We spend the CNY weekend in Bandung, Western Java, Indonesia. The trip from the airport to town is quite different from what we've seen in other cities with a population of million and above: instead of crowded highways, we take narrow streets through residential neighborhoods. The pace is slower than in Singapore.
After the shower we go for a little walk in the neighbourhood. We skip the German Halal sausage place and have a steak and barramundi for dinner at Mediterranean style Porto --- better to play safe the first evening.
We actually "need to" hire a local guide for this one. Well, as a tourist we feel that we "should" leave some money to the place, but we don't really like how he requests "a tip" in the end of the tour. First of all, we had already paid for an official guide, and secondly, he was not very good.
We choose to dine at Vanilla. It takes a while to get a taxi there. We are given a table but it is noisy and smoky. Then they offer us a TV lounge upstairs. It is really good. We have dinner and some wine while watching a move (Trapped). What a nice night we have.