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How to Be the Responsible Diver and Snorkeler

Being a diver is great. If you are the certificate dive master, your services can be used by various people who are loving the underwater or aquamarine life. But even if you are just a hobbyist and simply love the way of snorkeling, everyone of us still have the responsible to take care the future of the coral reefs, the sea and all the underwater life.

Be the responsible diver and snorkeler

Diving and snorkeling can harm the sea if you are doing it wrong. Your dive master can also be wrong in some parts of the job when guiding you under. So that, I’d like to give you some of the things that can be as the guide to be the responsible diver and snorkeler. Enjoying the marine life without leave traces that can destroy the life.

What you can do to be the responsible diver and snorkeler?

Un-decomposed wastes such as plastic, the cans, glass bottles and many more are proven to be the dangerous to the environment either on the land or even into the sea. They are contributing in damaging the corals and also the fishes or any other sea species. If you are the diver or snorkeler, then you MUST to stay away of those.

Never think about to throw those wastes away to the sea!!! But it won’t be the only one thing you can do. There are many other activities you have to keep in mind before, during and after you are diving or snorkeling to be the one with high responsibility commit. See below lists to know what else you can do about it:

  • If you are traveller that interesting to experience the snorkeling or diving activity, you can choose the tour operator that is applying the sustainability principles. They should have introduced you about the environment and the ecosystem you are going to visit. Your guide should also inform you about the prohibition to touch or stepping on the reefs and the sea animals.
  • If you have been arrived at the snorkeling or diving spot, make sure to know that your entry point to the water is clear so you can consider whether the sea is deep or shallow. Some of the people may rush into the water by jumping into it. It is feared that when they are jump, their body will be crash the coral reefs. The corals will be break and so with the body, you can be wounded.
  • Make sure to keep your position as parallel (horizontal) as possible with the water when close or even above the reef. Ideally, you are at least 50 cm from the bottom of the substrate. You have to keep the safe distance between you with the coral or sea animals that you might encounter. So with the fins to avoid the unintentionally contact.
  • If you are exhaustion, never stand up or taking rest below the bottom of the sea or holding onto the reefs.
  • Never try to chase and ride the sea animals. They will be disturbed by that. Simply enjoying the underwater view and never try to do something that will make the sea animals in stress.
  • Never take anything from the sea but the salt water on your body. You can also try not to buy souvenirs made out of the sea animals or something like that.
  • For the operator guide, make sure that there will be the trash can on the boat for the travellers or tourists.

That’s all I some of the valuable things I can give you for now to be the responsible diver and snorkeler. Keep on remember that if you are enjoyed the underwater life, then you and everyone of us have no reasons and rights to leaves it in damage.

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Get the Best Bali Luxury Villas Seminyak Offers Here!

What will you imagine if you have chance to stay in the Bali luxury villas at Seminyak? Can it be different with staying in a hotel as you have been experienced before?

The Bali luxury villas Seminyak can be your next favorite accommodation where the setting is pure bliss, overlooking the beauty of the Bali’s skies and feel the tropical vibes the island brings, enjoy the atmosphere of the nearest beach along with all the attractions and destinations around the villa you are staying in.

You should have wished that one time in your life you can do what the other travellers do, get yourself a Bali luxury villas at Seminyak and go there to enjoy your holidays.

Bali is all very luxurious in many ways and Seminyak is the great place you want to stay in. The beach arounds it is beautiful where you can reaches it in minutes by walking from the luxury villa you are reserved before. If you are wondering about which the best villas you could choose, I’d prefer to recommend you about the Hu’u Villas Bali.

Best Bali luxury villas Seminyak offers

One of the reasons why this villa is a great place for your gateway is not only about its luxurious or provided with the private pool for each villas. This may sounds ridiculous but the villa’s restaurant is also something not to misses out. This is the restaurant with the scenery that makes it even beautiful.

Let me ask you a short question, how many times you have been in Bali? Many travellers are coming for several times in a year. You can’t only explore what the island has been providing for you, but you can also experience the best accommodation to stay in. Maximise all of your travelling aspects!

Hu’u Villas Bali is presenting you some of the best Bali luxury villas Seminyak packages. From the number of the bedrooms, you can get the one bedroom loft, two bedrooms villa and the 3 bedrooms penthouse. But it won’t only stop there, there is also another one unique concept for the villa called as the Interconnected Villas where the 1 and 2 bedroom villas can be together mixed. It then will allow the customers to find their own villa’s accommodation based on the numbers of the bedrooms. You can even rent the villa up to the 13 bedrooms and it is possible for that.

That should be a great news for the travellers who are coming to Bali in a group, they will keep on together from the first to the last day in Bali.

There are also the special offers and packages you can get which I think that they are also what make the villas are even better. You can even get the hot deals everyday through the villa’s official site where there is the free coupon code you can use. For those who are booking the villa earlier—30 days in advance, there will be additional 10% off. You can also get the family and friends gateway package for 4 adults.

That’s you can get from this best Bali luxury villas Seminyak offers to say the least. Keep on updating about the other special offers in case you will need another one.

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The Most Breathtaking Lost Cities to Visit

You must have been familiar to hear lost cities. Just imagine how a city can become lost due to many reasons. There are so many lost cities to visit for your next travel plan. Those cities were abandoned for different reasons.

Lost cities to visit in the world

Even though they are called lost cities, they still offer fascinating insight for people today. Human history is something complex but also captivating to learn. Through the lost cities, you can learn many things about how civilisation changes due to various reasons.

Even a wealthy city can become a lost one because of natural disaster.

Lists of the most breathtaking lost cities to visit

Visiting lost cities for your next travel destination can be a good idea especially when you have been bored with beach, lake and other common trips. Visiting a lost city can give you another kind of satisfaction which makes your trip more memorable. Without further ado, here are some lost cities in the world you can visit:

1. Pompeii in Italy

Pompeii, Italy is one of the most famous lost cities in the world. It was destroyed in 79 AD due to the eruption from Mount Vesuvius. The eruption resulted in the city covered with ash. However, it was also the ash which helped this city to remain preserved.

It even was created mummies of the fleeing citizens. It is fun to stroll around the street where you can find many interesting spot in this lost city such as forum, bath, bakeries, etc.

2. Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan is one of the most enchanting lost cities to visit. It was believed to have been built in the 1st century BC. It was then discovered in 1812. The general are of this city is majestic. The city is made up of hundreds houses, tombs, temples, theatres, as well as altars.

It is believed that the area that has been unveiled from this lost city is only unveiled for the 15% part only. The remaining parts are believed to be untouched due to the possible location is the underground.

3. Persepolis in Iran

Persepolis, Iran is also a lost city which deserves your visit for your next travel plan. This place is also called ‘the city of Persians’. The archaeological site of this lost city is unique and mesmerising. It is said that this city was burned by the Greek in 330 BBC under Alexander the Great’s leadership.

While visiting this lost city, you can explore the ruins remained from the burn which are still captivating for the eyes as well as provide artistic architecture.

4. Dwarka, India

Dwarka is also a famous lost city. It is located in India and also called as Lord Khrisna. It was once said to be just a myth. However, the ruins were found in 2000 which made people believe that this city was more than just a myth.

It was said that the city lost because it sank into the sea. The experts studied this lost city find it hard to believe because the ruins are incredible geometric. This is one of the lost cities to visit for your next travel plan.

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Bring The Lightweight Hammock For Lighter Travel Luggage

Packing right before traveling may seems simple, wait until you see how yourself are doing it. Finding the lightweight luggage can be troublesome, specially when you don’t know what to look for. One of the recommended items to bring when travelling is the hammock. Either you have a plan for using it or not, mostly it will be used at the destination you are going to.

Using the lightweight hammock to sleep while travelling

Why we need a holiday? I think the question has pretty much clear answers for that. We need to get rid of the burdens, exhaustion and all the disturbed things at work or life. We need to change them with something new, fresh and all the things that makes us happier than before. You have tired all the times and you don’t have to experiencing it on your own trip. So that, bringing the lighter luggage can also be the part of how you will enjoy your holiday. Bring a hammock! and you will see magical things happening to you.

I may sounds ridiculous when saying it, specially the “magical” part, but that’s how I will calling the lightweight hammock that revolutionise the way of travelling by the people in the world.

How lighter does the lightweight hammock is?

First thing to know, the lightweight hammock itself is used the same way as your own bed. The differences are, it is simply just like the thin fabric that popularly made out of the parachute nylon and you will be laying your head down while hanging among the trees, poles or the certain hammock stand if you want one.

When you are sleeping on the regular bed, your body is perfectly on the horizontal position. But when you are using the lightweight parachute hammock without any extra bedding set, your body can be seen as curvy as possible.

Since the parachute hammock is so thin, surely it will affect the weight of it. The lightweight hammock can even finds around 500 gram, can be less or more than that. But it is rare that there will be a hammock with 1 kg in its weight. All I have found are below it.

It is so much lighter as the portable bed you can bring and use at – I think almost any possible spots or destinations in the world without being burden your shoulder just like the way the tent was giving to you or any other items with the same function as a place to rest or sleep.

Travelling is fun, and to experience all the possible attractions and visit the destinations, you’re not only need money. You have to be fit, you need more energy to live up the holiday at its best. Bringing the light luggage is part of the thing that is contributing to helps you move lighter and comfortable.

That’s why you will need the lightweight hammock. Beside that, it is also encourages us to be at outdoors for awhile. For example, you may have never thought about camping before. But when you have decided to take the hammock with you, camping can be one of the main activity you can do in case you are wondering about what else to do in your trip.

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Some Valuable Travel Tips to Phuket Thailand

Phuket has become a popular travel destination for travellers around the world. This is actually a great place if you are looking for relaxing vacation. When you think of Phuket in Thailand then it is possible to think of 2004 tsunami. However, it is still a great place to visit especially the beach is just mesmerizing to the eyes.

Travel tips to Phuket Thailand

While having a relaxing vacation in Phuket, you can do many fun activities. Here are some tips of what to do when travelling to Phuket Thailand:

  1. Phuket has iconic place which is called James Bond Island. It appears that this spot had appear in 1976 James Bond film titled The Man with the Golden Gun. Therefore, this place had become more famous since then. The access to the spot is easy. You can reach James Bond Island or in local is called Koh Khao Phing Kan via boat tours.
  2. Aside from beach activities, you can also explore another side of Phuket since it also has greenery which deserves your visit. This is more exciting since you can explore the greenery via the zip line tours. This is a great opportunity to fly through the Jungle safely. This is also suitable activity for adrenaline seeker.
  3. Thailand is home to Buddhist heritage. Phuket is also home to Buddhist temples that can be visited by travellers. In Phuket, there is special Buddhist heritage in a form of 150 foot tall Big Buddha marble statue. It is a monument located at the top of the hill in Phuket specifically in the southwestern corner of the island. When you visit this spot, you will be presented with scenic view from above. It is recommended to visit this place during sunset since the iconic color of descending sun just amplifies the beauty of the view.
  4. One of the liveliest and wildest places in Phuket is Patong Beach. This is where you can enjoy the lively nightlife specifically on Bangla Street. You can enjoy you special drinks accompanied by popular music. If you are not into party, you can still visit this area during the day to browse or shop interesting stuffs in one of the stores in the shopping mall. Or, you can also enjoy lunch at one of high-end restaurants lined along the area.
  5. Next thing you should do while travelling in Thailand is to try Thai foods especially since they are already famous internationally. There are various foods you should try such as yellow curry with crab or the locals call Bu Pad Pong Kuree, Green Curry Chicken, Pad Thai, Congee Pork Porridge, and many more. You can visit Banzaan Fresh Market or Phuket Weekend Market to have a taste of various Thai foods.
  6. While travelling in Phuket, it is also recommended to learn more about the local culture such as by enjoying the Siam Niramit. It is a performance representing Thailand heritage and culture. If you are into sport, you can visit the Bangla Boxing Museum to watch a match of Muay Thai, special sport/martial art originated from Thailand.
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Benefits of Using the Professional Web Designer

How many website languages you are knowing very well? How many years have you been experienced in designing and developing the sites? In fact, you will find some or even many of the web designers and developers telling people including their self that they are the expert in the digital world. You know what, they may have been joined in an online course before for 3 or 5 months and have been built one or two blogs or online shops, but it doesn’t mean that they are knowing in coding, right?

Benefits of using the professional web designer

Designing and developing websites can be easy for some programmers, surely because of they have been experienced for years. But for those who just in the field for around a year, you are right if you give them a doubt. No offense, but the longer you are in a certain field, the better chance to know more about what you are actually doing.

Website design is no different with your house interior. You need a clean and neat rooms or even look as abstract as you need if that will be representing you or your business. That will also what your customers and visitors are seeing and feeling about your site. The better the site design you’ve got, the better for improving your site in the future.

There are some benefits of why you will need the professional web designers. The first, it will be great for starting and supporting your site for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Your web design is also contributing to make your site to be on the first page of search engines such as Google or Bing to say the least. It is because the site can be accessed and crawled by the the search engines over time.

The presence of responsive design is also a great matter in the field. You have to design the site that is accessible for any devices, either the visitors are visiting through the desktop, mobile phone, or tablet in various screen size. If you have a business site, then it can has bigger chance to be found easily through any gadgets the users are using. And it may also contributes in generating your site to more sales.

The very first time you were deciding to build a site for your business, that also the great way for improving the brand that comes with the excellent website design.

The professional web designer(s) that you are hiring should have known how to establish a clear brand’s message that will be applied to any of the design elements of your business site. If the site is able to expresses or poses the brand and identity very well, then your site should be easier to navigate and providing the better user experiences (UX) for the visitors and your potential customers.

Those above are just some of the benefits of using the professional web designer that can be get by everyone and every types of business sites. If you need the professional website design and developer to build you the better one, you can talk about it with the Bali web design managed by Kesato & Co as one of the best Bali’s digital agency.

It doesn’t matter where you are or what business you are running, that agency can help you to make a great website that brings some of above benefits and so much more.

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Best Time to Visit the China’s National Palace Museum

Travellers considering to visit China won’t be a stranger to the famous palace complex that attracts no less than 15 million visitors annually. More popularly known as the “Forbidden City”, this impressive complex of palace establishment is crowded all year long.

Best times to visit China National Palace Museum

If the Forbidden Palace is the main reason you’re visiting China, then the best you can do is prepare and do sufficient research to make your trip to the forbidden palace complex most enjoyable. Due to its sheer size, you can easily spend half a day, or even an entire day here before you retreat to dinner.

The locals these days refer to the establishment as “Gugong”, which means the “Former Palace”. This popular palace complex is guaranteed to be busy the whole year, both by domestics as well as foreign tourists. It’s not an uncommon sight to see hordes of people swamping the complex.

It could be a bit frustrating if you’re going to the palace and expecting to be able to take good pictures in front of the impressive architectural wonders uninterrupted. During weekends and Chinese public holidays, the Forbidden Palace is sure to see a massive surge of influx of visitors.

Long queues and hordes of visitors are to be expected. Therefore if you can help it, remember to avoid the weekends and the public holidays. Weekdays are your best chance to have a better experience enjoying the palace.

The peak hours of visiting the Forbidden City is between 10 am and 1 pm. Waking up early could greatly pay off. As indicated in the hours of the estimated attendance, visits from 08.30 to 9 am is fairly low, which peaked on 10.00 to 1 pm, and generally remained high in attendance until 3 pm.

Although huge buses that mostly transport domestic tourists may arrive early, they usually won’t be inside for long; as the tour organisers would often hurry them to the center of the palace and their day trip would be packed with itineraries.

You can easily spend 3 to 4 hours inside the Forbidden City, so getting there early would give you ample time to visit other attractions later in the day.

High seasons in China, and in turn, for the Forbidden City, is from April until the end of October, in which the tourism peak is reached in July and August. Keeping notes of the holidays in China is useful, especially when visiting an all-year long popular destination like the Forbidden City.

July and August are the months when the school holiday season starts, when crowds, long queues, and gigantic tour buses bringing hordes of domestics are abundant. Chinese school tour buses would be a common sight.

The entrance is the Meridian Gate or the Southern Gate, while the Gate of Divine or the Northern Gate is the exit. You can’t enter through the Gate of Divine and vice versa.

So make sure to get the right entrance, or you’ll have to walk for a long time as the distance from one gate to another is pretty far.

Recently, a new rule was in place for tickets acquisition. Chinese citizens are now required to buy tickets in advance online. Foreigners are able to purchase tickets on-site so far. Make sure to bring your passports or other means of identification to be granted entry.

The Forbidden City is closed every Monday, with the exception during Chinese national holidays.

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Perfect Family Getaway by Staying In Luxury Villas Seminyak

Family getaway, many of us are dreaming about it. For those who have married and got children, enjoy the beautiful moments with family can be their own paradise. It is one of the family luxury you can get, and Bali will be perfect for that. When you will be there, never think about the other accommodations and places but get your family villas at Seminyak.

Staying in family villas Seminyak for holidays getaway in Bali

The family villas seminyak are perfect for all the families. You can’t even compare them with the hotel rooms. Yes, you can pay more for hotel rooms since your traveling with children. You won’t get disturbed on your own bed, right? Moreover, you can freely move here and there when you are staying in a hotel and bring along the children. You can do more than that in more affordable way.

The ultimate staying! That’s what I am about to call the activity of staying in family villas Seminyak.

Family with children, for many people, they will think that the holidays will be the nightmare. They were wrong! We should admit that children will be more active when traveling in a new island, place and even country. So that, you can’t down your guard. But, when you are staying in a family villas at Seminyak, you are possible to minimise the risks.

Living in a family villas at Seminyak is no different with living in your own house. You have control for all of the rooms and activities in the villa which will make the children more safer. Many of the villas are also facilitated with the private pool where I believe that will be as your children’s paradise. Surely you will need to watch them out if they are still need it.

A bigger and more rooms of the family villas can also be the cause of experiencing the ultimate staying while you are in Bali. You can get the 2 or the 3 bedrooms villa for small number of family members. There is also the family villas Seminyak called as the 3 bedroom penthouse where you can even have the cooking class with the professional chefs. If you have the daughter(s), that can be an interesting thing to do.

For all the kids, playing in a beach can be the top activity to do when travelling with family. When you are staying in the villa at Seminyak, the beach is only around 3 minutes walking distance. A really close one with the beach so it is also possible to considering it as the beachfront family villas in Seminyak.

What else you can get when living in such luxury family villa in Bali? The first thing you will actually get is the unshared privacy. It is your family moment and no one should peek on your family activities and public won’t possible to do that. So all the laughs and silences will only experiences by the family members, sometimes the service guy may coming through as you are ordered them, but I am sure that won’t be counted.

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Brief History of China’s Most Visited Destination: The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City has been likened to a time capsule that houses precious fragments of Chinese ancient history, culture and feudalism. An impressive palace complex that serves as a proof of the Chinese feudalism era, the city was both the central of Chinese government as well as the residence for the imperial family dated back to the 15th century.

Brief history of the forbidden city in China

A lot of people had misinterpreted the Forbidden City to be thousands of years old and dated back to millennia ago since the first emperor of China.

The reality is, the Forbidden City is established only in the 15 C.E. Constructed from 1406-1420, the construction that took approximately fifteen years was said to involve over one million ordinary laborers. To this day, the Forbidden City remains arguably as the most important heritage of the Chinese history.

The Forbidden City is located in the heart of Beijing, and now it has become a must-visit for those who visit Beijing. The place had became a museum in the years of 1920 in the year of 1987, the palace complex was listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

The Forbidden City was constructed during the reign of Yongle Emperor. An emperor with the given name Zhu Di, who is the fourth son of the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, instated himself Emperor after a successful coup. The Chinese capital back then was Nanjing.

To further solidify Yongle emperor’s powers, he decided to move the capital to Beijing, where he built the Forbidden City right at the heart of the newly instated capital.

The Ming Dynasty emperor was also responsible for the historical site known as the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, a Pagoda located in the South bank of the outer side of Qinhuai River.

The Forbidden City had undergone many changes during the time it existed. From expansions during the Ming and Qing Dynastie, to fires from rebellions and coups throughout its history.

The most recent one happened right after the fall of the last ruling Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty.

Varying opinions ensued after the last emperor, Puyi, abdicated the throne. Some suggested the site to be demolished because it is a symbol of a barbaric past. Thankfully no one get around to executing this opinion.

It was not until the Chinese was opened to the rest of the world and tourists began entering China and visiting the Forbidden City that the effort for restoration of the palace complex was made. Reconstruction effort was made to restore the palace complex to its former 1912 appearance, during the time in which the Qing Dynasty ended.

To this day, the Forbidden City remains a major influence in Chinese architectures. Not many of the world’s palace architecture managed to survive today. With the sheer size and the cultural value of the Forbidden City, the place easily became the world’s largest surviving ancient wooden architecture.

It is an exemplary model of the Chinese feudal architectures that survived. The architecture had come to be recognized as the culmination of Chinese and East Asian architectural style and symbolism.

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The Best Place to Buy the Parachute Hammock

Sometimes, we are all trying so hard to get the better products or items that we think will make our life more easier. So with for the travel gears to bring in a trip. Ever since the hammock is popular, there are some of the different types of it. One of the more favorite one is the parachute hammock because of two main reasons which are lightweight and portable.

Best place to buy the parachute hammock

The parachute hammock is usually uses as the portable bed where you are required to hang it between the poles or walls. Many travellers are also using it between the trees and even the cliffs which may causes us think that they are so brave. In case you need or interesting to have one, I’ll also guide you how to get the best parachute hammock brand of all available products.

For most of the travellers, somehow the hammock is always relates to the camping activity. Therefore, if you are in love with the outdoor activity or sport, you can always considering to get a parachute hammock. It is also possible to be setup in your own house or bedroom. Whatever you might do with it, it all your responsibility.

Online transaction can be frighten for some people. It can be understood that they may have been scammed before and lost some or many things. Just like any other products, the parachute hammock is also available online and the manufacturers and sellers are from everywhere. For the trustworthy online shop to get the best parachute hammock, you can search and visit the official site like Ticket To The Moon.

It is one of the official hammock manufacturer and online shop based in Bali. Most of their products are the parachute nylon hammock and the interesting accessories related to it.

The interesting things i have noted down from the site is that the products are using the local materials and also classified as the hand made item. That can really help the local economy. TTTM is also contributing in making the community even better at Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. I have seen some of what they have done to the people there and is really the beneficial things.

I can get more in-depth explanation about the materials, technical stuffs for the hammock. Then another fact came up where they are actually have been using the hammock in every seasons, you are really provided with the best product.

Now you have known where the best place or in this case the online shop to buy the parachute hammock, is there another reason not to find another one?

It’s all yours. You can follow along all what I have told you or not. But think about where you are and the distribution aspect served by the manufacturer. Ticket To The Moon is serving hundreds of countries since it has dozens of distributors, available in all continents. So wherever you are, you are possible to get the best parachute hammock without waiting too long because you may have lived in the same country or even city with the distributor.

If you have got your hammock, so what’s next? Feel free to enjoy the moment on your trip while hanging or when you are using it in your home yard!

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