Ciater Hot Spring

by matt on December 17, 2012

Ciater Hot Spring Lembang Indonesia.

My son enjoying the hot mineral water fountain at Ciater Hot Spring.

We took a trip to Lembang to visit and experience Ciater Hot Spring.  I really didn’t know what to expect.  In the back of my mind I imagined something similar to the hot springs I have been to in Oregon where you soak in a few pools of steaming water.  What we saw was beyond expectation.

The drive from Bandung to Ciater Hot Spring was quite breathtaking.  You traverse through mountains and hillsides of tea plantations.  It’s incredibly beautiful with patches of fog drifting through the countryside.

When we first arrived we had to pay around RP100.000 for 6 people which is around $10USD.  This is the entry fee to the park.

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Taman Safari Cisarua Bogor Indonesia

by matt on December 2, 2012

The family with an elephant at Taman Safari Bogor Indonesia

The whole family at Taman Safari Bogor Indonesia.

We spent the day at Taman Safari in Bogor Indonesia.  It was  about a 3 hour drive from Bandung which was actually quite beautiful as we traversed the winding roads through Puncak.  We viewed large areas of tea plantations and the weather was cooler and a bit foggy compared to Bandung or Jakarta.  It reminded me a bit of a Fall day in Oregon only more warm and humid.

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Tropical Fruit of Indonesia

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Dodge & Burn – Leading the Eye – REVIEW

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