Kopi Ireng, Dago

Favourite Bandung Restaurants

One of the big attractions to Bandung is the variety of interesting restaurants, cafes, and coffee houses tucked into the hills around Bandung. Every weekend, Jakartans escape the chaos and congestion of the capital to relax in the quiet Bandung hills. Here are some of my favorite places. Dago Atas Area   Cloud 9, A[…]

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Surfer challenges the reef break at Batu Karas.

Visiting Batu Karas

Batu Karas is a secret Indonesian surf spot, only known to those in the know, so implies one website that offers a tour to an unnamed, charming surf village offering sand barrels and shorty takeoffs on a 300 meter point break.     In 2006, Tom Williams, owner of Bonsai Bungalows, came to Batu Karas[…]

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Trekking through the Great Forest is a great way to see West Java's natural beauty

Bandung Trekking

Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Djuanda (Great Forest Park) is a conservation area, botanical garden, and recreational area that begins in the Dago area of Bandung and stretches nearly 30 km north, past Tangkuban Perahu to the village of Ciater. In addition to the waterfalls, the mostly pine and bamboo forest has abundant wildlife –[…]

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Bandung City Tour on Bus

Bandung, Once Known As “Paris Of Java”

Bandung is the cosmopolitan provincial capital of West Java famous for its universities, cuisine, fashion, and night life. Though it is overshadowed by Jakarta, which is just two hours away, it is a dynamic city in its own right. Bandung is the center of Sundanese culture, and an important business, arts, and education center. Located[…]

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Citumang river, West Java

Around Batu Karas, West Java

One of the pleasures of staying in Batu Karas is renting a motorbike and riding around enjoying the scenery. There are a number of short trips you can take. I’ve already written about Green Canyon, and Pangandaran, but there are a few more choices. Batu Hiu (Shark Rock) has an interesting past. According to an[…]

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Climbing the Mount Gede

Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, Mountains in West Java

The twin peaks of this park speak of a turbulent natural past. Heat, rock and ash push and thrust to create this spectacular mountain yet the story does not finish there. Today, there is continued activity, which pushes these peaks higher and higher now standing at 2,958 m and 3,029 m. Yet this is a[…]

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Halimun Salak National Park, West Java

Ecotourism Tour, Gunung Halimun National Park

Jakarta has many wonderful qualities but sometimes the fact that we can escape from Jakarta is its best feature. Where to go, Gunung Halimun National Park is a cool refreshing spot that connects a weary soul with nature and gives you a chance to rejuvenate. Only 80 km south west of Jakarta this national reserve[…]

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The Puncak highland, Bogor

Travel To Puncak Pass, The Great Escape

Fresh Air, Clear skies, cool breeze, winding mountain paths, friendly people, great food, pulsating rivers, adventures, breakfast with a view from your private villa, who would not want all of these things in a quick and easy getaway from the organized chaos of Jakarta. This all is within reach; the great escape, Puncak Pass. Only[…]

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Pangandaran Beach

Pangandaran, A Popular Beach Resort For Indonesian’s

Pangandaran is charming – an over-grown fishing village that has evolved into a popular Beach resort for Indonesian’s. It remains mostly off the foreign tourist’s radar for a couple of reasons – it’s difficult to reach, and nearby Bali seems to offer much more. But, more is not always better. For the foreign tourists who[…]

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Ciwidey, Bandung

Stunning Bandung, Where The Wonders Of West Java Begins

Bandung is the cosmopolitan provincial capital of West Java famous for its universities, cuisine, fashion, and night life. Though it is overshadowed by Jakarta, which is just two hours away, it is a dynamic city in its own right. Bandung is the center of Sundanese culture, and an important business, arts, and education center. Located[…]

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TANGKUBAN PERAHU

Bandung Volcano Tour

CIATER HOT SPRING Ciater is a pretty little place in the middle of huge tea estate. Its main attraction is the Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort; the pools are probably the best of all the hot springs around Bandung. You can enjoy swimming in warm sulphurous water pools that can heal rheumatism and skin problems[…]

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PUNCAK

Highland Up Country Tour

BOGOR BOTANICAL GARDEN Located at the heart of Bogor, it is world class botanical gardens, covering an area of around 85 hectares. Officially opened by the Dutch in 1817, it was from these gardens that early researchers developed various crops such as tea, cassava, tobacco and cinchona. The park is still a major center for[…]

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Bogor Botanical Garden

Bogor Botanical Gardens, A Perfect Vacation

Kebun Raya Bogor also known as Bogor Botanical Garden located in the center of Bogor city, West Java. With 87 hectare, it has 3,443 kind of plant and 519 kind of orchid. This garden was build by Casper George Carl Reinwardt in May 18 1817 and named as Slands Plantentiun te Buitenzorg. One of the famous[…]

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Pangandaran beach

The Beauty Of Pangandaran Beach, Ciamis in West Java

This is one of the most popular beaches in West Java. Every week end or public holiday people get crowded on the beach doing some activities. Pangandaran beach is located in Pananjung village, Pangandaran district, Ciamis regency; southeast side from Bandung city. You can walk along white sand beach, swimming or even you can surf[…]

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Gedung Sate

Bandung, The Sundanese Land

Geographically Bandung lies in 6°55′ south, 107°36′ east. Bandung is the capital city of West Java province and located about 150 km south Jakarta. Bandung has become one of the Jakarta’s people most favorite cities to visit and also known as Parisj van Java. The climate in Bandung is cooler than most Indonesian cities and[…]

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