Friday, June 22, 2018

Bremen, Germany

Postcard from Germany

Do you know Bremen? Maybe some of you have known it, but I don't ...
From this postcard I can see Bremen from it's famous building and landmarks.

In the right bottom is the popular fairy tale "Town Musician of Bremen" or Bremer Stadtmusikanten Story... a story about four animal, a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster, who were growing old and couldn't do their job anymore and working together to became a musician in Bremen. But in this tale, they never arrived in Bremen.

In the center below is bronze figure of a shepherd with the group of pigs

In the left below is trade chamber

In the right above is Bremen town hall

And the picture in the circle is the statue of Roland, a protector of the city of Bremen

Thanks to Butz (DE-6427786)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Brussels waffle

When i decided to travel to Brussels, my friend told me to try the Brussles waffles.

When the time came to travel to Brussels, the Brussels waffle was on my top list. 

I found the Brussles waffle near the Mannequin Piss and my friend is's delicious...

Want to try it ...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chess step

Postcard from Russia with chess steps in the front.

Thanks Polina

Monday, February 12, 2018

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

This time i got postcard from Germany with Elbphilharmonie concert hall in the front.

In the back of the postcard described this building with 110 m height was completed in 2016. The "Elphi" is one of Hamburg most modern, most famous and best concert halls worldwide and became one of the new Hamburg's landmark.

Thanks Gudrun

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Postcard from Canada with CN Tower and Rogers Centre in the front. (Postcrossing, CA-763670)

CN Tower is a Toronto icon and tourist destination in Ontario. You can go to the top by glass fronted and glass floor elevator.

Rogers Centre or SkyDome is located near the CN Tower. It has a retractable roof and the place of opening and closing ceremonies of 2015 Pan American Games.

Thank's Pam

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Padang & Bukittinggi Trip Day 4

Day 4

Before back to Jakarta, we don't want to miss Soto Padang, so we go to Bopet Rajawali to try their well known Nasi Soto Daging and the local Teh Talua, which is tea with yellow egg, it's very delicious.

Left: Soto Daging; Right: Paru goreng

Teh Talua (Teh + Kuning Telur)
We still miss to visit the island near Padang with the beautiful beach. Someday i will come again.

To read the complete itinerary 
Padang Day 1, click here
Padang Day 2, click here
Padang Day 3, click here

Padang and Bukittinggi Trip Day 3

Day 3

Today our itinerary was visited Fort de Kock, Kinantan Zoo & Cultural Park or Bukittinggi Zoo, Gadang Clock Tower, Maninjau Lake with view from Turn 37 and Lawang Adventure Park.

The first stop is Fort de Kock. It was built by Capt. Bauer in 1825. You can't see anymore fortress here, but there is several cannon left. 

From Fort de Kock we can walk crossing the Limpapeh bridge which is lying over Ahmad Yani road.

From the Limpapeh bridge we can see the Mt. Marapi and view of Bukittinggi

Stepping down Limpapeh bridge we come to Kinantan Zoo & Culture and then continue 10 minutes walking to Gadang Tower Clock (Menara Jam Gadang). The clock maker is the same with the well known London's Big Ben, Vortmann Relinghausen. 

It was built at 1926 as a gift from The Dutch Queen to Rook Maker (used to be Secretary of Bukittinggi Mayor). The form of pitching roof have been changed 3 times, first in Dutch colony period (the form of circle and cock statue above it), the Japanese colony the form of (Chinese Temple) and Indonesia style now (the form of the traditional Minangkabau house) 

After Bukittinggi city tour, our next destination in Turn 37 where we can see the view of Maninjau Lake. 

We have better Maninjau Lake view from Lawang Adventure Park.

The lake is like a mirror, very beautiful view.

Next we continue our trip back to Padang to visit the new mosque with the roof use Minangkabau house styles.

For dinner we stop at local restaurant that serve sea food. You have to try this, it's my recommendation.

After dinner and our last day in Padang, we spent the night at Saudara coffee shop at Jalan Tepi Pasang where you can buy Sorbat, it's consist of ginger with milk and egg.  


Es Cendol

To read the complete itinerary,
Padang day 1, click here
Padang day 2, click here
Continue to day 4, click here