Saturday, January 21, 2017

First Lunch After The Inauguration Day

Today the president-elect will be sworn in, and then went on his first lunch



Lobster meal - Image credit Hartmut Inerle

Inaugural luncheon of the president-elect will take place right after the inauguration ceremony today, the locations is known, Capitol Building, Washington DC. And, Donald Trump has officially become the 45th president of the United States.

Luncheon after the inauguration has become a tradition, and you'll want to know the menu presented at a luncheon as the first food eaten by the president.

Trump’s liking to certain foods make a lot of rumors, because it is crowded allegations presented meal is steak, taco bowl, and miscellaneous junk food favorite of the president.

But. You must believe that the Trump lunch menu inauguration was not much different with Obama, according to his campaign theme, "Make America Great Again", a three course meal (appetizer, main, dessert) and paired with wines from California.

Okay, maybe you're more curious, a list of the dishes on the lunch inauguration of Donald Trump in the Capitol Building, citing the site Mic Network, Friday, January 20th.

1. Maine Lobster, and the Gulf Shrimp with Saffron Sauce and Peanut Crumble. The first menu is served along with wine J.Lohr 2013 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay.

2. Seven Hills Grilled Angus Beef in Dark Chocolate, and Juniper Juice with Potato Gratin. The menu is served along with Delicato Black Stallion 2012 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley.

3. Chocolate Souffle, and Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream. And the menu is served with Korbel Natural "Special Inaugural Cuvee" California Champagne.

Citing the sites USAToday.com, Trump does not drink alcoholic beverages, do not worry, because the guests could sip Californian wine and the lunch closed with champagne from California.

A statement from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has delivered, "Wine used is made by the leading wine makers from California and matched to the taste of each dish."

You'll be impressed with the menu which has been selected and is ready to be presented to the elected president, because the material is highlighted is the ingredients are produced locally. Trump seems to correspond with the slogan, "Make America Great Again".

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Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Mic Network
Image: Hartmut Inerle via Wikipedia

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Package of Hotels in Washington DC

Today, January 20 Trump officially became the 45th president of the United States



Capitol at dusk as seen from the eastern side - Image credit Martin Falbisoner, 2013

US President-elect Donald Trump give oath in West Lawn Capitol Building, Washington DC and starting on January 20 officially became president of the United States. Excitement of the guests as well as visitors from different regions, they mingled there with all intents and purposes respectively.

The impact is on the business side, citing the sites KompasTravel, January 20, Washington DC expects one million tourists visit, either protesters or people who want to watch live the inauguration.

Media writing activities inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, for example, the site of The Washington Post and The Washington Times reported that tourist arrivals are expected to gain foreign exchange of 1 million US Dollars.

The hotel occupancy rate has increased significantly, though not as big as the inauguration of Barack Obama's first event in 2009.

As an illustration of Obama's inauguration, Danielle Davis, Director of Communication for Destination DC says that current hotel occupancy inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009 reached 96.8 percent. Destination DC is Washington DC tourism department is expecting hotel occupancy rate when the inaugural Donald Trump the same as Obama's second inauguration, which was 67 per cent.

In an interview with the Detroit Free Press website, he said, "Some hotels are already full, others still had rooms available. We do not know the exact number until a few days after the inauguration."

According to the site of New York Times, Friday, January 20, at least four hotels and restaurants that serve special package inauguration of Donald Trump.

Hotels in the capital, among others, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant offers Inauguration's a Ball Package start at 17 to 23 January in force for 10 properties Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant throughout the State of Washington.

Rosewood Hotel Washington DC has a five-day stay package, with check-in time between the 17th or January 18th, 2017.

South American Steakhouse presents a resting place for the participants of the Women's March, and then the visitors women and the protesters will be treated to hot chocolate, coffee, cider, also caramel corn. Then an Italian restaurant, Centrolina serve free hot chocolate for the women demonstrators.

Even Airbnb do not miss a moment of Inauguration Day, for being the most densely date of occupancy for the Washington, DC, and they want to target revenues of 6 million US dollars, twice than previous event.

"More than 15,100 guests have been booked for a period of three days. More than 13,000 guests have been booking the evening of January 20th."

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Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, The New York Times
Image: Martin Falbisoner via Wikipedia

Trump Aircraft Turns Used Airlines from Mexico

The former aircraft belonging to the airline of Mexico, TAESA Lineas Aéreas



Illustration Boeing 757-200 flight deck view - Image credit Bill Abbott

A billionaire private aircraft is something that is natural for them, it also happens to Trump, president of the United States 45th, but then came the news that an irony in the American mainstream media.

It made headlines mainly because of present discourse of Trump to build a wall between the US and Mexico, so the talks evolve everywhere.

Trump's presence has been a lot of talk, since the campaign period up to the time after being elected. And, as it is known today, or precisely on the day that has been set on January 20, Donald Trump will officially become the President of the United States.

Many crowds at the inauguration, citing the sites CNN Indonesia, January 19, including the Women's March event the next day series of events that enliven the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump.

News earlier in the many activities of Trump uses aircraft for travel, citing the sites Telegraph on Thursday, January 19, it is known that private aircraft that transported so far proved to be a former aircraft belonging to an airline in Mexico, TAESA Lineas Aéreas.

Trump bought the Boeing 757 with the numbered N757AF of one of the founders of Microsoft, Paul Allen, in 2011.

You can guess the name given to the aircraft, 'Trump Force One', the aircraft is going to be the presidential plane was operated by TAESA since July 6, 1994 until March 31, 1995.

Media find out, but it is not known for certain routes had taken, but most flights carried around Mexico.

Of course, although this is a former aircraft of the airline from Mexico, but Trump wanted something special, aircraft interior has been completely renovated, so that it is now worth fantastic plane, approximately US $ 100 million.

Passengers will have the satisfaction when the opportunity to be in it, sitting area with a capacity of 43 gold plated seatbelt, bedroom with sheets and pillows made from silk, as well as a mini cinema with a 57 inches screen.

These aircraft have all contributed to the campaign, although the New York Times reported that the plane license has run out, as well as the obligation for him to pay a fine of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

But. 'Trump Force One' remains free to air.

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Source: E Priherdityo - CNN Indonesia, Telegraph
Image: Bill Abbott via Wikipedia

Hotel Guests Not Want to See Trump Building

Trump is known as property businessman, so that his building spread over USA



Pennsylvania Ave - Old Post Office to the Capitol at Night - Image Credit Wyn Van Devanter

President-elect Donald Trump on January 20th officially sworn in as President of the United States, and when the weather is nice, then the event will run smoothly. The presence of various important figures in American as well as representatives of various countries.

Everyone knows who Donald Trump, citing the sites CNN Indonesia, January 19, the new president in the United States before a property businessman who has the luxury buildings by his company's work in a number of areas in the United States.

But there is always a lag of controversy for some people, people who annoyed with Trump's behavior, and even spread to the tourists, so often the unexpected event occurs by the hotel.

Have been submitted when the guests whose building is located around the property belongs to Trump, the events that had never happened before, citing the site Travel and Leisure as well as NBC News on Thursday, January 19, many hotel guests who requested that their windows are not dealing with buildings belonging to Trump.

In retrospect it is less rational, but everyone has their own discretion. Who knows what is in the mind of each, everyone can believe as they wish each.

In fact, according to a quote on the site, the number of guests who request it called increased since Trump started a campaign until win the election.

A story of an employee of Hotel Club Quarters in Chicago might explain it.

"We often get special requests like that."

Might be a bit drawn, in the United States, there are 24 property owned by Trump scattered in all directions, even as many as 11 of them were in New York. You can even see the building in other countries, property owned by Trump scattered in Istanbul, Panama, Seoul, Toronto, Manila, Mumbai, Uruguay and Vancouver.

Overall, according to Forbes, Trump has 33 properties scattered around the world with a total value of approximately US $ 562 million.

No wonder it seems many townspeople or perhaps part of the population who feel besieged by the buildings belonging to Trump, in specific terms, of course.

Well, for potential hotel guests and want to avoid the 'sights', the reservation should be done from now on.

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Source: E Priherdityo - CNN Indonesia, Travel and Leisure, NBC News
Image: Wyn Van Devanter via Wikipedia

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Countries with Weakest Passport 2017

Countries with weak passport has only a limited visa-free



Passengers in the airport - Image credit M Kretyawan

Countries with weak passport identified through limited access to countries in the world, their citizens get visa-free only to certain countries are less than 40-50 countries of the world.

Being a luxury facilities of a country, when they have a strong passport. For example countries such as Germany, Singapore, Sweden, and Japan can be proud, citizens will have the ease of visiting many countries with visa-free countries in the world to 147-159.

The weakness of a passport is automatically made citizens have difficulty in traveling, because every visit, they must first have a visa permit.

As delivered by Passport Index sites, citing the sites KompasTravel, January 18, some countries have very weak passport. Through information on the site, provide robust data and the lack of a passport of a country based on Visa-Free Score (VFS), which is a combination of the number of Visa-Free (VF) and Visa On Arrival (VOA).

As a citizen of a country that has a weak passport, they must first perform some preparatory steps when going to visit a country.

Present a feeling that must accept the situation, every traveling abroad, especially if you like your tour.

The latest data released 2017 Index convey Passport participating countries are 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) and the six territorial (Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Palestine, and the Vatican) that is calculated to be 199 countries.

Based on these calculations, Afghanistan is a country of the passport owner of the weakest, because just getting visa-free into 23 countries. Likewise also as weak Pakistani passport, with visa-free only to 26 countries.

Passport Index provides a list of 10 countries with a weakest passport in the world in 2017.

1. Afghanistan - 23 countries
2. Pakistan - 26 countries
3. Iraq - 28 countries
4. Syria - 29 countries
5. Somalia - 30 countries

6. Ethiopia - 34 countries
7. South Sudan - 34 countries
8. Sri Lanka - 35 countries
9. Bangladesh - 35 countries
10. Sudan - 36 countries

You can imagine the difficulties that will be encountered on the way to the embassy or consulate of a country representative office to obtain an entry visa permits.

But. A country can improve its performance in line with the policy that is owned, thus gaining access to an expansion of the destination country.

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Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Passport Index
Image: M Kretyawan

Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living

The budget for a sightseeing trip can be considered choosing a trip destination



Father face of India - Image credit L Pandjaitan

City with a low cost living often be one consideration in deciding the traveler a vacation trip, maybe you can understand why they chose it.

As written in an article, CNN Indonesia, Wednesday, January 18th, the cheaper the cost of living in the city, of course, the less expenditure required.

Many things are taken into account as a parameter, a quote from The Economist Intelligence Unit, the survey cost of living around the world or WCOL (world cost of living) based on 160 parameters in 133 cities in the world.

They set parameters, of which the prices of food, drinks, clothing, household supplies, personal needs, rent, transportation, and recreation costs.

1. Lusaka

The capital of Zambia as the cheapest cities in the world with WCOL index number 41. While Singapore (as the most expensive city) with performance number 116.

Zambia is a mandatory destination for lovers of wild animals of about nine thousand hectares, home to lions, leopards, giraffes, and a center for the hippos in Africa.

2. Bengaluru

Cities with the index 42 as the largest city and capital of the state of Karnataka, India. As the quote from The Telegraph, in this city the Hindus, Muslims and Christians live side by side with local residents Tamil and Bengali descent.

The urban community can speak English standard capabilities. The city is also very friendly and safe for youth and women.

3. Mumbai

The city is one level higher than Bengaluru with WCOL index number 43. Directions northwest Bengaluru, Mumbai called the experience a period of renaissance in art and architecture based in Kala Ghoda.


Jewellers shop, India - Image credit L Pandjaitan

You can enjoy the many colonial era buildings, dozens of art galleries open to the public. In the middle of traffic density, Mumbai still provide a friendly pedestrian.

4. Karachi

Cities with WCOL index value of 45, the largest city in Pakistan, for a vacation. Industrial and banking center in Pakistan and steeped in culture, such as the National Museum of Pakistan and the Academy of Art.

You can choose the winter as an option for a visit, because the summer sun was overpowering.

5. Chennai

Still in India (in southern India), a city with an index equal to Karachi, 45. Metropolitan city of fourth-largest in India.

Offers beautiful beaches, and have a variety of sites for historical tours.

In addition to the five cities above, there are two other cities which included as a cheap city. Cities with index numbers equal to Karachi and Chennai, namely Almaty, Kazakhztan and Algiers, Algeria.

There are other considerations in choosing, even without knowing it, the cost of a trip can be important. Another consideration could be anything, such interest in the uniqueness of a regional tourist destination.

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Source: P Tripeni Juniman – CNN Indonesia, The Telegraph, The Economist
Image: L Pandjaitan

London Special Dog Fun Travel Tours

The unique idea of a community to spoil the dog with their owners



Rose Garden Hyde Park, London - Image credit M Marina Bartels

Travel for dogs can be an attraction for the community of dog lovers, and it happened in London. Dogs need to be traveled as part of their requirements in a special tour from 17 to 19 January, 2017.

As mentioned in travel guides, travel shows on that date and will begin its journey every day in three times, at 10.00 am, 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm.

You know for pet lovers, citing the sites CNN Indonesia, January 15, they were very attentive to their pets, such as dogs, as if no day that can make them split.

Even when they traveled, they were sad to leave their beloved dog for the sake of implementing the holidays. They would be willing to prepare everything, solely so that pet dogs can be taken along on vacation.

They are willing to struggle for their dog to participate in a long vacation, as interesting quote from the sites Lonely Planet on Thursday, January 12th, a tour that included a dog that goes from a community of More Th>n Doggyssenti>ls.

They invite participation, dogs and their owners will be taken around the city by bus and visit some parks, such as Hyde Park, Kensington Palace Gardens and Green Park.


Hyde Park, London - Image credit M Marina Bartels

Location traveled very precise and appropriate, gardens eligible for a walk with their dog, a large region is an area that is often used owners to bring the dog for a walk.

You can guess the feeling of happiness of the dog owners, because the chance of a tour that involves their dogs. A walk in a city park, the dogs and their owners will also be invited to visit the historical attractions, such as the Kennel Club, the Houses of Parliament and Victoria Tower Garden.

This community has been preparing a tourism package segment enthusiasts and animal lover, especially dogs. They will get a lot of knowledge, the dog owner will be given a historical story about pedigree dogs in the UK.

Do not worry, the organizers have been preparing for the event for a moment to eat, the owner and the dog will be invited to stop by for a meal that is friendly to pets.

Meaningful holiday, traveled while indulging themself with their dog, a community that can understand the needs of tourists.

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Source: E Priherdityo - CNN Indonesia, Lonely Planet
Image: M Marina Bartels, P Djayasupena