Fairyland in the Real World

I’ll take you your in the fairyland. If we love storytelling, I believe we all familiar with Hans Christian Andersen. He was a great author who created hundreds of classic folk stories and fairy tales. He was born in Odense, southern Denmark, in April 2, 1985. From his work we may know this, like: The Nightingale, The Shoes of Fortune, The Snow Queen, The Wild Swans, The Red Shoes, etc. Most of the fairytales have beautiful places, it called fairlyland. Do you want to see the fairlyland in person? How does this happen in the real world, because it’s just a story? Please believe me and I’ll bring you to these places. Most of these places are totally awesome and believe me that all of you will see the fairyland in the real world.

Did you ever go to the fairyland? The land of hobbit in Harry potter or amazement with features desert country in Star Wars. Please allow me to take you stepped into the land of magic and fantasy. With an unusual nature, landscape and architecture like in fairytale. Are you ready? Please continue to read…............


Colmar, France

Colmar is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. This city was founded in the 9th century. Colmar is located about 64 kilometres and south-southwest of Strasbourg, directly to the east of the Vosges Mountains. Because we can find beautiful river along this city, that’s why Colmar is connected to the Rhine by a canal. The city is also the birthplace of famous painter and engraver as well. They are Martin Schongauer and the sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi, who designed the Statue of Liberty. Colmar was surrounded by beautiful architecture and landmark, like: Unterlinden Museum. Colmar wasn’t just a small city in Alsace. This city is also well known as "Alsatian Wine Center", because it’s located in “Alsatian” path wine. Colmar has warm climate and the second driest city in France. That’s why this city also ideal for the wineries. What can we find here? We can see old building with beautiful color, gardens, fountains and canals. Most of people called this "Little Venice" (La Petite Venise).

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Faroe Island

Some people said, “Love at the first sight”. So, what do you think about this island for the first time? Do you think this island was inhabited by the Hobbits and Elves from "The Lord of the Rings". The Faroe Islands itself is a group of islands situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland (in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N). This island also situated in the territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland. Faros Island consist about 18 islands 1399 km2 (545.3 square miles) and is 113 km (70 miles) long and 75 km (47 miles) wide. Most of 1100 km is a coastline. The weather is quite changeable from sun­shine to misty hill fog, to showers. The average temperature ranges from 3°C in winter to 11°C in the summer. Faroe Island is like the real house with beautiful and dramatic scenery from the volcanic peak, even ocean waves hitting the rocky coastline. The island is really quite magical and mysterious with a landscape that makes us drifted into the fantasy than the real world.

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

A fairy tale is always identical with castle. This was a place where a king and queen lived. This castle is located on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. Neuschwanstein itself is one of the most famous castles of the world and one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe it was built and created by King Ludwig of Bavaria. Neuschwanstein castle was opened to the public in 1886, seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II. Many people called this, "the castle of the fairy-tale king". We can see breathtaking scenery from here, because this castle is perched on a rock in front of the Allgäu mountain panorama. That’s why many tourists come to this place. About 1.3 million people visit this castle every year and about 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms in the summer.

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Cappadocia, Turkey

Did you remember Aladdin story? The story begun when a young troublemaker named Aladdin found a wonderful lamp. When he rubbed the lamp and a huge person appeared, he was a genie. The story ended with happy ending, where Aladdin and Jasmine lived in the palace happily forever.

To remind us about the Aladdin story, there’s a beautiful place in Turkey. It called Cappadocia. It is a unique place in the world and is a miraculous nature wonder. Cappadocia is located in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province. This place recorded earliest from the late 6th century BC. At that time the first human settlements have begun and the humans have constructed the underground cities in the volcanic rocks. They did this to protect themselves from the wild animals and they lived for long times at this place. The people called this underground city. Actually there are so many underground cities Cappadocia (Turkey), but the biggest is Derinkuyu Underground City. Some of the rooms were connected to each other only with the tight tunnels, passing of just one person. This area is popular for tourist destination, it has many areas with unique geological, historic and cultural features. The biggest reason why they love to visit Cappadocia is because of the uniqueness of topography.

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Greenland

Greenland is well known as the largest Island in the world, about 2.166.086 square kilometers. Greenland is an island in the northern Atlantic Ocean in the northeast of Canada. This island belonged to the Kingdom of Denmark. Geographically, Greenland is part of North America with 80% the entire region covered by thick ice. Untouchable, remote and difficult to reach is the word to describe the Greenland with unspoiled scenery. With 55,000 inhabitants, Greenland offers space and a challenge for hikers, mountain climbers and mountain bikers. Cruising Greenland is a wonderful experience while exploring icebergs, large whales, seals and walruses. There’s something beautiful about Greenland, we can found mosaic of colorful houses, painted with bright colors.

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Kyoto Bamboo Forest

The background of this forest like what we have seen in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers movie. This forest is an example of the hundreds of magnificent forests in Southeast Asia. Bamboo has an important role in Asian culture as a symbol of longevity in China, a symbol of friendship in India and Japan, many Shinto Temples surrounded by bamboo forests. We can see another function of bamboo as a sacred barrier to against evil spirits. This time we talk about the Sagano Bamboo Grove. This forest is located in the Sagano Arashiyama area of Kyoto (about 25 minutes from central Kyoto). What can we see here? We can see a beautiful forest with a path through its heart. It is located right beside Tenryuji (Zen Temple) as a world heritage and Arashiyama Mountain as a backdrop. This place is nice walk or bicycle ride. The bamboo groves make a nice for walk or bicycle ride. This bamboo was particularly attractive when there is a light wind and the tall bamboo stalks sway gently.

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Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is a town in Sintra Municipality in Portugal, located in the Grande Lisboa subregion and the Lisbon Region. This town is become popular as travel destination with many tourist attractions. What can we see here? We can see fabulous Pena Palace, the castle Castelo dos Mouros, and the summer residence of the kings of Portugal Palácio Nacional de Sintra. Pena Palace was built in 19th c. The castle Castelo dos Mouros was built in 8th or 9th century and reconstructed in the 19th century. Palácio Nacional de Sintra was built largely in 15th/16th century. These are three amazing palaces in Sintra. Sintra was designated World Heritage Site in 1995, for the "Cultural Landscape of Sintra". Major activities in the area are tourism and commerce. Don't forget to visit the mountains of Sintra, which is the largest park in Lisbon also add a mysterious charm of this city.

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Palácio Nacional da Pena

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Castelo dos Mouros

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writer20 5 years ago

Thank you for these wonderful photos. Because I'm from England I know alot of these places. Neuschwanstein Castle was a creepy cold place with some ugly hand craved wooden animals especially swans,


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Again you take us on a wonderful trip and show us some beautiful castles. My favourite was Neuschwanstein Castle in the mist, just grabbed my imagination.

Thank you prasetio

Voted up


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injurycase 5 years ago from North Pearl Street, Albany, New York

This is really a true one. Thank you for posting pictures in your hub. I appreciate it a lot. You made a good searching for these wonderful places.


Sueswan 5 years ago

A beautiful and magical hub. A fairy tale come true.

The pictures are spectacular.

Voted up, up and away.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, writer20. Thanks for coming and share your experience while visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. I am so happy you to know your description about this castle. It looks a mysterious castle. Take care!

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Rosemay50. I agree with you about Neuschwanstein Castle in the mist, it looks like the real fairytale. Your vote really appreciated. I hope you enjoy this information. Cheers..... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, injurycase for coming and your compliment to this information. I hope you entertained with this hub. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Sueswan. Thanks for dropping by, leave nice comment and beautiful vote as well. I hope this hub wouldn't disappointed you at all. Cheers...

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iZeko 5 years ago

Beautiful!!! I’ve been to all of these places, except the bamboo forest, and your hub brought a lot of good memories back. Thanks for that!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Ah, Prasetio...you have taken us on a world tour of interesting places once again. That Faroe Island video was wonderful to watch. I always learn something new when reading your hubs. Votes up as usual!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Wow Prasetio, this is breathtaking. I wish I had a Private Jet. I would visit them one by one, every month.

The photo's are magical.

@Izeko - Ooh you lucky lady. You've been to all of them except one. :)

Thanks Prasetio and good luck with Teaching in the new School Term - this September. :)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I always so enjoy the beauty of your hubs and this one is truly magnificent!


hotelkick 5 years ago

I saw some photos with Colmar, France in a powerpoint presentation a while ago. I had no idea where to look for the place because it was entitled "somewhere in France". Now I know :D Thank you very much for putting this together. There are so many interesting places in this world. To bad that people spend so much time with wars and hate instead of visiting this gorgeous places!


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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Beautiful photos. I've never been to any of those places, but I'd love to go someday. The bamboo forest looks especially inviting.


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Wanderlust 5 years ago from New York City

Thank you for a beautiful list of fantastic places!! I would love to visit all of them. So far I've just been to Neuschwanstein, but in the end of the month I will be in France, so Colmar is now in my itenerary....


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing...your hard work and dedication to this hub is appreciated Prasteio!


keith s 5 years ago

You have added a bunch of sites I want to see to my bucket list. Thank you.

There is also one sight I wish to see, and you can help. The sight is Max A. Pooch on a Times Square billboard. He is in the running to win and needs your vote. Please follow this link, http://about.me/maxapooch.com/ and vote for him once a day until Sept 20th. Thank you.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Prasetio, you again succeeded in taking me to some places I never heard of. I've seen the castle in germany and I've heard of the Greenland towns but I wasn't aware of the one in France. It's so lovely and looks like a picture straight from a storybook. Thank you for another wonderful and well-researched hub. I voted again, up and awesome! take care my friend!


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Another amazing hub--you just know how to bring the beauty of the world to us. Love all the pictures--they're so stunning and I only wish I could visit them. The world awaits to be discovered, definitely. Thanks and rating it up.


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Wow, I would love to visit any of these beautiful places Prasetio, you did such a splendid job researching and the pictures are amazing. So many places in this world and it makes life seem so short because I doubt that I will be able to. It's a good thing I can read your hubs, 2nd best to being there! Up and useful!


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Thank you for showing me such enchanted places. That Turkish castle looks so exotic and the bamboo forest was something I have never seen. You have such a talent for bringing things across the globe alive.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Wow, these places are truly amazing and magical. Thanks for sharing this with us. It made me feel good just looking at the photos.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, iZeko. Nice to see you again. I am glad you've been to all these places. I hope you have a chance to visit bamboo forest someday. Cheers....


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

What beautiful places you have shown us in this hub, pras. The photos are magical. I have only been able to visit two of them: the German Castle and Sintra in Portugal. But I can attest that they are as beautiful as your photos illustrate. Thank you for this fairyland tour.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Aye you've done another beauty pras. Super my friend. I lived in Denmark for awhile and the archeologists with us did some excavating in Odense. First find was a skull at 12 feet. Still have that first pic. The little mermaid all of it. Awed by the Faroes pics. The German castles OK but once you've seen a couple, well, they're cool. Your the best at this type of article on here--Tack and thank you pras!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful photos and very interesting information, as always, Prasetio! It's so much fun to explore the world through your hubs.


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rsusan 5 years ago from South Africa

I love going on these beautiful journeys with you, prasetio! Thanks for making it possible for me to 'travel' all over the world! Who knows, some day I may be able to see these for myself.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My lovely friend, Peggy W. I am glad to see you again and I know that your love Faroe Island. I am proud to present this for you. I love your vote. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Lady_E. Thanks for your compliment and your appreciation to this hub. I am so happy to taught you with this information. I hope you enjoy all the pictures and your have a chance to visit these places. Cheers....

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Just Ask Susan. I hope you always enjoy this information. The world so beautiful and these places were the truly fairyland. ~prasetio


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

What would we do without you to show us the beauty throughout the world? Thank you Pras, enjoyed.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, hotelkick. I hope this hub gave you more description about Colmar and other beautiful places in the world. I agree with you about "war". The fact said that they destroy the earth and make everything messy. I hope you enjoy this information. Have a good day! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you so much, Robwrite. I hope this hub gave you something detail about beautiful places in the world like the real fairyland. I agree with you about the bamboo forest. I hope you have a chance to visit this place someday. Cheers..... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Wanderlust. I hope Colmar is a beautiful place for your next trip. I am glad to know that you've just been to Neuschwanstein Castle. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Sunshine625. My hard work aren't in vain and I am proud to present this hub for you. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Keith S for coming and share about Max A. Pooch on a Times Square billboard. I just vote this through your link. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Erin for dropping by. I am glad you love this hub and you've seen the castle in German. I hope this hub complete your list about amazing places in the world and maybe you have a chance to visit one of them....amen. God bless you!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, anglnwu. Nice to see you here and I pray for you that you have a chance to visit these place someday. I am glad you love all the pictures. I really appreciated your vote. Cheers....

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Chatkath. Thanks for your compliment about my hub and always gave your vote. I hope I do the best in the future and you will enjoy my work, especially about travel idea. Good to see you here. Take care!

Blessing and hugs,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, poetvix. Welcome to this hub. Thanks for your attention to this hub. I hope this information useful for you and you can find about new beautiful places. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Happyboomernurse. I am glad you love all the pictures above. God bless you. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, drbj. I am so happy to know that you've been to the German Castle and Sintra, Portugal. I believe that you really enjoy this wonderful trip. I hope you enjoy all the informations about these places. Cheers.... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Alastar Packer. Nice to see you here. Thanks for share valuable information about a skull at 12 feet, little mermaid and you still have those pictures, even Faroes pics. Of course, personally I want to visit the German Castle in person...amen. Thank you very much.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, AliciaC. I hope you entertained with all informations about these places and the pictures as well. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, rsusan. I am proud to take you to this tour. Thanks for coming and I always pray for you that you have a chance to visit all these places soon. It's possible for you...amen. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Ruby. Thanks for dropping by and always support my hub. This hub is nothing without you. Have a good day!


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Hello Pras,

Once again you have illuminated my day with beautiful photos and places to dream about going one day. Thanks for the lovely hub.

Peg


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, PegCole17. Thanks for your attention to this hub. I am proud to present this information for you. I hope we can add these place on our travel list. Take care!

Prasetio


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

This is really a tour to fairyland. The photos and the places you have chosen are wonderful. I so enjoyed the video about the Faroe Island, amazing place well worth a visit. Like all the other places you have shown here. Thanks for this great tour Prasetio and for showing all this beautiful places. Another wonderful visit in your corner!

Tina


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Tina. For your appreciation to this hub. I am so happy to know that you enjoy this information. I agree with you about the video of Faroe Island. I am glad to present this hub for you. I'll give something "cute" next. Just wait and see. Take care!

Prasetio


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Thank you for allowing me to vacation from my chair! This will be bookmarked, as it is so visually relaxing.

Loved this-- Voted UP & UABI, mar.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, marcoujor. I am so happy to know that you love this tour without leaving your chair. I really appreciate your vote and bookmarked this hub. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, pras you have done it again! lol this was lovely, its funny how cold countries always seem to be magical, maybe its the mist and fog, or wide open spaces, lovely! rated up! cheers nell


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Nell Rose. Thank you very much for coming and I am so happy to know that you love this information. I heard that mother nature is so mysterious. I believe there are many hidden place like a fairyland out there. I hope this hub represents them. Your vote was so "cute". Thanks, my friend. Cheers.....

Prasetio


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi Pras,

This was an extremely magical hub! Thank you for taking me to places that I would otherwise, never have the opportunity to visit!

Sharyn


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punacoast 5 years ago from Big Island, Hawaii

What a beautiful world we live in! And what a beautiful hub! It makes me want to pack my suitcase and go visit all these amazing places immediately!!! Thank you Prasetio.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Sharyn's Slant. Thank you so much for coming and I hope you a chance to visit one of these places. At least you enjoy this virtual tour, complete with the pictures. Cheers...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, puacoast. I hope your dream in visiting all these places will come true. Nice to see you here, my friend. I'll take a look your hub. Take care!


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

I love to see your name on the hub notifications -- because I know you are going to take us on an adventure. I love the bamboo pictures. Thanks


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a wonderful hub.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back to my hub, Truckstop Sally. Thanks for your appreciation by visiting this hub and leave nice comment. I hope you entertained with this information. I have the same idea with you about bamboo pictures. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Hello, hello. I am glad you love this information. Have a nice weekend!


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Peaceful life 5 years ago from Las vegas

picture is wonderful and beautiful,,love geographical information :)


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Thanks, Peaceful life for coming and share your thought about this hub. Take care! ~prasetio

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