Highlights of the trip:
Dakken Cafe & Restaurant
An old bungalow turned into a Dutch-Colonial café. According to one of the waiters, Dakken is a Dutch word that means roof. I see! Food was good. Had nasi with sup buntut (ekor) and the ever-popular alpokat (avocado juice). Ahhhh..pure bliss!
If you are looking for a great place to eat in Bandung, you really have got to try spending some time at Kampung Daun. It’s more for the atmosphere than the food though. But it’s really worth your money. Found out that it was originally opened and operated by a Frenchman married to a local. Kampung Daun is located up higher from Bandung downtown. It's an eating place designed as a 'kampung' along a 200m stretch of a waterfall and stream.
The first step into Kampung Daun, it makes you feel as though you are entering a mysterious forest. Patrons are seated in private dining huts (they call them saung). We had Sundanese food. Ikan Gurame, Ayam Besengek, Ayam Bumbu Bali, Alpokat (of course!! MIL's and my faves!) and Durian Juice!!!
Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano, 25 kilometre north of Bandung direction of Lembang. The name means overturned boat and it is the only crater in Java accessible all the way by car. This is Bandung's most famous natural attraction. It was really windy and cold when we arrived and kinda felt like I was back in UK at that time.
Sempat shopping..Good and cheap knitwear sold here
Hammocks sold along the road
Places to Shop
Factory Outlets buys..Gosh, baru perasan it's all black & white!
Pasar Baru is also a good place to shop for Batik, kebaya, other textiles and 'ole-ole' at really cheap price. We really shopped till we dropped here-spent 7 hours in this place alone! Rambang mata tengok all the kain. Bought quite a lot. I don’t think I’ve ever shopped this much! Maybe coz ada shopping expert with me kot! Hats off to MIL! Next time nak shopping, I know whom to ajak :)