Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Travel and reverie


What is your reverie travel?

Maybe there would be so many answer, even for me, there's still so many answer, sometimes i will answer a travel with a lot traveler check in my pocket, which i can spend it all in so many boutique in Milan, London or Paris, stay in five stars hotel, riding a luxurious sport car......or maybe, travel with a back pack, take a bus and go around the world. It's all depend on my mood hemmmm.

But actually i never had a luxurious travel like i mentioned in paragraph above, moreover i never go travel for vacation he he.....yea that's right. My first travel outside my island (Java) is going to Makassar (South Sulawesi, for a student conference, my college sent me to that congress as a participant.

Then next travel is going to Banjarmasin city (South Kalimantan), for a visit to my sisters funeral, and i think a funeral visit is not a fun reason to go anywhere in the world.

After that, i go to Banda Aceh (Nangroe Aceh Darusalam), to stay for working in a couple months.

Well so, i never had a dream travel......a reverie....not like ester who had a lot of travel and having fun on it. Something that she can share in her blog.

But maybe i can illustrated something about the city i've ever traveled, maybe for an alternative destination reference.


This city was also called 'East Indonesia Gate', because it's the biggest city in east Indonesia. They have so many memorial place, like Benteng Ujung Pandang or also called Port Rotterdam. it's a historical heritage from South Sulawesi kingdom (GOWA) at 17th century, in 1667 Gowa empire was defeated by Dutch. This fort was built by Tenth Gowa king 'Imanrigau Daeng Bonto Karaeng Lakiung' also famous as Karaeng Tunipalangga Ulaweng. At Dutch overrun, this fort was rebuilt and change the name into Fort Rotterdam.

Photo courtesy of www.ceskay.com


The most famous place is Pasar terapung Muara Kuin (Floating market Muara Kuin), it's a place where buyer and vendor stay in their jukung (a name of a boat) while their doing transaction), this market was built more than 400 years ago. Until now they still doing barter, or called bapanduk in local langauge, beside off course a regular transaction with money. Maybe one day they'll do modern transaction with Visa or Master, who knows?

Photo courtesy of http://fotokalipaksi.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/pasar-terapung/

Banda Aceh

Already reviewed in my previous post.

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