24 hours in Bandung

Last weekend me and my friends went to Bandung. There were four of us and we’ve known each other since we joined the same company back in 2011. Though now two of us don’t work there anymore (including myself!), we remain close friends and occasionally travel together. This trip was special because it’s the last trip before one of us left to Melbourne to study. So it’s like a farewell trip too :’).

We left Jakarta early Saturday morning. Though still sleepy, all of us were excited. Our first destination was to eat, of course. We ate Bakso for brunch and then followedΒ with coffee and dessert in Two Cents Coffee. AfterwardsΒ we went for a little bit of shopping at Rumah Mode before went to our hotel, Mercure Bandung Setiabudi which I previously booked using Booking.com. Since I am a regular user of Booking.com, I am one of theΒ “Genius Member” and was entitled free drinks during check in. To my surprise, the front desk officer informed me that we also got our room upgraded! Woohoow!

I don’t know if it’s because of my Genius Member status with Booking.com or if we were just lucky.. but whatever the reason was, upgrade always means good, right? πŸ˜‰ So we got upgraded from a standard room to a room with balcony and free mini bar! The mini bar was not that fancy though, but still, freebies are always nice!

After checking in, we rested for a while and then went out for another shopping time.. hahaha.. Our destination wasΒ Twig House – a winter equipment shop, because my friend wanted to buy some stuffs for her move to Melbourne. As it was located in Jl.Sukajadi (close to Paris Van Java Mall), we expected that there were traffic. Lucky us, the road seemed to be in our favor that time! traffic was barely there so we could get around easily.

After shopping, we went for dinner at Bebek Ali Borromeus. Has anyone eaten here before? I used to go here all the time when I visited Bandung during my college days and I am surprised that it’s still taste as good! Yuuum!!! Then as we were on our way back to the hotel, we stopped by for some Taiwanese dessert nearby our hotel (I really forget the name as it was not too special hahaha). We basically just spent the night at our hotel room, watching Russel Peters and Aziz Ansari on Netflix through my laptop.

The next morning we left quite early because we aimed to arrive at Jakarta around noon. We still managed to have breakfast though. This time at Two Hands Full, another coffee shop in Jl.Sukajadi. I love the place, the coffee was good!

So that’s the story of our short trip to Bandung. Though short, the trip was special – it was laid back,full of laughter, and I think we were lucky that everything seemed to be in our favor. Upgraded room, good food, and easy traffic! What else could we ask for? πŸ™‚

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The four of us!

 

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31 thoughts on “24 hours in Bandung”

  1. lucky you gak kena heavy traffic di bandung, mbak. πŸ˜€
    dan aku belum sempet nyobain Bebek Borromeus, padahal udah 4 tahun di sinih.
    *dicatet buat jadi tujuan ngelayap malem2*

  2. Setuju ! Bebek Ali Borromeus walaupun makanan di tenda pinggir jalan tetep aja ngantri juga kalo lagi full. aku udah jarang ke sana karena sekitaran DU yg lebih deket ke rumah juga nyoba bebeknya enak, lokasinya pas banget sebrang tempat bus Damri di Unpad (lupaa nama tempatnya. hahaha).

  3. Wah yang begini nih yang bikin warga Bandung males jalan-jalan karena macet *menatap sewot* *lalu dikeplak Christa yang bernuansa liburan*
    Hihihi..
    I’m happy that Bandung is still that sweet place that everyone wants to come back to πŸ™‚

    1. Anpuuuun, aku nggak bikin macet kok waktu ituuu.. Malah nambah pajak karena belanja belanji di Rumah Mode hahahahahah ;)))))))

      Yep yep Bandung always has its charms πŸ™‚

  4. pasti menyenangkan sekali tuh pergi bareng temen2 cewe, ngobrol gak berhenti2, ketawa ketiwi, pastinya fun ya :-D. btw selamat jalan untuk tamannya ya mbak Christa *sok akrab* πŸ™‚

    1. Iyaa Tje, lengkap juga isinya head to toe ada. Yang lucu dia juga jual suvenir dr berbagai negara musim dingin hahahaha kalau ketinggalan oleh2 bisa balik lagi ke tokonya setelah pulang trip. Cerdik ya πŸ˜‰

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