First trip to Semarang! #2

After freshening up, we couldn’t decide where to have dinner!  As my man would have a tough morning the next day, we decided to eat at our hotel and do more exploring the next day.  Quite a pretty surprise awaited us when we stepped into the restaurant.  Nope, it wasn’t the menu, the elegant furniture, crisp white linen nor the crystal ware.

No, no, no.  Have a look at what had me gasping with delight!


A gleaming rickshaw, restored to its former glory!  There’re precious few of them left in Singapore and they cater mainly to tourists who hitch a ride for novelty’s sake.  Most of those are old and rickety too.  But here, HERE, was something I’ve never seen!  This is what my grandparents would have been used to during their younger days!!! 😀


Obviously, my attempt at looking utterly surprised fell flat 😛


Sheer gorgeousness!!!


The rest of the tasteful wine decor : )

The rest of the restaurant was beautifully furnished.  As it was rather late, we and the few other diners had the restaurant to ourselves.  There were some Caucasian couples and us dining by candlelight.  It was so romantic! : )


Awww : )


And another!

Food-wise, I tried to be healthy, but it’s almost impossible when one is excited to be overseas, bummer 😛


The healthy part.  I even changed the dressing to olive oil and balsamic vinegar!


Yumyumyumyumyumyumyumyumyum calamari rings!

Obviously, the indulgence PLUS the booze meant power walking at the gym the next morning, but heck, it was worth it 😛

Check back tomorrow for more! 😀

Wishing you fun,



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