December 18, 2017

Dari Prancis Ke Jogja Demi Sate Klathak Pak Bari Yang Melegenda


                   Puluhan tusuk sate berderet di atas panggangan panjang. Potongan daging kambing kecil-kecil yang ditusuk jeruji besi, aroma asapnya  seolah mengintimidasi orang-orang di sekitarnya saat panas bara api  membakar permukaan daging. Seorang laki-laki terlihat sangat cekatan menata dan sesekali membolak-balik tusuk sate supaya matang merata. Dialah Pak Bari, generasi ke tiga penerus usaha kuliner sate ini.

April 21, 2017


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This year, Châtelaillon Plage again hosted The Festival du Cerf-Volant et du Vent, which is a kite and propeller. This festival is an international event and attended by hundreds of participants who came from France and other countries. In this 24th edition the event is held for 3 days in a row. According to one of the participants Mr. Dominique HENRI, the festival was held for the first time in 1994. 

This year is my lucky year, because last year I was not able to attend this festival. Although I can visit this event this year but once again I have to be dissapointed, because I came on the 2nd day and on that day the weather was not too good, cloudy and the wind was so weak there were not many kites flyig in the air. But no problem at all, because the next day I came back again.

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As seen on the forecast, today is better than previous one. The sky is bright, temperature is about 24°Celcius and the wind blows stronger. When I got there, I was mesmerized by the scenery in the sky. The scene I saw this day is very different from the previous day. I see hundreds of kites flying and dancing the sky of Châtelaillon Beach. The shape is also various, from the simple shaped kites to the more specific shape are available. From circle or triangle shaped to animal shaped kites like whale and giant octopus.

In addition to featuring kites for recreation, the participants also feature kites for sport such as kite surfing, as well as kites that can be used for fishing. Why is it named kites and air festival? Because in addition to featuring kites, this festival also features a variety of fan or propeller. For the children, they provide playground and various competitions such as kite making and decoration competitions.

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How To Get There

Châtelaillon Plage is a beach in southwestern France. This beach is in the Charente-Maritime Department. For those who use private vehicles of course can easily look for it. As for you who use public transportation there are 2 choices that is using the train or bus. I recommend using the bus, because it is cheaper, it is also not too far away distance. Approximately 45 minutes from Place de Verdun. For bus schedule please see here.
See you at next year’s festival


December 27, 2016

Traveling Nantes in One Day

It is just about week ago we went to Paris, France. Cruising The Beautiful Paris on a boat through Seinne River. This week, The SNCF (train company in France) offering low price train fares to travel Nantes, western France.

This is Christmas and beginning of winter 2016, traveling to Nantes with only €70