Saturday, September 24, 2016

Asians like a Steak Dish with Perfectly Cooked

Five categories of steak dishes, ie rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done

The Café, Italia

Steak meat dishes has been recognized as one of the special dishes, especially for fans of Western food, and more and more people from different ages love it.

Indeed, there are five categories of this dish, as stated above, each have differences when someone started to enjoy it. Both the maturity level of meat and the aroma of spices will taste different.

As I just read in an article in the tourist sites, that most Asians prefer this food in a dish cooked perfectly. And the category of dish is served in a state of "well done".

You will know every detail of the difference, say a steak dishes in the category of medium well, consider the maturity level of meat, a blend of the meat is tender and juicy remnants, visible red meat in the middle.

As for the meat perfectly cooked steak, well done, notice the meat is brown in color, texture of the meat is fairly hard, and the sensation of juicy meat can not be felt.

And you can find out later that in Asia, peoples do not really like the color of blood red meat, while Europeans tend to prefer a steak dishes in the category level of maturity rare or medium rare.

Then, as is usually the Europeans just ask the meat is cooked briefly, most of the meat is still raw, still red, and the meat still tasted watery (juicy), nor even the meat was overcooked but tasted raw in the middle, and the ritual closed with a drink of red wine, aiming to kill the bacteria remaining in the flesh.

There is always a difference in culture, as presented by a chéf, in a quote from the tourist sites, Kompas Travel, such as the dishes type in any eventual return to individual's taste.

(Source W Adityo Prodjo – Kompas Travel, Chéf R Wishnu Untoro /Image M Paath Djojonegoro)

Difference between the Culinary Tours with Gastronomic Tours

In general, travelers are more familiar culinary travel

Asians food, Jakarta

Culinary tours are widely recognized by many tourists in the world, by naked eye was once hunting tourism travel typical food in tourist destinations, less so the presumption.

What do you think, guys? All consider it easy to understand. A walk into town or a specific tourist destination, then gave time to do a small survey, and then try to ask local people about a specific food, then like it or not begin to try it, although perhaps a little trepidation. The experience was soon obtained, and sensation. Is it just that?

I'm looking for a related article, may help curiosity. This is an article I got from the tourist sites, said its a culinary journey that lies in the desire to try certain distinctive culinary.

Mean it's true what my assumption so far, until now. As well as travelers who do it as a hobby. Culinary hunting to a tourist destination, wherever it somehow.

Now, you try to find what it is gastronomic tours. The site says that according to Hall and Shraples, 2003, as summarized by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), gastronomic tours is a food-related trip to an area with recreational purposes.

That is more extensive, so the article, you can visit the major food producer, or visit the food festivals, farmers' markets, cooking shows and demonstrations, as well as tasting quality food products and tourism activities associated with food.

It's interesting that I gained understanding, gastronomy give an understanding broadly, involves the perpetrator personally, the experience is different, the result of a process of learning different cultures.

Well, if you have often hunt culinary, this time more comprehensive understanding, not only for consumption, but the nature or attributes associated with the tourism product.

It's interesting, isn’t it? Then let traveled not only culinary hunting or just doing ‘selfie’, but a gastronomic tours, a visit to the Asian countries, walking in the fields to plant rice, fishing, and then learn to cook traditionally, while understanding the life and culture of local communities. It was great!

(Source S Agmasari – Kompas Travel, UNWTO /Image D Asih Abadhy)

Selfie Recipes for the Holidays

Following the advice of two cool travel bloggers

The Eiffel Tower became one of the favorite tourist attraction for selfie fans

Selfie has become a trend among younger age, even able to give an attraction for the adults, there is no wrong if you like selfie. A little more is healthy, especially if after that you upload to social media and got the response "like" from a lot of friends.

But. Selfies are not always satisfactory, so I got from an article in the tourist sites, Kompas Travel, because the results are sometimes disappointing, the images that are less precise and a bit blurry or slanted.

Two friends travel bloggers, S Winnie and A Rahman, suggested that when you do a selfie can give satisfactory results.

They say there are some things you need to pay attention, when you're traveling with friends.

A little polish to the face

They suggested that a bright face can help, so it needs to be polished a bit. Especially for young women, try to straighten hair and polish lips with a little lipstick. Clean the face if it is felt greasy, and sprinkle a little talcum powder.

"Traveling does not have to be too festive, make-up as necessary. Hahaha," she said.


You want to draw the images, so that the background plays an important role when selfie. When holidays, do not meet your face filled the smartphone screen.

"Pretty background making our pictures better. Selfie're not merely a face width of the screen, and smile!" Winnie said.

Security notice

Surely you do not have bad luck, just because selfie you got an accident. Many cases of tourists fell, even to death while selfie at a tourist spot.

Around you, pay attention, selfie in hotspots such as cliffs, waterfalls, high buildings, mountain tops. Safety first!

Pose and angle

Selfie not only about facing the camera. You need to be creative, try a pose from the side, also from the back, making angle from above, and more.

"Those photo shots will be more varied."

Use selfie stick

If you're using a smartphone, do not forget to take advantage of selfie stick. But a regular camera, generally use the timer feature.

Selfie stick is helpful for those selfie fans.

High-resolution camera

You'd better prepare a smartphone or mobile phone with high resolution camera which is widely circulated today.

You will be aided by a front camera with around 16 MP and sensor about 1/3.1 inch. The pictures are brighter and has sharp detail. Use of other features, such as around f2.0 aperture, and night shot features in evening selfie.

Vacation is always tempting for many peoples, relief trip at least once a year. Selfie when traveling is a natural activity, as a spice capable of carrying memories for most tourists.

(Source S Anindiati Nursastri - Kompas Travel /Image R Rumambi)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bangkok Most Visited by Travelers 2016

Together with London and Paris became the favorite cities of the tourists

Sleeping Buddha, Bangkok

Places to eat in the street seems to be one of the attractions for tourists from around the world, equipped with night entertainment venues are able to tease, as if it had never dimmed along with a lively night.

You'll love the atmosphere presented around you, streetlights, buildings with street lamps illuminate advertising, the laughter of visitors passing, the world of the night so bright and full.

The great cities of the world, it is proper to get appreciation from tourists, Bangkok, London, Paris, Dubai and New York. They, the cities were so vibrant. Cities that continues to pulsate along with steps for night workers, the restaurant prepares the best menu, cafes began receiving their guests, and the song of the night to accompany the finest foods presented in front of your eyes.

The boat of Seine River, Paris

The charm of Asia to be the beginning of a curiosity for tourists from all over the world, citing the tourist sites, detikTravel, compiling a list issued by the yearly study of the MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index (GDCI), Friday, September 23, 2016, that the cities in Asia occupying half of the top 10 such as Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Seoul.

The world's cities is tempting anyone to enter the list of must-visit in a year of travel.

1. Bangkok, Thailand, 21.47 million travelers
2. London, England, 19.88 million
3. Paris, France, 18.03 million
4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15.27 million
5. New York, United States, 12.75 million

6. Singapore, 12.11 million
7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12.02 million
8. Istanbul, Turkey, 11.95 million
9. Tokyo, Japan, 11.70 million
10. Seoul, South Korea, 10.20 million

Even you will see further, that the cities in Asia in this list are included in 7 out of 10 ranked the fastest growing destination cities, such as Osaka, Chengdu, Colombo, Tokyo, Taipei, Xi'an and Xiamen.

(Source J Randy Prakoso - detikTravel, Mastercard GDCI /Images Puji T Hadi, R Rumambi)

4 Cover Color Passport in the World - 2

Color has a special meaning and reflect the identity of a country

Baggage check-in, Sydney Airport

Passport color had known each is colored red, blue, green, and black. Previous articles in the first part can give a pretty picture.

The explanation in the article, such as a passport belonging to the United States are equally blue compared with passports from Syrian state, but the "value" of its passport is different. You might ask, isn’t it? As previously explained about the purpose of color and identity of a nation.

This is due to the value of the power of a passport of one country in the world, passport "value" of Syria, including the weakest, because it can enter only into 32 countries without a visa. While the United States was included in the three countries with the strongest passport.

Further explanation other than a green cover passport, can certainly give an appealing picture of the other color on the cover of the passport.

Red. Countries that are members of the EU Countries have the burgundy color passport, as well as countries that are interested in joining. Among other Turkey. As said by the sites The Economist, that color may be some sort of branding exercise.

In fact you'd be surprised, if any country of Latin America that have interest to joint the EU, such as Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, not surprisingly, burgundy passports of their country.

Blue. According to Hrant, there are compelling reasons from certain countries, they chose a blue passport, a message of course. Countries belonging to the category "New World", among others, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Other countries are following the change of color of their passport is Indonesia, since the end of 2014 replace the passport cover from green to bright blue.

United States is now using the blue cover passport (since 1976), despite its own story, as the quote from the sites Kompas Travel, before they use a passport color of burgundy, green, and black. Hrant said that the US passport document was originally red.

In the 1930's, the cover of a US passport changes from red to green, then burgundy and finally in the 1970s become black, and now turn blue.

Black. As the question at first part of the article, what about the black cover passport? Look, so elegant and formal. Indeed, there are countries in the world that use the black cover passport, among others, the Republic of Botswana, Zambia, and New Zealand.

Present some degree of pride for the owner of a passport, regardless of the color of their passport, when entering a destination country, including for tourists. Of course eventually use it properly and keep it safely, and not lost on the way.

Back to Part 1 ...

(Source S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Business Insider, Travel and Leisure /Image Juan Tobing)

4 Cover Color Passport in the World - 1

Does every color has a special meaning?

Baggage drop, Sydney Airport

Passport color is not the same and can be seen when we were in the airport, it turned out in the world that the passport color cover is different, as each country has a different passport design.

You may notice, while at this time I was not too scrupulous to observe any passports of passengers as they pass through immigration section.

It turns out there are certain colors, namely red, blue, green, and black.

A site writes about this, Business Insider, as well as excerpts from a travel site, and later discovered why each country create different colors, because there is a reason and a specific category.

Vice President of Marketing Passport Index, Hrant Boghossian was quoted as saying on the sites Travel and Leisure, said, "The majority of passports in the world has a base color of red and blue."

Further sites such Kompas Travel writing, that the condition of politics, religion, and geography of a country determines the color of the passport, as well as a mirror of the identity of a country. Do you remember the color of the passport of your country? You bet!

The government of each country reserves the right to choose the color of the cover for their country, but does not automatically give "value" be the same in the view of other countries. Why is that?

Hrant said in an article in Business Insider that the majority of Islamic countries were use green color passports due to the importance of these colors in their religion, as well as green passports used by the countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), including Niger and Senegal.

Certainly for tourists it would be of interest, even less understanding of the colors listed in their passports. Ownership of a passport is always giving encouragement to be active, and eventually traveled, regardless of the color of their passport.

Now, what about the black cover passport?

Continued in Part 2 ...

(Source S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Business Insider, Travel and Leisure /Image Juan Tobing)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Airports favored by Pilots and Flight Attendants

Questions provided by the sites AskReddit to them

Passengers at Changi Airport, Singapore

Airports in the world that travelers have a favorite we commonly know, well ... This time a site asks different things to the pilots of various airline and its cabin attendants.

You will know that they have a preference more or less similar to the tourists, so just read in a tourist site, Kompas Travel.

A site AskReddit ask questions to the pilot, which is more or less like this, "Pilots and flight attendants, which airports do you like most and which airports you most hate?"

You will also find articles about this subject in the sites Lonely Planet related to the airports favored by pilots and flight attendants. And, do not be surprised if they would like Changi Airport in Singapore or Incheon Airport in Seoul, apart from these two airports is always on the list of best airports in the world.

1. Changi International Airport, Singapore. The airport has a facility that is preferred by anyone, such as the hotel (to rest at 50 Singapore dollars) and give ease in immigration matters provided by the hotel. Other facilities are an integral shopping center, movie theater open 24 hours, free wifi and free computer.

2. Detroit Metropolitan Airport, USA. Service that makes it easy for pilots to move to other places in the airport area, the new building is designed in such a way by train to get around. Then you will not get lost, signs are available in English, Japanese and Mandarin.

3. Zurich Airport, Switzerland. Modern service, fast and efficient. The time between check-in to take off in the European airlines only about 35 minutes. Preferably also because there are many appropriate chocolate shop you get when you are in this country.

4. Minneapolis St Paul International Airport, USA. Wonderful service favored by pilots and flight attendants, because the facility has a lot of good food outlets.

5. Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, USA. One of the most beautiful airports in the world, according to the tourists and get the most downloads in Instagram. And, the pilots and flight attendants agreed with that statement.

Reddit account those who have apparently been informed in advance, as well as pilots and flight attendants who have an account, "The airports is indeed beautiful, and they loved it!" said a Reddit user. Certainly!

(Source S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, Lonely Planet /Image M Kretyawan)