Our 6th Day in Indonesia was spent in Bandung, the shopping paradise of this country. The bf made a point to really include this city in our itinerary. Knowing him, stealing a branded item in its lowest cost will make him happy.
Bandung houses several shopping stores offering all forms of factory overruns. Just make sure you know how to differentiate the authentic ones from the fakes as some stores are mixing their collections.
We arrived in Bandung at around 7 AM. Took the taxi outside the Station towards our hotel, the Ivory by Ayola Hotel Riau . Tho’ we planned on leaving our luggages before the check-in time, the lady at the reception was kind enough to have us check-in early.
Located at Bahureksa St. no. 3 Riau, Bandung Indonesia. Very near to shopping district. About 5 minutes, 2 minutes to main street. Such a catch!
Very Very Clean. It’s basic but modern. The bed is comfortable and big enough
I will stay here again! Location is just so perfect, they have a cute coffee shop offering good food. They provide maps, and for its price… it is a steal!
After resting for a few minutes, we get our feet again and explore the city.
Start of Shopping Hunting – Everything is done by walking, except for Jalan Setiabudhi area where you need to hire a taxi.
- Jalan Riau – Summit, Heritage, Cascade, Secret, Terminal Tas
- Jalan Dago – Level, Polo, Nike, Grande, Marc & Stuart, Uptown, Carla, Glow, Donatello, Blossom, Glamour etc.
- Jalan Setiabudhi – Rumah Mode, Mode Plus, Fashion World
We decided to have our dinner at the hotel’s coffee shop since we’re really tired coz of the day’s activities. Well, after days of eating Indonesian cuisine, we kinda’ miss eating steak… yum!
6:00 AM – Breakfast – Free
7:00 AM – Check-out
- Taxi to Bandung Train Station – Rp 80,000 (2pax)
8:00 AM – Train Bandung to Jakarta (3 hrs)
*Had a blast shopping in Bandung! Sigh… next time, we will devote our Indonesian Trip solely to Bandung! hahaha… SAVE first….