Friday, 18 September 2015

Good bye Jakarta! | May 2015

It was an early morning flight, so we just took naps for a bit. Hotel gave us a take away breakfast box which contained Nutella and colourful sprinkles on top of a bread. I could barely touch it for a bite but I just had to. Thank goodness for Teh Botol Sosro to wash down my food, it was too sweet for my liking but what the heck! 

I was still too sleepy when we got to the airport. Felt like a panda walking through airport ticket counters and immigrations. Something caught my eyes though. I remembered chatting with Imsy ( a nickname for a music buddy of mine ) who recommended food that I need to try in Indonesia. So this is one of it.

Bakmi GM.
I didn't get to try the non fast food bakmi but this one will do for now. It was nice for my savoury taste. 

Walked around till it is finally the call to go home. 

Definitely not my last visit to the Indonesia.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Best Spa in Town | Last Day | Jakarta | May 2015

Another day for a whole day of shopping and finally some time to get pampered. Who would have thought that I would thought I love to this of addiction. This 'Mustika Ratu' place was too luxury for words.

And later, our last dinner in Jakarta.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Lunch, Indonesian Style! | Jakarta | May 2015

Truth be told, I am not a fan of this.
Yes, I eat hot and spicy and all but this, not really. But it is my first time here. Although we have this back home as well, I don't think it is the same as the authentic, original ones here. I was game enough to have this 'Nasi Padang' with Soursop Juice along.

Oh, lunch was at Salero Jumbo in Jakarta by the way.

    Overall, it was good, not bad at all. 

    Tuesday, 15 September 2015

    Jakarta | May 2015

    Just visiting some touristy spots in around Jakarta. But since it's the weekend, we pretty much can not do much. Most of the historical buildings are closed for the day.

    And we kinda accidentally crash a wedding at a church, gracefully ( haha! ) but they were kind enough for us to enter and even gave us their wedding favors!

    That was the first and definitely the highlight of the day. 

    Monday, 14 September 2015

    Kampung Daun Culture Gallery & Cafe | Bandung | May 2015

    Before going back to Jakarta, we just had to have lunch at this place. By far, my most favourite place to dine in. It is somehow a bit pricey but with a view to kill and luscious green surroundings, we just could not resist it. I am so in love! Sitting like you are somehow in a kampong style, eating with nothing but your bare hands while water flows just next to your hut. 

    There are simply a variety of food to choose but we had the ones in a platter, each of us. There is no other better way to end this trip in Bandung.

    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.