So, we went to Padang, Indonesia. A humble, greeny, and beautiful place; it is a place where you can run away from a hectic and dusty city.
Right after touched down at Padang Airport (having Minangkabau roof as its proud signature!), we headed to Bukit Tinggi.
Temperature at Bukit Tinggi was just nice, nothing was too extreme. Surrounded by richness of the greens and humble village houses, I swore I can’t take my eyes of it along the journey. Jackie, our friendly tourist guide showered us with tonnes of history and origin of Minangkabau which I like soooo much. I mean, what’s the point of traveling without knowing their culture, history and whatnot?
The rest of this post, I will just let the pictures do the talk!
The airport. Welcome to Minang territory! Majority of them are Muslim, like 98%!
So beautiful SubhanAllah. It is just Lembah Anai, can’t imagine how Niagara Falls looks alike!
In front of Lake Maninjau. The lake was resulted from volcanic eruption. The view is..just breathtaking.
More view of Lake Maninjau. Behind the hills is Indian Ocean!
It had never crossed my mind to stand in front of the Indian Ocean, the 3rd largest world’s ocean. So wavy and yes beautiful especially during sunset like this.
More view of Indian Ocean
Although I look fat (let’s laugh together!), I heart this picture! So, behind me is Istano Basa Pagaruyung. You can experience and understand the Minang’s way of life. Full of metaphors, and meanings.
Istano Basa Pagaruyung
One of the millions green view captured. Views like this that made you resist yourself from sleeping even though the roads made you feel like vomiting.
Pisang Sale (Pisang Salai)is most probably my forever favorite. The caramel, the taste of banana..especially when it is still hot..ah I can’t even describe.
Oh yeahh Teh Botol is the bomb!
At Jembatan Siti Nurbaya. A kind of fishermen village down there. The view is close to Rome. Exaggerating, but it is unique in its own way. Ah, I’ve always love anything related to aquatic ecosystem!
Let’s grow old together!
Girls’ power. Ahaks
Oh yeah, all photo credits goes to one and only Denah. I mean her iphone. Err.
Okay till we meet again Padang!