So now you know that Tasikmalaya is colorful during the day. Well the night is just as robust with color and character. My family was feeding my sister and I until our clothes grew tight and this particular night was no exception. I started wearing the least form fitting outfits in anticipation of what felt like double the amount of meals I was used to. After eating two dinners, we headed to a street food cart that served up a delicious ginger dessert and promptly continued to stuff our faces. Why not? What's next? Time to island hop! Lombok, Gili Islands, & Bali!
Sorry it's been a little quiet recently. I was island hopping with my sister with poor internet! Now I'm back in Bali solo and exploring Ubud! If you missed it, I recently did an instagram takeover for Mosey and I am currently in the middle of taking over Fathom's instagram. Follow the adventure!
Now let's get caught up!
Vising my family in Tasikmalaya was fantastic. As mentioned, Tasikmalaya is quite a a great place for photographs. There is so much life and character to take in. Below is just about the coolest 80+ year old woman who is the mother of my cousin's wife. She raised 8 kids on her own, was an entrepreneur, woman ahead of her time who drove a jeep, and my favorite part is that she still rocks jeans at 82 years old.
She took us out for lunch and I of course brought my camera along.
After a few days in Jakarta, my sister joined me in Jakarta and we traveled to my dad's hometown Tasikmalaya to visit the family! It's been seven years since the last time I visited so I was eager to return!We were both excited about seeing our family and eating our way into food comas. Which by the way, we did successfully. Tasikmalaya is full of color as well as tasty food. I'm pretty sure we both gained a few pounds as we downed what felt like about 10k meals.
As I continued on my mission to take photos of my family across the world, I enjoyed shooting the following faces to add to the collection. How amazing are my aunts? Those faces! The city is alive and always full of photographic moments. There are so many moments that I'm posting about Tasikmalaya over the course of several posts. The people are as bright as the colors around them and on them. Did I tell you that Indonesians have the best smiles?