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... enough. The vast array of fabrics and colours was a great experience, however I wouldn't recommend spending more than 30-45 mins here.
Next stop was the amazing volcanic crater, Tangkuban Perahu. The smell of rotten eggs was overwhelming yet worth tackling given the stunning view. The various shades of colour along with the crater centered on a backdrop of beautiful greenery was breathtaking. We walked down a narrow ...
... br> Then out for an Indonesian meal.
Shopped for food and found mango steen! I am in 7th heaven.
Next morning I cooked my "breakfast" of bacon, banana. and maple syrup pancakes. Very popular! Both daughters and an older male cousin got involved with the cooking.
Off to Bambu Dusun, a bamboo village/park, a very popular picnic place for locals on a fine weekend. We didn't spot another westerner here'but would recommend it for a day trip. Very interesting ...
... kids going up escalators munching on candy floss, they even have a roller coaster, a cinema, a bowling alley and car showrooms in there for goodness sake. We ate a nice dinner and mine had a ketjap (sweet soja) sauce. Later, I would regret this, as I believe this was responsible for giving me the Bandung version of Delhi belly (and that's to spare you the gory details).
At the end of an eventful day, we went to the drinking area (Jl. Barat) and went on ...
... By the time we'd made our decision, the mother had relocated the kittens (probably while we were at work) and the problem was solved for us.
We think that because our neighboring house was doing very noisy construction at all hours of the day, and Kyle and I moving around the house in full view of the kittens, that the mother thought it wasn't so good a setup anymore. It's too bad though, because I was so keen on adopting a kitten.
This is how we come to ...
... air grills and fire pits. You can watch them and everything. You could even choose the lobster or crab you wanted, the fish or shrimp, and watch them cook it. AND they had a live band! and since we were the only ones in the restaurant on a Tuesday night, the guy just sang to us!
AWESOME holiday! It was sad to say goodbye to Lee and Erin, but Kyle and I are hoping that we can get them over to Canada for a Christmas. Who knows? We've already stolen Alice for Xmas 2013!