Although not big on sights except for a few structures of Dutch colonial architecture and religious temples, Medan, the capital of North Sumatra, is big on appetite. No single ethnic group exists in this city. The Chinese, Javanese, Minangkabau, Toba-Batak, and many other ethnicities, brought in thousands of their native dishes into this city, dubbed the third-largest in Indonesia. From the sweet Javanese food, to the succulent Batak grilled pork, the savory Chinese noodles, the spicy Indian curry, and the sizzling Padang delicacies, the food trip never stops, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Medan's culinary variety is matched by its diversity of architectural styles. The old City Hall, the Titi Gantung (bridge over railway), the Central Post Office and the city's icon, the Water Tower, are examples of traditional architecture rendered in Dutch colonial fashion. There are also the Maimum Palace or Istana Maimun (Sultan's Palace) and the Great Mosque or Masjid Raya, which are samples of the city's Islamic influence, while Vihara Borobudur, Vihara Gunung Timur, and Shri Mariaman are temples that respectively represent Buddhist, Chinese and Hindu architecture.
Swimming with bluefin tuna in the Ebro Delta
In the Ebro Delta to swim with dolphins it seems that is no longer so popular and what it takes now is jump in a pool in the sea full of tuna. This is the trip I chose for my and my family during my days off work to enjoy a little family vacation! The Mediterranean bluefin tuna are huge and can reach half a ton and more than two meters long. When I read in the recent agenda Tarragona Travel ... Read full Blog post
Pinukpok Fashion show in Legaspi Albay, Philippines
The Philippine Terno and the Barong, the graceful Filipino formal dress and male wear that has been around since the turn of the century, has never really lost its place as chic formal or evening wear as local couture houses and yound new Bicol fashion designers like Klang Arispe andDanny Clint have done much to make ethnic handloomed fabrics like abaca, have single handedly kept alive the province's ... Read full Blog post