Monday, November 03, 2008

Tripping Jakarta & Bandung - Part 1

I went off for a short holiday in Jakarta & Bandung last 2 weeks and came back with a fever. I was recovering from cough before I left but came back with other viruses ;o). Thank goodness I'm much better now (though not fully well) and almost back to normal "programming"! A short 1st part from me...

Prior to me going onto this trip, the lot of us were forewarned to abstain from consuming too much of the chili paste that's usually served with the regular meals of Nasi Padang (the local version of rice with dishes - usually eaten with lots of curry gravy, for me that is). For one who loves spicy food, it was a bummer that I had to cut down on that. Plus no food adventure on the side for me! The first group that went suffered diarrhoea and now it's up to us whether we want to live life dangerously or "healthily"! Hahaha....

Around Jakarta

Stalls
It was a shame really that I played it safe but I definitely didn't want to ruin my vacation by throwing caution to the wind.



After a quick lunch which was Nasi Padang (one of many Nasi Padang meals I had there), we dashed over to a nearby departmental store as there were some of us who were already itching to spend some shopping money.
String Women
Can someone please let me know exactly what is "String Women"???

Textile

Departmental Store
There were lovely batik prints/textiles for sale alongside with handicraft souvenirs and bags.

Of course, I went around capturing scenes with my camera - definitely preferring street scenes over departmental stores ;o)

Street vendor




To be continued ...

12 comments:

Kok said...

wmw,
You didn't tell me you're going to Jakarta and Bandung! hehe.

Anyway, I guess you're having a great trip although you've to come back sick. Great photos you have there. I like the very last shot. :)

jason said...

Hahaha... sup buntut!

Precious Pea said...

Did you try the durian ice cream???

J2Kfm said...

why must stay away from the chilli paste leh?

diarrhoea inducing?

Tummythoz said...

I went there earlier but only got 1post done. Hmm wonder if we ate/saw same things so I can just link aka hijack. =P

daphne said...

haha. I was thinking the same thing! String women huh..

I hv this picture of women hanging on strings for sale.. ewwwwwwww

Jun said...

haha maybe the chili paste would have helped prevent the fever (prophylactic "poison against poison" mar ;p).. but glad to hear u're ok now :D

sc said...

hope you're much better now! update us soon with more bandung post :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

hey, i realised you got a new profile picture frame...sooo the national geography lar..hehehe

hope you are feeling much better now! :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

hey, hope you're feeling better now. i think the time when you're in Jakarta, I was in KL. :)

wmw said...

kok : Now you know :o). Thanks...

Jason : Hehehe....

Precious P : I saw the stall, took photos even but didn't eat. We were really cautious.

j2kfm : Yup, cos the first batch didn't and they suffered!

Tummythoz : I doubt we ate the same thing as we went on a tour. Chances are you had much better food!

wmw said...

daphne : I still don't have any idea what it is!

Jun : And that's the doctor giving advice??? Hahaha...

SC : Hey, when's dinner???

Nic : I changed my profile pic the day I went for the NatGeo workshop leh.

NKOTB : We have to meet up one of these days!