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Top 10 Incredible Volcanoes to Visit in Indonesia

Top 10 Incredible Volcanoes to Visit in Indonesia

I will never stop advocating for people to travel outside Bali when they get a chance to visit Indonesia. Not only because I’m Indonesian, but also because I know that there are so many things Indonesia has to offer when it comes to beautiful nature.

But among many, Indonesia is mainly known for its incredible volcanoes. 13% of the world’s active volcanoes are located in Indonesia, and if you only count by number, Indonesia is on the top 3 countries that has the biggest numbers of volcanoes in the world.

Recently when I was traveling to Serbia, I introduced a Serbian friend to the term “Ring of Fire” because half-jokingly, I told him there’s a bigger chance that I die from natural disaster due to the volcanoes that surround me back home.

So in this post, collaborating with other awesome bloggers, I’ve compiled the list of incredible volcanoes you need to visit in Indonesia. Check this out!

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Starlet Hotel Jakarta Airport

Starlet Hotel: A Budget-Friendly Hotel Near Jakarta Airport with Free Shuttle

I wrote about Best Western Premier The Hive the other day, a hotel close to Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta. And today, I’m going to review a hotel near the airport… But this time, it’s the one that’s located not too far from the main airport in the Greater Jakarta area: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, all international flights only take place in Jakarta for both departures and arrivals. So if you’re planning to travel internationally to or from Indonesia, you may need some information about a budget-friendly hotel near Jakarta airport.

Since my flight to Dubai the other day was also from Jakarta, and they required a PCR test to travel there, I decided to stay in Jakarta for a couple of days and sort things out there instead of going directly from Bandung as I usually did. And this time, I chose to stay at Starlet Hotel during my stay before the flight.

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Review: Shuttle Service From Bandung to Jakarta Airport with Bhinneka

Review: Shuttle Service From Bandung to Jakarta Airport with Bhinneka

So, after almost two years of not leaving my hometown, I finally made my first trip overseas since the pandemic. Although, if I gotta be honest, I felt like I had to start from square one because things got a little awkward with all the health protocols and all.

When I tried to book a shuttle bus from Bandung to the airport in Jakarta, I was a little lost on where I should book the ticket first as if I had never done it before. Eventually, I made a booking through Traveloka with Bhinneka Shuttle. 

It was my first time using Bhinneka Shuttle since I usually used Primajasa or Cititrans for the shuttle bus to Soekarno-Hatta Airport. However, I decided to give it a try since I got a discount on Traveloka and the ticket for Bhinneka Shuttle is the lowest one compared to other shuttle companies. 

I paid for only IDR 165,000 (around $11.55 USD) from their pool in Pasteur (which was convenient for me, as it’s close to my home address!) to Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Since I already booked a hotel close to the airport and the hotel management told me that they’d pick me up at Terminal 3, I asked the driver to drop me off there. 

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Review: Solo Staycation at VillaCamp Salse Bandung

Review: Solo Staycation at VillaCamp Salse Bandung

It’s been a couple of months since I had my last staycation at Salse Bandung, and to be honest, I wanted to write a review of my stay since last month, but I was so swamped up with work since the past few weeks that I just didn’t have the time to do it, so here we go! 

Salse Bandung has two types of accommodation in total. One is VillaTel, which is a hotel-type accommodation that comes with some different types of rooms, from Deluxe to Premium. The other one is the one that I’m going to write about, because that’s where I stayed for one night: the VillaCamp!

Dubbed as their exotic cultural resort experience, the type of the accommodation is inspired by Central Javanese joglo style, with a gazebo-type accommodation that is more affordable than the VillaTel Salse. If anything, VillaCamp feels more like glamping with a twist, since it’s not exactly a camp, since half of the accommodation was built with bricks and all, but then again, you can zip out the “window” to get the view around your accommodation. 

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What You Could Get in Canggu for $10 – 5 Budget-Friendly Activities to Travel Around the Best Digital Nomad Area in Bali

You know… As an Indonesian, one of my pet peeves is to meet anyone who claims to be a world traveler but can barely understand that Bali is actually just a small island in an archipelago called Indonesia. And as an Indonesian myself, I’m not exactly a big fan of the island.

But today, on the $10 series, I’m going to cover yet another part of Bali after talking about Uluwatu and Ubud the other day.

In case you missed my piece about must-visit places in Bali, you might want to see Bali from a local Indonesian perspective. But this time, Mal of Raw Mal Roams will talk about Canggu so to see what to explore the area that is popular with its digital nomad ecosystem.

So, what could you get in Canggu for $10? Here we go!

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