Semarang Trip Day 1

Just a flash back on my trips that I went during the last few weeks, first was Bandung which only lasts for 3 days 2 nights. So my next trip has to be longer and it happens to be around 1 week! Exciting and totally fun 😀

For 1 week planning, my destinations are to Semarang, Yogyakarta and Batu Karas… I guess many of you might not know where is Batu Karas, which I will cover in the next few blogs in order to keep you all (my readers) waiting..

My trip starts really early at around 3am, due to avoid any traffic jam during the long holiday (Reason : Lebarang in Indonesia), and it takes us about 16 hours to drive all the way from Jakarta to Semarang, although it can be more faster. Just a bit inside story, sitting in a car enjoying the view is always something that I enjoyed…  Enjoying the sounds of music going in through my ears, being with someone who makes you comfortable and enjoyable makes the whole trip even more interesting. Suffering much through enduring urinate on the way (manage to stop by at pit stop, and queue for like 30 minutes to use the toilet ) -__-” , finally we arrived at Semarang at night around 8ish…  Without hesitation, we tried this place where I was recommended by my friend who stays in Semarang , Geisha! A combination of mixture Japanese, Italian and (could not remember the 3rd one, sorry peeps).. hahahah We just sit right in the middle of the place and  quickly ordered through the menu.

The place where you were surrounded with cutting edge designs, romantic candle-light served dishes, feel the breeze windy weather, overall you just feel very comfortable hanging in that place. It will be fun too for group hangout/gathering.

Geisha Sushi

Phone: (024) 850-3344
Fax: (021) 850-3255
Jl. Sisingamangaraja No. 19 C, Semarang

Just after dinner, we decided to go to a place where they are famous for the desserts and night scenery. The place is located at the top of the hill and we are able to view really nice night view. At the restaurant, they mainly served ice cream and pancakes. We hang out there for a while just to taste the specialty that they offer. What do you think? Looks yummyy, isn’t it ?! They tend to closed at midnight, so do not miss out the place.

Lind’s Old fashioned Ice Cream

Jl Kawi 57
Semarang
(0)24 8312180

Since we only get to stay at Semarang for just a night, we have to make use of our time wisely 🙂 Thus, we tried to try as much food as possible before we moved on to the net destination. Next morning we woke up at 6am to get things ready. Some of you might be wondering what we have for the breakfast… Answer : Famous Semarang Lumpia !! We managed to try 2 different version of lumpia  where I was told that it is quite famous in Semarang. But stay tuned for the Day 2 at Semarang , and where I will post all the great food !

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Bandung Part 2

Although I was told Bandung is a small town, with such short trip of 3 days 2 nights, it is not enough for me to tour around there. Main place such as Kawah Putih is a tourist attraction that could not be missed. Just in the middle of nowhere, there is an existence of a lake filled with fluoride water that eventually looks bluish. I tried to learn on the photography skill in order to take good pictures, so indeed some photos that I would love to share. Some of the photos were not taken by me, so credibility is indeed not just from me. 🙂

After visiting Kawah Putih, next pitstop is no doubt another exploration of cafes that I have done some homework via searching from the net. Hummingbird – What does it mean to you? This place that I went to is definitely one of the most nice place that I would love to visit again just to hang out with my friends. What I love about Bandung is that there are so many cafes that emphasizes on the design of their cafes and transform into another wonderland. Looking at the menus, I decided to order myself wagyu teriyaki rice that serve with healthy vegies. We also ordered entree that I actually have forgotten the name of it. >_< I realised in Indonesia has a trend of ordering flavoured tea such ice lychee tea, iced peach tea and etc. My “friend” ordered lamb shank and it tasted really good. Nevertheless, we ordered Coffee cake and Red Velvet Cake and really taste yummy…

Right after our lunch, we decided to visit Brussels Spring which located at Setiabudi of Bandung – another unique cafe to taste some of the menus that they offered in there. Look at the photos that I’ve shared ! Isn’t this look really cool? Dried flowers thrown into the jar of hot water and eventually open into what they have called it Blossom Tea. It doesn’t take really strong which in fact I think it is just perfect for a tea-time menu drink. On the othe hand, my friend ordered strawberry smoothies (which they name it Valentine) ~ Although just a normal smoothy, but the glass and spoon that re-presented has made it more exciting.

Places to visit to Bandung :

Brussels Spring
Jl. Setiabudi 49-51.
Bandung, West Java
Indoesia
Phone (022) 2040410

Hummingbird Cafe
Jl. Progo No. 14
Phone (022) 4212582