Famous Indonesia Scams

As general, Indonesia is a relatively safe place to visit. The streets life are far less threatening compared to some countries in the west, and most of the people are nice. However, there are always some individuals who want to take advantages of tourists for their personal gain. To prevent that, here is a small list of most common travel scams that you may find during your visit to Indonesia. Thus, always be cautious with your surroundings, travel safe, and enjoy your time wandering around !!

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  1. Taxi Scams

Since taxi is the only transportation mode to get you to the downtown, it is very easy to find taxi drivers that are dishonest. No taxi meter, longer routes, no change, and applying extra charges for unreasonable explanations are common things that scam taxi drivers always do in order to force you on paying more for the trip. That is why it is better to book taxi from credible taxi counters wherever you go and let their staffs help you to find the taxi. Rely on using taxi from Blue Bird or Express, since both of them are trustworthy taxi companies that are majorly used by the local. Alternatively, if you are not in rush, hiring uber or grab for a lift is better since there are plenty of promos that you can use for cheaper rides.

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  1. Sellers Scams

While going on shopping in local markets or at tourist shops, scam sellers are always exist with their thousands of ways to make you have for buying their goods.   And here, these are two common types you may always find. First, the follower. This kind of sellers are very consistent on selling their goods to every tourists by following them until they gave up and deciding to buy. It is indeed irritating and because of it, don’t hesitate to say “No, thank you” as your response once you are not interested to buy from them.   Second, the price increaser.   Some sellers have targeted international tourists for selling their stuffs in much higher price than their usual. Therefore, when you are buying something, go to the stores that have clear price tags on their items or just bring the locals with you to do trades with the sellers.

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  1. Unnecessary Services

Public places such as airports, train stations, and harbors are meeting points for many scammers. They usually work in disguise by offering unnecessary services such as voluntarily offering you to carry on the luggage, selling cheaper fake tickets, or force you to take a stay on newly-open hotels that are definitely not located at a strategic place. At first, those sweet talks and hustles may sounds good to be heard, however it won’t get you to anywhere, since they will take your money after they did their job and looking out for the next potentials. For handling this, keep distance with strangers who tried “too hard” on getting your attention, and ignore them by keep walking through.

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  1. Ticket Scammers

Holiday season especially to welcome eid al fitr days can be so hectic since all transportation tickets from planes until trains were fully booked. In this situation, ticket scammers or usually be called as “calo” are easily to be found. Usually, their modus is to offer you extremely cheap tickets. Never buy a ticket that you think is too cheap from the normal price, especially during holiday season since there are huge possibilities for them to be fake. If you are suddenly have to travel, consider to book your tickets online. It is better to pay a little more expensive price than losing all your money to some scammers.

One surefire way to steer clear of scammers is to engage us at askus@ladyredot.com.


dsc_4705-jpgHello, I’m Jenica from Indonesia.  As a law student in progress, studying law can sometimes become really boring.  That’s why I always like to wander around and exploring new, unusual places to relieve some tension.  I also like to capture my experience through lenses and especially from writing, because it helps me to create memories that will last forever, yet it can also enjoy by a lot of people.  Meanwhile, if I don’t have time to travel, you can find me easily at the markets while trying delicious street foods from various local food stalls.  Nasi goreng, rendang, and martabak are my all time favourite that will never be replaced with anything. For me, diet always starts tomorrow so  let’s enjoy the life to the fullest!  If you want to know more about me, drop me an email now.

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A Surfer Paradise in Asia

People travel to Asia for its beautiful landscapes, ancient temples, exotic beauty, rich culture and colourful lifestyle. But did you know that aside from these, you can also go on a surfing trip in Asia? Yes, that’s right. Some countries in Asia boast perfect waves for surfing, just like Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii, California, Sydney, and Victoria. Interested but no clue where to go? Read on as we take you to Asia’s best-surfing spots.

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Pansea Beach (Phuket, Thailand)
This remote surf spot has about 3-5 foot waves and shallow reef and rips, so it is not exactly suitable for beginners. The beach itself is nice; only 250 meters long and certainly not crowded. Take note, though, locals do not really talk about this secret little spot, but if you want to try it out nevertheless, the best time to go is from May to October.

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Cloud 9 (Siargao, Philippines)
Siargao is a laidback island that can be accessed via an hour flight from Cebu or Manila. There are many surf spots on the island, but the best one is Cloud 9. It hosts the yearly Siargao cup, a surfing competition that welcomes both local and international surfers. The waves here can be very powerful, but some areas are also suitable for novice surfers. The people are also very nice and the cost of living is extremely cheap. You can event rent a motorbike for less than $10 per day and tour the whole island (and find more hidden surf spots) on it.

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Bamboo Island (Sihanoukville, Cambodia)
Cambodia’s beaches may not be as famous as Thailand’s beaches, however, they have a little paradise called Bamboo Island that offers an equally amazing view and powdery white sand. What’s even better is that this remote island has the perfect waves for intermediate surfing. Want to go? Be sure to book your travel from June through October to get the best waves.

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Bai Dai Beach (Nha Trang, Vietnam)
This place is the go-to place of the rich and famous. If you want luxury (and rub elbows with celebrities), this is perfect for you. The waves are perfect for beginners and the long stretch of sand is perfect for basking as well.

God’s Left or Nihiwatu (Sumba Island, Indonesia)
To access this paradise, travellers will have to take a 2-hour flight from Bali. This highly exclusive island features left-hand mighty waves that are perfect for pro surfers and a view that will surely take your breath away.

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Veedol Beach (Tohoku, Japan)
Whether you’re a novice or a pro, Veedol Beach is your go-to surf spot in Japan. Tohoku itself offers several other tourist spots aside from this surfing haven, but the waves might just glue you to your surfboards!

Kuda Villingli Island (Maldives)
If you think Maldives only offers stunning resorts and beaches, sorry, but you are wrong. Kuda Villingli Island is an uninhabited island that can be reached through a boat ride. Because of the quiet and its amazing untouched surroundings, it is perfect for relaxing as well, apart from surfing. Surfing here requires agility as the waves pick up some speed from time to time.

We have all the secret beaches at our fingertips. Just askus@ladyredot.com because we know and tell!


mish
Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

5 Restaurants That You Must Eat in Jakarta

As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta had been widely known as an international city, where many cultures from around the world had been gathering around at this one exclusive place. With lots of food options to be chosen, Jakarta is never failing when it comes to satisfying people’s hungry belly. From humble traditional local foods until international cuisines, here we will take you to the top five restaurants in Jakarta that are worthy to visit for, during your stay in here.

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Paulaner Brauhaus
After hundreds of years of Dutch colonisation in Jakarta, European cuisines had become one of the most attractive food scenes that people like to go. For the beer lovers, sausage eaters, and pork fans, Paulaner Brauhaus located in Grand Indonesia might be the best place to enjoy exquisite German cuisine. Its signature dish, called as Paulaner platter, is consisted of German sausage, meatloaf, and crispy pork knuckle that will leave you begging for more. The platter is just a heavenly combination. Overall the foods were great. The ambience of the place is nice and comfortable with great view of skyscrapers, which is a perfect place for hangout. With serene live music and dim lights, having romantic dinner with your loved ones in Paulaner Brauhaus is a must thing to do.

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Bunga Rampai
Never go wrong with Indonesian food. Bunga Rampai serves an authentic Indonesian food in the heart of the city. There are plenty of selections from the menu, which covers popular dishes across Indonesia provinces. It serves Balinese, Javanese, Manado, Lombok cuisine and much more. Like any other Indonesia foods, the dishes have a rich flavour, and the beautiful plating your eyes will feast on. On the other hand, the interior design of the restaurant is very unique, since it combines old-fashioned style with a modern twist. The services are nice and it is a good place for you to hold birthday parties or a casual lunch with your friends.

The Café – Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
The Café is the best buffet (All You Can Eat) restaurant in Jakarta, which located in the strategic business district of Senayan. You can enjoy the food from across nations, such as Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Western, Korean, and much more, all homely made by professional chefs. Besides that, they also serve fresh live seafood, assorted premium cheese and lastly lots of desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Therefore, visit this place to fulfil all your cravings of international cuisines.

Sushi Masa
Sushi Masa is undoubtedly crowned as the best Japanese restaurant in Jakarta. Located at Penjaringan, North Jakarta, hidden between port style warehouse, finding this place will make you feel like you found a treasure. The interior of the restaurant is simple with a glimpse of nature touch from wooden ornaments, which brings up the homey ambience in this restaurant. Try the famous Otoro (pink fatty tuna), and Salmon Belly Aburi which are their signature dishes, and you will know why people love to visit this restaurant so much. Even though it is a bit pricey compared to other Japanese restaurants in the city, but the freshness and flavours of the food are incomparable.


This photo of Namaaz Dining is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Namaaz Dining
This fine dining restaurant serves a molecular gastronomy private dining. The food is an Indonesian cuisine with a bit of twist. It cost around IDR 1,250,000 (±USD 95). The price is a bit expensive when compare to other restaurants in Jakarta, but with that price, one can experience an unforgettable culinary journey. You can get around 17 courses of meal that what you see is not what you get. The 17-course meal is served in small portion but surprisingly fulfilling.

Looking for exotic or local cuisine? We can help you to find the best food in every country. Come and askus@ladyredot.com. Let Jenica and team bring you local tips by joining our newsletter today.


dsc_4705-jpg Hello, I’m Jenica from Indonesia.  As a law student in progress, studying law can sometimes become really boring.  That’s why I always like to wander around and exploring new, unusual places to relieve some tension.  I also like to capture my experience through lenses and especially from writing, because it helps me to create memories that will last forever, yet it can also enjoy by a lot of people.  Meanwhile, if I don’t have time to travel, you can find me easily at the markets while trying delicious street foods from various local food stalls.  Nasi goreng, rendang, and martabak are my all time favourite that will never be replaced with anything. For me, diet always starts tomorrow so  let’s enjoy the life to the fullest!  If you want to know more about me, drop me an email now.

Worldwide Romantic Locations

Romantic, hmmm different people will have different ideal romantic pictures: to some, it’s the dazzling beaches, to others, it’s candlelit dinner in the middle of nowhere. So when it comes to picking the ideal destinations for you and your significant other half, it depends on what you and your half love to experience. Maybe a little guide will help you to choose better?

Let’s start the journey with exotic destinations in Africa, the colony usually got the bias for being rich in culture yet dry and rough in nature, my stereotype vanished shortly after knowing such dreamy places are in Africa.

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Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
These iconic trees are a must see when you visit this famous land. Imagine the two of you, so little, enjoying the sunray blend perfectly with the giant trees, during the sunset or sunrise. Wish your love grows as robust as the baobabs trees.

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Victoria Falls
“Hello from the other side”, the Falls is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe offers the best romantic activities: from packing a picnic basket to enjoy the most magnificent view of the Falls while you wine and dine, or taking bungee jumping together to catching the most beautiful moonlight or having a sunset cruise with arms wrap around each other. Enough to wow your dream romance getaway yet? Tip: the Zambia side is less touristy, which means you can enjoy same experiences but with more privacy.

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Fez, Morocco
The state of world culture and art undeniably bring you the best experiences while travelling as a couple or solo. If you both are obsessed with the architecture, colourful decoration or shopping unique items for your new home together, you are in the right place. The city itself evoke the sense of romance in an authentic atmosphere.

Now get on the plane and fly to Europe, home of romances.

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Santorini, Greece
Obviously, this famous white and blue beach city are among the places where your dream come true. Every corner here celebrate the love: exotic beaches, dinner or breakfast with Ocean view, dim light and listen to the wave, honeymoon over and over again.

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Prague 
Unarguably, Prague is one of the most romantic cities in Europe. The heart of Europe has several to do lists for the couple: walk around the vintage city with the generous touch of nature: mild weather, river, trees, and flower. What else is unique: do check out the local love land at Petřín Park on the May 1, the “day of love” they call, some excellent activities to see and do.

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Brugge, Belgium
I know lot of other cities in Europe should be on this list, but why Brugge, because I’m a chocolate avid and of course chocolate to me associated with romance. November is the month you should schedule to be here for the chocolate festival. Who doesn’t love Belgium chocolate, get to see such celebration where you find yourself get lost in the chocolate museum and art and free samples, oh yes, pure romance it is. Bonus, the city, has its charms that you will for sure enjoy as well.

How about Asia, what can it offer for honeymooners? Apparently, the tropical weather comes in handy with fantastic beaches and islands across Asia, let me make some recommendations:

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Maldives
The Pearl of Indian Ocean, I believed no words needed to praise the most sought after honeymoon destination. But do plan fast as the country will be the first to disappear due to the greenhouse effects. You surely don’t want to miss the crystal white sand beaches, resorts on the sea and lots more here.

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Dalat, Vietnam
The hot spot year round for couple get away; the little Paris apparently is the romance capital of the country. The city offers beautiful landscape with flowers, mountain, waterfalls and plenty more to offer. You are in Asia, with the touch of Europe, experience the blended culture, with the cup of coffee during the windy, cold days. Tip: ride a couple bicycle to test the compatibility of you and your partner, it’s fun.

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Lombok, Indonesia
Love Bali yet tired of the crowd? Try the sister island, which is 3 hours ferry ride away. Similar to Bali, the island offers tranquil beaches and an active volcano. Get adventurous with your love ones climbing the mountain, have picnics and then retreat to the beach. Doesn’t it sound like such a memorable trip altogether?

Lastly, check out the Middle East.

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Abu Dhabi
Remember the luxury scenes in “Sex and the City”; yes the desert romance will blow your mind in real life too. Enjoy the five-star lifestyle at one of the finest resorts and hotels hub worldwide, joining a Night Safari tour and peak: sunrise balloon ride across the desert. Not to mention, romantic dinner set at stretching sand dunes, I would say yes all the way.

Regardless where you might pick to reheat your love, it’s essential that the experiences you will get together, those shared photos and feelings will create the most romantic memories when looking back.

Whether it is candlelight dinner by the beach or a stroll by the river, our specialists here at LadyRedot can arrange everything perfectly for you. Just askus@ladyredot.com.


june June explores different roles to find out what is her passion. She used to be a travel consultant, a Kindergarden English teacher, an Expedia’s Lodging Partner Support agent, and the latest is being a freelancer. Eventually, she figures that her passion is to express the hospitality spirit from her heart and inspire others from her works. Being a writer for LadyRedot, where she get inspired and inspire others, and running her own bed and breakfast in her homeland. She views life as a colorful and adventurous journey, join her as she shares her passion with you! You can reach out to her @ LinkedIn.

Amazing Temples All Over the World

Regardless of one’s religion or beliefs, temples are fascinating structures that envelope mystery, devotion, divinity and culture. Here, in no particular order, let us bring you to top 10 amazing temples from all over the world, from different religions.

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Angkor Wat
Covering 162.6 hectares, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is the largest religious shrine in the world, and probably the most famous, too. This magnificent structure features over 3000 asparas or heavenly nymphs carved into its walls and astounding bas-reliefs detailed with intricate carvings of mythology and historical events. The complex is surrounded by a moat and has towers that mark every corner.

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Borobudur (or Borabudur)
This Mahayana Buddhist temple is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. It was built in the 9th century and is located in Central Java, Indonesia. This gigantic temple has about 55,000m3 of stones. One can read the story of Buddha’s life and his teachings through its bas-reliefs for over 2 miles.

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The Hanging Monastery or Hanging Temple
This small temple is in Datong, China. It’s mainly made of wood and is suspended in the air with only thin timbers as support. It’s notable not only for its location (it’s built into a cliff) but it is also because it encompasses three Chinese traditional religions (Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism).

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Paro Takstang
Also called Takstang Palphug Monastery or the Tiger’s Nest, this Himalayan Buddhist temple clings to a cliff in Takstang Trail, Bhutan. Built in 1962 in devotion to Padmasambhava, this temple is only accessible by passing through mountainous paths. The monastery has eight caves, only four are easy to access. Fenced with emerald green mountains, the surroundings are as breathtaking as the temple.

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Mahabodhi Vihar Temple
Another Buddhist temple on the list, this temple in Bodh Gaya, India features a 50-meter tall grand temple and the sacred Bodhi tree, among others. It’s believed to be where Prince Siddharta attained enlightenment and became Buddha.

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The Abu Simbel Temples
The Abu Simbel Temples are two gigantic rock temples located in Nubia, Egypt built during the reign of Ramesses II. Saved by UNESCO, the complex was relocated in 1968 and now sits on a plateau. The temple’s interior shows engravings of Ramesses and his wife paying homage and making offerings to the gods and his great victory at Kadesh.

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Temple of Hephaestus
This temple is located in Athens, Greece overlooking the Agora. What makes it amazing is that after all the years, one can say it’s remarkably preserved. It has sculptures that depict the battle of Thesseus and the Lapiths against the Centaurs, the labours of Hercules, and the fall of Troy. The structure features Pentelic and Parian marble, terracotta roof, wooden ceilings and limestone steps.

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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Dedicated to his father, Alexander II, Alexander III manned the construction of this church in 1883. It is located along the Griboedov Canal in St. Petersburg, Russia. It contains more than 7500 m2 of intricate mosaics depicting biblical scenes, which entirely cover the walls and ceilings of the church.

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Chichen Itza
This is actually an ancient Mayan City in Mexico that has pyramids and temples. It’s most notable for El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulkan, which exhibits the Mayan’s expertise on astronomy. It has 365 steps, one step for each day of the year. On the equinox of Spring and Autumn, a shadow in the shape of a serpent falls on the pyramid, which descends and then joins a stone serpent as the sun sets.

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Machu Picchu
This is actually a city, but it’s on the list as it has temples and palaces and was built as a ceremonial site. The Incas exhibited expertise on landscape engineering, as the buildings and terraces of the site are meticulously situated in a steep, mountainous terrain. Surrounded by tropical forests in the eastern slope of the Andes, this site is truly amazing.

History is best heard through the mouth of the locals as they bring you back in time through their stories and emotions. We can link you up with them, just askus@LadyRedot.com.


mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.

The Best Beans on the Belt: Coffee Lovers World Tour

Coffee beans flourish in warm weather, reliable rain, and a healthy amount of sunshine. Each of these factors can have a huge impact determining each cup’s flavour. This being so, the best places around the world for growing is on the bean belt. Ranging from the top of the tropics of Cancer to the bottom of Capricorn, the belt is an ideal place for coffee farms. Image sewing a tape laid on a 2D map ranging from the heights of Hawaii passing through the Americas, down through Africa and lastly, South East Asia, ending in Indonesia. For all those dreaming of a worldwide coffee tour, read below.

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Hawaii
These little islands are a great place to start. It’s the only place in the U.S. where this coffee is produced. Farms can be found on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa. The rich volcanic soil gives these beans their unique taste. Konas beans are the most popular with a sweet fragrance and honey-like taste. “What also makes Kona unique is its physical effect. Kona doesn’t produce the jitters of regular joe. After drinking a cup of Kona, you’ll feel rejuvenated and calm” says barista Michael Hibbs. Although the many brands, small farms are known to produce the best flavours.

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Costa Rica
Next stop, head east to a country known for being one of the first to make the bean into a major industry. This region is also a common supplier to Starbucks. One of the popular brands in Costa Rica is the Howler Monkey Jungle Coffee. Experts define it as a “dry, bright and sparkling sensation that sets a high quality”. Another popular aspect is how they preserve their bags, allowing gases to escape while keeping oxygen in, preserving freshness.

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Brazil
Go further south-east to hit Brazil, the country which has been exporting this nectar since 1820. Today they are still a leading producer, responsible for 30% of international production. They have a massive variety of brews ranging from some of the world’s cheapest to most elegant. Cafe Pilao is known as one of the number one brands. Full bodied, slow roasted with a taste of fruit. Processing methods include wet, dry and semi-dry.

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Indonesia
Swim through the South Atlantic and Indian ocean to another coffee paradise. Indonesia is home to the island of java, which spurred the nickname, and also to the most bizarre style of coffee farming. Kopi Luwak, also known as cat poop coffee, is not your average cup o’ joe. Farmers take the faeces of a civet cat and proceed to roast and brew them. Doyo Soeyono Kertosastro and Indo farmer explain: “natural fermentation that occurs in the [cat’s] stomach seem to make the difference… this is the best of all coffees”. The civet cat’s stomach ferments the beans, softening the bitter aftertaste. It is described as smooth, earthy and nutty. The farming style along with the high demand makes this one the priciest coffees- ranging from $100-600 per pound.

If you are not satisfied with this list, there are hundreds of other places along the belt. Thinking of going on a coffee expedition with us? Drop us a note at askus@ladyredot.com.


josh-may Hello! I’m Josh and I’m a journalism and business student from the U.S. I grew up near Boston but now I’m living in Thailand. In the past I’ve been a ski instructor, waiter, and camp counselor. Now I’ve taken up the pen and want to develop my skills as a writer. I got hooked on traveling last December. I found the microscopic image of my town and realized how much of the earth I hadn’t seen. Since then I’ve had a fire in my belly to see and do as much as I can. My experience here in Thailand has been so great and now I’m eager to share and inspire others to get out, it’s worth it! You can keep in contact with me at LinkedInUpwork or Facebook.

The Best Eco-friendly Hotels

With an aim to imbibe sustainability in their day-to-day operations, the number of eco-friendly hotels and resorts around the world is on the rise. Here, we have listed wonderful properties around the world that have taken initiatives to save mother earth:

Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, Belize
The property takes the simplest form of sustainability by growing its own organic garden, composting its scrap fruits and vegetables and making rugs out of its old towels and linens. The layout of the property minimised the cutting down of trees during its construction. It also offers diving adventures that minimise the effect of human interaction with nature.

Hix Island House, Puerto Rico
This property uses energy from solar panels. It also returns rainwater and the clean and filtered wastewater from its baths and washing machines back to the environment. The management does not allow distracting gadgets like television sets and cell phones and encourages its guests to allow nature to entertain them, instead.

Chumbe Island Coral Park Eco-bungalows, Tanzania
The property’s architectural design has nearly zero impact on the environment. Aside from deriving its energy from solar panels, its environmental efforts include saving rainwater, composting toilets, and vegetative greywater filtration. They only offer seven bungalows so the place is not noisy and crowded.

The Whitepod Resort, Switzerland
Guests stay in igloo-shaped pods that are built in strategic places that make it possible for guests to connect with nature. The temperature in each igloo is maintained by the use of wood-burning stoves, and the guests enjoy comfortable organic bedding. And oh, getting to your pod from the reception desk means walking for 20-30 minutes so you get to enjoy the view!

Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa, Chile
This property is built using tree branches, clay, and volcanic rock. It recycles its water and has a design that maximises natural light. The best part? Most of the staff members are Rapa Nui, the natives of Easter Island.

Puri Dajuma, Indonesia
This property aims to have zero marine pollution. It also composts its organic waste and recycles glass and plastic. It minimises the use of energy and uses rainwater and catchment.

The Proximity Hotel, United States of America
The hotel boasts almost a hundred sustainable practices. It uses solar panels to heat its water, its bistro bar is made of salvaged walnut trees that came down due to storm, its guestroom shelving is made from 100% post-industrial recycled wood pulp, it recycled 87% of its construction waste, and the property provides bicycles to its guests, to name a few.

Campi Ya Kanzi, Kenya
During the construction of this property, they made sure to leave the surrounding vegetation untouched. The guests’ tents have grass thatch roofing and are elevated on a wooden platform. Its facilities include a 3-chambered wastewater management system, 120 solar panels, and recycling bins for solid waste. The property has a supply of shampoo, soap, and laundry detergent that are made of biodegradable chemicals.

El Nido Resorts, Philippines
The management invested in a sewage treatment plan that guarantees no harmful wastewater makes its way to the sea. It also segregates its solid wastes and composts its organic wastes. Solar panels and rainwater catchment are also installed to conserve resources.

Allawah Retreat, Australia
This property supports the conservation of its surrounding outback bush. It also makes sure to source its food locally to reduce the carbon footprint from transportation. It composts its waste food and is committed to educating its staff to always apply green practices.

There is indeed a budding concern on environmental conservation. With the help of hotel proprietors, it is possible for travellers to appreciate different places while keeping their impact on the environment at a minimum. Do you agree with me? Please share your thoughts with us at the comments below.


 

mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.