The snow-globe like city, Wroclaw, Poland

Do you know the Christmas snow globe? One that has rows of fir trees in front of a castle, that you could shake up so tiny little white dots resembling a snow come down? That’s what I think of this tiny town, my very own real life snow globe, especially since I am there near Christmas.

Date : 20th December 2016 – fourth day of Euroescape!

Do you know the Christmas snow globe? One that has rows of fir trees in front of a castle, that you could shake up so tiny little white dots resembling a snow come down? That’s what I think of this tiny town, my very own real life snow globe, especially since I am there near Christmas.

Known as a religious and conventional Christian (or Catholic?) country, Poland is very festive near Christmas. They took Christmas very seriously. The decorations are up. The announcement boards are full with service schedule and practice hours and posters.  People everywhere, walking in groups and with family, trying to finish the Christmas shopping and preparation on the last minutes. Anywhere. Well, at least in the 3 city of Poland we visited in 4 days. There are even a very long queue on our second day in Krakow, when we witness people queuing for a free Christmas tree for about 300 meters long. Talk about dedication!

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Hamburg Christmas Market

Date: 18th December 2015

I never imagined I’d have to write the second part of Hamburg, because I spent so little time there, and I really thought I have covered it all! Well turns out not, and my memory fails me :0, I write so little about the Christmas Market because I thought I lose all of the photos. I mistakenly think it’s in Hanover! Haha, well, here it is. Honestly, this one is the less crowded and more explained one, because I am in my friend’s town!

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Totally never see pengamen with this instruments back in my country

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Berlin – Euro(esca) pe

Date : 16th December 2015

After fascinated by Doha’s Science Fiction wonders, I finally… landed in Berlin! Woohoo! Europe! It’s my first time being in another continent.

Berlin is quite a wonder. After completing my trip, I realize how lucky I am to have Berlin as my starting point. It is really a mixed city, metropolitan, but didn’t give the shiny-tall-buildings-everywhere scenery. At least not in the tourist center, and that’s quite big. It’s a history packed location, but not full of ruin. It’s full of facilities but not overly crowded. You got what I mean?

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Floa Creamery

Taste : 4/5 for the ice cream, 3/5 for anything else
Price : Not too expensive at Rp 18.000-21.000
Afterthought : I want to try the matcha ice cream!

Ever being attracted to heaps of toppings that are displayed in a shop and then found out that if you want that it will cost you additional cost?

Not in Floa Creamery! Featuring their own homemade ice cream and waffle-shaped pudding to fool us into thinking we eat carbohydrates when actually it’s simpler sugar and fat. And if you don’t want the pudding, you can also request it to be an ice cream cone. We choose the pudding!

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I order vanilla ice cream with chocolate pudding. The ice cream is delicious! Not overly sweet and not too creamy but still pleasant to the tongue, this homemade ice cream steals my heart at the first bite. The awesomeness fade the more bite we take, but first impression last forever right?
The taste come from the pudding though, the sweetness too. The pudding taste ordinary, like one of the instant pudding sold at minimarkets. But it doesn’t stop there!

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We can ‘decorate’ the basic products with the toppings they provided. Grounded nuts, grounded Oreo, chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, rainbow ball, fruit loops, and pink crispy ball! They also have chocolate and vanilla sauce. It’s all so colourful and make our ice cream looks cuter we could add more toppings than we should! I pick nuts, grounded oreo, fruit loops and chocolate sauce.

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Here is the final version! It’s more to the visual than taste, but having crispy toppings beside ice cream is very nice indeed.

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So, the final thought?

Taste : 4/5 for the ice cream, 3/5 for anything else
Price : Not too expensive at Rp 18.000-21.000
Afterthought : I want to try the matcha ice cream!
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Piscok

Price : Rp 500 – Rp 1.000 each
Ingredients : banana, flour, chocolate, sugar, and (maybe) egg
Taste : Sweet suitable for afternoon snack with coffee

Piscok, an abbreviations of pisang-coklat, roughly translate into “Chocolate Banana”. But Piscok is deep fried banana and melted chocolate wrapped in lumpia skin like dough, different from the choco banana usually found in Japan or America where a banana is freeze-dried and then dipped into chocolate.

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The melted chocolate usually caramelised, soaking through the skin, making it crispier. The banana gone soft from the frying process, enveloped by melted chocolate. Mm… Perfect! 👌
I imagine this will be good eaten with cheese or ice cream.

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Lekker

Ingredients : Eggs, flour, sugar, and the toppings
Taste : Sweet
Price : The one found in front of elementary school is usually Rp 500 each, but the one I bought it from, and the modern twist one can range from Rp 2.000 – 6.000 each (cause the toppings are expensive)

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I am pretty sure it is originally a Dutch snack, or maybe an Indonesian snack that are formed during the era Netherland invaded this country, judging from the name, Lekker.

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