The local villagers were talking about a forest on a hill where birds refused to fly near and if they did, they would end up dead. The locals had declared it as eerie and mysterious forest. This was in 1837. These stories prompted a German botanist Dr Franz W. Junghuhn to investigate, and in turn, he discovered Kawah Putih.
Let me confess. I knew nothing of Bandung; not even the name. To me and to most of us tourists, Indonesia means only Bali and Jakarta. I had read and heard so much about only these two cities that, in a way, they had become synonymic with Indonesia. We don’t think beyond that.
The month of April saw me returning back from trip of Singapore, Hong Kong & Macau. We stayed in all the three places longer than what people generally stay. After a long time, we both vacationed together and at our own pace. We wanted it that way. Vasu has been telling me to think about our next destination and book tickets. I am being just lazy.
April also saw three other international trips either getting declined or cancelled for some reason or the other. For me, personal trips are far more important than FAM trips. So, no issues. I was not worried but started thinking … where next? Should I take Vasu’s advice seriously?
And then this invite came my way.
This is what you see when you leave Mumbai Airport.