Belgian Beer: Brewed Force

As well as having a good claim to brew the best beer in the world, Belgium is also home to the world’s biggest brewer. Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev, based in Leuven, a small university town half an hour by train from Brussels, turns out one in five of every beer sold around the world. Across the road from head office, the ultra-modern Stella Artois brewery pumps out one of the firm’s best-known international brands.

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Big Durian and Jason Tedjasukmana

When it comes to the person who should be asked about hot spots in the Big Durian, Jason is definitely the one, having lived in Jakarta since the late 90s. He has worked as a presenter on national TV, a correspondent for Time Asia, and many different international travel magazines, and has been the President of Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club since 2008 till today. Having visited lots of places and met many people, Jason knows Jakarta like the back of his hand.

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Brand new and already making a splash in Ubud, Localista is the place to get great espresso coffee and a mouth-watering selection of cupcakes. If cappuccino isn’t your thing, there is a selection of special teas, juices and lassies, quiches and croissants, and legendary Gaya gelato.

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