Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First 2015 Trip: Bandung, Indonesia

Starting up the new year was definitely a blast with a great potluck held at my place, and to continue with the awesome new year, I decided to take a short vacation with my bro, Chung to Bandung, Indonesia!

Why Bandung? because it is away from the busy city of Jakarta, and is said to be really relaxing over there, and of course the main reason is, because our friend Cantya lives there and we're able to crash at her place =D *Tips of saving cost during a vacation

We bought Malindo flights which was really cheap of about RM340 for a return flight, and headed over to KLIA 2 to depart. The sad part was that the flight was delayed for an hour, so we had to stone at the airport for quite some time, but after that, we boarded the plane and flew for 2 hours to reach our destination!

The airport at Bandung was pretty small, it feels like the one back in Terengganu 10 years back, but there wasn't any hassle getting through the customs, and getting our baggage from the delivery bay. Cantya arrived a little late, but it was fine with us since we had 4 days to chill over there. 

First stop, Cantya's house!

Honestly we were amazed at her house as it was sooooo bigg, literally its about 3 bungalows combined together, with another bungalow across the street. The whole house felt like a resort as there were plenty of birds chirping around, and loads of trees and ferns surrounding the house. Lastly, the room we had? was so comfy!

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With Cantya & Chung

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Cantya's house from the outside

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The garden

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Another view of the garden

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Its so easy to sleep here *literally i fell asleep*

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Interior of the main house


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The door to the guest house

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Some relics 

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My room

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A Cute Water tap

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The 2nd guest house

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The 2nd guest house chillax area



So lets move on, on the first night, all we wanted was to get some good food and relax that night off. Cantya brought us to a food court kinda place, where we were able to try different types of indonesian cuisine. After that, she told us that Bandung is actually surrounded by hills, and all the drinking spots were up on the hills. We made a move and headed over to a nice chillax bar called Erginn. Beers were cheap and it had a great view of the city

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Erginn bar

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The interior of the bar, love the art!

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The view from Erginn

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Trying out Indonesia's brew, Bintang Beer

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Chung

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Tya and me

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The 3 of us


As the night got dark, we headed back to Cantya's house as she had to work the next day. To end day 1, The bed was fantastic which I slept in until noon! 

On the 2nd day, I headed out with Chung to the city centre, where we walked around and started feasting on food and drinks again! 

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Bebek Garang! (Fried Duck)

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Express Beer Bar!

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His liver light is on

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Sate Padang!



As Cantya finished work, we headed up to Lembang, where there is the floating market and also a very nice chapel up there. It was about a 45 minute drive up, but definitely it was worth it! Imma just show you pictures of how amazing it was


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The church was closed, but the gardens was not!

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Gate to the gardens


And here is the garden, with the journey of Jesus till he was crucified

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Selfie!


The next spot we went to was the floating markets, which is a great place for tourist to tryout awesome food, and families to spend time with their kids as there's plenty of fun things to do over there

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Bromance!

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The lake

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Its a great place for a photoshoot

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Rabbit park

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great place for family fun

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Another view of the lake

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The floating market

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Balitong

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some kinda cassava

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preparing a coconut crisp

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Some kinda coconut crisp

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Rabbit Satay

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Fried catfish

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The floating market by night

And to end the night, we headed up to another bar located at Stevie G Hotel. The hotel is pretty cool as each room has a different theme. *would be great if you wanna do something kinky =P and the bar has another splendid view of the city. We had a fine bottle of Bali Moscato, and chilled the night off

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The view!

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Bali Moscato

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Enjoying a glass of Moscato

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A nice group shot to end the night

I'll be stopping my post here, as it's a really long post already, I'll be posting up more in my next post about the Volcano and Hot Spring! 

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