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Travel Blogs from Padang
... to meet his Brother in Perth).
We also had already paid for the night in Singapore and wanted to have a buffer zone before we both would again be leaving Asia.
There was no free internet in the Hotel and we decided to look for a cafe where we could look up flights to Singapore from Padang airport.
We knew from the map that the sea was to the right side but we went towards the town. Across the road we found a Mall and it had ...
... A lot of the food is really good but I had SO MUCH food to try while we were traveling it was a bit ridiculous. I still won't eat innards and lung, etc, but I at least tried everything else. The students I traveled with are all a bit older than I am, mostly mid-40s and 50-somethings who laugh and tell me to just eat and spend money. People here who have money don't just work and accumulate more, they actually use it and enjoy it which ...
... tell it become a bit like a foodie Groundhog Day as we'd find it impossible to resist the delicious treats we had sampled the day before. Another unique Padang dish that we tried was the popular BBQ banana. At night the bridge over the river comes alive with street stalls selling BBQ bananas and sweet corn to young couples and family enjoying the cool evenings looking out at the bright lights of the city. The stall all sell the BBQ banana which is cooked in ...
I am constantly amazed at the vast differences between islands in Indonesia. Yes, the people look vaguely similar, and the topography is volcanic mountains, but the culture on each island seems COMPLETELY different.
When I went to Sumba in July, the "old culture" still reigned supreme. There were water buffaloes everywhere, rice paddies, and houses with huge thatched roofs in the center. The roads were terrible, windy, and it took forever to get anywhere. ...
... i still remember the shaking. it was the biggest earthquake i ever had.
When i was in west sumatra island I Visited :
1. Jam Gadang / Massive Clock
This is the landmark of Bukit Tinggi. You havent been in west Sumatra if you not visit this landmark. The location is in the middle of the town, very near from zanty's house, we walk just 5 minutes. As a center town, the location near this clock usually busy and ...
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