Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bandung -Jakarta (Part 1)

Assalamualaikum everyone! Its been awhile since my last update. Huhu..kind of lazy to do the typing..:P

Well, two weeks ago, me and my friends went for a short trip to Bandung and Jakarta. 3 days at Bandung and another 2 days at Jakarta. It was such a very wonderful and unforgettable memories I have ever had since I’ve never been outside from Malaysia and also this is my very first time I enjoying vacation with my friends..:D

16th July 2011 was the day where I suddenly became a millionaire.hihi! However, having almost Rp 3,000,000 in my hands for a five days trip doesn’t make me richer financially but definitely richer in experience. Truly...

There are so many interesting tourist places in Bandung. Among them includes Pasar Baru, Factory Outlet, Tangkuban Perahu, Strawberry Farm, Kartika Sari, Kampung Gajah, Transtudio, Paris Van Java etc. But we only managed to visit few places due to matter of time and of course $$$$...

After finding our driver and tourguide, we first drop our huge luggage at the homestay that we chose. After we settled down abit, we were hungry of course, so there's a restaurant nearby our home. It's a Nasi Padang Restaurant. Well the lauk-pauk there were not much different like Malaysia. So tekak ni boleh la jugak menerimanya..Those who often or tend to get food poisoning when travelling there, i guess Nasi Padang was the most preferable one to eat :)

This is how Nasi Padang was served

   I love ‘Alpokat’ (Avocado) juice here!:D

Then, our next destination was to shopping at Pasar Baru.You better prepare loads of cash before you come here! Baju kebaya, baju batik, telekung, tudung, shoes, bags, cloths and even kain for wedding are all available with very high quality material and soO beautiful..I respect people there because of their very tiny creativity in making such a lovely clothes! (Bukan senang nak jahit sulam2 halus tu.huhu..) Thus, if you love shopping, don't bring guys along with you because it was tooo0 crowded and hectic inside there (klu yg sabar mcm abah sy ok :P). Even me and my friends need to separate to do our own shopping. And at last I managed to grab 7 pieces of telekung, 3 pairs kain for raya and several blouses for myself...khalas :)

Pasar Baru entrance

Next day, we went to Tangkuban Perahu. It took us around an hour to reach the volcano from the city area. I just love the journey there, so classic and kampung-ish. Plus, there were lot of tea plantation and strawberry farm along the way to the Mount Tangkuban Perahu making  me feel more tranquil and refreshing..

 1 hour later, here we are, reach at the peak of the hill..Beautiful! The air was cool but with strong sulphuric smell..

The whether was just perfect, with a bit blue sky and white clouds..cool windy breeze around 22degree..

Below are few photos that I snapped while we were walking along the Tangkuban Perahu souvenir market :)

Es kelapa muda

Wood handicraft. I bought one!:)

Snake bones left and the skin were used to make wallet, handbags.. etc.

Mcm kepala orang yang kena penggal.hehe.. made from coconuts!

After visiting Tangkuban Perahu, we were then walking down to see Domas Crater or Kawah Domas. There exists many hot geysers. Walking down 1300m to the Kawah Domas was extremely painful. SeriOusly.. >,<

The view of the Kawah Domas crater from the summit of Mount Tangkuban Perahu

We were going downhill.1300m downwards to Kawah Domas..i feel the tremors..;( The track is rocky and slippery, a good pair of hiking shoes is needed. So kalau sapa-sapa yang bercadang nak pegi trekking ke crater tu, sila bawa kasut yang sesuai siap-siap, ok.

You can soak your tired feet in the pool of hot water, apply volcanic mud on your limbs for therapeutic effects or boiling eggs.

Towards noon, we left the place and proceeded to a fantastic restaurant! Its like ala-ala Bali..(Failed to recall the name.haha..) Their waiters welcome us at the entrance and guide us to where we’re supposed to be seated. This restaurant is set in a natural surroundings. Many wooden huts of different sizes (depends to the number of diners) are built. But everybody seems so tired and hungry at that moment. No photo2 session..naa..thats why lah I can't remember the name..:P

Okay!will be updating again on Part 2..InshaAllah..

Thank you for reading this entry! :)

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