We have just returned from Bandung, Indonesia and I have been recommending this destination to all my friends and relatives. This is actually my 3rd trip there!!!! This time with my family. We had a great time so much so we are going to make this a yearly trip.
It’s all shopping, shopping, shopping for me and family. Four main shopping areas are Dago, Riau, Rumah Mode (I forgot the street name, but taxi drivers will know) and Pasar Baru. Prices at the first 3 places are fixed but at Pasar Baru MUST bargain and start early like 9am.
Food is excellent here. A must try….nasi padang! If you have time, go to this two malls, Ci Walk at Cihampelas and eat the Risoles and also go to Paris Van Java mall it’s very nice. Be sure to try the Martabek manis, chocolate and cheese at one of the stalls here, it’s something like our Apom Balik but much better.. it’s out of this world, must try!
To get around it’s cheaper to rent a car and driver, for an Avanza its only about Rp300,000 per day. Petrol, parking and some makan money for the driver is on your own. For 3 days usage I only put petrol once which is Rp150,000. Parking very cheap Rp1000 to Rp2000. Give driver Rp50,000 for his whole day meal, and some tips on the last day. Must stay at least 3 nights. You can book your accommodation at GoHoliday.
I hope my experiences will help readers to plan for their next family vacation.