Showing posts with label Indonesiaku. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indonesiaku. Show all posts

WW: River Trekking at Royal Pita Maha Ubud, Bali

River Trekking at Royal Pita Maha Ubud, Bali

I probably haven't shared the complete stories of our vacation in Bali as we had explored many parts of this beautiful island. One of the them is when we did  River Trekking at Royal Pita Maha Ubud, Bali.

Wanna see how was our river trekking in Ubud?

Check it out from these photos

let's go river trekking..
the door of the lift taking us downstairs

the river awaits you

the cliff at Ayung River

all the greeneries

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WW: Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong, Nusa Penida, Bali

Broken Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia

Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong are some of the beautiful spots we visited during our trip to Nusa Penida, Bali. 

Read: The Amazing View of Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali

Just like many parts of Nusa Penida Island, Broken Beach as well as Angel's Billabong are indeed lovely and unique. Looking at its distinct geographical features, I guess the name 'broken beach' comes from that particular shapes of the rocks and corals surroundings the area. So does Angel's Billabong.

Compared to Kelingking beach and all the rigorous track we have to go through to reach it, visiting Broken beach and Angel's Billabong are like a walk in the park. 

Take a look at these photos and tell me what you think.

The Angel's Billabong.. look at that clear water!

we were enjoying the Angel's Billabong.. but we didn't swim there

Broken Beach ... look at the structure of the rock in the back

Broken Beach and Angel's Billabong, Nusa Penida, Bali
The Frakarsas at the Broken Beach

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WW: A Brief Visit to Bandung, West Java

One side of Bandung from above

We start traveling again these days with health protocol and new normal norms.

I had a working visit to Bandung, the capital city of West Java, for 3 days. Together with my hubby, we drove from Jakarta and it took us around 3 hours to arrive at Hilton Bandung, where we stayed. Well, this is the second time we stayed here as we really enjoyed this global-chained hotel. Too bad this time my kids didn't come along as we didn't really stay that long either.

Welcome to Hilton Bandung

Since I had meetings here, I didn’t really go out much but we did enjoy some culinary visit to some famous spots. Some of them are like our favorite places, so my hubby and I walked down the memory lane during our stay. We went to Batagor Kingsley, Se'i Sapi Lamalera, Iga Bakar si Jangkung and Kartika Sari Dago. Well I have to admit those are legendary places which have been famous for a long time.

Here are some of the photos I took while visiting them. Can you guess which one is which :)?

Se'i Sapi Lamalera
Se'i sapi is the traditional smoked beef plates from East Nusa Tenggara. You usually eat it with steam cassava leaves and hot chilli or sambal. Here in Bandung, they have a wide variety of sambal to eat together with the beef.

Se'i sapi for you..

Se'i sapi Lamalera Bandung
the cute mural

Se'i sapi Lamalera Bandung
the menus

Se'i sapi Lamalera Bandung
my fave.. with sambal Kecombrang

Batagor Kingsley
This bakso tahu goreng or fried tofu and fish cake is my fave. Whenever I go to Bandung I always ttry to eat here. We even have them take away to Jakarta as well. 

Batagor Kingsley Bandung
Batagor Kingsley Bandung with the soup... super yuuum

Batagor Kingsley Bandung
Fried Batagor Kingsley Bandung with spicy peanut sauce

Morenos Ice Cream at Kartika Sari Dago

I can't get enough!

Iga Bakar si Jangkung
These grilled ribs, marinated in Indonesian herbs and sauces, are the best!

Iga Bakar si Jangkung Bandung

Iga Bakar si Jangkung Bandung
I tried the soup as well..

A cup of hot tea after a plate of grilled ribs

Hilton Bandung
One of my favorite hotels in the city, not far from the train station and so many interesting spots in the area. I really enjoyed our spacious room and lovely view of the city from my room.
our comfy room at Hilton Bandung

breakfast at the hotel

the amenities are  Verbena & Lavender series from Crabtree & Evelyn

Can’t wait to go back to Bandung again soon and explore more. I sincerely hope next time coming here I will be able to meet my dearest blogger friends from Bandung as well. Meanwhile, stay safe, happy and healthy yaaa

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WW: Pulau Pisang, Pesisir Barat, Lampung at a Glimpse

Selamat datang di Pulau Pisang, Pesisir Barat, Lampung.

Banana Island, West Coast, Lampung.

Such an amazing place indeed!

Pulau Pisang, Pesisir Barat, Lampung

Straight across Indian Ocean, on the western coast of Lampung, Banana Island or Pulau Pisang is offering endless beauty.

Pulau Pisang, Pesisir Barat, Lampung

Perjalanan panjang dari Bandar Lampung menuju Krui dan perjalanan di laut dengan jukung yang seru benar - benar terbayar kontan. Cantik banget dan 

We have been blessed to be traveling to different parts of the world and we can’t miss the beauty of #lampung #thetreasureofsumatra ♥️♥️♥️. 

Sejak pandangan pertama melihat pulau seluas 2.310 hektar ini, kami sekeluarga terpukau dengan pantai pasir putihnya, air toska bening, samudera tak berujung dan deru ombak yang menghanyutkan. Aaah... makin cinta aku dengan Lampung yang kereeen ♥️♥️♥️ .

Cerita lengkapnya aku cicil di blog dan youtube yaaaa ♥️♥️♥️

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WW: Souvenirs from Bali


How I miss this beautiful land.
Dubbed as the land of Gods and Goddesses, Bali is worldwide famous for its natural landscape, rich tradition, and amazing cultures. For us, Indonesian, Bali is and will always be paradise.

As we are not allowed to travel around these days up until God knows when, we try to entertain ourselves with photos and videos took prior to COVID-19. And I have many taken in Bali. Due to my works, there are times when I came and visited Bali 4-5 times a year. Staying in Kuta and Nusa Dua, where most of my meetings were conducted, I always tried to enjoy this place once the works were concluded. As you know, Bali is indeed dotted with plush hotels and 

Tenun Bali

One thing I wouldn't miss is getting some souvenirs from the fantastic land.
No matter how many times we I have visited Bali, I always try to stop at some souvenir centers around Denpasar, Kuta, or Nusa Dua to get my favorites.
Some of my favorites are the local munchies such as kacang Koro, kacang disco (coated peanuts with various flavors), chips with local spices, brem, and more. 

What I like more is the traditional fabrics, endek and tenun Bali. They are very intricate and detailed plus colorful. As you probably know before, I am a big fan of wastra nusantara. Indonesian traditional fabrics are super cool. I have many collection of them and also the ready-to-wear ones, plus accessories. I always bring them wherever I go and most of the time, make them as souvenirs for my dear friends. Banyak banget temen - temen aku di PBB yang suka juga melihat wastra nusantara yang aku pakai.

Oh..and the paintings! I love Balinese painting, traditional as well as modern ones. 
Here are some of the souvenirs I managed to see and bring home (some of them only).

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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, people!

Happy Earth Day, people!

I sincerely wish we all getting more and more aware of the condition of the earth we are living now. How many damages we have caused and how suffering the earth is :(. 

Well, I am not trying to blame anybody, any governments, any industries, or whatever. But as we see those piles of garbage, dirty rivers and oceans, polluted air, melting ice, deforestation and many more environmental damages,  don't we all have to do something? 

I know there are many movements and concrete actions being put forward and implemented in oder to save our planet. Our one and only earth. 

This Corona pandemic has somehow presented an opportunity for all of us to think and rethink of what we can do to 

The earth has been our home!

And in this Earth Day, I made a note of what we had done and what we should do to help the earth. I couldn't help but write this little note, not necessarily a poem, in Bahasa Indonesia. I really love to see the beauty of mother nature and I firmly believe that it is our obligation to keep it clean and beautiful. Alas, we are doing exactly the opposite!

Nevertheless, I know deep down inside we all want to do something to help the earth. Something simple that we can try ourselves and teach our children. Something concrete like using no or less plastic, using less energy, planting more trees and plants, avoiding littering and separating trash, bringing tumbler and environmental bag everywhere, and so many more.

Here's my little video, a little self-reminder to myself and how I hope I can continue to take actions to keep the earth beautiful and clean.

Happy Earth Day! Untuk bumiku tercinta... Maafkan hati dan akal kami.. yang kerap dangkal memahami cinta dan ketulusanmu menjadi rumah indah nan nyaman tempat kami berlabuh dan sandarkan harapan Kecantikanmu yang memikat seharusnya kami jaga erat agar tetap lekat untuk anak cucu kami kelak. Biru lautmu dan juga langitmu harus terpatri di kalbu agar cinta ini tak jadi sendu dingin membeku Bumiku sayang... Terima kasih untuk semua cintamu dan keindahanmu yang getarkan kalbu Meskipun ku tau ini akan jadi perjalanan panjang penuh liku Izinkan kami 'tuk terus mencintaimu Just a little note for my dearest earth! Selamat Hari Bumi Mari kita jaga dengan segenap hati Photos and videos were taken at Yonkers, NY; Bear Mountain, NY; Astoria Park, NYC; Washington Square, NYC; Central Park, NYC; Tokyo, Japan; Teluk Lampung, Lampung; Atambua, East Nusa Tenggara; Tanjung Benoa, Bali; Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia.

Happy Earth Day and let's keep our earth beautiful!