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Tips For Introverts To Have Amazing Travel Experience

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Every individual has different characteristics and personalities. You may have encountered a very chatty seatmate that talked nonstop throughout the flight. Or, you may have been in the same tour group with people who behave well and talk less. However, there is no rule stating that travel only for certain type of personalities. Travel is for everyone who want it. Even if you consider yourself an introverted, that doesn’t mean you cannot go out exploring the world freely and smoothly. 

Tips For Introverts To Have Amazing Travel Experience

Facing travel challenges for introverts

Nevertheless, it seems that introverts face more challenges during travel than the extroverts do for example at communication and interaction. Introverts tend to charge their battery from being alone and taking time for themselves. Meanwhile, extroverts gain energy from interacting and socializing with others. So here are tips for introverts to travel smoothly and gain more enjoyable experience:

Encounter a chatterbox seatmate

If you are introverted and encounter a chatterbox during your flight, it can be a nightmare. The best way to approach this situation is to talk directly to your chatterbox seatmate instead of giving signs or body gestures to tell them off. You can still talk to them politely and ask them if you can have a quiet time because you have a busy week. Or just say you are tired and will not be able to talk to them. Most extroverts understand verbal and direct ways of communication better.

Social interaction at local restaurant

it is great to join the locals during your breakfast or lunch in one of a family restaurant during your trip. However, doing it constantly in every meal seems to be too much for you who are introverted. Hence, you can actually avoid some of social interactions you don’t want to. You may have food to go instead. Or choose less-crowded hour to enjoy your meals more peacefully. You can also ask the staff if probably you can have a private booth to enjoy your meal on your own or something. 

Trick to not be approached by people in public setting

It seems impossible for you to not be approached by people in public settings especially when you are a young girl who look attractive. It sounds impossible to sit at bars and enjoy your drinks in peace. However, you can use some tricks if you think you cannot handle social interaction in the meantime during your trip. You can use cellphone or book trick. Make yourself busy with a cellphone or book so the others know you are occupied. 

Enjoy every moment of travel

Regardless of your personality, you will encounter many new things during a trip and sometimes they are inevitable. Instead of worrying about how you should avoid people and plan for less interaction with others, focus more on what you get to enjoy from the trip. Anticipate things that make you happier on your trip. Have your ‘me time’ as you want because you are not obligated to entertain anyone. Just make sure to communicate politely and respectfully.

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Before You Go for Scuba Diving Holidays: Beginners Tips on Exercise

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Being Fit for Scuba Diving Holidays for Beginners

Diving, taking the plunge to the unknown water and exploring life in a world different than ours is so rewarding. It’s always exciting to have scuba diving holidays — more so when you are beginners who just get your new certification. You have prepared everything; from choosing the sites, planning the itinerary, making reservations, and creating packing checklist. But do you know that preparing a dive trip takes more than planning and packing?

Being Fit for Scuba Diving Holidays for Beginners 

There’s no doubt that the calming surrounding deep in the ocean and watching marine life goes round and about brings peace to mind. However, you cannot deny that scuba diving takes a lot of physical work. Finning, for example, take core strengths and legs muscle. And you’ll need to do a lot of finning when you swim against currents. For all of the reasons, you should be reasonably fit especially when you plan to dive for a week or more during the scuba diving vacation for beginners. Here’s some light exercise you can do during the preparation. 

Toning Your Body 

To swim through the water, you use all of your major muscular groups. It also takes a lot of muscle to haul tanks and diving equipment around while you’re not in the water. When you consider that a full tank weighs about 40 pounds and the rest of your gear might weigh another 20 pounds, it’s easy to understand how just preparing for a dive can be a workout in and of itself.

More Diving and Travelling Stories: 

How to Ace Your Course: Best Diving Tips for Beginners

Do Yoga to Improve Breathing

Do Yoga to Improve Breathing

Yoga and scuba diving are quite similar. They both aid in relaxation and the integration of your mind, body, and soul. Yoga breathing practices are extremely useful to scuba diving. They allow you to breathe more deeply and fully exhale. When you practice yoga to prepare for diving, you will consume oxygen at a slower pace. That means spending more time underwater.

Simple Exercises to Improve Your Body for Scuba Diving Vacations for Beginners

Do Monkey Toe Exercise

You don’t want to get cramped foot when you are deep under the water. Cramping toes is one of the problems that underwater divers experience. When wearing fins, your toes are pushed into a pointed posture, which can become unpleasant after a while. It might be especially uncomfortable if your foot arches aren’t robust enough. This is when this exercise comes in handy. This workout for monkey toes helps strengthen your feet. This implies less cramping when swimming under the water. It’s also the easiest workout for diving beginners that you can practice practically everywhere!

To do this exercise, try to pick up a pen with your toes in this workout. Grip the pen with your toes and keep it there for 30 seconds to a minute. If you have difficulties picking up the pen, you may use a sock instead, which is much simpler.

More Diving and Travelling Stories:

Diving from A Boat: Techniques for Beginners

Shoulder and Back Exercise for Scuba Diving Holidays for Beginners

You’ll need strong shoulders and back muscles to hoist and carry your tanks and gear. Resistance bands can be used for the workouts. If you don’t have bands, you can use weights.

Strengthening Your Core

A strong core is required for swimming and lugging heavy diving gear, and this is very important for beginners in scuba diving. Your core consists of your stomach and your back. Almost every action you make during the day requires a strong core. Lower back discomfort might be alleviated by strengthening your core. You don’t need any extra equipment to perform planks or superman. You will just be using your own body weight.

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Know How To Pack Efficiently For Smooth Travel

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Know How To Pack Efficiently For Smooth Travel

Jamming everything into your suitcase won’t work especially when you pack a two-week’s worth of gear for a long weekend. Packing too lightly has risk of missing something important such as passports, medicine, etc. The best way to do when it comes to packing is know how to do it efficiently. Only savvy travelers can do it and you can practice to be a packing expert.

Make the ultimate packing list before you start

It is crucial to make a packing list before you do the packing itself. Get ahead of your packing preparation at least do it days or few weeks in advance. Hence, you can make ultimate packing list and if you need something you still have time to purchase it. You can also use the packing list for later during the trip o before you return to home. You can use it to check if all your items are already packed, ready to go home. 

How to avoid wrinkle when packing

It is not recommended to fold your clothes individually. Instead, try rolling the clothes such as skirts, pants, and sport shirts. Lay them face down then fold back the sleeves, and roll from the bottom up. Or, you can also try folding your clothes together. For example you pack two pairs of jeans then you can lay half of one pair on top of the other then fold the one on the bottom over the pair on the top. Furthermore, take the other and fold it on the top to avoid crease and wrinkles. 

Pack delicate items with tissue paper

Lay your items face down then put tissue paper on top. Fold it up with the tissue paper inside and use additional layers of paper as you fold the garment to wrap it completely. This can be a pain if you have to keep repacking so use this method only for clothes you don’t want to crush the most. 

How to save space when packing

Using too much space and pack too many items in your bag can cause problem. If you bring too much items then you may be charged with baggage fees. Cut down your load with some alternatives. For example, use packing aids to shrivel your clothes into a vacuum-packed, tiny, tight bundle that only take little space. Also, it helps you organize your items better. Or, wear layers of clothes to keep you stylish and comfortable and cut down the load. 

Put important items in your carry-on

Your identification, passports, wallet, electronics, and jewelry should be kept in your carry-on bag not your checked luggage. Your valuable should be brought on the plane with you because there is a chance for your checked to get lost or misplaced. Use TSA-approved locks if you want to keep your items inside your bag safe from prying hands. It is also recommended to be efficient by reducing and reusing so you don’t have to keep buying your necessities for the trip. 

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How To Deal With Sickness You Get After Travelling

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How To Deal With Sickness You Get After Travelling

Many travelers return from their trip with unwanted souvenir such as flu, cough, fever, cold, stomach bug, etc. They feel fin during the trip itself but when they are at home, they start feeling uneasy with their body. If you are also experiencing this, you are not alone. Wiping down your tray during flight, washing your hands before eating, and eating safe foods in safe diners, etc are part of precaution you can take to keep your health in check during travel. However, it is still possible for you to get sick after the travel instead. 

Deal with sickness after travel

There are various reasons why you get sick after the trip not during. It may be because you are already in contact with bacteria or viruses during the trip but the symptoms take time to appear. You end up getting sick when you are at home instead. Or, it can be because your body is suffered from jet lag, travel fatigue, stress, and the need to readjusting to your normal life. 

Time to adjust

What you can do to deal with sickness after travelling is give yourself time to readjust. Always practice good hygiene such as washing your hands with soap and water before eating or touching your face. Try to reduce your stress level by doing relaxing things such as having a good night’s sleep, take a nap, eat something good and healthy, and take proper rest in general. Your sickness will likely disappear in few days and you will get better. 

Know when to seek medical help

Deal with sickness after travel

However, it is also important to read the warning signs so you know when to seek for medical help if you get sick after travel. If you have fever after visiting a country with malaria, you have to see a doctor immediately. Even if the fever comes a week or two after your visit, you still have to see your doctor. Even if you took antimalarial medicine prior your visit, you still have potential to develop malaria. It mostly develops within 30 days. In fact, it can lie dormant for a year or even longer. 

Any skin problem? 

If your fever is followed by skin problems, it may be an indication of more serious illness. Skin problem that appear after a travel is not seen as sign of serious problems. However, it becomes serious when it is paired with fever. Skin problems you may experience after travel include boils, rashes, bug bites, or fungal infections. Always tell your doctor about any travel you did. Doctor may follow through with other questions such as food you ate during the trip, bug bites, your stay, and the duration of your travel. 

Diarrhoea 

Diarrhoea is also common sickness experienced by travelers during or after travel. You may experience it because your body still readjust to your usual diet after eating foreign foods during the trip. However, you need to see a doctor if you experience persistent diarrhea that last for two weeks or more. It is usually caused by parasite and it can put you in danger if you don’t get immediate treatment. 

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Komodo Island Photography Tips for Spectacular Shoot

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Camera Photography Tips for Spectacular Shoot in Komodo Island
Image credit: William Burrard-Lucas/ Source from: blog.burrard-lucas.com

When you plan to go to one of the remotest tropical island to meet one of the prehistoric animals that’s been roaming around since 900,000 years ago, you don’t want to go empty-handed. You will want to go with the best camera for wildlife photography. Not only that, you will also want to come prepared with supporting equipments and technique to get the best photos of the beasts. The Komodo Island is just like real-life Jurassic Park and getting awesome photos of its residence could be a a bit challenging. Especially when these 3m long gigantic lizard is ready to maul you for its lunch. Here are some tips for getting impressive photograph of the Komodo Dragons without losing a limb that that we have gathered from professional photographers across the internet. 

Mounting Camera on A Low Two Wheelers in Komodo Island

Mounting Camera on A Low Two Wheelers in Komodo Island
Image credit: William Burrard-Lucas/ Source from: blog.burrard-lucas.com

William Burrard-Lucas, a UK photographer founded a genius design of what he dubbed as “KomodoCam”. It consist of a camera mounted on top of two wheelers and a long monopod to push it around. Not only that this give him more room to work with when approaching the dragons, it also give him better angle for close-up dragon shoot. Just to remind you, every tourists should maintain safe distance from the Komodo Dragons. This opportunistic predator can move very quick and snatch you with their strong limbs in a matter of second. Billiard-Lucas noted that it’s not very safe to use the KomodoCam in Komodo-crowded area and you should wait until you find a solitary dragon in a nice clearing. The low positioning of the camera give it an eye-level view with the dragons which breathe life into the photos!

Lens to Bring

Lens to Bring by Fergus Kennedy
Image source from: canon-europe.com

Wide lens is basically a staple for landscape photography and you’ll definitely need it to capture the mesmerising beauty of Padar, Pink Beach, and many more. Zoom lens will be your best friend for capturing the dragons. A commercial photographer Fergus Kennedy relied on Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM zoom lens during his trip to Komodo Island. The 100-400mm lens to create close shoot of the dragon from a safe distance. 

Image Stabilisation

It’s important to bring a camera with good image stabilisation for wildlife photography. Especially when you are hunting for shoots in shady forest like the one in Komodo Island. In areas with less sunlight, you gonna need low shutter speed settings—but image can be pretty shaky. This is where camera with built in image stabiliser come into help.

Arrange the Komodo Island Trip in the Morning

Like most reptiles, these dragons love to sunbathe in the morning to absorb all the warmth of the sun. Being cold-blooded monster (literally), they need sun light to warm up their body. However, they need to retreat back to the shade once the sun gets too hot later in the day to avoid overheat. That’s why it’s best to prioritise your Komodo Island trip early in the morning when the dragons are out in the open. Many tourists complain that they cannot find the dragons or that most of them lounge lazily in the shade of ranger’s kitchen (not aesthetic for taking pictures), but the truth is that’s just how reptile works.  

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Get Creative with Angles

Get Creative with Angles
Image source from: canon-europe.com

Just like photographing wild lions and big cats in the savannah, you have to be extra brave and awfully careful. You might need to lie flat in your belly on the ground to get the perfect low angle shot. This will give you a chance to captivate the true size of the dragon in your photograph, but it would also put you in an easy position to be the dragon’s snack. Be careful and always have a ranger by your side. Another tips: try to tell a story of the Komodo dragon to avoid boring photograph. Explore the forest of Komodo Island deeper to find the dragons hanging in the wild; climbing a bark of a tree, passing a water pool, or surrounded by leaves. 

If you are unlucky enough to meet Komodo dragons in the forests and have to settle with those pack of dragons that placidly lounge around the ranger station, get creative. Instead of trying to take impressive individual shoot, try to capture close interactions between the dragons. Put your focus in their head and bodies and try to not show much of the stale background.

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What To Expect Of Travel After 2020

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What To Expect Of Travel After 2020

The year of 2020 has brought the most unexpected situation. The global pandemic due to the covid-19 has brought many changes in life. People are affected directly and indirectly from this pandemic. Travel industry is not an exception either. Many people who planned on a vacation must canceled due to the unfortunate situation all over the world. The pandemic is still going on and travel is still in limit. What to expect of travel industry after 2020 ends?

Travel behaviors after 2020

There has been a buzz about phenomena in travel called ‘revenge travel’. it is said to be a blast after 2020 ends. Many people who have suffered from travel restrictions are predicted to splurge their money and time planning trips to various places. They have been deprived of travel for almost the entire year of 2020. Hence, the years after are predicted to be very busy for travel industry. 

Outdoor travels: nature trips would be in the rise

Making up for lost holidays is an excuse that is predicted to be used by many people to travel a lot next year. It will happen right after the green light for travel is given. Even though the situation has brought much fears, many people are still keen to travel. Many of them still anticipate of the upcoming years to go for a well-deserved travel once the situation is deemed right to do so. 

Favour in domestic travels

There are many experts also share their insight of travel after 2020. Many of them predict that travelers will be likely enjoying domestic travel instead of travelling abroad. The feeling of safe is still in the big spot for people to consider travel. Domestic trip can quench the thirst of deprived travelers while still providing a sense of security. 

Outdoor travels/ nature trips would be in the rise

Making up for the lost holidays

Many people are deprived of going outside and enjoying fresh air. Once the green light for travel is given, people will choose outdoor activities to make up for the loss during lockdown and social distancing periods. Nature trips are predicted to be on trend after 2020. camping, hiking, trekking, and visiting national parks are predicted to be a bliss. 

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Shorter trips than it used to be

It is also predicted that after pandemic ends and travel green light is given, travelers will choose short trips usually last for one to 5 night stays. However, the survey also shows that some people are still keen on having such a long getaway that last seven night stays. One of the reasons is to make up for the lost holidays during lockdown. 

Preference in flexible travel

Another prediction of travel behavior after 2020 is that travelers are going to be more commitment phobic. It means travelers are becoming more cautious in booking accommodations or transportation. Travelers in the future are predicted to preferred flexible booking terms due to their experience of dealing with cancellations during pandemic. 

It is highly recommended to not go for a trip in a rush after the green light is given. It is important to read and monitor the situation until you can truly make sure that the travel you are going to do is safe for you and others. 

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How to Ace Your Course: Best Diving Tips for Beginners

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When you are getting serious about scuba diving, you will take a scuba diving course to obtain the  certification so that you can dive in many beautiful destinations in the world. However, scuba diving is not an easy matter—and so is the test. It can be quite intimidating and with all complicated techniques and theories to remember, one is prone to making mistakes. Don’t worry. Here we want to help you to ace your first diving certification for beginners and do the best on it. 

How to Ace Your Course- Best Diving Tips for Beginners

Best Way to Pass Diving Test for Beginners

The PADI course is divided into four parts; homework, classroom work, pool work, and some open water dives. You will get some book reading to do at home so you could get a good grasps on what is in the theory. Then you will put that theories into real practice in confined water or pool. You will learn with your instructor, learn your mistakes, and perfecting your skills. When you are ready, you will practice everything you have learned in an open water session. 

One of the best diving tips for beginners is by actually starting weeks before the classroom starts. Upon registration, you will be given some reading materials which comes with DVD alongside the book. The DVD is set out in the same order with the books to support comprehension of the texts. Video explains a concept better especially on complicated things than a text or still pictures. Starting on the individual learning material early means you can take your learning time at your own pace, re-watching things until you grasp a full comprehension. Get on early so you have enough time to come back on things you don’t quite understand. You can also take notes and ask it later to your instructor during the classroom session. 

Listen to what your instructor is saying

Listen to what your instructor is saying

Scuba diving is a recreation that involves a lot of complicated techniques and theories related to the law of nature. Everything in scuba diving is done slowly and methodically. That’s why if your instructor is telling you something, then there’s probably a reason behind it. Listen carefully what your instructor said and believe in what they say. There might be reasons behind it that you don’t know just yet. One of the best diving tips we could give to beginners is to try doing things the way your instructor does; sometimes it’s actually easier.

Also, don’t rush on your skills. Many beginners are too eager to finish something and move quickly to the next subject. If you are rushing and doing it wrong, the instructor would actually make you doing it again and again until you are fully competent in this subject. That is to say, it’s better to take it slow and do it right in the first time. Practice your skills in the surface first and ask your instructor to watch and then they will tell you if you are doing it right or wrong.

Pay full attention to your instructor

Pay full attention to your instructor

Scuba diving could be quite full of distractions. Especially when you are out in the ocean, everywhere you look there will be something to distract your attention. This is really important especially for diving beginners. Meanwhile, your instructor can be desperately try to catch your attention because probably you are drifting to the deep or something. So always pay full attention to your instructor all the time. Also, master your knowledge about hand signal as you will be using it all the time underwater. Your instructor will communicate all the important things with hand signal in open water diving.

Best diving technique to master first for beginners: buoyancy

Part of successfully passing your test is mastering buoyancy and this particular diving technique is very important for beginners. You need to take your time to practice your buoyancy skills in the pool. Get used to the delays and the cycle of breathing. Regulated breathing and buoyancy are essentially the essence of scuba diving technique. Remember the basic: you float up when you inhale and you sink down when you exhale. It’s a natural cycle that might make some time to get used to, but with a lot of practice it would be just as easy as breathing in the surface. Most beginners make mistakes for relying on the inflate and deflate button on BCD to descend and ascend while it should only be used sparingly. Not only that it’s a waste of oxygen, it’s also dangerous and can be harmful. Pro tip: Use your inflator only at the surface and for minor adjustment underwater.

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Be Proactive, Ask Questions

Scuba Diving instructors are basically the experts on this field. They focus their life on scuba diving and building a career on that, knowing almost every tiny bits about equipments, techniques, and other dive-related things. However, with limitation of time, there just so much they can cover in class. Be a proactive students and ask about anything. They would be more than happy to explain things they don’t get to tell during the course.

In the classroom and the swimming pool, you can pop up anytime and chat or ask questions with your instructor. But once you hit the open water and reach certain depth, you actually have to stay there and not be able to ask anything. 

So that’s it! You will pass your course with flying colours!

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Chicago, the more modern and aesthetic city to discover!

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Chicago is located in the Midwest, along the Great Lakes shoreline. It is the third largest city and metropolitan area in the United States with a population of nearly 3 million and a metro population of around 10 million. Chicago is a huge, vibrant city and metropolitan area that spans over 10,874 km². It is well known for house and electronic dance music, blues, jazz, comedy, shopping, dining, sports, architecture, highly regarded colleges and universities, and major cultural attractions. With a wealth of iconic sites and neighborhoods to explore, there’s plenty to fill a month-long visit without ever seeing the end. Prepare to cover a lot of ground; Chicago’s meaning can only be found in motion, through its subway, historic elevated rail, and sky-high eyes. Here we are going to go to the city!

The Millenium Park

The Millenium Park

A public park in the city of Chicago, in the State of Illinois, in the United States. It is located in the western community area of ​​the Loop, the city’s business district. In this park there are often many free concerts, interesting art exhibition facilities, as well as many cafes and restaurants to visit. When you see this park, your eyes will go straight to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a curved building like a dome or a silver balloon reflecting the reflection of the sky. Here, concerts and festivals usually take place here. It’s not just about becoming a hangout or cafe and lots of interesting restaurants and art exhibits, at this fun park you will also find Lurie Garden, the Park Grill, an upper middle class dining destination, and a pedestrian bridge that can take you to the Art Institute of Chicago and Maggie Daley Park.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo is an American zoological park located in the Lincoln Park area of ​​Chicago, in the northeast of the state of Illinois. The zoo is located within Lincoln Park, the city’s largest public urban park. Some animals here include flamingos, zebras, and some types of monkeys. Of course, there are also savannah animals such as lions, giraffes and tigers. Besides that they often organize interesting events, there are also special programs that allow visitors to get interesting rewards.

The 606

The 606

The Bloomingdale Line was a 2.7 mile elevated railroad crossing east to west on the northwest side of Chicago. In 2015, the city of Chicago converted it to an elevated greenway called The Bloomingdale Trail, which is the backbone of a network of linear parks and trails called The 606. You can do many activities such as jogging, skateboarding, as well as cycling on this route which also connects several places such as parks and art exhibitions.

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The Reality of Visiting Komodo Island: Inside the Park

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Some firmly believe that the Komodo Island is the base of the Lost World and the Jurassic Park. Looking at its barren savannah lands dotted with dry bushes and high palm ‘lontar’ trees which is inhabited with giant scaly lizard that seems like just appears from the prehistoric era, this dragon-populated island do looks like a land from the primeval age. Aside from its mythical appearance however, how does visiting this remote island actually like? Is is just as fabled as it’s hyped? What should you expect from the resident dragons during your visit there? 

The Reality of Visiting Komodo Island: Inside the Park

The Komodo Island was Isolated from the World

Form millennia, Komodo dragons enjoy living in total isolation on their tiny islands. The outer world was completely unaware of their existence—not even Indonesian locals outside the Flores Island. They were first recorded by a Dutch scientist in 1910 during Dutch colonialism in Indonesia. These giant monitor lizard was the apex predator on their ecosystem; they have no natural predators which ensured their survival for so long. In their quarantined habitat and unbeatable position, they were largely overlooked by evolutions.

The Deceptive Behaviours of Komodo Dragons

The Deceptive Behaviours of Komodo Dragons

The dragons at Komodo Island are generally well-fed. Park rangers routinely feed them water buffalos, deers, and sometimes chicken and fishes for snack which keep their tummy happy. With full belly, these dragons usually appears docile and a bit lazy. They love to relax and sunbathe in the warmth of Flores’ sun or lounge around in the shade of rangers’ kitchen, looking almost docile and not dangerous at all. But don’t be fooled. They are packed with strong limbs, big claws and sharp teeth that can beat you at any second. These dragons are also fast runners—they can run up to 18 kilometres per hours!

Yes, They Do Attack Human 

The one million question. Yes, Komodo dragons do attack human occasionally. They do see us as potential yummy foods, but the attacks rarely based on hunger. Normally, Komodo dragons become aggressive and strike people when they feel threatened. Either you come too close to them or making them feel disturbed. That’s why you have to always walk with a ranger and keep your distance from the dragons. 

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You Cannot Stay at Komodo Island

You Cannot Stay at Komodo Island

There are few bungalows in Komodo Island run by the national park. However, these villas are usually designated for special guests or reserved for film crews. As for now, you cannot spend a night in Komodo Island. Most tourists usually stay in Labuan Bajo, nearby resorts, or embark on liveaboard trip. Sailing trip with liveaboard is the most popular thing right now—travelers love to experience living and sleeping on Indonesian-style phinisi boat for an exciting island-hopping trip in Flores. 

It’s A Conservatory Wild Park, Not A Zoo

There are about 4,000 dragons living in Komodo Island, but you might just stumble upon a few of them during the trip. That’s perfectly normal. In fact, you should expect nothing as the island has no pre-designated viewing areas. It’s the wilderness and the wild animals will behave as they do in the wild. They come and go through the forest, sometimes guarding their nest deep inside the island where no one pass by.

Are you ready to visit the mighty dragons in this isolated island? 

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Alternatives From Canceling Your Trip

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Alternatives From Canceling Your Trip

Many have canceled their travel plan due to the rapid spread of covid-19 this year. It has already half a year through 2020 and the case is still climbing. In some countries, the restrictions have been ease up and so travelling is reactivated. However, it seems that leisure travel is still not the best option to do. Even if you can, you still have to take some considerations before going. Travel bans have affected tourism industry so you may start considering some alternatives if you also have to cancel your trip. 

Alternatives to consider for travelling in 2020

One of the very first issue when travelers have to cancel their travel plan is the money they have spent. If it is possible for refund, you can go for it. Every travel agency, hotel, and airline may provide different refund options for vacationers and travelers. While it is okay to go for a refund, be prepared to get only what you can bargain for. Try to have comprehensive understanding about the cancellation policies so you know what to expect. 

You might have canceled your previous travel plan

That doesn’t mean you cannot make a new plan. Instead of mopping around because you cannot go to your travel destination abroad, you can go local. Keep in mind that the majority of popular destinations are still relatively empty now even with the travel bans lifted. There are also some new policies and guidelines made which may leave you disappointed if you insist to go. 

Consider going local

Alternatives From Canceling Your Trip

Therefore, you may consider to go local for your new travel plan this time. You may have not explored interesting places in your own hometown. If your local authority have lifted travel ban, you can have a domestic trip and go create interesting adventure in your own hometown. It still needs to be done with some precautions such as avoid places with crowd, practice social distancing, and practice good hygiene anywhere and anytime. 

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Try the virtual tour

You may also consider to go virtual as an alternative. During our hard times now, technology plays a major role in accommodating our needs. It makes remote work and study possible during the global pandemic. It also provides new experience for a tour and vacation. Virtual tour is not something new because virtual reality or VR has been used in tourism industry. However, there is significant increase of popularity since the pandemic. You can explore interesting places around the world from your own couch or bed. 

Why you should try the virtual tour

Virtual tourism may not be able to truly replace the vacation itself. However, it is sufficient during pandemic since travelling has many limits. Virtual tour offer 360 degree video completed with amazing audio. Thus, you can see and hear the place you visit virtually. Pandemic aside, virtual tourism has been introduced to encouraged for responsible tourism due to issues caused by over-tourism. The situation will get better soon and we have to stay positive. You can start making your dream trip now since you have much time anyway. It can be a source of your entertainment as well.