Bandung, Indonesia 4D3N (Day 2)
Bandung, Indonesia 4D3N (Day 3)
We started our last day with breakfast at the hotel. To our surprise, the menu changed! Based on past reviews on agoda, they don't change the food so it was a good change though there wasn't much improvement.
Brata came to pick us up for our pampering session! We only hired him for a trip to the airport but he kindly volunteered his service because we were suppose to do our manicure the day before but because they couldn't accommodate us, we had to return another day and he felt bad. Furthermore, it was a distance away from our hotel.
I did manicure/nail art for both hands and feet. The price for nail art is based on the different designs. Do note that the price listed is for 2 hands, not per finger! My nail art design was.. IDR45,000 (SGD4.50) and the polka dot design for my feet was IDR35,000 (SGD3.50) Total price came up to less than SGD15!
A did manicure too :D Just basic cleaning and scrub and he loves it. Heh.
Since we were at Jln Riau, we decided to go over to HummingBird Cafe which was very much raved about.
To get to Humming Bird Cafe, head to Jl. Progo...
There's quite a number of cafes along this stretch of road. Feels like our Tiong Bahru.
It was filled with teenagers, young adults and families.
The Early Riser menu ended by the time we reached so we only had these choices (above). After we made our order, we saw there were mains like pasta and chicken served to other diners. We didn't get any menu with that at all! Felt a bit cheated though.
I'm very ashamed to say that I totally forgot what we ordered. But it was decent and relatively cheap compared the cafes in Singapore. The milkshakes were very very thick and sweet. It's worth a visit though! But there are many nice-looking cafes around the area so perhaps if you're adventurous and want to take the road less-travelled, go for somewhere else!
Popped by a few factory outlets in Riau, the popular ones like Heritage and Secret.
I didn't really find anything nice though. Even if there were any, they don't have it in my size! >:( We basically just walked around for time to pass by.
In Bandung, you can see a lot of roadside balloon sellers. According to Brata, these balloons are at SGD1, which is freaking cheap (to us). Like, where in Singapore can you get such helium balloons? A normal rubber balloon can cost 30c, some shops charge $2 for helium. That's $2.30 already!
Wanted to go for foot massage at the only place but it's fully booked. :( Massages are not that readily available as compared to BKK.
Brata brought us to a snacks shop to get some snacks before heading to the airport! Check-in at the minuscule airport was painfully slow because there were so many passengers but so little space.
There were very limited parking space at the airport. What they do is they just park somewhere even if it means blocking other cars. If the car inside needs to get out, the parking attendant would just push the car in front. Organized mess FTW.
Dinner was at Solaria. Just your usual fried rice. We unknowingly ordered milkshake again. Hahahaha. Too much too much.
And it was time to say goodbye to Bandung! The 4 days were great and it was a much-needed break!
A and I were down with food poisoning right after we came back from Bandung though. He got severe diarrhea the day after, and I ran straight to the toilet early in the morning 2 days later. Full-blown food poisoning with vomiting, diarrhea and fever for me. After this episode of food poisoning, turns out a few of my colleagues all returned from Bandung with food poisoning =X
Nevertheless, it was a great first visit to Indonesia!