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Bali’s Eerie Beauty

Ghost tourism has been quite rampant and famous today and for most travel backpackers who seek unusual and thrilling activities and Indonesia is such a superstitious country making it one of the best places to go to for these travellers; stories of the past, myths, and folklore combined and Indonesia is basically unbeatable, from graveyards by the yard to ghost shipwrecks, haunted houses are just meh in Indonesia.

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The Bedugul Taman Hotel, or popularly known as the Ghost Palace Hotel was erected back in the 1990s and there is quite the number of stories as to why the hotel earned its namesake. The hotel definitely looks majestic, or it should have been one but today it is on top of a hill overlooking a lake, with all the fog clouding and hiding the supposedly great view, it could only add to the suspiciously haunting explanation why the hotel never saw daylight.

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It is as if the Indonesian nature spirits really never forgave the people who bothered their peaceful territory, that is technically owned by Tommy Suharto, the son of the former Indonesian dictator General Suharto who was convicted and sent to prison in 2000 for murdering a judge. This was one belief explaining why the locals call this hotel cursed because Suharto was a corrupt and unjust person. The second theory says that the hotel did welcome guests and everyone just vanished the next morning, no sign of any life in the place, not the guests, or the hotel crew, nothing but their souls said to be lingering in the labyrinth-like corridors of Ghost Palace Hotel. Lastly, and the most ghoulish and morbid yet, is that story where the workers building the palace hotel ended up to be human sacrifices to appease the nature goddesses but it backfired when those betrayed souls were the ones who began haunting the place.DSC_0774

Whichever you pick to believe in, there are no certainty or documentation that says which is which, we could only cling to logic and sense, meanwhile, locals are just careful to avoid the place, even taxi drivers that take brave heart tourists up this hill cannot wait to drive away, and the guards on duty are most likely getting paid high digits of money to wave off any unnatural feeling on the back of their necks, if the heavy fog is not too much then perhaps the vibe would do the job to scare anyone away and attract other beings closer.DSC_0766

 

Any reasons why this place is a good spot for ghost tourism and photography are an understatement, the palace is huge and the architecture is of an eerie beauty. The serpents by the grounds seem to know something that people do not, and everything else just fit into a horror movie or documentary.

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Who would want a serpent that big to welcome anybody? No one would be able to relax in this hotel even if it is not abandoned.

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But perhaps it is not really meant for relaxation, but for something more, an art that is rarely understood by many but few.

Ghost Palace Hotel would give you a different kind of adrenaline that would make you feel alive amongst the opposite. If you would dare to experience it, although Ghost Palace Hotel is not listed with us, eGetinnz offers flexible options for you to choose from and might you be traveling for business, pleasure, or even an unnatural adventure like this.

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The Blogger Philippines: Your Next Local Blogger Guide

As one of the myriad blogs that serves as guides to all travel bugs and wanderers, The Blogger Philippines is quite distinguished already, verified page on The Blogger Philippines Fan Page by Facebook Developers, nominated in Blogger Recognition Award, listed at the TOP 8 Trips to Make in 2018, and was listed at the TOP 25 Best Philippines Travel Blogs on the Planet. Philippines could never fit into a single travel blog hence a network of bloggers is much better to give everyone admiring the country every possible angle to look at.

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The Blogger Philippines is your next local blogger guide, as its founder and writer, Jeff Valle has been doing these past two years. Assisting numbers of celebrity icons and even beauty queens of the Miss Universe 2016.

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Valle lives in the famous island of Boracay, Philippines and has first-hand experiences and knowledge of what the place has to offer.

Engaging with such guides make a travel journey much genuine and unforgettable. Guides such as The Blogger Philippines and Jeff offer something more than sharing what you could do in a place but rather what you would actually enjoy when you visit the place.

Check it out and find out for yourself, at http://www.thebloggerphilippines.net.

 

10 Out of the Mainstream TV Shows You Can Binge Watch As You Travel

There are journey trips that could be spent on sight seeing, peeking through the glass window of the plane, maybe a bus, or even by the railings of a ship; but some trips may take longer than the usual. Here are a few good TV series aside from Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead that could help you pass time.

  1. Timeless, 2016 (NBC)

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This show actually got uncancelled, the producers finally saw the potential of this low-key but amazing show. Compelling characters, unfolding plot, and perfected phenomenon of time travelling. The story is about Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus trying to save the known history from bad people called the Rittenhouse who wants to change the course of the past. The paradox of time travelling has somehow been perfected by Timeless.

 

2. Sense 8 2015 (Netflix)

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Original story from the Wachowski brothers, they have filmed in over twenty countries and thirty cities. This sci-fi TV show is about eight individuals that share each other’s mind and consciousness. The story itself is already an art but its cinematography is the best thing about Sense8. This show developed a collective group of fanbase for its diversity and accurate representation which the smart audience hold dear. Sense8 is action-filled, with humor and genuine emotion on top. Sadly Netflix cancelled it after season 2 but due to the loud cry of the fans in social media particularly on Twitter, the producers were granted one last hurrah for the show. The epic finale is yet to come this year 2018.

 

3. Orphan Black 2013-2017 (BBC)

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Consistent all through out. Yes, it has already ended strong in season 5 but never was there a dull episode or even a moment in Orphan Black, all you need is to watch one episode to give it a try and you will find yourself with the roller coaster of a ride. Created by the masters John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, this show is about a Sarah Manning who witnessed a girl who look exactly like her jump in front of a train and later on took over her life, and  unknowingly discovers a major scientific conspiracy about their lives.

 

4. Altered Carbon 2018 (Netflix)

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An ingenious plot that was groomed by a gradual pacing of story-telling, the story is set in the far future where immortality is already within reach. Everyone has a stack located at the back of their necks, it downloads one’s mind and consciousness that even when the body perishes the person could still actually live. Takeshi was revived after centuries of his first death by a billionaire to investigate his own death.

 

5. The 100 2014 (CW)

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This show used to be great. The survival show of CW, it is not your typical post apocalyptic TV series where boy meets girl and another boy it was not that. The 100 (pronounced as The Hundred) was about 100 delinquent and prisoner teens sent off their spaceship to see if the Earth was again habitable after 97 years of nuclear war that destroyed the planet. Only to learn that humankind never really left.

 

6. Penny Dreadful 2014-2016 (Showtime)

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Penny Dreadful is a gothic masterpiece where all the dark classics have been mashed together. From the origins of Dracula to Dorian Gray, this story revolves around Vanessa Ives as a wicked and daunting force of evil is after her whole being. A character-driven story from the brilliant playwright and screenwriter, John Logan. This is not for the weak heart and shallow minds though, Penny Dreadful is dark but weirdly enough a breath of fresh air in the mainstream stories of television today.

 

7. Gotham 2014 (Fox)

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DC has made a good choice about doing a prequel TV series of the Batman, origin stories of everybody in Batman is present. Fox’s Gotham might have strayed from the comics but the showmanship is overall great. With the James “Jim” Gordon as the center character, still a regular detective is on the pursuit of the mastermind behind Thomas and Martha Wayne’s deaths, while grooming young Bruce Wayne to be the dark knight Gotham will eventually need.

 

8. Black Mirror 2011 (Netflix)

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Probably the best anthology you will ever watch, created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is a collection of one shots stories if not revolving around morals and realism, it is about the out of the box ideas about the technology we use and the unending possibilities of it. Black Mirror challenged every aspect of the future with its story telling but still managed to be about the characters rather than the phenomena.

 

9. Fear the Walking Dead 2015 (AMC)

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The sister prequel show to the Walking Dead, it is years younger than the mainstream and original show but it is far different. It revolves around actual family trying to stay together amidst the apocalypse. The show began a bit slow but is getting better the longer it airs, character developments are compelling stories by and by and more zombies appear than ever.

 

10. Peaky Blinders

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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

 

You can watch these underrated TV shows even when you get to your destination, probably when you got to your home away from home, we can always help you with that. Find a place of your liking here in www.egetinnz.com

10 Signs in Your Life That You Need to Travel

  1. Always feeling too tired every day or every night. You get enough rest or sleep but waking up in the morning is not as easy as before–it is never easy but when you suddenly realize you have lost your younger self’s enthusiasm and idealism, and when you just laze around all day, eating, sleeping, wriggling around your bed. Instead of hording calories, you definitely need to spend some time alone or take your friends with you and reboot your whole system.
  2. When there is too much toxicity in your environment, may it be because of your work or your personal life. It is never advisable to keep any negativity around you, you might not notice it affecting yourself at first but toxicity can slowly seep into your system and you would not know it until it has fully consumed you. Take a break once in a while, breathe and let out some steam. We can never avoid negative things to happen but you can balance it if you get out of the kitchen and have some good quality me time.
  3. If you feel lost especially when you feel lost and confused. It is normal to feel as if you are drifting and unattached. Travel, go somewhere when you feel lost. The irony is there alright, but it will reset your inner compass needle and help you find your true north. You can spend your time thinking, you can meet strangers that can surprisingly help you figure things out too. Conversations with strangers can actually bewilder you if you give it a chance.
  4. Distraught or heartbroken, a lot of things can cloud your mind and you can try confiding in others when you are in the verge of exploding or maybe imploding inside but travelling has its own magic of healing and emptying everything that hurts. Perhaps it is the nature? The fresh air? But going somewhere else will provide you a breath of fresh air, literally, to think clearly and finally defeat the overthinking.
  5. Torn. Some people can never be too cautious when making a decision, some can be too impulsive as well. Making rash decisions at the peak of their emotions can lead to catastrophic results. It can be an important business deal or again maybe something personal that only you can decide for yourself.
  6. When you just finished one path, unlike being lost or torn there are moments in people’s lives that can make them feel as if they have just crossed the finish line. Students who finally did it and graduated from college is one perfect example. Finally achieving your long term goal is another. Travelling after this kind of accomplishment is akin to asking yourself what’s next? Or as Flynn Rider called it, finding a new dream. Travelling as always will help you find whatever it is you want to do next, even discover something or another passion while travelling.
  7. If you are feeling trapped or stuck, yes you have an amazing job, yes you can pay the rent without problems but it is as if nothing is ever going to change. If you feel this way for so long you have lost count of the years then go and literally escape from everything. Tell your boss, you are going away. A nice vacation is a pretty nice start, this is one way to take the control of your life back to your own hands.
  8. Rebuilding bonds. A getaway surely never sounded bad to anyone. There are those who resort to a getaway when faced to a horrible relationship problems and just like the aforementioned, taking time off to breathe away from all the negativity is good to mend the rifts caused by probable external factors. Why not leave everything behind and just take what or who matters to you and focus there? Climb a mountain, have a sincere and profound conversation (mountains always do the trick of making people open up) at the peak and descend anew.
  9. Reinventing yourself, it can be a one way ticket and just choose to stay after leaving everything behind to start fresh. It could be about running away from something but not always. There are people who only wants another clean shit of canvas to paint with. Always a nice feeling isn’t it?
  10. When you have no idea what to do with your money. There are over 200 countries in the whole world, some people do not have enough resources and time to travel across the world so if you do not know what to do with your money and you still have the time to spare, go and see new places that can open your mind. Learning and growing up never ends and travelling to meet new people is the best way to be wiser.

Great Sleepless Nights: 5 Places to Party in Boracay

Going for a refreshing dip in Boracay is an understatement, everybody gets sea soaked in Boracay but not everybody knows how eventful the nightlife is in Boracay and how the locals always succeed in hosting parties and memories that even too much alcohol intake cannot erase.

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Epic Boracay

D’Mall Beachfront, Station 2, Boracay Island
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It was not named epic for nothing, Epic Boracay hosts the rave parties that drive the hype in everyone. Good booze, great beat, and thrilling activities that differ each week. Dine, drink, dance. This is considered as Boracay’s flag ship. Resident DJs are Acidburn and Adrian but on top Epic Boracay even piqued the interests that of the guests DJs outside the country decided to bless the spot with some good beat and music.

Cocomangas Shooters Bar

Main Road, Balabag, Boracay Island
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If you spot a long queue outside the bar, you are in the right place. People flock by the entrance of this place each night. Cocomangas is known for challenging both locals and tourist with its Still Standing After 15 drinking tournament. The bar urges customers to show how strong their tolerance to alcohol is, chug down 15 different and assorted shots and manage to still be on your feet. Sounds tough? Sounds easy? You decide. Millennials from Taft cannot even walk back to their condos after a few bottles of beer and gin how much more 15 different spirits from the heart of Boracay? Those who succeed get a point for their country in the scoreboard, a freebie, and their name immortalized on a bronze plaque at Cocomangas’ wall of fame if they manage to stand and not throw up after. Philippines still rules, followed by Taiwan, then Korea in the last place. Asians rock.

Area 51

Location? It is for you to find out
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Mysterious right? Area 51 sets a clandestine party hub for everyone. Its name came from the controversial and highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base in Nevada, Americans believe that this is where the US government hides evidences of alien existence. Now this is certainly a bar but who knows? Only those who have been there live to tell the tale. It is said that the bar only opens according to the phases of the moon, so you got to pay attention to the night sky too.

Station 2: Pat’s Creek Bar, Bom Bom Bar, Exit Bar

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Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island
These three bars are tied up in the category of cheap thrills, baby you don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight. Pat’s Creek and Bom Bom are adjacent to each other being owned by siblings. The three all have chill vibe music, awesome native ambiance. If you are looking to just drink, bobble heads, and have a great conversation with your friends and maybe strangers, these are the best places for you.

Club Summer Place

Station 2 (pathway), Balabag, Boracay
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The party won’t stop until the sunrises. This is the place where the party never stops. If the bars in Boracay had their own challenge this place is definitely the last one standing or partying. The fun starts early and it ends early in the morning too. After renovating the place, this bar has been visited by many tourists especially Koreans. You will get to breathe the same air as those attractive Koreans in this bar.
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