Friday, May 30, 2008

aporia books | bangkok

From outside, Aporia Books is an ordinary shop. A small bookshop with a window display and single doorleaf. It’s nearly unseen. Something that makes Aporia more eye-catching is its location at the T-intersection, between Khao San Road and Thanon Tanao at Banglamphu Area, Bangkok.

I went to Aporia to look for a Bangkok Bus Map. After lost in Bangkok by bus, I decided to follow Lonely Planet advice to buy a Bangkok Bus Map. It is said, Bangkok bus routes change regulary. So, a pocket bus map will be necessity.

Then, when I opened the door, seeing inside the shop, then I stunned. It’s bookshop. A great travel bookshop I ever seen. Aporia has complete Lonely Planet guidebooks in any languages. Rough Guides, Footprint, and other guide book are available here. You could choose what you need, the new one or used books. All used books are in good condition.

Couldn't stop my passion to buy travel guide book at Aporia, finally I bought a second-hand Bangkok city-guide from Lonely Planet.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

gelandangan internet

Julukan itu diberikan Bojo pada saya, sesaat setelah saya lesehan dan membuka laptop. Demi memanfaatkan akses internet gratis di bandara, seseorang -termasuk saya- berupaya mencari posisi nyaman untuk berinternet. Bagi saya, posisi paling nyaman itu adalah dengan bersila, memangku laptop, dan menyandarkan punggung pada dinding atau pilar.

Kalo dipikir-pikir, memang mirip gelandangan sih. Ngglesot di lantai, mencari sedekah. Tapi gelandangan internet lebih keren dong. Minimal kan harus bermodal laptop ber-WiFi. Hehe...


Lokasi: Terminal 1, Changi Airport Singapore

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

thailand & cambodia: confirmed booking rooms

Tomorrow evening, the journey to Thailand and Cambodia will be begin. But, for me, the journey have been started from few days ago. Yup, because few days before departure time, I've been spent time to list itineraries. For me, the most difficult thing in independent traveling is how to find cheap, clean, and comfort rooms.

Here are 3 hotels where we'll stay in Bangkok, Phnom Penh, and Angkor. Hope they are comfort to stay. Does anyone has been to?

Wendy Guesthouse - Bangkok, Thailand
Wendy is located in Siam Square, a whole square boutique and shopping mall. Siam Square lies along Skytrain. Wendy is easily accessible from/to Skytrain station. We'll stay there for 3 nights (May 21 - 24, 2008). I've paid the deposit online.

Boddhi Tree Del Gusto - Phnom Penh, Cambodia said that Boddhi Tree is unique and comfortable hotel in Phnom Penh. There are 3 hotels in Boddhie Tree. I booked Boddhie Tree Del Gusto because it has free wireless internet access. We'll spend only for one nigth, at the weekend, enjoy the Saturday night at Phnom Penh. Next afternoon we'll go to Seam Reap (Angkor Wat) by bus.

Secret of Elephants - Seam Reap, Cambodia
When I found the website, I was falling in love with this hotel. I think this hotel is so exotic. See the pic above, and you'll agree with me. Hhmm..we'll spend for 2 nights at Angkor then fly to Singapore - Jakarta - and Jogja.

Friday, May 9, 2008

next trip: thailand & cambodia

we're going to thailand and cambodia this month. it's time to backpacking with hubby..waw..! i had booked tickets in some budget airlines by online, here are these:

May 21, 2008
AirAsia : confirmed | Flight : FD3672
Origin: Jakarta (ID) | Destination : Bangkok (TH)
Departing : 20.35 | Arriving : 23.50

May 24, 2008
AirAsia : confirmed | Flight : FD3616
Origin: Bangkok (TH)| Destination : Phnom Penh (KH)
Departing : 14.50 | Arriving : 16.00

May 25, 2008
we're going to siem reap, visit angkor wat, by bus.
it takes 5 - 6 hours on the road.

May 27, 2008
JetStarAsia : confirmed | Flight : 3K596
Origin : Siem Reap | Destination: Singapore
Departing : 07.50 | Arriving : 11.10

My 27, 2008
LionAir : confirmed | Flight : JT0153
Origin : Singapore | Destination : Jakarta
Departing : 14.40 | Arriving : 15.20

May 27, 2008
LionAir : confirmed | Flight : JT0568
Origin : Jakarta | Destination : Jogjakarta
Departing : 19.15 | Arriving : 20.15