Bandung, the Paris of Java, the flower city of Indonesia.
Indonesia is more than Bali or Jakarta. Try to visit Bandung for a change. The place has given me more ways than one to be happy and grateful. Mother Earth must be proud.
Here’s what I did that you can also check out once you visit the beautiful city.
Food trip. I visited quite a few restaurants and ate different kinds of food, my most favorite is gado gado coz it’s the only one that I can recall xD…
You can also see monkeys in the wild. This one I saw when I visited the waterfalls
And speaking of waterfalls. Isnt she lovely?
You should see these very cute waterfalls when you eat at Kampung Daun restaurant.
And you can also see rice terraces if you go off the beaten path.
Visit Religious buildings. I visited the mosque. I should have come up to that tower but it was broken when I got there :(… I’m impressed that weary travelers can rest in the mosque, which is really a very good deed of helping the brethren in need. Way to go my Muslim brothers and sisters.
I also visited the Church and went to mass after.
Shopping and coffee shops. There are lots of shops in Bandung. And malls are impressive too. Reminds me of the artistry I saw in Chiang Mai.. I am working online while traveling so I have spent considerable amounts in coffee shops and restaurants with free WIFI. I’m thankful there are several that offers fast WIFI. Digital nomads will be happy traveling in this part of Indonesia.
and I told you there are similar words in Filipino and Bahasa Indonesia, Talaga ^_^:
Be awed at the creative city. Even beggars will make sure you get value for your money ^_^
Credit of the picture above goes to Jeff Kristianto Iskandarsyah
There’s also a volcano that is similar to Mt Bromo but I wasn’t able to go. There are lots of volcanoes in the Philippines already.. so I think its okay to miss that one xD
How to get there?
Bandung is 4 hours away from Jakarta via train. Ticket costs around 50000 rupiah which is about 5 dollars. And the view is great, you should be ready with your camera.
I spent an average of 15 – 20 dollars per day. I didnt have to pay for accomodation because community of couchsurfers and my great fairy god brother Fred made my life and journey in Indonesia a great experience. I lived like a local in Bandung, I was in the company of angels on earth. Life indeed is beautiful.