Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about my possible travel plans for next year. There are still many places I’d like to see for the first time but there are also many places that I would love to revisit. One such place is the city of Bandung in West Java, Indonesia. It’s about 2 to 3 hours my car from Jakarta and not quite as humid as the bigger city. It’s still hot but comfortable and there always seems to be a breeze blowing through the city. When I was last there to visit my sister and her family, we took a walk around the surrounding neighborhoods. This is something I absolutely love doing in the places I visit. Quite frankly, if I can avoid having to sit in a car then I will. Walking, as I’m sure at least some of you out there will agree, allows one to take the time to really observe the surrounding environment. It also allows one to truly be among the people, the culture and to be fully immersed in the country. And though this was my first time to Bandung, I somehow felt right at home and quite comfortable. Maybe it was because it was the city my sister lived in. Or maybe it reminded me of when I visited the Philippines as a child. Whatever the case may be, I felt quite relaxed and at peace here.
During our walk we came across this field of green. I’m not much of an expert on vegetation, but just because I’m not always able to identify what’s growing in a field such as this doesn’t mean I enjoy it any less. The surrounding streets had trash, motor vehicles, etc. so seeing this field in the middle of it all brought a smile to my face. I love Mother Nature so when a field like this in the middle of the city always puts me in a good mood. I stopped to snap this shot of the scene, enjoyed the view and went about my way. It’s only been a few years since I was there last, but I wonder how this field is doing now? Hopefully I’ll be able to see how it’s doing next year.