Grand Setiabudi Hotel
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Today was a very active, productive and memorable day in Bandung and outside the city's surrounding areas. First stop was Pasar Baru, a clothes market spread over eight floors. I have seen some good fake garments in my time within Asia, however these were simply shocking. It was interesting to see the way in which many people here attempt to make a living, but also sad to know the level of competition is likely to ensure many ...
... smouldering - had erupted 5 months earlier.
Then to a guest house in Lembang where Roy's mother, three brothers and their families had gathered for the weekend. This was the beginning of our introduction to a very close extended family. Several of them knew my Dad from his visits years ago. One lady told us she had been a driver for Dad when she was a school girl. Through an unbelievable traffic jam to a chosen Chinese restaurant where the food flowed - at $2 a dish.
... manage to see two former colonial hotels which I enjoyed. Well, one of the two was open and I had a good look inside. They had an original bar, art deco windows and a lift, and plenty more for me to gawp at. The other had had a more impressive fašade.
Champelas aka 'Jeans street' was nothing impressive. The most interesting they had there was a giant plaster clast of Rambo. The last sight would be the Menara (Minaret) which was well worth a visit. I ...
... so small and fragile cuddled up to a bigger cat. This one looked like it needed us, and even though I should've bartered, we bought the cat for 500,000 rupiah (50$).
With pet gear purchased already, we brought the kitten home and let it walk around. Oh boy, this cat was definitely in need. It's eyes were full of gook, it's nose gunked up and it kept heaving and sneezing...she was really sick. The night we got her, we opened a can of baby cat food and she inhaled it ...
... went with Alice for a Brunch outing at Porto, a super posh restaurant along Jalan Setiabudi which has a stellar bakery and some seriously fine dining restauranting.
When we eventually made it to Porto through all the traffic, it was a beautiful day out with sun shining and perfect for sitting on the patio. The only problem was that we didn't get a lot of quick service because we were outside, but we managed.
I got the Bullfish Steak with Wedges ...