Hotel Santika Bandung
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On our way to Bandung we stopped in Bogor, home to a large Christian community. We took a walking tour of the beautiful Bogor Botanical Gardens, a tropical oasis where we saw giant water lilies, a variety of palms and some of the 3,000 types of orchids. On the grounds are hundreds of spotted deer originally imported from India during the Hindu …
Had a late start to the day today and for a change instead of going down the hill we went up the mountain. Up to the site of an active volcano. It started to rain half way up so had to hire umbrellas so we could walk over to the edge. A couple of quick photos and we were off for lunch. The rain became quite heavy and ...
If you want to go to Indonesia why would you go to Bandung?
Well we hadn't planned to either!
In 1986 Dad had travelled in Indonesia and he met a young lady at the foreign exchange place in Bandung. They became good friends, Dad returned to visit her and later she came to NZ twice with her husband Roy, and we met them in Omokoroa 18 years ago.
So our travels included a visit to her and her family.
We needed a temporary visa - available at the airport. But no ...
... people-carriers, together with scooters. What appears to be absolute chaos actually seems to work well, with everyone apparently working symbiotically to ensure no accidents. We were, nevertheless, grateful to the hotel worker employed purely to blow a whistle to stop the traffic to enable vehicles, and the odd mad western pedestrian, to enter and leave the hotel.
Following this, it was time for ...
... at the same time. Sometimes Alice works too hard or is too tired and she just can't be there. That is the kind of time where being able to doing things independently can be really rewarding.
I'm no proficient with Bahasa. In fact I only know my basics. I know how to direct a taxi back to my house and make sure that he's using the metre: "Ini ke Cigadung, lewat Tubagus Ismail. Ada argo?" And there you have. I'm basically asking if I can ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Santika Bandung
Small hotel with only three stories and much smaller rooms than the SANTIKA in Jakarta. The best part of the hotel, however is its location right in the heart of the city. Staff is helpful and speaks English. Rooms have coffee makers and free wifi. Breakfast buffet needs help
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.