It’s been almost 2 weeks I’m in Bandung for my long long holiday of the year! Bandung is the place where I was born and grew up as a rebel teenager !!@#$!??!! and became the best!! student of class 1992 (on different period of time, for sure!). This town remains the paradise for shoppers, eaters, and sleepers (like me..). But the trip to Jakarta with Benny ‘my bart’ last weekend was really fun. With one goal of him : Visiting Tandike to buy Karrimor bags – he’s a big fan of this brand of outdoor adventure gear.
Having chatted too much in the bus with Esti who was very kind to accompanied us and be our city tour guide, we forgot to stop at where we supposed to! You will never believe what this shop looks like, imagining from their website..Benny…hope we made you happy that day!
We tried various public transports : tourist mini bus from Bandung to Jakarta, Mikrolet, Kopaja, Mikrolet again, Busway – this is a must try and so fun, Bus Patas AC, Taxi, and finally being picked up by Wina – one my best friend from Jakarta in her nice (new ya?) car.
Jakarta is a big (too big for me) city that has a black and white /contrast scenes from my ‘bird eye view’ : big n tall high rise buildings, supermal, shopping centre, department store, megamall – you name it, and a dirty polluted hectic bus station such as Blok M, and not to forget those people who are still living under poverty under the bridge.
When Benny’s got what he wants (of course he got me one nice Tyrlobyte black day pack with laptop bag inside!), it’s time for me to try what I’ve been really looked forward to : Gado gado Bon-Bin at Cikini IV street. It’s Gado gado (indonesian salad with peanut sauce) and Asinan (don’t know how to say it in english, but it’s all about the green stuff I love) are legend!!
Unfortunately the Maison Benny is closed 32 min before we got there..ohh no! Next time ya Win! Esti, Wina, thank you from me and Benny for this short but fun Jalan jalan!!!..