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The pool. The water is cold in Bogor and this is not a warm water pool :)
Friday, June 5, 2009.
I was in the gym when my husband called. He asked me if I want to accompany him attending a meeting in Bogor. I thought, why not? I have never stayed in Bogor before. Bogor is so close with Jakarta but I never see it as a tourism destination, at least to spend the weekend. So, this is the chance to do so, treating Bogor as one place to go....

I went back home instantly.
Packed everything and went directly.
Left home at 09.00 pm.
Arrived 12.35 pm.

Very sleepy. Bogor was dark, quiet, and rainy.

In the morning, we walked around the hotel to feel its atmosphere. It is Novotel Coralia Bogor. I think it is one of the best hotels which Novotel or Accor Group has in the world.
Let's ride these!
Beautiful garden and greeneries.

We went out for lunch at "Makaroni Panggang". Then, we drove around the city just to find out what it looks like. Bogor is a small city. It is easy to understand the directions to some places. After seeing it, I conclude there are 3 main places to see in Bogor:
1. Botanical Garden and Zoological Museum.
This is a must to see place if you visit Bogor.
2. Restaurants and food stalls.
Some delicious food are based in this so called rain city. Among them are: Roti Unyil, Vegetable Rujak and Fruit Rujak, Martabak Mini, Sundanese Food (grilled fish and chicken) and so on.
3. Factory Outlet.
Though as not many as Bandung has.

Back to the hotel, the kids swim at the pool.

Swimming session is continued at the small pool in front of our room. Then, eat Hoka-Hoka Bento (Japanese Fast food) as for the dinner (Take Away. We bought this food on the way to go back to the hotel).

Last Day. Sunday, June 7, 2009.
We checked out, bought some (to be honest: a lot of) food for taking it to home. Lunch at Ny. Yenny restaurant (turned out to be not delicious) then go to the highway to go back to Jakarta.

Arriving Jakarta, I dropped my husband at another hotel for another meeting: Kempinski at Grand Indonesia.

So, goodbye Bogor! It's a pleasant weekend you gave us for sure!


 
migemartin says:
very cool... ^_^
Posted on: Jun 08, 2009
ariwardani says:
Ah, don't worry about the hotel where you stayed if you go out all day. You just simply need a bed and a toilet. That's all :)

Yes, the botanical garden is awesome.
Posted on: Jun 07, 2009
mypictures4u says:
Haha, I stayes at a cheap place... can't recall the name, though. The botanical garden was fascinating :)
Posted on: Jun 07, 2009
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The pool. The water is cold in Bog…
The pool. The water is cold in Bo…
Lets ride these!
Let's ride these!
Raka insists to bring an umbrella.
Raka insists to bring an umbrella.
Start walk around the hotel.
Start walk around the hotel.
The pathway to the swimming pool.
The pathway to the swimming pool.
The hotel garden.
The hotel garden.
The garden is spacious. I love it.
The garden is spacious. I love it.
Raka.
Raka.
Over the bridge.
Over the bridge.
Here it is called Saung. You can…
Here it is called "Saung". You ca…
The small river underneath the bri…
The small river underneath the br…
From a closer take.
From a closer take.
Plants everywhere. Nice.
Plants everywhere. Nice.
The view of the hotel rooms from t…
The view of the hotel rooms from …
The other view.
The other view.
The pathways are made from broken …
The pathways are made from broken…
Raka and the maid.
Raka and the maid.
A beautiful purple flower.
A beautiful purple flower.
Raka at the distance.
Raka at the distance.
Another spot.
Another spot.
The bridge.
The bridge.
Reaching the pool.
Reaching the pool.
Rara at the distance.
Rara at the distance.
Feels like in a small forest.
Feels like in a small forest.
Raka pose with a stone and a leaf.
Raka pose with a stone and a leaf.
Look at the camera, Raka!
Look at the camera, Raka!
What is it?
What is it?
Near the pool.
Near the pool.
Ha! I loves this!
Ha! I loves this!
Lets play, brother!
Let's play, brother!
Fitness room.
Fitness room.
The pool 1.
The pool 1.
The pool 2. I think it supposed to…
The pool 2. I think it supposed t…
Playground.
Playground.
The other pool at the left.
The other pool at the left.
The pool 3.
The pool 3.
A beautiful flower Ive never seen…
A beautiful flower I've never see…
To moms who wait for the swimmers …
To moms who wait for the swimmers…
Wheres the ball? Its hard to see…
Where's the ball? It's hard to se…
The two carved stones.
The two carved stones.
Raka and the stone.
Raka and the stone.
The hotel from the garden.
The hotel from the garden.
Raka on the second floor.
Raka on the second floor.
The wooden floor.
The wooden floor.
Way to the rooms.
Way to the rooms.
Swing with the afternoon breeze.
Swing with the afternoon breeze.
Love this swing!
Love this swing!
On the move...hahaha....
On the move...hahaha....
The bench.
The bench.
The small garden near the lobby.
The small garden near the lobby.
The lobby.
The lobby.
A mini garden after the lobby.
A mini garden after the lobby.
The tables where a drink at night.
The tables where a drink at night.
The direction I.
The direction I.
The direction II.
The direction II.
This is in front of the lobby.
This is in front of the lobby.
Swinging chair.
Swinging chair.
Im sleepy.
I'm sleepy.
Wish there are Koi.
Wish there are Koi.
Oouch!
Oouch!
Raka and me. I wear a shirt from B…
Raka and me. I wear a shirt from …
Raka and his funny look. :)
Raka and his funny look. :)
Rara and her chubby cheek. :)
Rara and her chubby cheek. :)
Take a nap at the restaurant.
Take a nap at the restaurant.
Lunch at macaroni panggang.
Lunch at "macaroni panggang".
The meal my maid ordered. Nasi Ti…
The meal my maid ordered. "Nasi T…
This is my lunch: macaroni panggan…
This is my lunch: macaroni pangga…
A cat is drinking right besides my…
A cat is drinking right besides m…
From a closer look.
From a closer look.
A satisfied face. Or a begging fac…
A satisfied face. Or a begging fa…
Chew Raka! chew! and he still refu…
Chew Raka! chew! and he still ref…
Look the way Raka pool his food: i…
Look the way Raka pool his food: …
Back to the hotel.
Back to the hotel.
The sliding door like Japanese.
The sliding door like Japanese.
The closet is separated with the s…
The closet is separated with the …
The bathroom.
The bathroom.
Our room from one angle.
Our room from one angle.
The view from the bathtub.
The view from the bathtub.
At the bathtub in front of our roo…
At the bathtub in front of our ro…
Smile!
Smile!
Towels everywhere...
Towels everywhere...
Rara: I give you my best smile, m…
Rara: "I give you my best smile, …
Raka and his hobby, sliding doors:…
Raka and his hobby, sliding doors…
Another take :)
Another take :)
The bedroom.
The bedroom.
A nice couch.
A nice couch.
This is how we pose.
This is how we pose.
Sit nicely.
Sit nicely.
Take my pic with this cushion, mam…
Take my pic with this cushion, ma…
Preparing to swim.
Preparing to swim.
Raka swims at the toddler area.
Raka swims at the toddler area.
The border.
"The border".
Busy with the board.
Busy with the board.
Soon, I will be a good surferer!
Soon, I will be a good surferer!
Rara loves to swim. Who doesnt?
Rara loves to swim. Who doesn't?
Rara.
Rara.
Hey, I can swim on my back!
Hey, I can swim on my back!
Another garden.
Another garden.
Novotel rental car.
Novotel rental car.
Raka with the greeneries.
Raka with the greeneries.
Theres also a cars license plate…
There's also a car's license plat…
A modern, sophisticated, brand-new…
A modern, sophisticated, brand-ne…
Raka is in the lobby of Kempinski.
Raka is in the lobby of Kempinski.
Its Rara turn to have her name si…
It's Rara turn to have her name s…
I want to go to toilet, ASAP!
I want to go to toilet, ASAP!
Raka: let me kick, let me kick!
Raka: "let me kick, let me kick!"
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