Tuesday, January 31, 2012

10 Bridge World's Scary!

executive summary by darmansjah

Several bridges in the world's most dangerous is intended only for walking. This is what is called a rope suspension bridge and you can find an assortment of these bridges in countries such as India, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Pakistan, Nepal, and the interior of some other country.

A bridge can be dangerous for various reasons either because it can be very old, narrow, too high, above the river quickly or if the wood floor is lost. What made the bridge dangerous is that although the condition of the bridge, they are used for various purposes. This is used as a path or even the only way for residents of a small village or a tourist to reach a major city. Among all the most popular bridge is a suspension bridge follows.

One of the bridges of the most frightening and dangerous in the world is-Hussaini Borit above the water flow of Lake Bridge in Hunza Pakistan. There is absolutely no safe way but it is actually used regularly by people trying to travel to major cities in northern Pakistan from one village to another. This bridge is very old, foundation board had already disappeared in part, is very narrow, and high above the lake. If you're looking for extreme sensations then this bridge may be fun for you, but for the majority of visitors and locals alike this bridge is really scary but there is no other choice. It is not known exactly how many people might have been the victim of emergency temporary bridge structure is dangerous, but the data recorded more than enough.

Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, Nepal

This bridge has been made because of the need and the hope of eliminating congestion in the city because the cattle constantly walking up and down the narrow road, villagers in Nepal developed a hanging bridge from Ghasa, the suspension bridge is very long and scary, to help reduce the density and a cross. This bridge is used by local people and animals every day so it might be used on bridges shaky and dilapidated state. It is quite a record number injured is quite high and judging from this photo, causing risk of injury to a very high mortality, or kill living things that cross this bridge if they fall

Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, USA

Construction of the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado (USA) referred to as the world's largest suspension bridge that was built on June 5, 1929. bridge has a height ranging from 1,053 ft (321 meters) above the ground which stretches along 1270 meters. The bridge was built with funds $ 350,000, weighing about 1,500 tons and the current cost can easily exceed $ 15 million. Keeping the old bridge is not an easy matter either-way itself is made from 1270 deck boards; and need care around 250 are replaced each year.

Suspension bridge is famous throughout the world. This bridge is not established for the purpose of transportation, but built with the intention that they will act as a tourist attraction. This continues to be one of the most visited tourist attractions in Colorado since its opening. Royal Gorge Route Railroad runs under the bridge along the bottom of Royal Gorge. Walking on this bridge makes us breathless to reach the edge of one side to the edge of the bridge just opposite.

Danyore Suspension Bridge of Gilgit, Pakistan

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

National Park Bridge, Malaysia

Arenal Hanging Bridges, Costa Rica

Hanging Bridge at Trift Glacier, Switzerland

Canopy Walk in Kakum Nat’l Park, Ghana

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge, located in British Columbia, Canada was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and the parks commissioner for Vancouver. This bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) and 230 feet (70 m) above the Capilano River, the construction of this bridge has experienced several delays. The bridge was completely rebuilt in 1956 after several modifications.

This is a major tourist attraction. long suspension bridge and a very high has been very interesting to pose an extreme fear of heights. This bridge is considered as the oldest tourist attraction in Vancouver. Co-developed the beautiful scenery here, but the sheer incredible awesome and frightening.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Peak Challenge Freiburg

Original text by Princess Fitria, executive summary by Darmanjsah
  The Freigurger Munster, the most important historical attractions in Freiburg.

"Can!" I exclaimed confidently replied Nadja Burger jokes, fellow student who became my tandem working on research projects in Germany. Nandja, also some friends in the Interior of Germany, is often joked about some people in Indonesia who are lazy to walk, let alone up and down hundreds of steps. So when Nadja joked, "If you want, you can climb Munster. Ah, but Munster apparently too high for you, "I really felt challenged.

  fruits, fresh local production and should be enjoyed while exploring the city corner

Munster is Nadja is the Freiburger Munster, the largest church in the center of the city's history Freibur, Musnterplatz, which has a tower as high as 116 m. In the middle there is a clock tower following a large bell, Hosianna, which chimes every hour.
One of the churches in Europe that make use of gothic architecture concept has gone through 300 years over the construction period until it was incorporated in 1330. church became the center of attention of the tourists have carvings that contains scenes as written in the Bible

Freiburg im Breisgau is one of several green city in Germany. But if compared, there is no other city with a size comparable with forests, diversity of landscape, and the vineyards of Freiburg. Geographic location, sunny climate and relaxed way of life are the elements that make up the image of the city of Freiburg as a truly green.

Entering the summer, the weather in Freiburg each day can vary. From the windy cold temperature to 10 degrees Celsius heat with temperatures 29 degrees Celsius. Luckily, I can spend several weeks in Freiburg akhri without having to wear a heavy jacket and gloves every time to the outdoors. That way, I had the opportunity to enjoy this ancient city with a comfortable and convenient.

 Map the city of Freiburg

This time, with the sun shining brightly, I make up for the challenge of Nadja and friends, up the small stairs on one side of the circular tower. Ouw, it seems true what they say Nadja, Freiburger Munster too high for me-the Indonesia-an unusual and walk up and down stairs. Only half way I was just gasping for air. But I can not stop, let alone reversed, because it would close the way for others who also want to go up or down. Arriving at the top, it took me a few minutes to catch my breath and drink water, before being stunned by the views of the city spread out before me. It felt relieved, amazed, and could not believe that I-the sluggard and walk up and down stairs, it could eventually also reached the top of the tower.

 A village in Blackforest

The schwabentor, one of the gates of the city of Freiburg

There is a small room at the top of the tower that sells suvernir of postcards, paintings, books, and knick-knacks city of Freiburg. In this room as well, I have to pay one euro to be able to go upstairs, where I can take pictures more freely. Unfortunately, on that Sunday, I can not see the crowd of traditional markets around the tower, because the closed every Sunday and national holidays. In the traditional market that sells a variety of daily needs, from food, cooking, wine and beer, flowers, knick-knacks, toys young children are absorbed in congregate in cafes around Muensterplatz or around the fountain which is located on the left and right tower.


From Munsterplatz, I went on a trip to Martinstor, one of the gates of the city of Freiburg which was built in the early 13th century. I am endlessly amazed the success of Freiburg preserve historic buildings. 60 m high tower is a symbol of modernity managed to beat the world's most massive, McDonald's Restaurant famous burgers U.S. origin which is located right next to m not allowed to put a big yellow logo as usual.


Before traveling to another city gate, I saw two small children accompanied their parents were busy playing in bachle, a small ditch which became one of the landmarks of Freiburg. Located on the left and right along the central stretch as far as 15.5 km. Not a foreign landscape, especially on a sunny day, children, adolescents, and adults, using bachle to soak tired legs, or just enjoy the coolness of the water that flows from the River Dreisam.

In the past, people used bachle Freiburg as a supply of water for household, livestock, and industrial. Making bachle as landfills and manure is forbidden and may be punishable by a fine of an amount of money. The good news is more, this rule is still valid today.

Because the location is not restricted bachle anything, then not infrequently people inadvertently slip into it. Some of my friends once said, "It is said that according to legend, anyone who ever fell in bachle going to marry someone of Freiburg." I smiled at that. Myth intriguing. Believe do not believe, a woman whom I knew Indonesia came to Freiburg and inadvertently-by-drop to bachle confession, then a relationship with two men Freiburg, and married one of them. So maybe this myth proved feasible for couples who want to have European blood.

Small ditch clean water into a child's favorite place to mingle in the summer

Bachle addition, the interesting part of the street in Freiburg are stones that are used in lieu of asphalt. In front of each building, the stones are arranged to form a mosaic that represents the function of the building. the shopping center, a variety of interesting mosaics following objects sold in each store. Very simply, a case book stores will use the emblem books, shop glass eye glasses with a symbol, and so on.

  The halls of the small streets like this scattered throughout the city

From Martinstor, I moved to Schwabentor, other city gates. Two of these gates has a distinct uniqueness. Schwabentor peak consists of only one dome with a round shape like a dome of the mosque, while Martinstor domed pointed like guns hussar. I myself saw the two gate guards are like a pair of city buildings, Martinsor-the hero and heroine-the Schwabentor.


Before reaching Schwabentor, I passed Augustinerplatz, where alternate with Mediterranean atmosphere. This place is always packed with people who want to spend leisure time, enjoy a cup of coffee, or simply lounging on the stairs, looking young men and women were attracted with improvised musical instruments, acrobatics, and various other attractions. One interesting thing here is encountered Saule der Toleranza, a small pillar's glow red at 11 o'clock at night. But do not rush to imagine that this pillar is the inheritance of Freiburg who came from the sky. Absolutely not, because it turns out that pillar illuminates to remind people who are still there so quiet and appreciate the people around who want to rest.


Enjoying Freiburg would not be complete if it does not visit Kanonenplatz, plateau which presents views of the city and will be tempting not to leave immediately. So I stopped at a cafe that interesting, biergarten, which is famous for its wide range of drinks and snacks typical of Germany. For beer lovers, of course, this place is heaven. Beers are served in large glasses a variety of forms, there is the towering, there is a large round denan medium height. The color of the beer also varied-bright yellow, orange, brown to blackish. Bubbles dancing in uniquely shaped glasses that tempt me to order one of them. But instead of ordering a beer, I finally ordered putensteak (turkey meat) with my favorite salad and apfleschorde (apple juice) which at first glance looks like a full beer bubbles dengna naughty. Full stomach, the liver was cheerful. I'm more excited to continue the adventure.
  visitors to observe the goods sold in traditional markets Munterplatz

"Try to climb Schlossberg," suggested Mona Arnreich, a friend of my various apartments. Literally, Schlossberg is Castle Mountain. What a great place to pamper the eyes with stunning views; whole city and surrounding Blackforest. Before reaching the summit, there is a large garden complete with benches and a patio for hanging out with friends. Some people seemed to be alone, reading a book. The sight that I rarely see in the cities in Indonesia.


My exhilaration peaked at set foot on the top of Schlossberg. I paused for a moment grasp the vastness of the horizon before I get without the hassle of a steep climb high mountains, sometimes within a civilization. Even little kids can reach the top without fatigue and out of breath.

 freiburg downtown

Freiburg actually creates a dream city for me. This green city with great success to reconcile modernity with history and natural wealth of the two elements that reinforce the identity of a city.

City of Green, City of Dreams

In my view, greenish Freiburg is not only represented by the natural wealth, but also a way of life in society. In Freiburg apply policies that make people leave the private car and choose public transportation. The success in the field of transport management, in 2007, Freiburg was awarded the Gold Star Award from Osmoses. The policy is also associated with improvements in public transport and cycling facilities, as well as restrictions on car traffic, so that a significant success in reducing the use of private cars within the city.

passive house

Some examples of these policies, among others; cars are prohibited from parking in downtown, motor vehicles may only be traveling at 30 miles per hour, and in residential areas reduced again to 15 miles per hour. Even in some districts such as Vauban, the residents must pay a parking space valued at 18,000 euros per year in the garage together.

In addition, schools, markets, places of business, shopping, and recreation areas with well distributed in each region. No wonder people prefer to use a bicycle Freiburg, tram, or on foot. And for me, walking on its own luxury-Freiburg is different in Indonesia. In Freiburg we do not have to worry about the rate of vehicles that are not friendly to pedestrians. Also not bothered by air pollution and noise that often provoke emotion.

So do not stop at the traffic policy, the number passivehouse in Freiburg also fairly high. "Basically passivehouse is the concept of energy-efficient home. If in general, homes in Germany turned heizung (space heating) during the winter, plus one month in the fall, if at passivehouse only took three months. That means 40 percent energy savings, "said Vissia Ita Yulianto friends in Freiburg. Another advantage passivehouse, doors and windows should not open if you want to get fresh air because air circulation is set centrally in Central Ventilation Unit. Passivehouse concept shows that living comfortably in the city without much to contribute to climate change was not a dream.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Enjoying the evening at Plaza Mayor

Original text by Mohammad Hilmi Faiq, executive summary by Darmansjah

In addition to his football attraction, Madrid also save a million attraction to be visited. Both day and night, the city of Madrid is very tempting to be enjoyed.

For those who have spare time and money, certainly more amenities if you enjoy the beauty and appeal of Madrid in the afternoon and evening. If time is tight because you hit a solid schedule of activities during the day, for example, try the streets at night. The second way is that I can do, beginning last October.


There are many places one can visit to enjoy Madrid. In the Spanish-language map that I received from my hotel, there are at least 12 places worth visiting, among others, The Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.

On the advice of friends in Madrid, Carlos Lopez, me and three other colleagues decided to see the appeal of the Plaza Mayor. The reason, this place is most crowded at night, easily accessible, and close to the Puerta del Sol. Moreover, in an advertisement on the Internet, Real Madrid player, Marcelo, recommend the Plaza Mayor as a place that must be visited while in Madrid.

Royal Palace

From the hotel where we stayed, I and three colleagues drove to the Plaza Mayor which is about 8km in a taxi for 11 euros. Expensive? Yes. Notoriously expensive taxis in Madrid.
Since the economic crisis struck Europe in 2008, rising prices, including tariffs in the field of public transport. First, residents spend enough euro 50 cents to ride the bus or subway. Kin, the tariff increase 3x. So is the taxi fare.

However, the expensive taxi fares it is not useless, so we got to the Plaza Mayor, at around 19:30 local time. this place is really special as a public space.

94mx129m sized field, slightly wider than a football field, it's art deco style buildings surrounded by tall 4floor arable architect Juan de Villanueva. There are 237 buildings that balcony overlooking the field. In the middle of the field stands a statue of King Philip II on horseback.

Like the store, the Plaza Mayor as department stores. Cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and bars there. Various folk entertainment, ranging from the presence of singers, magic, until the circus, also exist.

Each restaurant typically accomodate tables and chairs in the yard open so customers can eat while enjoying a variety of entertainment and people passing by. The atmosphere reminds me of this moment Cihampelas Walk in Bandung, West Java. The difference is, the wider the Plaza Mayor. There are at least eight field entrance to Plaza Mayor.

That night, some visitors enjoy the food while wrapped in a blanket hisbody because the wind was blowing pretty fresh and the temperature reached 21 degrees Celsius. "We provide blankets for customers so that they feel at home while sitting in the open air." Said a waitress.

Just then a Friday night. I found several groups of residents gathered to bring bread, pasta, and soft drinks. They ate together in the middle of the field while sitting in the Plaza Mayor light pole foundations.

Approximately 10m of their six young children to play guitar, harmonica, percussion, and accordion. They were singing, entertaining visitors. Almost in every corner of the field, dozens of people babbling offers toys and souvenirs. At that time there are approximately 2,000 people in the Plaza Mayor. So festive!

As usual the public space, beggars and pickpockets were not a few there. Spain is famous pickpocket syndicates. Almost every 30 minutes, I see passing police car in the field. Maybe they were ensuring the safety of visitors to the Plaza Mayor.

Long History

In the mid-16th century, King Philip II commissioned architect of the Spanish royal Escorial, Juan de Herrera, to build the Plaza Mayor. However, until  1617, when King Philip II came to power, the construction of the Plaza Mayor is yet to start.

Development project was then performed successor Juan de Herrera, Juan Gomez de la Mora, within two years and completed in the know in 1619. when it is, building around the field is still a wooden house.

During its development, the Plaza Mayor has a great fire, the year of 1631, 1672, and 1790. building which now stands majestic design is the result of Juan de Villanueva after the fire.

Plaza Mayor was once known as the Plaza del Arabal. Many people also call it the Plaza de la Constituction, based on declare constitution in 1812.

This place perhan also called Plaza Real and Plaza de la Repupblica. However, when the Spanish civil war ended in 1939, public spaces are not far from the Market is famous with the name Miguel Plaza Mayor until now. "For us. Plaza Mayor a place full of memories. Since childhood, I often asked my father down here. Now, I often bring my wife and children spent the night here, "said Juan Manuel Vazcez, a local resident.

Along the way, we see tiad there is garbage piled up. Building was maintained. Said some restaurant waiter, they must clean up before closing storefront restaurant, and they obey him.


Satisfied around Plaza Mayor, we continue the trip to the area around the Plaza Mayor. Directed our steps to San Miguel Market, sekiat 50 m from one of the doors Plaza Mayor. Here there are more bars although there is also a kind of grocery store that provides a variety of needs house hold, such as bread, cheese, and nuts. The crowd is relatively young and fashionable compared with visitors to the Plaza Mayor.

The market is open every day from 10.00 until 22:00 Special Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the bar area was closed at 02.00

We then swung his steps to the Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate). Hundreds of young people gathered here. Some are making love and not a few who just wait for the morning. That night there were about 3,000 people gathered there. Most recently held a demonstration in protest over government policy in addressing the economic crisis of Europe.

Coming in the morning, we went back to the hotel with Madrid Metro subway service. Enough with the money 1.5 euros per person, itiba camp at the hotel

Saturday, January 28, 2012

When Roamer Becoming Full Meaning

Not Just a story, a journey can provide experience and a new view of life around even the meaning of life itself. Go to the orderly and neat city like Singapore, Melbourne and Tokyo, for example, it is possible to form an awareness of how to behave, behave to create a liveable city of surplus and make sense of life.

By learning and explore the destination, the trip will also open a wider horizon of knowledge. To cite an example, if the opportunity came to Dubai, the Arabian Peninsula, it is fitting if this place a thumbs-up. Visitors can learn that just so you know how to pack, where anything can be conditioned into tourist magnet.

Dubai City is the capital of United Arab Emirates, one of seven emirates in the UAE does have natural resources are an advanced form of oil reserves one pedestal. However, with the realization that oil reserves will be exhausted, predicted in 2016, the Dubai government tried to transform his city as a world financial center and tourism in order to remain able to suck foreign exchange.


Intent is of course not separated from the fact that Dubai is now so strategic position as a hub for business interests that make a lot of people coming. Planes from Asia to Europe that will be transiting in Dubai because after eight hours of flying, the aircraft must refuel again. Similarly, on the contrary, passengers from Europe are going to Asia, Africa, or the Peninsula Araba, many are choosing transit in Dubai to enjoy the city that never sleeps this.

The seriousness of Dubai can also be seen from several ambitious projects like the Burj Al Arab, the most luxurious hotel, grandest, and most expensive in the world, Burj Kalifa which is the tallest building in the world with a height of 828 meters,
defeat Taipei 101 building, in Taipei, Taiwan.

Too ambitious? Not really. As the city is touted as the playground of the rich, it is natural that Dubai has made everything very prestigious, including Ski Dubai, which here people can actually play the snow, although Ski Dubai located in the desert.

From Dubai, the hub for the aviation world, the trip can be continue to some other city like to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands is famous known as city canals and windmills.

Travel in Amsterdam would have been interesting because not only can see a new culture, but also can see the pages of history by the former manor house built in 18-19 century converted into banks, consulates, and so forth.


Not Just Dubai, in the Country Sunrise there are also many places that will make visitors impressed by its history. Nagoya, the city that has always relied on the industry office equipment maker, ceramics, textiles, chemicals, and became the center of automobile production.

During the trip in this city, the industry is mainly due to the more advanced research and development, which then progress has been labeled with the terms of The Nagoya Boom. If curious as to what the present Nagoya, travel there becomes much easier because some airlines have opened routes into major cities of the world that would open the opportunity for anyone to come and enjoy all the charms that were there.

Calling the prima donna in Asia, would not be complete without looking away to Hong Kong. First cultured as one of Asia's shopping paradise, thanks to the presence of Hong Kong Disneyland, on Lantau Island, Hong Kong became the main destination vacation with the family. Not regardless of age or sex, Disneyland was able flaoting off each person into the world of imagination and the dream world of fun.

In addition to Disneyland, Lantau Island also has the Tian Tan Buddha Statue, the world's largest bronze statue is made of 202 pieces of bronze, weighing 250 tons and 34 meters high.

Seated with graceful on top of 268 stairs, statue gracefully toward the face of Nong Ping Village and Ngong Ping Plateau is cool. However, adventurous pleasure not only in Lantau Island. Each area in Hong Kong, which consists of the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island, and The New Territories, has always had its own charm waiting to explore.