5 Destination To Get Inspiration | #BEKANTAN Holiday
It’s holiday time, but you need an inspiration. BEKANTAN CREATIVE have suggestion for your top 5 Travel Destination To Get Inspiration. Check it out!
1) Kyoto, Japan
Here you will find red-lipped, kimono-clad geishas vanishing around a corner. Riverside cherry trees (Japanese call it “Sakura”) bursting into cloudlike bloom. Zen gardens with raked sand and haiku-inspiring rock formations. There are perhaps few more evocative city names than “Kyoto”. In contrast with Tokyo, which is all about modernism, all high-speed trains, flashes of neon and skyscrapers. Kyoto on the other hand, this city goes retrograde, moves to an altogether different rhythm.
A calming antidote to the futuristic capital, Kyoto is synonymous with ancient temples, tea ceremony masters, traditional ryokan inns and centuries-old craftsmanship.
This is, perhaps, hardly surprising given the city’s heritage, as the imperial capital for more than 1,000 years. Kyoto was spared the wartime bombings that blitzed the capital and today is still home to 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
2) San Francisco, USA
From the first days of the Gold Rush, to the hippie movement and then the startups of mass disruption today, this city was the silent witness and San Francisco is the land of pioneers. There’s something about that enigmatic fog and those endless panoramas of ocean and green hills, that keeps drawing dreamers and radicals. San Francisco is always changing the way the world thinks, be that about gay rights, the sharing economy, or a ‘locavore’ diet.
Though a tiny city – only seven miles by seven miles – its influence is as wide as its appeal is diverse (The wide area surrounding San Francisco is Called “San Francisco Bay Area”). Within 24 hours, you could hike a coastal path with Silicon Valley billionaires; bargain in Chinatown’s lantern-strung streets; and chow down on cheap tacos in the Latin-flavoured Mission District, where palms sway outside Art Deco movie palaces. Throw in a surplus of major landmarks – the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz island, cable cars, Lombard Street – and you’ve got a solid argument that this isn’t just the States’ best-looking city. It’s simply the best.
3) Bali, Indonesia
The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise just like it’s nickname “Island of Paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.
Bali is a favorite destination for many people around the world and it is perhaps because its list of unending idyllic beaches, captivating spiritual energy, terraced rice fields and exotic sunsets. There is so much to see and experience on this magnificent island paradise.
Travel in Bali feels like going on a never-ending adventure – there is an activity to suit every soul. Such as experience surfing, yoga, meditation, trekking, delicious food or amazing nightlife. Certain areas of Bali have been influenced by tourism, with hubs of cute cafes, hip bars, and vegan restaurants. Other areas are still quite remote, maintaining their uniquely Balinese beauty and charm. No doubt it is the most artistic place in Indonesia, or perhaps on South-East Asia.
4) Florence, Italy
After Elizabeth Barrett secretly married Robert Browning against her father’s wishes, the two moved to Italy, and eventually ended up in Florence. They rented a first floor apartment in a brownstone that Elizabeth described as more appropriate for a,“Russian prince than ourselves.” Elizabeth christened the place Casa Guidi, and during the 14 years she lived there she wrote her famous works Casa Guidi Windows and Aurora Leigh. Travelers can stay at Casa Guidi (Piazza, San Felice 8, Florence; doubles from $1640 for four nights).
It surely delivers you the true experience of Italian life. And you may already know.. Italy is the land of art and artist. Definitely you will get an inspiration on travelling there.
South-East Asia’s powerhouse city state, Singapore is a bustling modern metropolis and a common stopover for travellers. Famous for its shopping and its food, Singapore is also a great introduction to Asia. Clean, ordered and affluent, here you can dip your toe into Chinese, Indian and Malay culture with none of the hassle. It is modern, full of technology, yet so artistically designed (Believe it yourself when you visit “Garden By The Bay”).
You don’t have to be a retail junkie or foodie to have fun in Singapore. Non-shoppers can potter around the mosques and cafés of the Arab quarter, nose into the shops of Chinatown, have breakfast with an orang utan at Singapore Zoo, catch a show at the Esplanade or have their fortunes told by a parrot in Little India.
Desire for some culturally inclined travel experience? Try to come during one of Singapore’s many festivals; children in particular love the Hong Bao Festival during Chinese New Year, when little ones are given money in red envelopes and fireworks light up the sky.
Contributor: Benaya Stephen
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