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31 May 2011

Gunung Leuser National Park - part 1

Gunung Leuser National Park is located in the district Southeast Aceh, district Aceh Selatan, district Singkil Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and District Langkat, North Sumatra Province. The geographical locationis on  2 ° 50 '- 4 ° 10 ' N, 96 ° 35 '​​- 98 ° 30' E and located at an altitude of 0-3381 m above sea level.

Gunung Leuser National Park is a representative type of coastal forest ecosystems, and lowland tropical rain forests up to mountain range. Almost the entire area is covered by dipterocarp forest thick with several rivers and waterfalls. There are rare plants and typical that is a giant umbrella leaf (Johannesteijsmannia altifrons), Raflesia flower (Rafflesia atjehensis and R. micropylora) and Rhizanthes zippelnii which is the largest flower with a diameter of 1.5 meters. In addition, there is a unique plant, ara or plant strangler.

Saman Dance - Videos

Saman Dance is one of popular dances from Indonesia. Saman dance also known as dance of thousand hands origin is from Gayo ethnic group and its normally performed to celebrate important events in the indigenous.
Saman Dance

09 May 2011

Tips to Estimating Travel Budget

To estimate the budget, we first have to divide the budget into three major criteria: Transportation, Accommodation, and Food. Please note that this is still beyond the cost of travel documents (such as passports, visas, etc.).

Transportation budget includes airfare and transportation in the city. Usually I find the entire transportation cost estimate in advance the following way:
  1. First of all transport ticket price (all the selected vehicle), can be checked via the Internet. No need to book directly, which is important to know the price first.
  2. Then do not forget to look for information about transportation alternatives that might fall will be cheaper than a plane.
  1. First collect info from the internet, whichever is appropriate lodging our budget. For example I want to walk to Kuta, then I usually googling: "cheap lodging in Kuta" or "recommended hostels in Kuta". Note that I use two kinds of languages​​, is to seek opinions of local tourists and foreign tourists.
  2. Or the other way, looking through the website hostels online booking service providers, such as,, and the like. Here we can choose a hostel to suit our needs. Then totalkan accommodation costs, adjusted for how many days we stayed.
This includes food and beverage and snacks while on the road. Budget meal should we specify. Usually I limit roughly Rp 50,000 a day includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

But it also depends on which our country will go, better looking more info about the cost of daily living in the place we are headed. One example of the estimated cost of living in various countries could look at the "Budget Travel Costs of 94 Cities around the World" by Go Budget Travel.

After the three primary budget we managed to get, now we have to find info about the cost of making the required documents (if you plan to go abroad). If you do not want to bothered, you can contact the travel agency to get tourist information.