During the day, the volcano looks like a normal volcano, but at night it is a dazzling light show. The blue fire/ blue flame at Ijen should not be mistaken as molten lava. The blue glow is actually the light from burning of sulphuric gases...
After our amazing sunrise view of the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site of the infamous Mount Bromo, it was now time to catch a much closer view – this time by climbing up the active Bromo volcano itself!
Bandung has the most factory outlets in all of Indonesia! You may be wondering what “factory outlets” actually are. Factory Outlets are stores where good, specifically surplus stock, is sold directly by the manufacturer. So, if you’re looking for your fix of your favorite brands like Gucci, Chanel, Hugo Boss or Armani, these are the spots for you!
After a bit of deliberation, we decided to opt for the beef ravioli in cream sauce, the beef croquettes and the house special kwetiauw. The ravioli was, undoubtedly, the highlight of the meal. Perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection.
Let me explain the landscape of these destinations – both these places are situated in hard-to-reach places, and finding your way there, maintaining the correct time for the sunrise, finding the viewpoints, organizing your own lodging and transport – that is all damn freaking difficult to do, especially if you’re short on time! Plus, apparently, you don’t save much $$$ and run the risk of missing out on the vantage spots. Sad, but true.
“Begum Café” is located a short distance away from the famous Zinda Park. Once you are on the Zinda Park road, keep going straight ahead and you will find this cute café a short distance down the road, located on your right.
If you are anything like me i.e. a foodie who appreciates, recognizes, values and understands food, then I’d advise you to not delay any longer and make your way to the most authentic Italian joint in town – this wonderful restaurant called “Tuscany”.
Most tourists make the mistake of visiting Santorini as part of a day trip, whilst sailing around Greece. Others make the mistake of simply visiting for a couple of days, hurriedly checking out as many spots as they can and watching the famous sunset at Oia. Me? I’m different. And I suggest you start being different too…at least as far as Santorini is concerned.