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Monday, March 04, 2019

Sojourn with Friends at Bandung, Indonesia



Being an expat comes with a lot of gains. Aside from the perks with financial and professional compensations, you also get to travel different places that you have never seen before.

My friends and I who all came from the same school in Batangas, Philippines teach in different schools in Jakarta, Indonesia. However, Teacher Marina is assigned in an international school in Bandung, Indonesia. It is about three hours from the city of Jakarta.
Bandung is the capital of Indonesia’s West Java province and the country’s third largest city. Set amid volcanoes and tea plantations, Bandung is known for its historical values because of colonial and detailed architecture. It is also the perfect getaway from Jakarta since the weather is relatively cool.  

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From scenic places and picturesque mountains, Bandung offers wide array of activities such as shopping, mountain hiking, rappelling, rafting, horse back riding, rough riding, and treating yourselves with its famous cuisines!
It was the end of the school year break when all our schedules finally agreed and we were able to book our visit. Travel is by land in a van and there are many terminals in Jakarta where you can make reservation. The expat teachers of her school are accommodated in a beautiful house located just within the city and since they are all in vacation, we are allowed to use their rooms during our visit. If you don’t have a place to stay, there are many high-quality hotels to choose from that offer affordable cost.

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Bandung is not only defined by its cool weather and scenic array of mountains, there are also many factory outlets where you can buy famous brands at a cheaper price. A little drive and you will be able to go on a hike, visit water falls, experience rappelling and water rafting.

The water rafting is the best activity that we have done! We all thought that we would not get wet and even insisted to bring our purse, camera and cellphones. We ended up living them in the locker and after the experience, we could have lost or ruined everything since it was a very rough experience. We were not only wet but totally soaked. Nobody brought extra clothes so we were all so cold when we went home! 
The water rafting is the best activity that we have done! We all thought that we would not get wet and even insisted to bring our purse, camera and cellphones. We ended up living them in the locker and after the experience, we could have lost or ruined everything since it was a very rough experience. We were not only wet but totally soaked. Nobody brought extra clothes so we were all so cold when we went home! 
The water rafting is the best activity that we have done! We all thought that we would not get wet and even insisted to bring our purse, camera and cellphones. We ended up living them in the locker and after the experience, we could have lost or ruined everything since it was a very rough experience. We were not only wet but totally soaked. Nobody brought extra clothes so we were all so cold when we went home! 
The water rafting is the best activity that we have done! We all thought that we would not get wet and even insisted to bring our purse, camera and cellphones. We ended up living them in the locker and after the experience, we could have lost or ruined everything since it was a very rough experience. We were not only wet but totally soaked. Nobody brought extra clothes so we were all so cold when we went home! 
The water rafting is the best activity that we have done! We all thought that we would not get wet and even insisted to bring our purse, camera and cellphones. We ended up living them in the locker and after the experience, we could have lost or ruined everything since it was a very rough experience. We were not only wet but totally soaked. Nobody brought extra clothes so we were all so cold when we went home! 
One of the beautiful falls in Bandung that you must visit! 

Some of my friends stayed for almost one week but since I had shorter vacation, I was only there for three days. The short time I spent was more than enough to enjoy and take a break from the usual hustle and bustle of the city.








Floating market offers variety of stores such as this one where you can buy souvenirs. 

Experience the unique culture of Indonesia by riding this beautifully decorated car on the way to the floating market.

One of the factory outlets where you can buy branded clothes and shoes at a cheaper price.

Needless to say, it is one of the most memorable and unforgettable time that I have spent with my friends in Indonesia.

Here’s some information about the must-visit places:

Trans Studio Bandung
Jl. Gatot Subroto No.289, Cibangkong, Batununggal, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40273, Indonesia
Family-focused indoor theme park with thrill rides, a theatre and play areas for younger children.
Keraton cliff
Popular place known for its picturesque forest views, particularly at sunrise & sunset.
Lembang, Ciburial, Cimenyan, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40198, Indonesia

Maribaya Waterfall
Serene, tree-lined waterfalls with pools for swimming, plus hot springs & a restaurant.
Kampung Cikondang Lamajang Pangalengan, Cibodas, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia

Farmhouse Susu Lembang
Theme park with European-style buildings, Dutch costumes for rent, a mini zoo & a hip restaurant.
Jl. Raya Lembang No.108, Gudangkahuripan, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia

Djuanda Forest Park
Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Juanda is a conservation area and botanical garden in Bandung, Indonesia. It covers 590 hectares, stretching from Dago Pakar to Maribaya. The park takes its name after Djuanda Kartawidjaja, the last Prime Minister of Indonesia.
Kompleks Tahura, Jl. Ir. H.Djuanda No.99, Ciburial, Cimenyan, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40198, Indonesia

De' Ranch
Family-friendly ranch offering pony & horseback rides, plus kids' games, farm animals & dining.
Jl. Raya Maribaya No.17, Kayuambon, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia

Floating Market Lembang
Floating market where local foods, snacks & items like clothing are carried by sellers on boats.
Jalan Grand Hotel No.33E, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia

Kawah Putih
Kawah Putih is a striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung in West Java in Indonesia. Kawah Putih lake is one of the two craters which make up Mount Patuha, an andesitic stratovolcano. Mount Patuha is one of numerous volcanoes in Java. 

Miniature Railways Floating Market Lembang
Jl. Grand Hotel No.33E, Jalur Kampung Leuit No.A1, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia



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17 comments:

  1. This looks so incredible but I am to terrified of rafting that IDK that I could do it! haha just looking at your pictures I was like AHH!!!

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  2. oh my goodness! This looks like such an exhilarating adventure! I have always wanted to try water rafting but I'm so scared lol. Maybe I will do it, this looks too cool.

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  3. The travel bug has totally bitten me after reading this post!!!

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  4. White Water rafting is the best! Looks like you had a great time.

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  5. Oh wow! It looks like you and your friends really had an amazing time. I'm excited to read more of your adventures.

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  6. Beautiful pictures. Seem you had an adventures and incredible trip. Thanks for sharing your trip experience and the amazing pictures.

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  7. Such a lovely place. Seems you had a great time.

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  8. I loved the pictures. I am sure you had a lovely time.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Indonesia such a wonderful place your photos amaze me :)

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  10. Water rafting looks so much fun! Glad you guys had a great time.

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  11. So many beautiful photos! Looks like you had an amazing time!

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  12. This looks so amazing. Looks like you had a great time

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  13. Seems like such a great place to hang out with friends and have fun

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  14. Seems like you and your friends had a good time. The picture are amazing and the place is beautiful.

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  15. Looks like you made some great memories

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  16. looks like you had an amazing time.

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