Tag: "West Java"
23 March 2015 • • 4 comments
It’s all fun and games until someone rode the thunder! It’s Middle School all over again. I doubted my guts to get on that ride, where I’d be spinned upside down at god knows how high, but my travel mates convinced me to go. Torn between fear and curiosity (in middle school it was between Read More
13 August 2012 • • 0 comment
In the Sundanese language Peucang means deer, and that’s exactly what we saw on Peucang Island, Banten. Recalling Vira’s trip to Bogor, you can see that deer’s are close to the heart of the President. But here on Peucang Island, they are close to mine. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing wildlife in their natural Read More
30 July 2012 • • 0 comment
These cutesy bright red fruits might be something regular to those of you from the colder side of hemisphere. But to us tropical beings, strawberries as well other berries are quite rarely found in our daily lives, hence they are special. Visiting Lembang, the highland only half an hour drive from Bandung, can be very Read More
4 June 2012 • • 0 comment
Surabaya is one of those cities that you pass by. It has been known to be the gate of many natural wonders of East Java, but hardly been heard as a destination. After our weekend there, we wonder why. Surabaya has so many beautiful old colonial and art-deco style buildings. Some maintained, some not. Nonetheless, interesting to observe. One of my favorites is what I call the ‘owl’ building. Not only is it a preserved detailed building, I rarely see this bird being the object of old buildings. Heart!
20 April 2012 • • 0 comment
We’re back from our travels abroad and excited to tell more about the beauty of Indonesia. We’re very confident that Indonesia has a lot to offer. For instance, you don’t have to look far from the capital city, Jakarta. Just a couple of hours from it, is the Gunung Padang (no relation to the city of Padang) historical site. Here, you will find the remains of an ancient and sacred praying establishment of the Sundanese people.
16 March 2012 • • 0 comment
Bogor, a town in West Java, which name derived from “Buitenzorg” that means “without worries”. Who wouldn’t want to live with no worries? But would it be exciting to live a life with no adrenaline rush? Whatever’s your choice, I say watching these deers at the garden of Istana Bogor (Bogor Palace) would leave your worries behind, at least for a couple of minutes 🙂
24 February 2012 • • 0 comment
Heavenly view at the crater of Mount Patuha south of Bandung, West Java. Known as Kawah Putih (translates to White Crater), we reached this acid lake in a matter of about 6 hours from Jakarta including the ‘pit stops’ we had to make. Fog was covering the crater lake, and rain that stopped just in time when we arrived made the afternoon a little colder, around 20° or so.
17 February 2012 • • 0 comment
This time, all expectations were fulfilled. It’s hard to predict if you’re going to see a perfect waterfall or not, but this one comes in to that category. Curug (waterfall) Malela is known as the nations Niagara. According to the pictures I’ve seen on Niagara, I can’t say that it comes close. However it is the hugest waterfall I’ve seen yet. I can’t say exactly how big it is. But it is! Huge huh? The surrounding area is no less than beautiful which adds up makes it even more perfect. Come look for yourself!
6 January 2012 • • 0 comment
A vacation in Batu Karas in which I planned to have just for relaxing and being lazy turned out to be..well, a relaxing and lazy vacation, only with a little extra action of body rafting at the Green Canyon.
16 December 2011 • • 0 comment
What is special about this photo? Nothing, other than it shows you greenery in the outdoor, on our way to Arca Domas in the outskirt of Bogor, West Java. It can be, however, exceptional to those of you who mostly face your monitor screen day in day out, or having the shopping malls as your traveling destinations each weekend. It’s nice to be out in the green once in a while, refresh our minds and a great ‘vitamin’ to our eyes.