My travel mission every year is simple. I want to enjoy snow, see beautiful natural sights and experience great culture while there. But boy oh boy, this year’s winter trip was quite a disappointment. The snow decided to visit America instead of Europe and spring came early on the continent. So I ventured further north to the Scandinavian region to see if I could get a wee bit of snow there… Here is my story. My last trip to Scandinavia was to Oslo in 2010 and I remember how beautiful the s...
I made my way down to Seger Beach in the early hours of the morning. I followed a glow of mobile phones, torches, flashlights and headlamps and was accompanied by an excited murmur of voices, ranging from infants to grandparents. I shuffled along with a stream of local Sasak people who had all come prepared with small nets, plastic bottles, bags and scoopers in the hope of being that “early bird,” who would “catch the worm.” I trundled along the sandy dirt track, over a bamboo bridge and up...
The NOW! Jakarta’s Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards 2014 kick off this month with an invitation for you, our readers, to vote for your favorites. To promote objectivity, there will be no panel of judges to define the winners. So, your votes really do matter! To help you with this important mission, we have invited some experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience; among them are several well-known chefs, restaurateurs, food critics and respectable members of the society.
An enormous archipelago comprising more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a fascinating country with a complex diversity. Spanning almost 2 million sq km on both sides of the equat...
Last night I had a hot date with Ed. I was hoping for filet mignon and fine wine, but what I ended up with was a much more ‘rustic’ Jakarta experience.
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