Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Evaluating the Workload

It’s been a while, but lately the workload at the office is slowly but surely subsiding. That is truly a welcome change for me, so I can do a lot more research. I guess anyone at some point in their life must have experienced that time when they have so much more to do, but not enough time to do it.

Anyway, this is not holiday season yet, but still I think I really could use a vacation right now. We all need a vacation at certain points in our lives. A nice vacation could go a long way to rejuvenate your spirit. Perhaps in two or three years I could go in  a vacation with my family. Read the rest of this entry »

Another Rant on Vacation

As it happened, I got to leave town for several days. You could say that it was bad timing, being near the end of the month where most of the bills are due. It means that I have to do things at much more quicker pace than I’m comfortable with, but since I agreed to do it in the first place, I can’t really complain, can I?

I’ll be visiting the Province of South-East Celebes, for several days. It was a somewhat business trip, although not necessarily associated with my work. You can say it was a pilgrimage of sorts, with a little bit of vacation thrown in. I don’t get to bring my family though, which made me feel sad somehow.

I hope it will be nice there, and perhaps I could use a little vacation anyway, with all the workload at the office pressuring me. Speaking of vacation, this is only a domestic trip, and I really wish I can visit interesting places in the world someday. There’s several destination that I would like to visit someday.
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Vacation At Branson

It has been a while since the last time I had a vacation. I could really use one to be honest with you, but then again I have to be patient and wait for the right means and opportunity. Speaking of which, I found on the net this nice looking place for a vacation called Branson.

Branson is a city in the state of Missouri in the U.S. By the look of it they seem like a perfect place for a vacation. They boast a full range of shows; Chinese acrobats, Music Legends, Incredible Magic and even more! Just reading their list of shows is enough to make me want to go there even more!

Even if shows are not your thing, there are so much more to do there. They have a lot of museums, such as the Titanic Museum which is a half-scale, two storied attraction in the shape of Titanic itself. They have around a dozen of champhionship golf courses, several lakes, wineries, an IMAX theatre, and even the Silver Dollar City, which is said to be one of the most successful theme parks in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

Airport Security in Jakarta

You might think it’s a strange title for a post especially coming from me, but I have to be honest, one of the thing that disappoint me is the lack of security in the airport here in Jakarta. There have been a lot of complaints about passenger’s lost luggage and belongings. Even then, the security is still lacking.

I don’t really know the statistics and my knowledge on this matter is somewhat limited. The main source where I got the news regarding this matter are from one of the local newspaper (KOMPAS) and from the internet news portal. But judging from the frequency of such news, I would say that there’s quite a lot of passengers which experiences such loss.

What usually happen is when people arrived here at Jakarta International Airport Soekarno-Hatta, and wait for their luggage to come out, only to find that it has been tampered with. I remembered reading about it once where the luggage is still intact with no signs of being tampered, but the valuables inside is missing. Read the rest of this entry »

I Need A Vacation

Travel SafeNo, really, I really do need a vacation. It has been quite some time since I last went on a vacation. Since my kids are still considered a toddler, I decided not to go on a vacation, at least not until my kids is big enough to leave on a minimal supervision.

But I might have to reconsider though. Perhaps we can still go to a vacation, provided that the destination is not very far from where we live. That way we can keep the hassle to a minimum since we won’t need to take a lot of stuff with us.

Someday I wish to have a vacation to a faraway place such as Europe. I have never traveled that far before so I admit that there are things that could happen that would render the vacation as a disaster. Read the rest of this entry »