Saturday, April 21, 2018

Always about Eiffel

A stunningly romantic city icon

This is the time I've chosen to be here again, and always about the EiFfel Tower that fascinated me. In spite of many other attractions in Paris. But. It's not wrong if you always want to take a picture of this tower in various ways, but this time just two pictures for you.

See the atmosphere in the blue sky with the enchanting clouds adorning the Eiffel, the Champ de Mars area, where the iron tower stands, stretches the garden with its green grass like a rug.

Not only me, people are lining up to be able to relax around the lawn garden, others order to climb the elevator to reach the top of the design tower from Gustave Eiffel which was completed in 1889. At an altitude you can watch the classic-style buildings of Paris and the tourist-carrying ships passing by the Seine River.

Images L Priyanti

Friday, April 13, 2018

Hadrian's Era in Jerash

The ancient city of Jerash on the shores of Lake Galilee

Many records of the past in this fascinating city, although the ruins give a deep impression, I can understand what has happened in this place. Tell me the story of Jesus casting out evil spirits, a story that took place on the eastern edge of the lake.

You can also see how people in those days built the Arch of Hadrian, a magnificent building as a tribute to the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the winter of 129-130.

I cross every inch of the area as if in this old city, at a time that might be hard for you to imagine. But one thing for sure, I was fascinated by this atmosphere.

Text and images L Pandjaitan

Saturday, April 7, 2018

A day in Barcelona

End of March with cool air about 3-12 degree

You never know how in this city, take a walk to Plaza de Catalunya, a breathtaking atmosphere, I provide myself to just enjoy the atmosphere of the city. Temperatures are about 13 degrees Celsius, but you would not expect rain to come from time to time.

You can see the crowds of tourists, regardless Barcelona is not the capital of this country, but in tourist visits it is extraordinary. You can shop for world-class branded goods, but get a unique tourist attraction you can find here, say the building works of Antoni Gaudi.

Some people still walk even though the streets are deserted, the other roads around Passeig de Gracia are still relatively quiet, janitors still pick up cigarette butts on the sidewalk, empty the trash can, and I will look for typical culinary in this city, like the typical Pan Payes con Tomato with bread, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil.

Images M Haryani

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Snow in Tampere

An area that soon makes you familiar in this town, Nokia, which became known as a mobile phone manufacturer

You will feel the extraordinary cold air, can even reach minus 20 degrees Celsius, forget the sun for a moment, cold and just cold. But the scenery you get is very beautiful from the two lakes flanking the city.

The country is known to be safe for the world travelers, so cold weather is not an obstacle to visit this region, and enjoy the blue lakes as far as the eye can see.

Maybe you can visit Finland in more favorable weather during the Floral Festival around mid-year, around July and August.

Images M Haryani

Friday, March 23, 2018

Cold weather of Helsinki

The happiest country this year according to the UN Sustainable Development Agency (SDSN)

Here I am in temperatures around zero degrees, the weather that bites the bone, and you can avoid it by entering a place selling a snack or maybe buying a burger just to delay the cold air out there.

Feels a little quiet as the typical scenery in the cities of the arctic country, and not as crowded as the metropolitian city, but at certain hours may soon be crowded, when they break from hours of busy work.

But. Local residents say they like a habit, sauna bath. Maybe that's interesting to try.

Images M Haryani

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Moomba Festival Crowds

One of the city tour agenda besides Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and the Grand Prix

I knew when I was in town, exactly in March, something I probably would not have missed. Regardless I have been a few times to this city, but being in the crowd of the Moomba Festival on March 9-12 always makes my spirits rise.

The tradition that lasts for a long time, the festival that accommodates this cultural diversity only dihelat 6 hours, starting at 12 noon to 6 pm. It's hard to tell the excitement and joy of the crowd, the parade of decorative vehicles, the cultural procession, the food outlets of European, American and African countries offering their uniqueness seems to attract attention.

I also will not miss the culinary that is present there, I try to try various flavors of food from various outlets. It was very tiring, but very enjoyable.

Images V Arifin

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Melbourne Docklands

The very wide main harbor, and divided into several areas of tourism

We walked casually enjoying a slightly different atmosphere, enjoying the bluish sky with clouds, rowing yachts, tall buildings by the beach, and occasional gulls passing lazily.

You can ride a tram, bus or other means of transportation and get off at Docklands Park, walk a bit to Webb Bridge. Bridges with unique construction ideal for pedestrians and cyclists connect the residential area at Yarra's Edge with Docklands. Similar to the eel trap of the Koori tribe (one of the aboriginal sub-tribes), then took us to Victoria Harbor which is full of cafés and restorant.

You will love this area that offers a wide variety of unique foods and is guaranteed to be enjoyable.

Images V Arifin

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Streets of Amsterdam

In addition to looking at the polder, long street sidewalks is worth to pass

There's always the other side of the city, everywhere you walk, not just a collection of parts of the city in the form of water polder that is connected with tunnel, I try a new way to enjoy this city. But I wanted to enjoy its long streets with the neatly arranged sidewalks in this city, and the distinctive buildings of an era of ancient royal gothic.

Something you can feel, the city is very cyclist friendly, and available 22 thousand miles of bike lanes. The city is orderly, I see it another way and also making the tourists from anywhere feel the desire to find the uniqueness of the city.

That's where I walked, and took the time to breathe in the afternoon air. If only you were here, that would be good. The cycling city, it's great for a city life of the future.

Text and images N Siahaan

Saturday, February 24, 2018

A Day in Rome

The historic city with its past buildings on the left and right of the street is tempting

After a strict airport check, and very disciplined at times, you can head to town by bus or train. It was quite stressful, as well as fun as a travel experience in an orderly and clean atmosphere.

You can walk every lengthy city sidewalks, recognize this city in different ways. Seeing a group of townspeople passing by, Rome is closer to walking through the ancient, artistic buildings. Understand the citizens of the city with all the activities, their daily busyness.

Something waiting to talk about Italy, do not ever miss their culinary, maybe a lot you know, but here it is all different, cappuccino, or pizza, pasta, fettucini and others, maybe even food from the middle east region.

Text and images N Devi

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Snow Festival in Sapporo

A unique winter holiday in Japan since 1950

Regardless of the biting air to your body in the first week of February, the 1.5-hour long journey flies from Haneda to this gorgeous city, as you take a stroll to Odori Park, Susukino and Tsudome to instantly feel the ice-festival atmosphere wherever you go, and ice sculptures.

But you can witness firsthand the various sculptures of snow and ice from snow sculptures from different countries. You should be able to feel the moment of excitement, especially at night that gives a certain light effect.

I am in the midst of thousands of visitors, from a variety of ice sculptures, and a lively area with the cries of children's voices in the middle of the arena.

Text and images Aughie Pangastuty