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Bandung : Wiki Koffie, Sadang Korean BBQ, Resor Dago Pakar

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8 April 2017 08:45 am, I rode Argo Parahyangan train from Gambir Station to Bandung Station. Around 12 pm, I arrived at Bandung. Then, I went directly to Wiki Koffie (on Jl. Braga No. 90), to met my high school roommate. Her name is Rea, I usually call her : Babang.

Wiki Koffie is located on the corner of Braga Street and Lembong Street. Such coffee shop has unique ambiance with Dutch architectural style. They painted the outside of the building in white and bring retro style decorating inside the building. It feels homey and cozy ❤

Thai iced tea with jelly came in this big glass jar @ Wiki Koffie

 

inside vs outside

Then, we decided to have lunch @ Sadang Korean BBQ (on Jalan Wastukencana No.63). The restaurant is spacious enough and divided into 2 areas : indoor and semi outdoor. At the time, we prefer to sit in semi outdoor space, next to the garden pond.

we sat next to the garden pond

We ordered Dak-galbi topped with mozzarella cheese. Dak-galbi is Korean dish made by stir-frying marinated chicken in savory, sweet, and spicy sauce with cabbage and other veggies. Also, the waitress served us Banchan, which is consisted of : a kind of bakwan (fried dish made from batter), stir-fried pumpkin, baby potatoes, frozen vegetables, stir-fried tofu, and kimchi. Banchan are a group of small dishes set in the middle of the table to be shared.

Dak-galbi & Banchan @ Sadang Korean BBQ

Next, I headed to Yolan’s house and stayed there overnight. Yaaay I met Baby Deeva again ❤

 

9 April 2017. Baby Deeva, Yolan, and me woke up around 9 am hehe. Then, the three of us, along with Aunty Zizi, got ready for swimming @ Resor Dago Pakar (on Jl. Dago Pakar Permai I No.9) not longer after.

Baby Deeva in bumble bee costume, too adorable to be true!

swimming ❤

After we had finished swimming, we returned home, took a bath, and had lunch together. I packed my belongings afterwards, then ordered Uber to the station, and finally I rode Argo Parahyangan train (again) at around 4.10 pm to Jakarta.

 

Tchao Bandung!

Bandung : ITB, Roti Gempol, Taman Sejarah, Taman Balai Kota, Yellow Truck

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22 March 2017. Around 8 am, we headed to hotel restaurant for breakfast (day 1). Then, we left to the campus of ITB to attend ITB International Geothermal Workshop (IIGW) 2017.

the seminar

On lunch break, Dinda and I strolled around the campus. It is a saudade. Our starting-point is Himpunan Timur Jauh. Then, we walked to Kantin Bengkok, Parkiran SR, Masjid Salman, the main gate, boulevard, Tugu Soekarno, Kolam Indonesia Tenggelam, Plaza Widya, DPR, Oktagon / TVST, and returned to the seminar venue.

@ Plaza Widya

@ Kolam Indonesia Tenggelam : Geologi ❤

Seba & Sabi. What are you guys talking about?

When the first day of the workshop ends, Dinda and I went to Roti Gempol (on Jl. Gempol Wetan No.14, Citarum, Bandung) for early dinner, before we returned to the hotel.

my wheat bread with eggs + meat + cheese and Addictea thai tea ❤

 

23 March 2017. Around 8 am, we went to hotel restaurant for breakfast. Then, we left to the campus of ITB to attend the last day of the workshop. After lunch break, Dinda and I visited Taman Sejarah, a historic park which is newly available for public use. Such area is situated behind Balai Kota Bandung. On the park, you can find relief walls and several glasses in a row which portray the faces of the mayors of Bandung. Moreover, if you travel with children, they can play in shallow pool on this park. When I was there, there are a lot of elementary / kindergarten students participate in a study tour.

a glass which portray the face of current mayor of Bandung (Bapak Ridwan Kamil)

the relief walls

Then, we walked to Taman Balai Kota which lies in the complex of Balai Kota Bandung. It was pretty crowded when I visited the park. The majority of the visitors are teenagers, who do dance practice, take photos, or just sit in the park. There is a statue of white rhinoceros (Taman Badak) there. Below the statue, there is a fish pool with fountain. In addition to that, you can also find love locks area. Above the love locks, there is a red ‘LOVE’ sign.

Taman Badak as a part of Taman Balai Kota

My next destination was Yolan’s house, because Aunty Sabi missed Baby Adeeva so much :3 also, I miss Mommy Yolan’s home-made food ❤ After Maghrib, I returned to the hotel.

Adeeva :*

 

24 March 2017 was my last day in Bandung, it was a free time yaaay! In the morning, Dinda and I swam in hotel swimming pool, because I hadn’t worked out during the week.

hotel swimming pool

Then, we returned to the room, took a shower, and had breakfast. We had breakfast along with Fika, who visited us at the time 😀 after had breakfast, we packed our belongings and Dinda went home, while Fika and I headed to Yellow Truck (on Jl. Linggawastu No.11, Tamansari, Bandung).

Sabi et Fika @ Yellow Truck

my favorite tea of all times : English Breakfast!

The last but not the least, Fika drove me to Bandung Station (thanks Fika!). I rode Argo Parahyangan train at around 11:30 to Jakarta, so I can join tennis practice in the afternoon 😀

Sabi et Fika @ the station

I never get bored to visit Bandung ❤ despite the fact that there are some places make me feel nostalgic, but still I love Bandung so much!

 

tchao

Bandung : The Majesty Hotel, Teras Cihampelas, Warunk Upnormal, Ciwalk

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21 March 2017. Dinda (a friend of mine in the office) and I went to Bandung, because we had to attend IIGW (International ITB Geothermal Conference) 2017 @ the campus of ITB on 22-24 March 2017. Je suis ravie, as it’s been a while since I last visited my campus in early 2014……

We rode Argo Parahyanagan Train which departed from Gambir Station at 8.45 am, and reached Bandung at 12 pm. In Bandung Station, I bought a box of Mayasari’s bolen pisang keju (cheese and banana wrapped in dough). Then, we went to Majesty Hotel (on Jl. Surya Sumantri No.91, Sukajadi, Bandung).

the hotel lobby

After check-in, Dinda and I headed to our room on the 12th floor. Our room is a 3-bedrooms-and-2-bathrooms-apartment of (around) 100 square meters. After we had took a rest for a while, we decided to go to the hotel restaurant (next to hotel lobby) and have the welcome drink.

the apartment

my bedroom

my welcome drink

Next, we intended to have lunch @ Roti Gempol Jl. Surya Sumantri, buuuut when we got the place, it evidently has already permanently closed now 😦 so that, we changed our destination to Cihampelas Walk (Ciwalk) and Teras Cihampelas / Cihampelas Skywalk not longer after.

Cihampelas Street currently resembles a tunnel, since a bridge (called Teras Cihampelas) of length 500 m was built above it. There are 3 staircases and 1 lift which is available for you to climb the bridge.

@ Teras Cihampelas / Cihampelas Skywalk

Then, we had early dinner @ Warunk Upnormal (padahal di Jakarta juga ada yaaa hehe), before we got into the cinema to watch Beauty and the Beast 😀

Warunk Upnormal’s most famous item is their selection of creative indomie dishes. Such restaurant consist of 2 stories (non smoking on the 1st floor and smoking area on 2nd floor). Their wifi is good enough, while the interior inside is cozy and instagram-able.

my nasi kulit sambel konslet (rice, chicken skin, hot sambal) and lychee juice

At the time, I picked lychee juice and nasi kulit sambel konslet (rice, chicken skin, hot sambal) with addition of sliced smoked beef. Both the dish and the beverage tasted good 😀 the waitress said that sambel konslet is a very hot sambal, buuut I think it’s not really hot hmmmm~ However, it is delicious, I like it!

 

PS : all photos in this post courtesy of Dinda, because a couple of days after I returned to Jakarta, I lost all photos in my phone’s Camera album hiks…… Bon, see you tomorrow.

xoxo

Bandung : Gambir Station, Bandung Station, Chara Hotel

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16 October 2016. Since 17 October would be the wedding of Eta, Princess Jombs gang went to Bandung yippieeee, we made our weekend getaway at the same time 😀 I was the first person who departed from Gambir Station (Jakarta) at 12:45pm to Hall Station (Bandung), I rode Argo Parahyangan train. Next, Dea departed from Jakarta at 6pm by DayTrans shuttle. And the last, Ndai, Mba Hana, Rani, and Manda who departed from Gambir Station at 8pm.

I reached Bandung at 4pm and requested for an Uber ride directly afterwards. But in fact, there was a massive traffic jam in front of the station, my Uber arrived 30 minutes later…… Then, we headed to the place we stayed, Chara Hotel on Gatot Subroto Street (near Simpang Lima). I thought the hotel only around 3 km away from station, but I spent almost 1.5 hours to reach it heftz.

Such hotel is situated near Trans Studio Mall, as well as alun-alun, where you can find mainstream places to take an instagram-able picture hihi. Chara Hotel is in the same building as Amaia Spa. This building has an eye catching exterior. Unfortunately, the parking lot is small, and their tiny lobby is laid in the back corner, behind the parking space.

I got the hotel, and checked-in in a rush, because it was already 5:30pm, but I hadn’t salat asr hiks. My superior deluxe room is on 5th floor, very close to the colorful hotel restaurant. This room is (around) 30 sqm large room, which features 2 double beds, cable TV, and a bit slow wifi connection.

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my room @ Chara Hotel, Bandung | the hotel restaurant

After I had prayed, I organized my belongings, prepared all the things to attend the wedding, then I felt hungry……… But it was raining outside huhu, I couldn’t go to Bakso Enggal / Batagor Burangrang / Martabak San Fransisco (jadi laper hehe), even thought it’s just around a 15 minutes walk from the hotel, it’s a pity for me! Therefore, I ordered crisp salt and chili tofu (tahu goreng cabe garam) from hotel restaurant, and it tasted delicious ❤

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a half size portion of my crisp salt and chili tofu (tahu goreng cabe garam). I thought that I was so starving, so that I forgot to take photos before ate them just right after the waitress delivered the dish to my room hihi

Alhamdulillah I felt delightfully full afterwards. Then, I took a bath, salat, watched tv, and slept. Around 10pm, Dea arrived at the hotel, I woke up and had a nice chit-chat with her until the last group got the hotel at around 12am. Bon, let’s go to sleep everybody, bonne nuit!

xoxo