Exploring Nusa Dua Beach and Water Blow – Courtyard Marriott Nusa Dua Beach Club

Even though Courtyard Marriott Nusa Dua Resort doesn’t have its own beach within its resort, it does have a private beach club at Nusa Dua Beach, near Peninsula island, at the easternmost end of Jalan Pantai Mengiat. In the morning of our second day in Bali, we took the complimentary shuttle service of Courtyard to the beach. There wasn’t a fix schedule of shuttle bus timing; whenever we needed the shuttle, we just informed the staff and they would arrange for us. The journey between resort and the beach was quite short, probably between 5 to 10 minutes. The beach wasn’t a private beach, everyone is allowed to go there, however the beach clubs only allow their guests to enjoy the club’s facilities.

When facing the Peninsula island, the beach on the left is not for swimming. There was a signboard written in Indonesian language that say, “Bahaya! Dilarang Turun!” which translates to “Danger! Descending is Prohibited!” My friend was questioning on why the caution signboard is not provided in English language, since most of the tourists are foreigners who don’t understand local language. I totally agree with her. Moreover, there were news about high tide in Bali which hit certain resorts, on the same day that we visited Bali. Fortunately for us, the ocean was friendly on the day of our visit to the beach. Even the sky was so kind to show off its majestic composition and color. (more…)

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New Delhi to Agra, Visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in One Day
Mandatory photo at Taj Mahal #2

New Delhi to Agra, Visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in One Day

We woke up at 3am in the morning, and rushed out from the hotel at 4am. Tenzin was our cab driver. Our train from Delhi to Agra was scheduled to depart at 5.25am, but it was delayed by 15 mins. Delay is quite common in India, and 15 mins is considered a short delay. We arrived at Agra at 9am. Outside the train station, there were many rickshaws. We walked to the prepaid taxi booth, and paid Rs 650 for a full day, non AC, taxi with a driver and a guide. After having breakfast at Hotel Maya, we went for our first destination: Agra Fort. We bought a combined ticket of Agra Fort and Taj Mahal for Rs 1000. Agra Fort is a Unesco World Heritage Site. It was built in red sandstone, on the bank of Yamuna River. White marbles were further added later on. Agra Fort is not far from  Taj Mahal, it is even possible to see Taj Mahal from Agra Fort. (more…)

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