12:08 pm August 27, 2014 | No Comment
Buñol. Thousands of half-naked revelers will pelt each other with squishy tomatoes on Wednesday in Spain’s Tomatina, a world-renowned fiesta stained this year by a row over its privatization. Popular with visitors from Britain, Australia, the United States and Japan, the Tomatina brings the small eastern town of Bunol to world attention once a year […]
3:00 pm August 25, 2014 | No Comment
He’s a young hotelier who started his career working as a bellboy in Hawaii. Now Erastus Radjimin, the founder of Artotel, is ready to expand and share his brand with the rest of Indonesia. In a country where big-name hotel chains dominate the main cities, smaller establishments have often found it difficult to stand out […]
4:20 pm August 24, 2014 | No Comment
Barcelona is a city that almost everyone can agree to visit, no matter what they are interested in. It is a city where the old blends seamlessly with the new, and where the arts are a part of daily life.
2:07 pm August 22, 2014 | No Comment
Founded in the 10th century, Harar — also called Jugol — is reputed to be one of the oldest cities in east Africa, with three mosques more than a thousand years old, some of the oldest outside the Arabian Peninsula.
1:30 pm August 22, 2014 | No Comment
A pioneer of the premium “all-inclusive” resort concept, Club Med resorts the world over are dedicated to ensuring that guests are provided a range of unique experiences during their holiday, all within the confines of the establishment.
4:01 pm August 17, 2014 | No Comment
Though Yangon’s restaurant scene is currently on the quiet side, I believe it will change in the next few years with those serving local cuisine stepping into the spotlight. Here are some of the more memorable restaurants, delis and bistros I visited in the historical city.
1:02 pm August 16, 2014 | No Comment
Uber, one of California’s hottest startups, officially launched their car booking app in Jakarta on Wednesday after introducing its services in the limited area of Jakarta’s Sudirman Central Business District in June. Backed by Google Ventures, the San Francisco-based service raised $1.2 billion at a $17 billion valuation this year. Applying a unique business model […]
2:11 pm August 13, 2014 | No Comment
The performers entertained the audience, delighting them with their repertoire. Carried out in the traditional Betawi, or native Jakarta, dialect, their interaction describes the traditional courtship of men and women during the capital’s colonial period — the coquettish flirtation by the woman, and the ardent advances by the man, both in their traditional garb. This […]
5:12 pm August 12, 2014 | No Comment
Paris. Note to romance-struck couples strolling in Paris, the eternal city of love: please consider immortalizing your passion with a “selfie” rather than lashing a padlock to a city bridge. That was the message issued on Monday by city hall authorities, desperately trying to save its bridges, including the world-famous Pont des Arts, from damage […]