Beijing, China. What’s not to Miss?

It’s my second time here in Beijing. I still remembered how I used to dislike this city, since… you know, I couldn’t seem to understand the language well. That time, ordering food seemed to be a big day-to-day problem to me. I even wrote about this language thing on How to Survive in China Without Knowing How to Speak Chinese. It shows how desperate I was, 4 years ago. Even worse, not only that I feel people are generally unfriendly, but I feel that they are also angry all the time. And it’s because I don’t understand the language.

So, several months back, before our departure to Beijing this year, Fred and I learned Chinese language for like, 2 – 3 months. I can say that it has helped us a lot during our trip. We could listen a bit of what the Chinese said, and ordered our food in Chinese. And hey, suddenly Beijing doesn’t feel that bad! It’s pretty nice, really. 

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Roll Me Bakery : Cafe in Chiang Mai

Last month has been marvellous, I should say. Our (almost) one month stay in Chiang Mai was anything but stressful. I can see why there are a lot of Digital Nomads staying in that small city – It’s hassle free, it offers a lot of cheap amazing food, the internet connection is mostly reliable and fast as well, compared to what we usually get in Indonesia – it’s twice as fast I think. And as a result, we spent way much time focusing on our work, rather than wasting our energy on the bad traffic and any other small things that bother us, every single day.

We don’t need to wait for lunch time just to have our lunch. We eat when we feel hungry. We can easily get several cup of good coffee everyday, instead of those crappy coffee available in the office. In short, we got a much much better quality of life. It’s just… incredible.

So anyway, one of our favourite place to work here in Chiang Mai is in Roll Me Bakery. Susan and Adam from pergidulu.com once took us here, said this place is one of their favourite working space as it is very quiet and it has the right table and stuffs.

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Chung Gi Wa Korean BBQ, Bandung

It’s soooo good to finally have Korean food again! I feel like it’s been a long time since I had it at Bo Shin Myeong Ga, Jakarta several months ago. And I kinda missed it. This time, I decided to try another venue : Chung Gi Wa, in Bandung. I’ve heard so much about this place but haven’t got the chance to visit until last month. And you know what? They told me that they’re going to have open another branch probably next month (or next year?). I’m not sure.

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Yellow Truck, Bandung

There’s always room (and time) for coffee with a friend. So it was Sunday morning, and I was about to pack all my things and move all the way to Jakarta. I woke up early to pick Fred up at the train station as he offered a help (and who can refuse anyway?). Actually, I was planning to wake up earlier so I could have my breakfast at home, but, you know… I failed miserably.

So, anyway, on our way home, I was like : “Hey wanna grab a cup of coffee? I haven’t had mine this morning”. And I remembered weeks ago, my friend Augi told me about this new place of Yellow Truck Coffee. Just so you know, Yellow Truck used to have this very small and not-so-comfortable place. But now look what it got!

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SF Roastery Coffee Lab, Bandung

You know, sometimes all you need is simply a cup of nice coffee in a small non-mainstream coffee shop with your dearest friend. So it was 3 days before I left Bandung, and I sort of showed my to-go-before-I-leave list to my friend, Augi, and she was like : “Oh! I forgot to take you to SF Roastery! We should go tonight!”. Then off we went!

SF Roastery is Augi’s favorite coffee shop in Bandung. And she has been willing to take me here ever since. “You’ll love it, Sharon!”, she said. I never knew what this place is all about, and uhm, I was not really sure if I’m going to love it or hate it. I didn’t hear much about this place either. But now I understand why she insisted on taking me here.

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Brunch at SUKHA DELIGHTS, Bandung

It’s Sunday! You know what that means : it’s time for waking up late and time for Sunday Brunch! It’s been quite sometime since I went out on Sunday morning to have brunch. But this morning, I was completely in a good mood and besides, I was craving for a nice croissant since…. the night before. And there’s no better place to have one in Bandung beside Sukha Delights.

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NEBULA ROOM, Bali

After spending a day walking around Ubud, me and Meidiana decided to go back to our hotel at Kuta area around 6 pm. It’s been a long fun sunny day. But at the end, we were so tired. We walked around our hotel to find a nice restaurant nearby for dinner. It was a fortunate that we came across Nebula Room at Poppies Lane 2. Just in time before I craved myself to death!

It was Friday night and Nebula was having this live acoustic music performance. Too bad that it was already dark as I SWEAR TO YOU Nebula looks AMAZING under the daylight. I mean, it’s full of colorful ornaments and stuffs. Like, every edges of the restaurant is so instagram-able. Lanjutkan membaca NEBULA ROOM, Bali

Staycation at Hilton Bandung

As some of you might already know, just exactly a couple of days before last Christmas, I was kindly invited by Hilton Hotel Bandung for a 2D1N bloggers trip! It was definitely one of the highlights of my blogger life this year, and I can’t wait any longer to share it with you all.

And by the way, just so you know, it was a super exciting trip as I spent those two days eating NON STOP with my other blogger friends : @dunia_kulinerbdg, @nakamajem, @foodnotebdg, and @lets.go.eat. And what I mean by non stop is… literally, non stop. Like, my stomach didn’t even have a time to take a rest.

So here you go, the longest post I’ve ever written so far!  Lanjutkan membaca Staycation at Hilton Bandung