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5 tips for a pleasant long weekend in Bandung

With 10 long weekends available in Indonesia in 2015, the chances are Bandung will have more weekends filled with traffic jams next year. Given Bandung's roads are mostly shorter in length and smaller in width, a high increase in vehicle volume will definitely result in unavoidable traffic congestion. Yet, especially during long weekends, the city's charm doesn't seem to wear off and still significantly attracts many visitors from outside the city, especially Jakarta and Bogor, who come with their own cars. But don't fret since we have prepared useful tips to make sure you can still enjoy a happy long weekend in West Java's capital. Plan your arrival wisely The chances are that many local residents who plan to get away to Bandung will have either Friday or Monday on leave from work to maximize the public holiday. So, why don't you take two days leave instead for a more relaxing long weekend? For example, if you come to Bandung on Thursday morning, you will have at least until Friday afternoon to explore the city with smoother traffic. The timing is also great to go straight to Lembang before the weekend crowds come. Alternatively, take one or two days leave after the public holidays. Arriving on the last day of the long weekend will give you a great chance of a smooth arrival in town while everybody else is leaving the city. But take note if you are planning to go to Bandung from Jakarta on an overnight trip. This is not recommended. Many travel businesses caters for the 24/7 route from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Bandung, resulting in an excessive eight hour trip from Jakarta to Bandung. For a more relaxing trip, you might want to consider going to Bandung via train or airplane. Avoid going to Lembang on the d-days Lembang is a favorite among tourists when visiting Bandung thanks to its many interesting attractions such as Tangkuban Perahu Crater, the Cikole Jayagiri Camping Site, the Floating Market and Dusun Bambu. But if Lembang is your main destination during the long weekend, plan your arrival wisely. During my recent visit to Lembang from Bandung one Saturday, which was not a long weekend, bad traffic caused a usual 40 minutes drive to turn into a four-hour journey. Having said that, it's always best to go to Lembang at dawn from Bandung or best of all, plan so you are already at Lembang before the long weekend starts. Alternatively, if you are quite fit and into adventurous activity, go to Lembang on foot by trekking from Taman Hutan Raya Dago. Once in Lembang, take ojek (motorcycle taxi) or choose accommodation that offers pick-up services or that is easy to reach by public transportation from Lembang Market. Set realistic goals During low season, it's possible to have it all: culinary adventures, chic-cafes slash coffee shops hopping, outlet hopping and a nice luxurious yet affordable spas and massage treatment, while enjoying the cool fresh air of Lembang. However, if you plan to enjoy all that on a long weekend in Bandung, set a specific and realistic goal to help you focus on deciding where to stay, how to get there and when the best time is to go. If a relaxing holiday in Lembang is what you are after, then forget about culinary trips to Bandung's downtown or shopping at Pasar Baru. You might want to splurge a little on nice accommodation with many in-house facilities, as you are going to be staying there more rather than wandering about outside. Vice versa, if shopping in Bandung's outlets is what you are after, choose a nearby budget hotel so walking distances are manageable. Explore on foot After selecting your specific goal, it's best to narrow down your area then explore it on foot, or bicycle if you can rent one. It's not only healthier but is also a good way to avoid bad traffic. For example, if you wish to have a refreshing mountainous getaway in Lembang, set activities close to your accommodation only; who knows, this exploration may lead you to less-traveled roads and new experiences. Research and book in advance Now is the best time to do research and book your next Bandung holiday. Browse our website in the Bandung section (jakpost.travel/city/bandung) for ideas of where to stay, where to go and what to buy and eat during your stay. It’s smart to start booking now as the demand for the best placed accommodation will be high.
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Solo Female Trekkers in Nepal
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¿Cómo llamar a United Airlines de México?
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Must-try Lousiana-style crabs in Bali
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Magnificent Madakaripura
If you don’t take a picture it never happened, or so it seems nowadays with the popularity of selfies and all and sundry owning a selfie stick. But with the popularity of most tourist sites it’s hard to get a composition that doesn’t include someone in the background. However, Madakaripura falls provides an all-natural backdrop without another soul for miles. Dubbed as the final meditation place of Gajah Mada, the elephant general of the Majapahit Empire, a visit to the misty, streaming falls is the ideal post-Mount Bromo excursion: It offers a much less strenuous experience than climbing up the 250 steps to the sulfur caldera. The falls are located roughly 35 kilometers from Bromo near a village called Sapih and can be reached via Jl. Raya Bromo to Lumbang on the way to Probolinggo. It is a pleasant ride — ideally on motorcycle — on which you will find yourself unconsciously pressing the brakes as the villages you pass on the snaking mountainous roads are enshrouded in lush and equally mesmerizing greenery. Five kilometers away from the waterfall’s parking lot a man will appear from what seems to be a bus stop and will charge the entrance fee of Rp 3,000 (3 US cent). A narrow dirt road flanked by banana and durian trees along with casuarina and some colorful apiaries will lead you to another “check point” which is unchecked and abandoned with a permanently raised barrier. From there, it is another kilometer to the stall-laden parking lot with a statue of the great Gajah Mada in the lotus position and an empty fountain sitting dryly right in the middle of it. Be assertive and be on your guard. No sooner than alighting and touts will hound you. The trail however is quite visible making the falls easily accessible. A guide is in fact not necessary but if you choose one — or passively allow one to latch on to you — the cost will range anywhere from Rp 100,000. There have been instances of groups being charged over Rp 400,000, an outrageous price especially for a local doing nothing more than hold your hand when crossing the river. Negotiating is as advisable as bringing common sense since the area is still wild and mildly challenging to get through. You may have to cross the river about five times in total so proper footwear is essential as some rocks are deceivingly slippery. En route you will also encounter a number of stalls selling fried bananas, kopi panas (hot coffee) and tempeh (fermented soya bean cake) as well as hawkers selling ponchos for the stretch of trail which is rained on by bigger streams of cold and refreshing water. Do bring your own raincoat, unless you don’t mind getting drenched and riding home using the wind as your natural blow dryer. After a kilometer trek you will find yourself wading anywhere from shin-deep ripples to a mid-chest pool before getting to the lagoon, the hidden reward for your hard work. This last step requires clambering over a crest of rocks. There, the 200 meter-high waterfalls reveals itself in full showing how the canyon is really like a special chamber of sorts of all things natural. Apart from the several waterfall cascades, when light pours in at the appropriate time of day it illuminates the basin making the cliff’s fauna even brighter and more vibrant in color. The rushing water makes it difficult to hear and the large boulders lining the river are reminiscent of dinosaur eggs. It isn’t recommended to visit during the wet season as the water gets pretty muddy and the risk of flooding and landslides are much greater. Though we didn’t see any macaque monkeys, I heard that in fact it’s a good thing—they sometimes toss rocks off the cliff’s edge. But don’t worry, helmets are not required and if they were, I’m sure there would be several hawkers renting them out for a nominal fee. Finding yourself away from the frenzy of shutter-pressing tourists will make you really appreciate the pristine waterfalls and the feeling of being like Indiana Jones trekking right into the heart of the jungle. Crossing barefoot a river and pushing through branches sticking out into the pathway, your only obstacle to good times and people-free selfies!
Comment puis-je contacter Turkish Airlines en Belgique ?
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Travel Guide 2022: Top 10 Best Things To Do In Halong Bay — Viet Nam
Halong Bay is one of the most famous places in Vietnam and consists of a series of impressive limestone islands that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are around 2000 islands in the bay and many of them are with beautiful lush vegetation, making them ideal for walking. Many of the islands are also the home of caves. The best thing to do in Halong Bay is taking a cruise, where you can see these islands up close and take trips to caves and floating villages. 5 reasons to visit Halong Bay Take a fantastic cruise through the beautiful landscape. Do an adventurous activity such as kayaking or rock climbing. View the local life in the floating villages. Explore different islands with viewpoints and caves. Be romantic with a luxury cruise, spa and dining in a cave. 10 best things to do in Halong Bay The thousands of islands and floating villages already make an unforgettable experience, but there is more to see and do at Halong Bay. Most of these sights are included with the cruise that you book. Therefore, pay attention to which cruise you book. Below you can read the best things to do at Halong Bay. 1. Cruise through Halong Bay The best thing to do in Halong Bay is no surprise; a cruise. There are hundreds of boats, from very small to large, from luxury to cheap and from day boats to multi-day boats. So no matter what kind of traveler you are, there is always a cruise in Halong that suits you. The water in the bay is very calm, so you don’t have to worry about waves and getting seasick. You will also not get bored quickly, because there are many activities available during the boat trip. You can kayak, swim (in the right period), explore caves, visit floating villages and take walks on the larger islands. If you prefer to relax at the end of your active Vietnam vacation, you can simply stay on the cruise to admire the beautiful landscape of uninhabited islands and karstones jutting out of the water. Tip: With so many boats cruising the bay, it can be a bit overwhelming to find a cruise that suits you best. So take a look at the selections we have made of the best Halong Bay cruises divided into categories 2. Scenic flight over the bay The coolest way to see how magnificent this UNSECO sight is, is taking a scenic flight in Halong Bay. It is perfect for when you want to see the bay in a short time or when it fits your budget you can also combine it with a cruise. The flights last 25 minutes and start from the water in Halong Ciy by seaplane. Taking off from the water and landing alone is a great experience, but the real highlight is of course when you fly above the islands and rocks. It is possible to take pictures during the flight with a camera or mobile, so that you can capture this special experience. 3. Kayaking From a cruise you can admire the landscape perfectly, but with a kayak you can get to places that boats cannot reach. It is also a wonderful activity on the water, with little current and no waves. For that reason, kayaking is one of the best things to do in Halong Bay. There are caves that you can paddle through, ending up in a completely hidden part of the bay. You can also visit various beaches with a kayak. Almost all cruise boats, from day trips to multi-day trips, have included this activity in their travel program. If you don’t feel like it or it is raining, you can also choose to skip kayaking. 4. Floating fishing villages In Vietnam they love seafood. In order to meet the high demand for these sea delicacies, you will see fishing boats all along the coast. Because the water in Halong Bay is so still, this is also a place where floating fishing villages have sprung up. Here people literally live and work on the water. Many of the floating platformers are used for fish and shellfish farming. It is a unique experience to visit a floating village where you can see how the people work here and sometimes live for days. 5. Relax on beaches Despite the fact that Halong Bay consists of hundreds of islands off the coast, it is not a most popular beach destination in Vietnam. This is because many islands do not have a beach and the islands that do have a beach are often small and difficult to access. For this reason they can only be visited on a cruise. This makes a visit to one of the beaches in Halong Bay extra special. If you would like to visit beaches but do not depend on a cruise, it is best to travel to the island of Cat Ba. On this island you can stay and there are many beaches that you can visit on your own. 6. Explore Cat Ba Cat Ba is the largest island in Halong Bay and one of the few islands where you can also stay. The island has a beautiful wild national park where you can take walks, spot animals and enjoy beautiful viewpoints in the middle of the jungle. Other fun activities include cycling or scooter around the island, kayaking or just relaxing on the beach. If you want to see a little more of the bay, you can also take a day tour by boat from Cat Ba. 7. Visit Lan Ha Bay or Bai Tu Long Bay Almost everyone knows Halong Bay, but did you know that there are two other bays next to Halong. Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay are smaller than Halong Bay, but just as beautiful. But the best thing about these two Halong Bay alternatives is that far fewer boats come here and therefore fewer tourists. So you don’t have to be so afraid that you have to share a beach or cave with many other travelers. Because both bays are a bit further from Hanoi, you will be on the road longer. Furthermore, you will see similar landscapes and engage in similar activities such as visiting floating fishing villages, exploring caves and kayaking on your own. 8. Caves The islands of Halong Bay are made of the same rock as the landscape in Phong Nha, where you will find some of the most impressive and largest caves in the world. So there are also plenty of caves in Halong Bay. You can actually visit a number of these caves and there is often always one included in every cruise itinerary. Some caves are also beautifully lit with various colors. Another unique experience is dining in a cave. 9. Nice viewpoints From a boat trip you often have to look up to get a good view of the islands, but the best view is often from above. If you don’t have the time or budget to take a scenic flight, the best alternative is to visit a viewpoint higher up in the bay. The best viewpoints in Halong Bay are spread out. For example, you have Bai Tho Mountain near Halong City, Ti Top island in the middle of the bay and on the island of Cat Ba you even have several viewpoints that you can visit. 10. Rock climbing If you don’t mind putting in some effort to reach a viewpoint, go rock climbing in Halong Bay. Not only the view from above is worth it, but the entire climb is a great adventure. The rocks in the bay are perfect for climbers and it is possibly one of the best places in the world for climbing. There are also options for deep-water soloing.
10 best new hotels of 2014
Over the last 12 months, many incredible hotels have opened around the world and HotelsCombined recently shared its favorites based on factors such as location, uniqueness of amenities and quality of service. The end result is a phenomenal group of castles, beach retreats and architectural wonders; including one in Bali. The Castle Hotel, Dalian, China Perched atop Lianhua Mountain and overlooking the Yellow Sea, this imposing chateau conveniently provides 292 guest rooms, a spa, fitness center, indoor pool, several restaurants and a “royal cellar” with a micro-brewery. For those really looking to splash out, the 6,674 square foot Presidential Suite has a marble entrance, a dining room for 10, a full-service pantry and a waterfront balcony. Shangri-La at the Shard, London Opened in May, this first UK property of Shangri-La is housed within the 34th to 52nd floors of London’s iconic Shard skyscraper - the tallest building in Europe - and thus offers spectacular city views. Other highlights include a champagne bar, an infinity sky pool on the 52nd floor and an enviable location in the heart of the London Bridge Quarter. citizenM Times Square, New York City Trendy and colorful, this US debut of the citizenM hotel chain is perfectly situated within walking distance of many famous New York sites, including the Rockefeller Centre, the theater district and Central Park. Other perks include the rooftop bar and free in-room screening of the latest movies. With starting price at US$199 per night, it is also a real bargain for Midtown Manhattan. Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Islands Located on Santa Cruz Island, in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, Pikaia Lodge is an eco-friendly retreat set on top of an extinct volcano crater. Close to a number of major wildlife sites and pristine beaches, the property offers a range of guided excursions and its own private Tortoise Reserve, with facilities including a spa and an infinity pool. Cromlix House, Scotland Owned by tennis superstar Andy Murray, this elegant Victorian mansion provides a peaceful countryside escape. Evoking the grand estates of yesteryear, the manor is furnished in Scottish antiques and onsite activities in the sprawling grounds include tennis (naturally), clay pigeon shooting, fishing, falconry and archery. Sofitel So Singapore Housed in a heritage building near Raffles Place, the Sofitel So’s décor - which includes elements designed by Karl Lagerfield himself – features a 19th century French style with a contemporary twist. Special touches here include in-room iPad minis, a gold-tiled rooftop infinity pool and complimentary mini bar drinks. Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman Nestled within the Al Hajar mountain range, this serene retreat is surrounded by a stunning natural landscape teeming with caves, valleys, flowers, fruit trees and heritage sites (including the UNESCO-protected Bahla Fort). Guests can take a dip in the heated outdoor infinity pool overlooking the breathtaking gorge below or, for those who prefer, the villas have private terraces with plunge pools. Ace Hotel, Los Angeles This funky new LA abode plays an important part in the city’s cultural legend – housed within the historic United Artists building, the tower was once a movie studio and theater hub for independent artists. Today, it’s a stylishly renovated getaway where an in-room extra perk might include an acoustic guitar. Yemaya Island Hideaway, Nicaragua A tropical getaway, Yemaya offers up to 16 eco-friendly cabanas. Visitors to this retreat on Little Corn Island are encouraged to laze about in a hammock, enjoy a relaxing yoga session, sip on a cocktail at the beachside bar, partake in a variety of water sports, tuck into an organic meal at the onsite restaurant, or simply enjoy indulgent spa treatment. The Sarasvati Luxury Collection Resort, Bali Located in the exotic Seminyak and vibrant Legian areas, this resort offers guests direct access to the beach and upscale retail shops. The sunsets are gorgeous and there are activities for everybody; try a round of golf, mountain biking, go skydiving or relax with some fishing. For first-time visitors, the sacred Sangeh Monkey Forest and the famous scenic drive to Lake Bratan are great options. - See more at: http://www.jakpost.travel/news/10-best-new-hotels-of-2014-Wcd9aZUTOg1VFnhp.html#sthash.l9pepRf9.dpuf
The story behind the most expensive gourmet coffee in the world: Kopi luwak
The life of a civet cat, strangely known as the coffee rat in Indonesia or tree dog on the Indian subcontinent, is not at all that bad. In the wild, they are free to roam anywhere they fancy, from the tropical forests of Sri Lanka all the way to the dense jungles of Sumatra. They are solitary creatures for most of their lives, but are persnickety eaters and thus discard rotten fruit and diseased mammals. The males get together with their female counterparts whenever they have to, receiving the better end of the deal by mating with no strings attached. They are nocturnal save for when a bright moon comes out. Then they sleep all night like they normally do during the day. And as long as their intestinal tracts remain fully functioning, they will continue pooing out a tradable commodity, one that also happens to produce the most expensive gourmet coffee in the world: the kopi luwak. There are over a hundred types of coffee in the world but only three -- Arabica, robusta and liberica -- are farmed exhaustively and made commercially available. The luwak coffee can be made from all three types but result in varying tastes. The Arabica bean in Indonesia is the most popular for the luwak blend, as well as for non-specialty coffee consumption. With a name like “cat-poo-ccino” and Jerry Seinfeld’s blunt “cat shit coffee” description from his hit TV show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the luwak and its history in Indonesia is nevertheless by no means a laughing matter. Before the introduction of coffee plantations, civet cats and coffee production were an unlikely pair. The civet cat was in fact a creepy pest scurrying over rooftops and eating prize-winning tajen cocks. Their utility hadn’t been explored at all as coffee “fermenters” and their fecal matter was a mere inconvenience to the villager, as is dog crap to the jogger in New York City. The luwak’s prodigious poo-coffee discovery came when the Dutch launched their cultuurstelsel program of enforced coffee planting in Java in the 19th century. Due to exploitative practices, the local indigenous workers were forbidden to enjoy the fruits of their own labor. Of course, prohibition piques interest and so the workers gave their beans a go, but only after they were passed through the guts of the civets running amok on the plantation fields. Fast-forward one hundred and some years. In 2012, the value of coffee exports from Indonesia reached US $1.5 Billion. Seventy percent of Indonesia’s total coffee production was exported, yet how much the luwak contributed to that figure is largely unknown. Regardless, being a highly sought after specialty blend, cat poo coffee has proven to be a lucrative business attracting global consumers for its rich taste, as well as its novelty factor -- sometimes more of the latter than the former. Its labor-intensive production process, as well as scarcity on the global market, drives up its price to anywhere from $300 to $600 per kilogram, making it the most expensive coffee in the world. A cup in the US can go anywhere from $50 to $80. Though coffee estates are seeing a decline in Indonesia, large-scale “wild-sourced” luwak plantations are still in operation, mostly in Sumatra. There are also the small backyard ventures popping up here and there that are proving to be quite profitable enterprises. Harmoni Bali Organik is an example of a successful homegrown luwak plant run by Kadek Ardhi, 54, and Santhi, 51 -- a husband and wife team. They operate right from their traditional Balinese home in Bangli where civet cats roam naturally in the forests and are even brought in by farmers in exchange for a 25-kilogram bag of rice. Unlike the coffee’s history, Kadek and Santhi’s roots in the business are not as deep. “In 2006, I had a Japanese visitor who recommended I merge business with pleasure,” says Kadek, 54, while sliding a tray of Arabica cherries into a civet cat’s cage. “At that time I had only two civets and I kept them just for fun. But he recommended that I breed them and so my capacity quickly grew to 18. Every month I was visited by my Japanese friend who inspected the cages -- now I have 94 luwak and I export my special coffee to Canada and Japan.” The production of kopi luwak is by no means a complicated process. The civet cat sleeps all day with their eyes creepily open and wakes up around sundown. Santhi and her team then begin sliding trays of about a kilogram of Arabica cherries to each cat for dinner. They gorge until satiated, defecate, circle their cages for a bit and then go back to sleep. It was a surprise to see that they meticulously sift through the best cherries -- a selling point that inflates their price tags because of this ability to distinguish good beans from bad. Surprisingly, they spit out the fruit, which is then collected and used as organic fertilizer -- sometimes even dumped on the side of the road next to the plantations where the cherries originated. Their feces are collected in a sieve from right under them in the mornings. The cleaning process begins by laying out the feces on trays in the open sun. “We don’t use water in cleaning the feces,” says Santhi. “The sun does the cleaning through drying and it takes anywhere from one to two weeks, depending on the sun.” Much debate surrounds the luwak coffee’s taste, with many experts asserting that the quality is in fact quite poor and nothing to be excited about. Some connoisseurs swear over the coffee and will go out of their way to make a purchase. Some claim the taste to be less bitter and earthier, yet the overall quality and robustness of flavor varies widely region by region. For Santhi, luwak coffee from Java and Sumatra is spicy while from Kintamani it is a bit more acidic. Nowadays, the kopi luwak can be seen as a business model of micro-economy interconnectedness. Take Santhi and Kadek Ardhi’s plant, for example. Coffee cherries are purchased from a Kintamani farmer and arrive every day at the same time before sundown: two bags weighing anywhere from 95 to 100 kilograms. They hire local help to feed and tend the cats, maintain the cages and package the final product, which then goes to what many might consider a sampling showroom, or sales point, for tourists, in a forest near Ubud. However, one drawback to luwak production is that the Arabica bean is ripe from April to June in lower altitudes (700 to 900 meters) and from April until September in higher altitudes (900 to 1200 meters or even more), such as in Kintamani. Despite a season-dependent output, Santhi and Kadek still manage to produce 25 kilograms per month for the international market, as well as 50 kilograms for the domestic one. However, luwak or not, the irony is that coffee in Indonesia appears to be unpopular. According to investment statistics in 2012 the per capita consumption was relatively low at 0.95 kilograms, compared to Finland where it was 11.7 kilograms. Unscientifically and by observation only, it seems that the artificial variety is preferred by Indonesian consumers, a powdery kind, which in fact has less coffee and more sugar with creamer -- a blend that is atrociously sweet and lacks real flavor and effect. Coffee culture has yet to catch up, although domestic numbers are slowly growing. All in all, the luwak coffee, or any other Indonesian-grown coffee for that matter, is worth boasting about and for thumbing the nation’s nose at the ex-colonizers.
How do I communicate with Iberia?
Iberia Airlines is a carrier airline of Spain based in Madrid. Iberia promises safety, punctuality, and quality. It operates as an international network of services for domestic as well as international flights that flies to more than 109 destinations in 30 countries. It also provides free wifi to its elite travelers. To know more about the flight service, you must contact Iberia Airlines. To know How do I communicate with Iberia, read the following content. There is more than one way to get the customer support of Iberia Airlines.  Ways to communicate with the Iberia Airlines Contact via Phone Call If you are willing to talk to a live representative of the airline's customer service team, you can follow the given steps that are explained below in detail: Browse through the official website of Iberia Airlines.  Accept all cookies.  Click on the Helpdesk option at the top of the homepage.  Click on the Talk to Us option on the redirected Iberia FAQs page.  Choose the call option to talk to a representative.  Dial the number and follow the IVR instructions.  Press 1 to choose your preferred language.  Press 2 for new bookings.  Press 3 to cancel your booking.  Press 4 to reschedule your flights.  Press 5 for other changes in your booking.  Press 0 to talk to a live representative.  Press # to listen to the menu again.  Enter 0 and wait for some time. You will soon get connected to a live representative.  At times, the line also stays busy. You can choose to ask the Customer Service team to call you back on your registered mobile number. Contact through Online Chat Service  If you are shy to talk to a stranger and want to avoid phone calls, there are other options also available to communicate with the Customer Service of Iberia Airlines. To know the steps to get on to chat service, follow the given steps: Navigate to the Helpdesk option from the official homepage of Iberia Airlines. Then click on Talk to us option.  From the different options, click on the Chat icon.  A chat dialogue box will appear on the down-right owner of the screen.  Enter the registered name, email address, and contact number.  An agent will get connected to you.  Chat with the agent and avail of the required support.  Communicate with the Customer Service through other ways How do I communicate with Iberia if you don't want to call or chat with the customer service team and are confused? Here is your one-stop solution. The other ways to contact the customer service of Iberia are through email, contact/feedback form, or their social media handles. To know more about these, go through the official website. 
How to Check Indian Railways Train Time Table on Your Mobile?
One common problem experienced by all travellers is delays because of a lack of awareness of the accurate train time table. However, there are solutions and options to get your train time table facts right and plan your journey accordingly. It is an era full of internet connectivity and mobile phones. Nowadays, everyone wants to know everything in a very short time. The rail enquiry app RailMitra can help you access the train Railway schedule within seconds. Let us know how to get an IRCTC train enquiry. How to Check the Train Time Table on Your Mobile Device? There are umpteen queries related to railways on the internet where you get various rail enquiry services, including Railway time tables. But you should rely on authentic apps that give you the correct information. RailMitra app is the best app for you, which you can trust for your train schedule enquiry. Its user interface (UI) is excellent, and you can instantly access all train-related information. The rail timetable shown on this app is 100% accurate. The app is easy-to-use and helps you to quickly check train seat availability, PNR inquiries, and train schedules online. With this app, check the list of other relevant trains travelling between that particular station. Some are slow-moving, while some express. Keep track of all the options and plan accordingly. How to check the Time table? Through Website: 1. Visit RailMitra website. 2. Select a train schedule from the Rail Tools option. 3. Enter either of the two pieces of information: Train number or Train name. 4. You will get the schedule in just a few seconds. Through Mobile App 1. Download the RailMitra train time table app 2. Select train schedule options. 3. Enter your train number or train name. 4. The app interface will display your accurate train schedule on the mobile screen. Through SMS Simply text to 139 using the format shown below. TIME XXXXX Note: XXXXX denotes a 5-Digit Train Number. How can you keep track of the trains at the station? When you keep track of any train, you will see that the names of the source station and the final station are marked as blue and green icons, respectively. The green line between the source and the final station destination indicates the route the train has covered. In case there is anything in the way of the train route that has not yet been covered, it can be easily seen and denoted by looking at the blue-colored line that represents the untraveled route. How do I make an Indian Railways train route search? You can search the Indian Railways train route by finding a train between two particular stations. After finding the desired route, check the train schedule by entering its name or train number. The importance of knowing the Indian Railway timetable Have you ever wondered how long it would take you to get somewhere? If not, then you can make a terrible decision. To help you avoid this, RailMitra has presented you with a special feature that allows you to thoroughly analyse your train route before you begin planning your trip. With this, you can travel anywhere in comfort and on time. Knowing the Indian Railway timetable is valuable for wise, safe, and successful vacation planning. There is no denying that train travel is extremely popular among people. Indian Railways has been operating a vast network spread out over the nation. It can be stressful to choose the proper train for your journey. So it's always a smart move to examine the railway timetable. It helps to learn everything about the trains that run between particular stations. Sometimes trains are delayed, cancelled, or rescheduled. Finding the schedule for another train is useful in this situation. It is pertinent to look up the number of days trains operate because not all trains run regularly. RailMitra helps people by informing them of the list of trains currently operating along the route. It also informs everyone of the times for train arrival and departure and seeks IRCTC train schedule, seat availability. How to find the stations? A list of station names will appear whenever you look up the Indian Railways schedules that the train covers. The information makes it easier and more convenient for you to choose which train to take and where to go between stations. How to find out the train schedule for a specific route? The best Indian railways time table app RailMitra provides reliable information about the timetable of the train on all routes of the Indian Railway. Best app for local train time table: You can always search for a query for finding the local train time table with the RailMitra app. It informs you about the local train timing of all the places whether it is Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, or Patna. Conclusion: Mobile is the best way to know about the train. So download the RailMitra app and know your train time table in just a few seconds.
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3 luxury sustainable spas in Bali
Bali has a lot of spas; in some areas, every third shop is a spa. All varieties of spas can be found as well -- from local to international award winning spas. In recent years, a lot of people have become more conscious of what they put on their skin. The skin absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it, so with increasing amounts of chemicals in many products, it can lead to allergies or worse. One way to avoid this is to choose a spa that uses naturally made products and takes an approach that is kind to your skin. Local Indonesian jamu (traditional medicine) methods have always done this but a few luxury spas in Bali not only use natural products but also take the spa experience to a new level of comfort. The Spa at Alila Soori Villas The Spa is housed in a sustainably built house with a view of the Indian Ocean in front. Entering this warm and opulent hideaway, the central spa area is dominated by a beautiful pool that instantly adds a sensuously relaxed atmosphere. The traditional Balinese Beauty Ritual is two hours of pure bliss. Balinese lulur is an ancient village remedy with its origins from the rice farmers of Bali that is recognized as traditional medicine. The treatment is believed to help warm the body, relieve aching joints and help in the recovery of troubled or loose skin. Locally sourced sandalwood, fennel seed, star aniseed, eaglewood and fenugreek are blended together to use during this healing remedy. It is a 60 minutes Balinese Massage, body scrub, body mask and mini facial. The massage uses natural oils and you can choose a beautiful aromatic blend to suit your mood. After the massage, you are gently scrubbed using the herbal warming mixture and then wrapped in a cocoon while the gently heated massage table ensures every pore is cleansed and every muscle relaxed. The therapist performs a revitalizing mini facial as you relax on this wave of warmth. Not only do you feel like you are floating on a cloud after the treatment, but you are also assured that only the most natural ingredients have been used during this process. If you loved the products used, there are a wide range of Alila Spa products for sale to take with you. A particular favorite is the Black Volcanic Soap that is made from Balinese volcanic lava. Ojas Spa, COMO Shambhala Estate This famed wellness retreat outside Ubud is the ultimate luxury hideaway in the forest with an ethos based around holistic principles. If you are not staying here, you can come and get pampered at the beautifully serene Ojas Spa. Ranges of treatments are offered here, including hydrotherapy and Ayurveda treatments. This Zen space is very soothing and, set among vast sounding grounds; it is a quiet retreat to indulge in a treatment. Signature massages are done using specially blended oils made on the estate, sourced from local products and 100 percent natural. The Shambhala signature massage is an hour-long treatment and uses innovative long strokes and medium pressure to both relax and revive spirit and mind. Set in a light airy room looking onto a garden, complemented by clean lines to leave the mind uncluttered, this deeply therapeutic technique performed by a highly skilled therapist feels more like a four handed massage thanks to the expertise of the therapist. This is a deeply relaxing and aromatic experience that leaves the skin smooth and supple. Facials are also available using a range of their homemade products called PURIFIES. These products are based on the principles of aromatherapy, incorporating only premium grade oils free of parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrance and color. The PURIFY Holistic Facials are deeply calming and catered to your skin type using these products, along with steam and specialist massage techniques to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. Not only are the products used at the Ojas Spa kind to your skin, but also to the surrounding environment. Fivelements Puri Ahmisa This healing hotel is located just outside Ubud in a scenic spot with the river flowing through. The spa is perched right along the riverbank so you hear the flow of water easing past as you are experiencing some incredibly therapeutic and natural treatments. This award-winning spa is unique in that not only does it have a wide variety of beauty treatments, but also healing rituals are on offer from Balinese healers and priests. This means that both body and soul can be nurtured naturally in this wonderful sustainably built bamboo spa. Acupressure with Pak Ketut is designed to trigger the body’s self-healing abilities and uses energy transfer to help heal. After starting with transference of energy, the ritual is designed to relieve both physical and mental strain. This can relieve deep-seated tension and trigger the healing process. The healing rituals harness the power of both natural herbal ingredients and energy. The beauty rituals use a wide variety of natural elements found throughout Bali. Probably one of the most healing plants is the coconut. Virgin coconut oil is one of the most healing oils, naturally antibacterial and nourishing. The Coconut Harmony treatment is a deep massage with this oil, followed by a moisturizing bath of coconut milk, the pure blended aromatic Shakti Oil and scattered with Frangipani flowers. A hewn rock bath gently sheltered by foliage looks over the flowing river below melding nature and the spa together. This wonderful bamboo structure is open meaning that it is a totally sensory experience within nature.
How To Make Mee Goreng Mamak (印度炒面), Fried Noodles with Indo-Malayan Flair
I love Indonesian food. Based on their history and interactions with the rest of Asia, the cuisine has subtle nods to Chinese, Thai, and Indian dishes, but with their own special (and usually nice and spicy) twist. Mee goreng is perhaps my favorite of the Indo-Malayan dishes. From the picture, it looks like a standard chow mein-esque stir fry, but the flavor involved is absolutely incredible and definitely sets it apart from its 'noodle cousins'. (Especially when you top it with fried onion pieces and just the right amount of sesame oil.) Mee goreng is such a popular dish that you can buy instant packages of it all over Asia. In fact, I have some friends who lived in Western Africa that enjoyed instant mee goreng as a steady staple through the week. (You can buy instant mee goreng at a majority of Asian supermarkets in America, but try this recipe for the real deal and super authentic stuff!) ------------------------------------------------------ Mee Goreng Mamak (Fried Noodles) 500 grams of yellow noodles Handfuls of beansprouts depend on liking 2 small tomatoes, quartered 2 small onions, chopped Handful of chicken breast meat, thinly sliced, or minced beef 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 potato, boiled and cut into cubes 1 small size dry bean curd, cut into small pieces 3 tablespoons of cooking oil (I usually use soybean.) 1 tablespoons of minced green onion and garlic 2 fish cakes, sliced (optional) Handful of shrimp, de-shelled and de-veined, optional 1 green chili or Thai chili or red cut chili, optional 3 tablespoons of ketchup 3 tablespoons of chili sauce or chili paste 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce 1 teaspoon of garam masala/curry/turmeric powder, optional (but highly recommended!) For garnishing (optional): Some cucumber slices Some fresh coriander leaves or green onion Some lime or Calamansi lime (cut into half) Some deep fried shallots Some grounded peanut + sugar mixture Sesame oil 1. Assemble all the ingredients that need to chopped or sliced. In a big frying pan, sauté the onion and minced garlic until fragrant. Add in turmeric or Garam Masala (if preferred). Add the chicken breast/minced beef, stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the dry bean curd, fish cakes and potato cubes. 2. Add in the yellow noodles and stir fry until well mixed. If the yellow noodles is too dry, add about 1/4 cup of water. Add the tomatoes, prawns, tomato ketchup, chili sauce or paste, freshly cut green/red chili (if any). Stir fry until well combined (about 2-3 minutes). 3. Add in the beaten egg, sugar and salt to taste, followed by the beans sprout. Stir fry until the beaten eggs dries up. Off the heat and transfer to the serving plate. Top with sesame oil to taste.