Top 10 Ways to Experience Bandung

I used to think that Bandung was only famous for its shopping. But many years ago, when both me and the hubs arrived to discover the secrets of Java, I realized it was much more than just retail bargains. For we soon fell in love with the people, the land, and its cuisine. Java’s high […]

Final Destination for Java Lava.. last stop, Jakarta

The final destination of our Java trip in 2010 and the final post.  A short stay which didn’t allow much time to explore one of the largest cities in South East Asia. We heard about the wild raunchy parties but will have to save it for our next visit. Jakarta is a melting pot which […]

Tangkuban Perahu , Java

The story continues from Day 7 : Back to Bandung An overdose of “Bandung-esque” shopping, or rather a lack of it, prompted us to get out of Bandung and into the cool highlands towards Tangkuban Perahu . We hopped on a tiny, terror Angkot van from town. It was a nice ride from the warm […]

Dancing Fish

One of the great finds FY2010 would be Dancing Fish, located in Bangsar Shopping Center. Dancing Fish Malay-Indo Restaurant is a place that serves Indonesian food from Bali, Java and other parts of Indonesia. The food here is prepared very well and tastes delicious. Dancing fish comes highly recommended if you want to partake of […]

Borobudur – 3 levels of Enlightenment

If statues could talk, they would whisper about the journey of pilgrims from afar, who would come in the name of religion and spirituality, in search of great moral significance. If statues could talk, they would lament of an earthquake of such magnitude it caused severe damage for miles, in the area surrounding them. “Many […]

Day 2, Bandung – Magic Java

Bandung the capital of West Java province, located about 180 kilometres (110 miles) southeast of Jakarta, is the fourth largest city in Indonesia. This once upon a time idyllic, quiet town has been hit by urbanization and is now a cramped and over populated metropolitan area, a living space for over 2.5 million people! During […]

Day 1 Java

Java: Day 1 – Learning the Transportation System Touch down Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, we caught the comfortable Cipaganti (airport shuttle) to Bandung at Rp75,000 per person.  It  is  a 2.5 hour journey to Bandung, but may extend over FOUR hours if the traffic is bad.  We came in Chinese New Year and during a […]

Hello from Pangandaran, Java


Hi Folks! I am writing this post from the sleepy, beach town of Pangandaran. Pangandaran is a small town and a sub-district in southern Ciamis regency, West Java, Indonesia. It is located on the southern coast of Java, is excellent for surfing, and is also the midway point between Bandung and Yogyakarta, and seemed like […]

Java with Cumi & Ciki


Map of Java courtesy of Lonely Planet Dear reader, Cumi and Ciki will be in Java for 9 days next month (Feb 2010). We need  your destination + food suggestions to help us come up with a roadtrip program! Our plan is to fly into Jakarta, make our way through Bandung, Cirebon, Semarang, Solo,  Yogyakarta. […]

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