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The path becomes narrower, filtering sunlight through trees. A lizard darts and, somewhere above, parrots cackle. The cliffs drop away in honeyed sandstone towards the Pacific Ocean. As you walk downwards from clifftops you head into gullies and another world, where giant ferns grow and water trickles between mossy boulders. Yet you’re not in the [...]

March 1, 2019

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by: danang

Any time I step foot in Solo, I cannot help feeling excited and, at the same time, very peaceful. The slow rhythm of the city, as well as the warm and friendly nature of the people, makes me feel wholeheartedly welcome, and a world away from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta. While it is [...]

February 1, 2019

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by: danang

Shinkansen bullet trains sleek in and out of Nagoya Station. Darting back and forth, to Tokyo one way and Osaka the other, they’re as quick as greased lightning. Soon, the trip to Nagoya will be even quicker for international travelers, when Garuda Indonesia starts direct flights from Jakarta to the region’s Chubu Centrair International Airport in March. Nagoya’s airport-to-city express trains [...]

January 30, 2019

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by: danang

We’re passing the green hills of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Belgium and Germany are nearby. The train stops at the town of Valkenburg, situated in a valley cut out by the small river Geul. On entering the railway station, built in the shape of a small castle, I find a pleasant [...]

November 29, 2018

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by: danang

Ipoh got rich quick thanks to its tin reserves. Though the mining industry is long gone, the one-time El Dorado is capitalising on other treasures: its rich heritage and happening foodie scene. Nestled snugly among limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, Ipoh is two hours north of Kuala Lumpur on the epic railroad that runs [...]

October 3, 2018

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by: danang

There has been an evolution in the heart of Southeast Sulawesi, transforming a hidden port into a modern city with iconic architecture nestled around a bay. I stopped by to witness the Kendari dynamic. A decade after my first visit, the face of Kendari has truly changed. Then, the views across most of the city [...]

August 31, 2018

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by: danang

India’s greatest metropolis is a riot of experiences crammed into one of the world’s densest, most vibrant urban cores. Discover how to make the most of a threeday stay in Mumbai – and you’ll be sure to find yourself coming back for more. Three days is not enough for Mumbai. Three years is not enough [...]

August 30, 2018

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by: danang

For anyone with a liking for art, music, dining, festivals and the good life lived 24 hours a day, the Spanish city of Barcelona is irresistible – especially in summer. Although Barcelona has a 2,000-year history, it presents itself as a progressive, confident and contemporary city of sunlit waterfronts, kilometers of beaches, excellent restaurants and [...]

July 31, 2018

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by: danang

With its picture-postcard beaches, stunning harbour and almost year-round perfect weather, Sydney has something of a reputation as a relaxed destination, free from airs and graces. While that is certainly true, remember this is also the city where properties regularly go under the hammer for AU$30 million (US$22.3 million) plus, and requests for elite services [...]

July 29, 2018

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by: danang