Articles Tagged ‘Indonesia’

New Mega Yacht is Out of Control – and Can be Operated by an iPad

New Mega Yacht is Out of Control – and Can be Operated by an iPad June 4, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Looking for a new yacht? Well, you might have to wait a bit longer for this £15 million one. It seems its current owner is pretty happy with it. And who wouldn’t be ecstatic with a yacht that took five years to build, and includes a hull built from glass and the ability to be controlled by an...

7 Unexpectedly Nice Places to be Buried, Drowned, or Otherwise Disposed Of

7 Unexpectedly Nice Places to be Buried, Drowned, or Otherwise Disposed Of July 11, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Getting old and dying… what can we say, it’s a six-foot downer. But there is a silver lining: figuring out how you want your remains to be treated can put the “fun” back in “funeral.” We at NileGuide are all for donations to science, ceremonial scatterings of ash,...

10 Stunning Buddhist Temples of the Eastern World

10 Stunning Buddhist Temples of the Eastern World December 21, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, lived sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries B.C.E. Soon after, communities began to follow his teachings, and temples dedicated to Buddhist prayers and learning were built across the Asian continent. Today, there are around 500 million practicing Buddhists all...

Ancient Underwater City Discovered In Bali… Just Kidding

Ancient Underwater City Discovered In Bali… Just Kidding August 10, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The mysteries of Atlantis have continued to confound researchers, historians, and conspiracy theorists for years. Supposedly written of gloriously by the ancients (notably Plato), and sought after by curious modern explorers, the lost city was reportedly a bastion of naval and technological prowess,...

New Species Discovered In Indonesian New Guinea

New Species Discovered In Indonesian New Guinea May 20, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Indonesia, Travel News | Read More
More than a dozen new species discovered in the remote Foja Mountains of Indonesian New Guinea will be featured in the June issue of National Geographic.  The finds were during a November 2008 exhibition. A team of 17 scientists and 30 local naturalists were dropped off by helicopter to spend four weeks...

NileGuide 5 with Kevin May of Tnooz

NileGuide 5 with Kevin May of Tnooz May 19, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
Kevin May is editor and co-founder of Tnooz.com, a news site for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry focusing on travel technology, social media, digital marketing and electronic distribution. A journalist of 17 years and armed with a criminology degree, Kevin has worked on a newspaper for the...

Indonesian Hobbits: Once in a Lifetime Experience or Cheap Scam?

Indonesian Hobbits: Once in a Lifetime Experience or Cheap Scam? March 17, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Little did J. R. R. Tolkien know when he wrote The Hobbit in 1937 that he would start a cultural revolution, one that would captivate entire generations and spread to areas of the world considered centuries behind modern pop-culture. One of these areas is Rampasasa, a small farming village in Indonesia....

Photo Friday: Just Dance

Photo Friday: Just Dance November 6, 2009 | Bali, Photo Friday | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 11/11: The photo was taken in Bali. Dance is particularly important to Balinese culture, and children are taught to dance by their mothers as early as 4 years of age. (See more Photo Friday fun here) [Photo: riza/Creative Commons]

Traveling with Forbidden Fruit

Traveling with Forbidden Fruit June 15, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection regrets that “it is necessary to take agricultural items from your baggage. They cannot be brought into the United States because they may carry animal and plant pests and diseases. Restricted items include meats, fruits, vegetables…” Okay. It’s...