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
11 November 2013 • • 7 comments
I have written about a number of accommodations that I really, really like. I even love a few of them. But so far, perhaps only one or two that have gotten me to actually want to live there. The most recent one is the Cottonwood Bed & Breakfast in Bandung. Why? Simply because of the Read More
20 August 2012 • • 0 comment
Being old doesn’t mean outdated. Braga and Asia Afrika streets are packed with buildings with art deco style in Bandung, a style that reached its peak in the 1920s, and still admired by many – including moi - until today. One of them that still functions as it was back then and being in good 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 🙂
12 March 2012 • • 0 comment
A “souvenir” from our friend Vindhya’s trip to Cirebon, West Java. Aside from the various kinds of good food, this North coast town is also famous for its batik. An area where you can shop til you drop for gorgeous batik is called Trusmi.
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.