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


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!




Bandung : Roti Gempol, Malah Dicubo, Three Bears Cafe, the Kartipah Hotel


2 April 2016. I left my room to the travel pool at 6:30 am, it took me about 30 minutes by Uber, because I would be off to Bandung at 7:30 yeaaay~ It’s been almost 1.5 years since my last visit 😦

I reached Bandung at 10:30, il y a des embouteillages partout heftz. Then, I left the travel pool to the place where I would spend the night (The Kartipah Hotel @ Dago) by Uber. As I didn’t want to bring my luggage while I strolled around Bandung, therefore I put it in hotel reception desk. In addition to that, I cannot check-in to my room because it was 11 in the morning, whereas check-in time is 2 pm.

Hmmm did I tell you the reason of my current visit? It is because I would attend my high school friend’s wedding, who also lived in the same boarding house with me, on our college time in Bandung. Her name is Faradiani, I called her: Cece. Also, I loved to have such short term vacation in Bandung hehe. Cece would have her wedding @ The Kartipah Hotel, so that I would spend the night there, biar ga repot 😉

My first destination was Roti Gempol (behind Midori Japanese Restaurant). Believe it or not, this is my very first visit there haha *kemana aja Sab selama 4 tahun kemarin kuliah di Bandung*. I ordered roti bakar gandum komplit (toasted wheat bread, with cheese, omelette, and smoked beef filling yuuummm!) and addictea (thai tea flavored). I met my friends (who kuliah di fakultas yang sama tapi beda jurusan) there, they are Isnan, Pece, and Ade.


toasted wheat bread (with cheese, omelette, and smoked beef filling) and addictea (thai tea flavored) :9

My second destination was Amanda Brownies @ Dago. I bought several boxes of steamed brownies there. Next, I returned to the hotel for check-in. Buuuut, I arrived at the hotel at 1:30 pm (30 minutes before check-in time) huhu. Thankfully, mas resepsionis was utterly kind, he allowed me to check-in when I got there, Alhamdulillah~


the corridor towards my room

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my room ❤

After finished take some photos, pray, etc, I got ready for the next destination woohooo~ I would meet Fika (she used to work at Pertamina UTC, just like I do currently. But, Fika’s already resigned, and now she takes master program @ ITB) , and our destination was RM Malah Dicubo @ Stasiun Bandung. I really really miss this place sooooo much 😦 I miss their cabe ijo, dendeng, ikan bilih, etc, my favorite dishes when I was younger haha. I could go there 3-4 times a week, meanwhile it’s location is pretty far from my boarding house @ Dago Asri…………….


dendeng ijo (dendeng nya saya nambah, padahal nasinya cuma 1, emang gabisa cuma makan 1x kalo kesini…..)

After that, we headed to Three Beras Cafe @ Paskal Hyper Square. This cafe is a new cafe in Bandung, I mean ehmm jaman saya masih jadi mahasiswa belum ada hehe. It has simple yet lovely interior, me like it! We just ordered dessert there, because we were already full, but we wanted to have a cozy place for chit chat ❤


my rose lychee pannacotta (yumm!) & english breakfast tea @ Three Bears Cafe

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mignon :3


Sabi et Fika

I returned to the hotel afterwards, I prayed, took a bath, prepared all the things for attending Cece’s wedding tomorrow, watched tv, had a nice chit-chat with Naes (my roommate for this trip). Naes was one of my ex-roommate (when we were in 3rd grade) in my boarding school life. Then, we went to bed at around 11 pm………..

3 April 2016. We woke up at around 5 am to pray subuh, then we slept again shortly after that 😀 Eventually, we got up at 8 (I love weekend so much). We took a bath, had breakfast, got dressed, applied make up, and finally we were ready kyaaa~ Before we headed to the venue of wedding reception, which is located just 1 minutes walking from our room, we checked-out at reception desk first.


my breakfast


I had breakfast in a semi-outdoor hall, which is situated adjacent to the fish pond and the joglo ❤


my make-up and my dress hehe


@ photo booth: Sabi, Naes, Andaru (the occupants of room 103, H Building, Insan Cendekia Serpong in 2008-2009 🙂 Recently, Naes work in Bank Mandiri, while Andaru just arrived in Indonesia a couple of months after finishing her master program @ Southampton, UK.



Naes, Cita, Messya, Sabi, Oli, Yara, Andaru, Bibil, Riken, Ira, Fikung, Nuri, Akhdan, Danny @ Cece’s wedding reception

The reception was ended at 2 pm. I headed to travel pool not longer after that, because I would be off to Jakarta at 3:30 (it is weekend and I’m in Bandung, hence there is heavy traffic jam everywhere hehe).

À bientôt, Bandung…..