Sunday, 13 September 2015

Floating Market Lembang | Bandung | Day 3 | May 2015

Sun is shining,
Such a beautiful morning.

It was so bright that day but the wind was blowing, greeted by a welcome drink  ( which you get to choose from at the counter ) at the main entrance of Floating Market Lembang. 

Where to, next? 

It was a rather huge park but we only have like an hour or so. First stop was the art gallery shop which display most paintings of beautiful Bandung. And it was also a souvenir shop for those who wanted to buy gifts for friends and family.

We walked around for a bit while capturing moments along the way.
See where the road lead us to.

Passing by,
We then went for a few minutes boat ride. Thank God that it was a sunny day and it was not raining. Weather's been really great. 

Saying goodbye to the rabbits and duckies. 

A rather super quick walk, I hate it when we were running out of time. The next time, I am coming back to have the whole day here. We could barely covered the whole place! But I truly enjoyed the visit never the less. 

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Bandung | Indonesia | Day 2 | May 2015

A lovely morning from Bandung. Up and about for a delicious spread of buffet. Had breakfast like a king because we were going up to the highland today. Which was a couple of hours drive from town. 

After that traffic jam in Bandung, an hour plus or so, we have reached the strawberry village. Weather was fine, not that cold but a bit windy. It was a perfect day for plucking fresh strawberries.

A basket full of strawberries later, we were seated with various dishes for lunch. And coconut water for refreshment before heading to another adventure.

It was the weekend. Yet another long drive. So it was expected  that the queue up to 'Kawah Putih' was longer. It was super crowded for my liking. It's kind of hard to take a nice picture.

See what I mean?

But I took the opportunity to snap this picture at the side. Yes, when it was less crowded and no one was ruining my frame. Hehe! Surprisingly, this picture I've posted on Instagram got reposted by 'Go Asean' on their Instagram. I'm honored.

A short hike up and down was alright but a seriously deadly smell of the sulphur that came from the cave made me out of breath. It was some how a different experience altogether.

After that, we went back to town for some shopping at places like Toko Tiga and The Heritage ( my favorite ). 

Bandung is the place to be. So many things to do here. Be it for relaxation, fun and leisure. Had a hard time trying to control myself. Haha!

So yeah, that walking around makes us hungry. Screw me, I forgot the name of this beautiful restaurant. With it's great decor and ambiance, I'd come again. Oh, I was too full from those seafood too. 

We went back to the hotel to freshen up after. And another round of street walking to this before calling it a night.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Jakarta-Bandung | Indonesia | Day 1 | May 2015

Landed and safely reached the new terminal of Soekarno-Hatta International airport. As soon as we got through our bags and immigration, we were greeted by our guide and driver. They brought us to a nice place to have lunch at a restaurant nearby. A nice place to begin but my oh my, I accidentally deleted the pictures. But oh well! 

Hello Jakarta, 

Nice to meet you.

This is my first time here and it was love at first sight. 

You have that charm of your own.
Skyscraper tall buildings, crowds on a highway. You are beautiful being yourself. 

Traffic was really bad on the way out from Jakarta to Bandung. Too many cars in the big city. We had a few pit stop at some rest area now and then. Drinks, snacks of banana fritters and their famous tauhu sumedang along the way. 

Hours drove by, with some local Indonesian and reggae songs to kill. I was so sleepy but knowing who I am, I never slept on road trips because for a reason I will missed part of the beauty. That's what I always had on my mind. I may be on vacation but sleep is for weak and it can wait. :D

It was already dark when we arrived in Bandung. 

Without wasting any time, we went a little shopping and straight to the spa. It was so good to get pampered there. After an hour or so, we finally had dinner at a very hipster Kampiun Bistro. A cosy place to just chill and if you are lucky, you'll get entertained by some locals with their angklung performance with a modern twist. 

Kampiun Bistro
Tone's Square  |  Jl   Kebun Kawung, Bandung  |  

And later get settled at our hotel to get a good night sleep or so. 

Monday, 24 August 2015

My Weekend Staycation | May 2015

Just few weeks before my trip to Indonesia, I get to start the month right with this. Our yearly staycation, not really far away from home. 

Sunset and ocean breeze, 
Makes my heart at ease.

What a great beginning month of May after all the hard work :)

Rocking out with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal - 26 April 2015

Mum got tickets for us to see Ron 'Bumblefoot' from one of the organizer, who is also a friend of mine. Missed the first time he was here, and we wouldn't want to miss this again. 

So we were there.
And the rest? Was a history.

Honestly and truthfully, I haven't been to music concert/gig or any events related to it lately. But this was free and Ron is legendary. Anything for rock and roll, baby! Which undeniably, I've been a fan since I was just a little kid. 

I also volunteered to be interviewed by a local press/tv station since no one was daring enough to talk about what they think about this concert on that day. What the heck did I just do? Not that easy as I thought it was. It was spontaneous. I hope it turned out to be alright. 

Ron, his talent and performance was  amazing beyond words. I was mesmerizing the whole time. And I love it that part of his job was doing music and charity at the same time. Lovely isn't it? I didn't get his autograph at the press conference, but meeting him up, close and personal, saying hi and taking pictures with him on stage was something I will definitely remember for a very long time. 

Monday, 4 May 2015

Labuan Trip : 17th April 2015

After birthday week weekend getaway. Of conversation, food, drinks, with family and friends. And made a friend with a kitty cat. Pictures to sum up everything.