#ThaiTrip, Here is the Tip! – Lodging in Chiang Mai

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Traveling and lodging come in one package, right? So, here was the inn which housed us in Chiang Mai. Since the four of us were not fussy on having the great-with-stars kind of hotel, so we went for those which offered excellent values–meaning: great location (near the food and transportation!), basic facilities: B&B! (we would rather bed and bathroom than bed and breakfast!) and, since we did mind our budget, great price (read: cheap, cheap, cheap!). If you are looking for the same things, you might want to check this out.

Lodging in Chiang Mai: Naruncha Green House


TTM Plus One with GOI, the kind and funny Naruncha Green House owner! Thank you for the excellent hospitality ❤

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#ThaiTrip, Here is the Tip! – Motorbike Renting

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Photo: Debby

Photo: Debby


The driver of the day! We were proud of ourselves hah!

The reason we rented motorbikes was because we wanted to move around freely rather than getting rushed by and not enjoying ourselves if we took some tour. The destination we wanted to go was Doi Inthanon National Park which housed Thailand’s tallest peak at 2,565 metres above the sea level!

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#ThaiTrip, Here is the Tip! – Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Train Trip

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TTM Plus One in front of the famous Golden Toilet at Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai! credit: Debby

A little detail before I go on the tips. You shall know that this trip…

… happened on 3-12 June 2014.
… was a four-persons trip: it’s TTM Plus One!
… was all around Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

Details on what happened on the trip shall prevail after this post, if I got the time to work on it. Now, for the accommodation tips on schedule and fares for Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Train Trip you might want to know!

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Candi Muaro Jambi: An Almost-Neglected History (Jan 24, 2014)

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Me at one of the temples in Candi Muaro Jambi compounds

The place is around one-plus hour ride from the airport, assuming the average speed of the vehicles is 60-70km/h. That time at the entrance we were told to pay IDR 15.000 for entrance fee. It was not clear whether that amount was meant for 3 person (IDR 5.000 per person), or two motorbikes that we rode. We were not given any ticket whatsoever, the guards just let us inside with a smile after we paid. We were not given any brochures or maps, too. Those guards said that they had been out-of-print. Oh, well.

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Trip LomBa (1): Dari Bali Menuju Lombok

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highlight: menyiapkan itinerary, airport tax, ojek di Bali, penginapan murah di Bali dan Lombok, Damri di Lombok

Basa-Basi.
Trip ini direncanakan sejak tengah tahun 2012 karena tiket promo AirAsia (lagi!). Dengan merogoh kocek IDR 382.800 saya mendapat tiket penerbangan paling pagi (6.00 WIB) tanggal 3 Juni 2013, dan penerbangan pulang paling malam (23.20 WITA) pada 12 Juni 2013. Awalnya hanya akan bertualang di Bali saja, tapi mendekati hari H, dengan berbagai pertimbangan dan perasaan ingin mencoba bertualang ke tempat yang baru maka diputuskan untuk menambahkan Lombok sebagai destinasi pertama. Yap! Mari mulai cerita perjalanan LomBa (Lombok-Bali) ini.

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FamTrip: Bali (April 16-18, 2013) D3 ~ Uluwatu Temple

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The wonderful sight of Uluwatu Temple

Day 3, April 18, 2013 | Uluwatu Temple
highlight: accommodation tips, Uluwatu Temple, Odalan

We got up quite early this last day since I had a mission to visit Uluwatu temple before we pack our bag and head home. It was around 6.30 AM that we went further south to the end of the road above the cliff to Uluwatu Temple, one of the Balinese sea temple, which is also Bali’s nine key directional temples.

From Jimbaran to Uluwatu wasn’t half as far as going to Tanah Lot from Kuta, although I felt almost the same length was traveled. It was a smooth 40-mins long journey and we got there pretty early, however the place was already crowded with people who came to celebrate Odalan.

It’s a common knowledge that Bali is famous for a lot of things, the breathtakingly beautiful and many kinds of beaches, the cultural- historical- archaeological attractions, the picturesque landscape, the amiable and hospitable people; in shorts, many things that will make you reconsider to lengthen your vacation just a bit more. One that Bali is also famous with, something that you will easily recognize at every turns and corners when you visit this Island of the Gods, is their strong belief and loyalty for Hinduism; Odalan is one of the testaments.

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FamTrip: Bali (April 16-18, 2013) D2-2 ~ Kuta and Tanah Lot

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The summer feel in Kuta Beach, ouyeah!

Day 2, April 17, 2013 | Kuta and Tanah Lot
highlight: accommodation tips, Kuta Beach, Tanah Lot Temple

So! From GWK we firstly headed back to the hotel as it was in the way, and got ready for a long ride to Kuta Beach. What made it an easy trip for non-native rider like me was, of course, the advice I got from Villa Puri Royan staffs, as stated in the prior article. They gave me advice such as that I have to only follow road that has white-stripe in the middle because then I would never get lost in any way, since it’s the main road, and thanks God, that Bali doesn’t have many main road.

It was a true thing that once I got on the road, I found the way to Kuta Beach easier than just by imagining from suggestions, and in addition to that, I was a person who often asked people to confirm if I was right on track to my destination or not; so yeah, in more or less an hour with a stop to eatery for lunch, we got to Kuta Beach safely.

Kuta Beach has been noted as tourist destination since early 1970s and is also known as Sunset Beach, as opposed to the Sunrise Beach known as Sanur Beach. In my eyes, Kuta Beach is a place to enjoy the heat of summer, although it’s given since Indonesia is a tropical country; however, Kuta Beach brings the summer sensation like how it’s usually portrayed in movies.
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