Friday, November 14, 2008

Tripping Jakarta & Bandung - Part 3

Our next location was to visit Tangkuban Perahu which is an active volcano and carries a local legend. Click HERE to read more.

Tangkuban Perahu Volcano

Amidst the scenery, we came across quite a few food vendors in the vicinity. Most of the stalls are tiny with a simple setup as you can see from the photos, carried around on the vendor's shoulders as they move from area to area.

Tiny Stall One

Tiny Stall Two

Deep Frying
There was this one vendor who was deep frying away. As much as I was curious to try out the snack, the colour of the oil made me think twice!

Souvenir Stalls
When one is done with the view, there are stalls and stalls of vendors selling all sorts of souvenirs that one can patronise.

Before we left the place, we passed an area with lots of pineapple vendors selling what Indonesia is quite famous for; Honey Pineapples. We picked a few and the vendor skillfully cut the pineapple there and then so that we can eat it right away. The Honey Pineapple is really sweet and juicy; we could smell the sweetness and see the pineapple juice dripping away as the vendor was cutting it - sweet delight at Rupiah5,000 each (about RM1.80 for a whole Honey Pineapple).

Honey Pineapple

On The Spot

We got back onto the bus and it was at this point that I decided to take a pic of our local tour guide who has a cute name, Cucu. You see, he bears a resemblance to someone famous who has ties with Indonesia. We were even thinking that our tour guide might even be relative of his. What do you think? Does our tour guide look like him?


Well, Cucu did say that if he wins, he'll fly us all to USA for free to celebrate with him! Hahaha...hence I'm waiting for that invitation ;P

But truly, I'm happy that Obama is now the President of USA!
Change We Can All Believe In, Change We Need!

To Be Continued....


Kok said...

First photo, I thought Genting Highland was bombed. :D

By the way, why everyone is so concerned about U.S. presidency whereas Malaysia, there's no one concern about the Prime Minister? haha. :P

J2Kfm said...

eh, uncanny resemblance.

that guy carved a whole pineapple so skilfully? without any support even. and RM1.80 can buy only 2 slices of pineapples here.

SimpleGirl said...

Nice photos and experience sharing. Esp the "Obama" looking tour guide...really looks alike

Life for Beginners said...

Baso Tauhu? That sounds more edible than the Baso Urat (tendon meatballs) that I had in Bandung! :P

jason said...

Haha... he does look a little like Obama in some angle :)

Tummythoz said...

Didn't make it to the volcano site but had the really sweet pineapple. Any idea where to find here? Even if sold for RM5 per fruit, I'll still get. Yes, it's sooo good.

Beachlover said...

what a great vacation and photos you took!! Oh ! I love CUCU now LOL! yes we can!

mimid3vils said...

active volcano? U'r not scare?

Shirley Khor said...

WOW! A great trip! You seem to be traveling a lot. I'm so envious...Looking forward to ur coming post :)

Me too! Since Obama could be the first black president in the US, when will Malaysia change its perspectives? *waiting...*

Katie said...

Your guide won the election :P

I can't get over the fact that those venders carry their setup around with them - wouldn't that be really heavy? Wow!

wmw said...

Kok : Wah, you don't make people panic lah. We are not concerned about US presidency, we are inspired!

j2kfm : Yes, very skillfully done.

simplegirl : Thanks for the compliment and thanks for dropping by, see you around :o)

LFB : Aiyah, I abstain from the street food leh...such a shame.

Jason : Hehehe...yah lo. I'm waiting for my invitation!

Tummythoz : Yup, so good hor? I recall buying some honey pineapple here a long time back by the roadside but forgot where. *smacks head*

Precious Pea said...

It's amazing looking at how easy they cut pineapples. I curse each time I cut one, well normally once a year when I make pineapple tart for CNY. Next year I think i will just go to fruit stalls to buy those readily cut!

tigerfish said...

The pineapples brighten up the whole place!

Ling's Passion said...

Nice photo. I always enjoy looking at the photo that you took. Just wonder....what is the camera that you use?

wmw said...

Beachlover : Yay! :o)

mimid3vils : Didn't think of it then wor! Gasp!

Shirley : Hey there, how's life?

Katie : I think it's featherweight to them...something they have gotten used to judging by the way they went about with that task.

Precious P : Yah, that guy did most of the cutting just holding it like that!

Hazza said...

well observed! or was that obama dead ringer a camera trick? He jsut needs to hair to have an alternative career as a lookalike!

Simon Seow said...

Obama study in Jakarta when he was young.

CUMI & CIKI said...

amazing shots! love the real life, street life photos.. you capture the moment well:)

sc said...

love the first picture! looking at the mobile vendor, makes one wonder where they clean their bowl eh? hehe

wmw said...

tigerfish : Yah, what a lovely rich colour!

Ling : Hi there! I'm using both my old and new camera. The old one, Lumix DMC-LZ3 and new one is a DSLR Nikon D80. Thanks for the compliment.

Hazza : You should see Cucu in person!

Simon : Hmmm....still wondering about Cucu.

Cumi & ciki : Thanks ;o) I'm still learning.

sc : Errrr... :p

Selba said...

Wow.. you were in Indonesia? My.. my... Beautiful scenes taken through your camera :)

LOL, the guide definitely looks like obama... oh, btw, "cucu" means grandson/daughter, hehehe.

wmw said...

Hi Selba! Thanks.... :o)

ai wei said...

love ur photos! they are magnificient!!! whoaoaaaaaaa

howeyelaine said...

good one for the tour guide pic:)