). Please make sure you check their website for any important events.Continue reading “The Canterbury Cathedral”

Apakah Kebun Binatang Bandung masih perlu diselamatkan?

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Beberapa waktu lalu dunia sosial media Indonesia khususnya kota Bandung diramaikan oleh petisi pada Change.org Selamatkan Kebun Binatang Bandung! Namun apakah memang KBB memang layak untuk diselamatkan?Continue reading “Apakah Kebun Binatang Bandung masih perlu diselamatkan?”

Bogor: Mountain Biking in Gunung Mas

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My new biking friends, Asian Sister Gangsters where American Chinese and Taiwanese collide with Chinese Indonesian (me not in the picture)

Places around Bogor

Adrenaline junkie, come to Bogor!
Where you go adventurous just in your backyard!

This city itself has been known famous among conservationist, biologist and people working in forestry and agriculture sectors because many international or national organisation and institution in Bogor.

Bogor Botanical Garden and Bogor Palace might be the ultimate reason why people will go to Bogor. Second, it would be hiking Mount Gede Pangrango in Cisarua. Third, visiting Cibodas Botanical Garden at the slope of Mount Gede Pangrago, which worldwide famous with its lichens collection. However, there is other option than that if you want to go wandering around Bogor. Combining bicycling and culinary experience might be your next option.

Sounds like great combination, right? Besides what is the best thing to switch off from normal routine? For me it should be doing something new! That is why mountain biking in Gunung Mas, Puncak would be one of my new micro-adventure this year.

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[Review] Vila La Lita, Gunung Bunder – Bogor

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Pada saat Travel Blogger Indonesia akhirnya mengadakan gathering pertamanya saya langsung mengatakan YA! Setelah menempuh perjalanan yang cukup panjang berawal dari Stasiun Bogor akhirnya kami tiba juga di sebuah rumah bertingkat dua dengan dominasi ukiran kayu dan susunan batu serta batu bata. Pandangan pertama saya ketika melihat rumah ini adalah pemiliknya pasti seseorang yang unik. Tidak jarang dalam satu ruangan, terdapat barang seni atau souvenir yang konsepnya bertolakbelakang namun dengan anehnya tetap enak dipandang mata.Continue reading “[Review] Vila La Lita, Gunung Bunder – Bogor”

Kalimantan: Tanjung Puting in Photos | Tanjung Puting dalam Gambar

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I know It’s been too long uploading Tanjung Puting photos but anyhow I am uploading it now! The real forest always bring me back to reality. Following here are my favourite photos during Tanjung Puting trip last May. Enjoy!Continue reading “Kalimantan: Tanjung Puting in Photos | Tanjung Puting dalam Gambar”

Kalimantan: Berjalan Bersama Orangutan di Tanjung Puting

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Mengapa bepergian ke alam padahal sudah bekerja di alam?

Pertanyaan tersebut sering diajukan orang-orang ketika saya sedang liburan. Saya harus jujur dengan berprofesi sebagai konsultan lingkungan memungkinkan untuk bepergian ke berbagai tempat yang mungkin berlum pernah dikunjungi orang lain dan membuat iri. Walaupun demikian, di balik gemerlap semuanya itu saya selalu merindukan waktu bersantai di tempat wisata seperti kebanyakan orang normal. Kembali berhubungan dengan alam adalah salah satu opsi pertama saya dalam melakukan perjalanan diri sendiri. Gunung, air terjun, dan pantai selalu menjadi minat saya untuk melakukan detoks akan pikiran yang kusut dan membersihkan jiwa. Alternatif lainnya adalah dengan mengunjungi taman nasional yang memenuhi minat saya terhadap alam dan sains. Continue reading “Kalimantan: Berjalan Bersama Orangutan di Tanjung Puting”

Kalimantan: Walking with Orangutan at Tanjung Puting

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Why travel to nature when already work with nature?

That’s the question that people always asked when I have holiday. I have to be honest living as a environmental consultant as I always traveling to a place that maybe people never heard and make people envy. However, behind that shining fact I always miss my relax time in touristy place just like normal people. Reconnecting with nature is always be my first option for personal travel. Mountains, waterfalls and beaches are always be my interest to detox my clouded mind and wash away my spirit. Another alternative is also visiting national park to meet my interest on nature and science.

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