Mix of Coffee

Some people knows that I drink a lot of coffee. A lot of good coffee. And living in Indonesia, we are blessed with a wide region that is suitable to grow good coffee.

Variety of Coffee

I was walking in a local market yesterday when I saw a long table in front of a coffee shop. On it lies varieties of Indonesian coffee for sale. The various shiny colors of the packaging catch my attention as I pass by. Upon closer inspection, not only the packaging that is different, but also the labels. There are those labels which are designed like a pro, and there are also another which is clearly designed by amateur.

I bought few bags to taste at home, and will be back just to grab a cup of coffee, and buy another bag.

This post is made in response to WordPress Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

Earning a Living

In many places in Indonesia, the pedestrian that is taken over by people selling stuff. They often reason with the necessity of earning a living when officials try to move them out. Such attempt usually ended up in conflict between the sellers and police,

Pedestrian at Banda Aceh//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Pedestrian at Balikpapan//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

In some area, mutual agreement was made that, the food seller can occupy and sell on the pedestrian at night. The road then closed for vehicle, allowing people to stroll around and shop, or eat.

Pedestrian at Medan//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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The Best Peking Duck in Peking

When in Beijing, eat Peking Duck. Indeed, the name Peking Duck come from the city of Peking, or more known as Beijing, the capital of China.

While browsing for best restaurant that serve Peking Duck, the name Da Dong come into the picture. The Michelin star rating guarantee that the food at Da Don won’t disappoint hungry stomach.

Da Dong Peking Duck

To date, it is still the best Peking Duck I ate in and out of China. The skin of the duck is just crispy yet remain moist, melting in mouth when combined with the wrapping. Or even when ate alone.

Definitely the most satisfying food to close the night.

This post is made in response to WordPress photo challenge: Satisfaction

Street Collage

It seems that business owner in Jakarta just can’t leave a pole clean. They will stick ads for their business on the pole. Most that I can find in today’s morning run is toilet cleaning and house for sale.

Pole Ads

There are also ads for English language, with a mention that it will be taught by a Bule (local term for foreigner from the west with white skin and golden hair). And if you need to run a child’s birthday party, you can also get a Badut (Clown).

This post is made in response to WordPress Photo Challenge: Collage

Not a Tourist, Not a Backpacker