If someone says to you “Let’s go out for dinner Saturday”… you can be forgiven for having visions of a civilized sit down dinner, a glass of wine, a little desultory conversation..
However, that’s vastly underestimating my friends.
What did we do?
Hop in the car and drive from Jakarta to Puncak… braving macet in the city and macet on the winding road up to Puncak pass.
For those unfamiliar, Puncak is up in the hills surrounded by fragrant tea plantations, cool fresh air and apparently spectacular views.
Our goal was to reach Puncak for dinner… however encountered the usual traffic snarls (macet) to get to the toll highway. Then more macet after the highway as two lanes jostled to become one.
We reached our destination after midnight… so naturally both the Puncak Pass Resort was closed…. as was Rindu Alam… so then what?
This is Indonesia… of course you can get fabulous food at any time!
First stop… a little fresh made then fried tahu (tofu)…
Followed by piping hot indomie soup…
A pit stop for some fruit n veggies…
My purchase? Yummy mangosteens!
And we found ourselves back on the road. And back into more macet even at 2am!
Reached the hotel after 4am, tired, full and absolutely satisfied with our little evening jaunt.
Always good to go for a little spin, feasting with friends. As my current project winds up, appreciate that I am soooooo going to miss Indonesia and these impromptu un-plans!
When was the last time you went for a little late night drive?