One Day in Apache Camp @ Highland Park Resort

I don’t know about you, but I always long for mountain view or any greeneries. Unfortunately, Jakarta doesn’t have good option for this (in my opinion). Maybe that’s why every weekends and long weekends, places like Puncak, Bogor, or Bandung, are always crowded with travelers from Jakarta.

Bogor is one city that I rarely visit to be honest. But from here and there, many people told me Bogor has many sights worth seeing, not to mention various places for a culinary trip. After a short research, I found this unique camp in Bogor. It is located on the slope of Gunung Salak, so you can expect beautiful sceneries of the mountain here. The name is Highland Park Resort Bogor.

It took me one and a half hour journey to get to this place. Because I live in BSD City, Serpong, I took the Parung route instead the Jagorawi highway, because traffic in Jagorawi could be crazy in the morning. I departed at 7.00 in the morning and arrive there around 8.30 AM.

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Orofi Cafe, a Touch of Santorini in Bandung

I assume you have at least witnessed this pretty cafe once in your Instagram feed or blog, or whatsoever, since this is one of the popular cafe in Bandung these days. I visited Orofi Cafe quite a long time ago, it was in December 2016 (hence the photo without guests. That time, not many people knew about the place. I was the only guest that day). But since people are still putting so much interest in this place (few people sent me DM asking about me about this too) so I decided to write about it.

Orofi Cafe is a cafe (restaurant) located in Dago Atas, Bandung. If you have visited The Valley Bandung, then it is located right in front of it. Use the Google Map (just like I did), I reached the place easily without getting lost or anything but that maybe because I used to live in Dago, Bandung for 4 years, I don’t know… haha. I hope you guys from outside of Bandung can find this place easily!

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Fluffy Totoro @ Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory, Tokyo, Japan

How many people here love the movie My Neighbor Totoro?  And what do you think about eating a fluffy Totoro? An edible one of course, not in a creepy kind of way.

My Tokyo trip on September 2016 was my second touchdown of Nippon land. I went to Japan (Osaka, to be precise) for the first time when I was in 3rd grade, visiting my uncle who was working there.

Because I was a little kid back then (with no internet era like right now), I just went to wherever my parents brought me, like of course… hahaha. So I was very excited for the 2nd trip to Japan with my friends. I was able to arrange my own itinerary, and even paid the whole trip with my own money (it’s nice to be an adult sometimes).

Couple of months before the trip, my friends and I listed all the places we want to visit. I bumped to a blog and found this super cute bakery which sold anything Totoro related, but their signature dish is their Totoro Cream Puff.

Fyi, I am not a huge fan of Ghibli (many of my friends are huge fans especially my friends from uni), I watched maybe just around 5 Ghibli movies. My Neighbor Totoro is my favorite though! Well, maybe draw with Spirited Away.

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

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