Lembang Floating Market, Bandung

Indonesia is one of the world’s most populous Muslim countries: so I expected restaurants to be closed throughout the day during fasting month. Surprisingly, in the city of Bandung, many places remained open (can’t say the same about other cities) and people were cool about eating…as long as it wasn’t in ‘public’. The wooden roadside stalls had ‘curtains’ where people could eat away from prying … Continue reading Lembang Floating Market, Bandung

Lembang Begonia Flower Garden, Indonesia

  The sun sets early in Bandung, so we didn’t have much daylight left by the time our car rolled into Lembang Begonia Flower Garden.Thankfully, it wasn’t a huge place so we could take a quick tour to look at the pretty flowers and garden decorations 🙂 Immediately upon entering,we were greeted by what else – loads of begonias! Most were in a velvety shade of … Continue reading Lembang Begonia Flower Garden, Indonesia

Cat ‘Poop’ Coffee? – Kopi Luwak Cikole, Lembang

Ever tried cat ‘poop’ coffee? Okay, so they’re civet cats and it’s not really poop, but still. Kopi Luwak, or civet coffee, is famous all over the world for its supposedly superior quality and flavor. While I’ve always wanted to try it, they are very expensive in KL (RM60+ for a cup)! But since we’re in Indonesia, where the coffee originated from, it would be … Continue reading Cat ‘Poop’ Coffee? – Kopi Luwak Cikole, Lembang

Gubug Makan Mang Engking @ Lembang, Indonesia

So after exploring the majestic Tangkuban Perahu volcano, dipping our feet in Sari Ater’s hot springs and taking in the sights at Ciater’s tea plantations, our tummies were well and rumbling – high time for lunch! 🙂 Tucked into the mountainside is a scenic resto called Gubug Makan Mang Engking, which serves traditional Indonesian cuisine. Instead of a typical restaurant, the place cleverly incorporates its … Continue reading Gubug Makan Mang Engking @ Lembang, Indonesia

Sari Ater Hot Springs, Lembang, Indonesia

Nothing beats a nice soak in a hot spring, especially after you’ve been walking around a lot! After our visit to Tangkuban Perahu Volcano, our guide drove us downhill to Sari Ater Hot Springs Resort in Ciater district.  Sitting in the middle of a tea estate, the spacious retreat has dozens of natural mineral springs fed by heat from surrounding volcanoes. The water contains iodium and … Continue reading Sari Ater Hot Springs, Lembang, Indonesia