Holiday destinations are a plenty out there in the world and people are trying to get more and more extravagant with their next destination, almost as if they’re trying to outdo each other. This is not a competition, this is a time to kick back and relax rather than compete. Instead of maniacally walking around with that touristic gait and snapping photos of every single thing that dares cross your camera lens, why not take it a bit easier and just get lost in a place where you have not been before? Now, there surely are some tropical islands out there which you have not explored before, but is one necessary to have fun on a holiday? There are beautiful cities out there with more things to do in them than you can shake a stick at, so if you don’t feel like leaving your comfort zone too much but still having a nice change of pace and scenery then a big city vacation could be just the thing you are looking for.
City of London
What better place to start with, than the city that is often referred to as “The Capital of the World”? It’s hard to find one, that’s for sure. If you’ve never been to London, then consider yourself as missing out, because London is as unique, as it is familiar to the average westerner. The incredibly busy rush hour periods, flashing lights in Soho and cinemas a plenty in Leicester Square, and a majestic casino, The Hippodrome, adorning the corner just next to Covent Garden station. London is most certainly a mixed bunch, and you can thank both the local community, as well as the tourists for that. People come to visit London from all over the world, and some decided to stay, eventually opening up their own businesses and adding even more to the existing conglomerate known as the diversity of London. That said, the locals have most definitely gotten crafty over the years and are pushing businesses which tend to be rather unheard of, probably just because everything else here has already been seen and done to death. There are so many businesses looking for that new hit, but as well as that, you just have gigantic corporations thriving, for example, Primark which now has two gigantic stores on Oxford Street for whatever reason.
What to do in London?
You don’t really need much of a game plan when going to London because a lot of it is interesting enough that you will just stumble across things on your walkabout by accident. Of course, who’s to say you need to actually “do something” in order to enjoy a night out in the town? London at night is its own reward, with the streets getting just a tad quieter and the lights illuminating the beautiful buildings which stand tall and majestic along Regent’s street, leading to the famous Piccadilly Circus which has a certain wall of adverts which you might have previously seen on postcards. Once you’re already there, you can have a pleasant walk through Leicester Square over to Trafalgar Square to marvel at the two iconic fountains and Nelson’s Column, closely guarded by four gigantic lions, located at the very centre of the square. It’s certainly a sight to behold, and London is just full of places like this, so don’t worry if you cannot think of anything to do preemptively because there is always something to do in London.
From one capital to another, the fun never stops, and with that comes the seemingly infinite amount of things to do. If you find yourself bored in Jakarta, you will probably be bored just about everywhere. Jakarta is most definitely about that booming nightlife and city life, but it’s also all about that beach life. Sipping a drink with a little umbrella under a palm tree somewhere is not very far from the city at all, in fact, it is technically within the city as the Thousand Islands are actually classified as a part of Greater Jakarta. Sure it might not exactly be central, but it is most definitely not far. A day trip to the Thousand Islands is highly recommended, because after all, why settle for one beautiful sandy beach with cerulean blue water when you can settle for a staggering 108 of them? Yes, it really is both as ridiculous and amazing as it sounds, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
The city life
Now that we’ve already thought about kicking back at the beaches on the outskirts of Jakarta, let’s find something to do which will make us tired enough to warrant the trip there. If you decide to explore any busy district in Jakarta, you are sure to find much more than you initially bargained for. If the city life in Jakarta proves to strongly resonate with you, then why not listen to your heart and make it your new home? Websites such as https://www.rumah.com/rumah-dijual/di-area-malang-idji16 allow you to actively track properties for sale all over Indonesia, and Jakarta seems to pop up quite often. Considering you can check up on properties without much effort at all, just with the help of a single website, as well as their prices, allows you to stay on top of the market if you so desire. You never know when it might be time to finally make that big leap in life, and move somewhere to the other side of the world. If shopping is a passion of yours, then you will find yourself right at home at just one of the many shopping districts in Jakarta. Menteng is famous for its weird and wonderful flea market, which sells textiles, arts, crafts, art pieces, and even food. The main market is referred to as the Jalan Surabaya Flea Market, and is rather famous for its antique selection which has been consistently sticking around since the 70s, making it quite the focal point. This market is just one of many scattered across Jakarta, so don’t be shy, and get started.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.