Monday, September 26, 2016

First-Class Travelers, How Do They Actually?

Travellers are generally divided into two types, namely the backpacker and the suitcase type

Goenpa, Bhutan

Backpacker traveler is generally known of their activities on the streets of a city, you will-often meet them when traveling in a tourist destination area. And, they seem so simple, enjoy life in its way.

Those tourists who are known as travelers who have a limited budget, and typical of what we already know, namely duffel bags, backpacks appear to be so practical.

Now, if one day you see a different, tourists with suitcases, maybe it's you, I believe you have a high budget. The tourists like these generally give priority to the facility rather than the budget.

This morning I read an article in a travel sites, an exclusive class of travel operator, dREAMSCAPE, in a big city in Southeast Asia, Jakarta, Friday, September 23, 2016, to offer services to the suitcase tourists-type.

I learned, when tourists with suitcases type coming from the owner of the company, two percent are executives, with an age range of 20-60 years. Usually they were always very busy, working hours can be up to 100 hours per week.

Through this article, further said, that the high budget traveler's want the speed and certainty in a vacation. All they want, hotel reservation for example, have been studied previously, then just agree to start a vacation.

Other things such as vacation time, not too long (the longest traveling time between five to ten days), but the advantage is that they often traveled. More specifically, they generally traveled with family, one couple and one with friends in a year.

You will-know, they are among the privileged, among which so busy, day-to-day is filled with a solid working hours. So, you know, they are all the time looking for something different, bored with mainstream travel, some of them want to try anti-mainstream tourist destinations. It is worth a try!

They have done a survey first, check out the pictures on the internet, if they liked it, immediately agreed and set! Do not be surprised, if they want to travel to North Korea, Mongolia, or Bhutan. Cool!

(Source S Agmasari - KompasTravel, dREAMSCAPE Travel /Image L Pandjaitan)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Maturity Level Steak "Rare", "Medium Rare" or "Medium Well"

Knowing the difference in the maturity level of the steak dishes

The Café Canggu, Bali

The level of maturity of the steak dishes were asked by a waiter often confusing to some people, because each one has a meaning which can differ greatly. However we would eat it, and the person's appetite is never the same, isn’t it?

You are in for a dinner with some friends, believe me later, a waiter will ask you.

Well, when arriving at the maturity level of the food steak dish that you will order, you certainly want to look already understand. Will hear some terms, among others, rare, medium rare, medium, medium well or well done.

The real meat

I'm looking for the meanings of all the terms of this steak meal, an article in a travel site, from a 25 years experienced chéf and is renowned in Asia who understand the Western food.

1. Rare

At this level of maturity of the steaks “rare” not too long during baking, meat roasted steak just 3-5 minutes.

Characteristics of the meat mostly still raw, still red, and the meat still tasted watery (juicy).

2. Medium rare

One level above the “rare”. The steaks had been overcooked on the outside, but still a lot of raw meat in the middle. It still feels juicy and the texture of the meat tends to tender and soft.

3. Medium

Level rose again one step, the meat was overcooked on the outside, but the remaining part of the raw in the middle.

The meat on the “medium” is pink, it can still feel the juicy aroma of meat.

4. Medium well

The maturity level at “medium well” rise again one level, a fusion of meat is quite tender and juicy remnants of which are still felt. The red color of the meat has been left slightly in the middle.

5. Well done

It is at the highest level, perfectly cooked. “Well done”. Meat steak was cooked perfectly.

The meat was brown and the texture of the meat is fairly hard, and no longer feels the juicy meat.

Your dinner would be successful, you and your friends is satisfied with a dish that was served. The person's appetite is always special, as well as special steak dishes that corresponds to your order.

(Source W Adityo Prodjo – Kompas Travel, Chéf R Wishnu Untoro /Images VR Gumay, Pingkan Djayasupena)

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)