Sunday, May 25, 2008

Journey to Hiding Waterfall at Bunder Mountain

travel spot adThis week I had a really amazing adventure. Go to Bunder Mountain with Some buddy and after on days we decide to visiting the waterfall.

It's not so strange in the mountain commonly have a waterfall. but this time the name is so funny the hiding waterfall. seems this waterfall always play hide and seek. local villager call it Curug ngumpet. people say this name given cause this waterfall is hiding for a long time, behind the rock and forest.

many local villager use their holidays to take a bath in this waterfall. from young to oldest. under the main drop stream quite depth my friend is sinking but fortunately he can swim.

if you go to this place you also can rent a villa there so many villa across the road but if you want to hire one try to compare the price. the old trick is for more cheap one is to know the sundanesse language.

I know it will be little rush but you can feel more than a travel, you can feel the adventure. oh yea one more, don't forget to bring your jacket and your swim suit. and try to see our recommended travel tool, hope it also use for you.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ontang-anting, The Myth that always been talked

travel spot adBatara Kala born from Kama that fall in the ocean when Batara Guru have the travel with Batari Uma. Batara Kala born in a shape of a fire that sparking big and bigger. This thing have made a disaster in Suralaya, and all the god had been commanded by Batara Guru to turn off that fire, but all the work of god is useless, and it more bigger then ever and up to Suralaya to ask his father.

because Hyang Guru worried if Kayangan will destroy, Batara Guru admit that Kala is his son. so it named with Batara Kala dan Batara Kala ask for food, and so do Batara Guru bring him food but the food is selected :

1. The person that only have on child and it call Ontang-anting
2. Five Pandawa (five boy or five daughter)
3. Kedono kedini, boy and girl and the girl will be the food.

to avoid being the food Batara Kala it must held a ceremony (ruwatan). So in the story of dalang it call lakon Murwakala or Lakon ruwatan. In the story (lakon) of Batara Kala is always eat the pandawa cause pandawa like ontang anting. But, because pandawa is always guard by titisan Wisnu (Batara Kresna) so Batara Kala is never success to eat Pandawa.

this is a legend that still held in the wedding ceremonial on Java Tribe. Ontang-anting ceremonial is different from kedono kedini ceremonial. Ussualy for the ontang-anting the parent will struggle with the reog (monster)... and it will be the next post of reog.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Are you ever travel to Bali ?

travel spot adI wish I can go to Bali! That is my wish for a long time. I have a few friend that live in Bali and they tell a lot to me how is Bali really look like. He tells me about the beauty and luxurious beach but also a unique tradition the famous one is ngaben. Like a funeral but burn out the body and before burn out the body it has a few ceremonial to release the spirit so it will be the next step to reincarnation.

He also tells me about five star hotels that worth with the price. Oh, I like this part. This hotel call Hotel Nusa Dua Bali and Spa. You can see the beautiful panorama from here. Beside off all you can also try a message by a professional massager.

They also recommend me to visit using air transportation either user water way. And land in I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. This airport name taken from a hero in Bali. From the airport it only took 40 Km to Nusa dua bali hotel. If you want to see or book online you can try Hotels Combined that has amazing way to collect all data from book sites hotel and serve in our monitor just with one click. Cause my friend already told me about Hotel Nusa Dua Bali and Spa offcourse it more simple to find out. This hotel cost USG161 per-night. I think is pretty worth for a five star hotel beside for the strategic place cause located in Denpasar the capital city of Bali. So we can reach all the spot in Bali.

Who don’t know Bali, People know Indonesia by this Island. What you must visit is Kuta and Sanur Beach, and also the local tradition. If you belief in myth, in Bali is very lot of myth so if you want to do something try to figure out the totem and taboo of each place.
Is my wish to go to Bali. Hope I can get my rundown done and maybe get short holidays is interesting. But hope there can be a chance. Oh yeah, once more it’s a classic trick but try it most of them success. Try to make a friendship with a local villager there’s a lot thing that uncovered from Bali. The only way to find out only from the local villager lives there.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

are tourism business still promising

travel spot adthis question is always show up when ever I ask a question to my friend about tourism and that question seems so skeptic. for me all kind of business that offering entertainment, refreshment, and free air is always promising.

people work hard. finishing all the day in front of a desk and point all of concentration in a paper. this brain need a refreshment and I can sure they all now that they need it.

you know that we have a different climate season. so migration still be a favorite activity, when in our place is snowy we take a place that still warm and cozy.

so sunny under a warm sun, wearing a sunblock and joy the day. but are only a beach that promising? all the nature is one of great creation of God. People is always want to see a new place and fulfilling her curiosity. but there is always be a challenge. tourism propose a nature in the first chart position. the challenge is how the citizen, the workers and the tourism business entrepreneur keep the clean and natural condition on that tourism object while exploit them. I think this must be a mutual symbiosis between nature and human kind. to be long lasting beutifull nature is to keep the nature clean and natural.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ulo ulo manding the ceremonial imaging in Java tribe

travel spot adulo ulo manding is a ceremonial held in wedding of java tribe as an initiation to the bride for pacing a new word. this ceremonial imaging that parent give a goods to the bride as a holds to explore the new world.

in this ceremonial imaging there also describe that the bride and whole of son circling and hit by a rod to give the spirit to always try in the new world and never give up.

the goods that are being gift by the parent doesn't to use by the kid but as a symbol to remind it. after that the ceremonial continue by the imaging of the parent give a food to the son. this ceremonial held in private and only the member of family can see it, all guest that come wait outside the house to hear the happy news about the new bride that being gift by the parent to continue the journey.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Legend of Kedono Kedini in Java Tribe

travel spot adthis not an ordinary legend of kedono-kedini. this story had been tell from great great ancestor to remind people how great the power of love from a big brother. let's start the legend.

this legend begin in a village where the citizen live peacefully. in that village live a family who only have two child one a boy and the other is girl. they named the kid kedono-kedini.

one day when his father go to the farm his mother tell kedono to look after his sister. but the tragedy begins when his sister disappear, and kedono don't know anything. mother looks angry and with full of emotion knock kedono untill he died. the body of kedono suddenly transform into a bird. the bird sound like yelling her sister "dikkuuuuu".... cause a bird can easily watch the ground from the sky kedono found his sister.. and dribbled his sister back to the home.. after his sister back to the home, that the bird transform again into human body (kedono) and he died by proud to finish her responsibility as a brother.

until now this legend repeatedly tell in Java wedding ceremonial. if the bried from a family with only two child (a boy and a girl). beside kedono kedini in the next post i will tell you about ola ola manding and ontang anting the legendary source of power.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Voyage your soul, take this tour

What you want to do in July, if you don’t have a vacation program and you free, why not you try this one a program held by Christian Cruises, take you for 7 days with Christian Cruises. In various place with a yacht and only 170 believer’s on it, so I think you must consider Christian Cruises. Oh, I will quote the rundown for 7 day’s.
July 19

Arrive Athens, tour Mars Hill and receive a special private teaching then up to the Parthenon and more. Transfer to ship for our welcome celebration as we sail out of the harbor on the most beautiful ship sailing the seas!

July 20

Day at sea for fellowship and teachings.

July 21

Arrive Dikili with a visit to the ruins of Pergamum. Pergamum is one of the two best preserved church sites. This amazing site overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Not many cruises visit this historic site! This afternoon take a stroll down the beautiful beaches, or you can take in another church site.

July 22

Visit Kusadasi beaches with a visit to Ephesus. We will enjoy a teaching in the actual amphitheatre where Paul spoke to the Ephesians. We will see the most fully laid out Roman city that has been excavated. This is believed to be the best kept archeological site in the Mediterranean.

July 23

Visit the island of Patmos and John’s cave today. This is a quaint Greek Island where after our teaching at the cave, you can enjoy a stroll around the island, bicycle trip or even a scooter ride!

July 24

Full day visit to Santorini. The island widely thought to be the home of the Lost City of Atlantis. This island is also considered the most beautiful island in the world. You can visit the caldera and enjoy the thermal pools, bicycle, visit the Pompeii of the Greek Islands - Akritori. Quaint whitewashed homes, amazing shopping and never ending beaches is what you will encounter today.

July 25

Greek island of Sifnos this morning (beaches, BBQ and fun!) We will have an amazing beachfront teaching under shade but with tremendous views. You can take off scootering or bicycling around this quaint island overlooking the beautiful sea. We leave quite late this evening so there is plenty of time to enjoy a day on the Mediterranean Sea plus the island's amazing restaurants, shops, walks and sightseeing. It will be a day of rest for sure.

July 26

Arrive back in Athens this morning. This afternoon you will fly home or to off to the beautiful island of Malta for our extension with the BASE Institute.

hope this information use for you.