Pok Tunggal Beach (2), Gunung Kidul # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

September 06, 2020

Today, my family goes picnic to the beach. We decided to outing and looking for not too crowded beach in Wonosari. It’s our first outing since the pandemic.

We depart from home around 10am, and buy take away Fried Chicken Suharti in Yogyakarta.

When arrive at Patuk, almost enter Wonosari City, we found this Geopark (near the place where you can see Yogyakarta from above). So we decided to picnic in there. We bring mat, catering box, and rice.

After that, we continue our trip. We arrive at Beach area around 1 o’clock, this time, we try to visit the beach one by one and see which one is the less crowded.

1st and 2nd beach is Kukup beach and Krakal beach. This two beach is the most famous in Gunung Kidul, so we skip it.

3rd beach is Sundak Beach, and it turns out there’s some event in there (I don’t know what’s event), so we decided to go another.

4th beach, is Pok Tunggal Beach, this beach is less crowded. Even when we arrive in there, the car park is full, but not many people in there. So we decided to play in this beach.

There’s a long beach that fill with the swallow seawater, so you can walk further to the middle. There’s many coral in there so you have to be careful, and I suggest, you wear your slippers because there’s so many small animals in there.

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We play in there until about 4 o’clock. My nieces is very happy, because they are able to go to beach and play sands.

See you in the next trip.. Keep save and don’t forget to wear mask and social distancing..

PJJP :: Khayangan Peak Sigendol & Curug Gunung Putri Purworejo # Central Java – Indonesia

July 26, 2020

Today’s PJJP is going to Purworwjo Regency, Bruno Area. From Magelang, we go to Purworejo direction and when arrive at Maron, turn left to Wonosobo direction. The road is on renovation, you have to becareful.

Then about 19km, turn left to Kutoarjo Direction. After passed Bruno Market, you will passed a bridge and face the trisection, turn right. The road is good but very narrow. It will be hard if there is a car from the opposite.

After about 2.5 hours, we arrive at Curug Gunung Putri Car Parking. Then we eat breakfast first. After fill our stomach, we start to hiking.

Our first destination is Khayangan Peak Sigendol, located about 2km uphill from the car parking. Because it’s a peak, so we have to walk uphill and it’s quiet high.

The view upthere is breathtaking.. Very beautiful..

After take some selfie and enjoy the view, we go back to car parking. On the way downhill is very steep, becareful and beware of your knee because we have to hold our body, and for some senior ir’s quiet difficult.

Our 2nd destination:

Curug Gunung Putri, Curug is another name of waterfall in Indonesia. The waterfall is falling in 2 direction, and the water is very fresh.

After play in the water for a while, we go back to car park and prepare to go home.

This time, we didn’t use the road we depart, instead after arrive at Purworejo-Wonosobo Street, we turn left, and when arrive at Sapuran, turn right and follow the road and you will arrive at Salaman, then go back to Magelang. Why we use another route? Because we didn’t want to passed the renovation road again, it’s very narrow and you have to make turn with the opposite to passed.

Finally, I’m able to make Vlog for this morning walk with at least 50% reporting. I always wants to make vlog about where I go but never made it, because sometimes I forgot, and I didn’t have confidence to speak. Maybe next time, I will write a script so I know what to say haha..

Have a nice Watch and Enjoy..

Bandung D3 # West Java – Indonesia

Today is our last day in Bandung.

We eat breakfast at Hotel. It’s buffet breakfast, and Harris Hotel has variety breakfast menu. We meet with some relatives in there, and hangout for a while.

After breakfast, we go to Trans Studio Mall. We walk around the mall, and eat lunch in there.

I take my mom and sister-in-law to Trans Studio Bandung to take some picture. We only take picture, and not go in there because we didn’t have much time already. The ticket price is IDR 270.000/pax in weekend.

After lunch, my mom wants to go to Riau FO again, so we go to Secret Factory Outlet. Then we buy some snack at Kartika Sari & Prima Rasa.

At Kartika Sari, I like to buy their soes cookies and cheese stick. It’s crispy and soft. And those who like Bollen with various flavor, this is the best place to buy.

At Prima Rasa, I like to buy Bagelen with various flavor like mocca, pizza, cheese, etc.

After that, we go to Husein Sastranegara Bandung International Airport. No traffic jam on the journey to the airport. But after we passed the gate, there’s a long jam on the way to departure hall.

So, you have to go early to the airport if you have flight from Bandung.

When you want to enter the check-in building, it’s also have a long queue.

The flight from Yogyakarta to Bandung, and from Bandung to Yogyakarta only there are Lion Group (Lion and Wings Air). We fly with Lion Air, from Bandung to Yogya at 16:15-17:10.

The flight is on schedule, and there’s no delay. And it landing smoothly.

See you in the next trip…

Bandung D2 # West Java – Indonesia

We arrive at Bandung at 05:21. I rent a car with driver, via Prambanan Car Rental, recommendation from one of my relatives. If you need some information, please contact me by comment this blog.

I call the driver, Mr Harry, and he said he has already waiting for us at station. Then we decided to meet in front of Yogya Market.

He is a nice guy, and very polite. I’m satisfied with their service, and when I go back to Bandung, I surely will contact them again to take us traveling in Bandung.

Firstly, we go back to hotel because we barely sleeping at the train. It’s so cold. Remember to bring your warm clothes if you travelling by train, especially at night.

We stay at Harris Hotel and Convention Festival CTLink, located at Jalan Peta no 241 Bandung. It’s near the Bandung Station, and located right beside Festival CTLink Mall. Our event is happened inside Harris Hotel & Convention Festival CTLink Ballroom, so we decided to stay here.

We bought the voucher via travel agent, with price IDR 560.000/room/night without breakfast, and IDR 670.400/room/night with breakfast (Need reservation, please contact me).

I booked the first night without breakfast (Actually, I don’t need this, but because we arrive at 05:21, and we have to pay half if we check-in early at 07:00, so we decided to booked 1 day early and we can check-in at 06:00), then the 2nd night with breakfast.

The hotel located at 3rd floor, and you have to go up using lift from the lobby. For the 2nd day, I need extra bed because we are 3 people. The extra bed cost IDR 300.000/room/night and pay at receptionist.

After check-in, we decided to sleep for a while until 8 o’clock.

At 8 o’clock, we wake up, and get ready for our trip. First, we eat breakfast, I decided to try Mie Naripan.

The Soup
The Soup with Meat Ball
Pork Noodle

It’s open since 1965, and one of famous pork noodle in Bandung. It’s delicious. You have to try it if you have a chance.

Then we go around Riau Factory OutletDago Factory OutletParis Van Java (PVJ)Rumah Mode Factory Outlet, and a lot of place.

At Riau Factory Outlet, we visit Heritage and Cascade.

We decided to eat lunch at PVJ, and I got lost. The drive drop us near food court, then we go up to looking around, and decided to go down via escalator, and got lost. I couldn’t find the food court again. Fortunately, I found some restaurant in the underground floor, so we decided to eat in there.

Macaroni and Cheese

We bought a lot of clothes because it’s cheap and has good quality.

We didn’t realize that the time is 5 o’clock in the evening already, and we stuck at traffic jam from Rumah Mode FO. We arrive at hotel at 6 o’clock, and hurry up to prepare for the wedding party.

Fortunately, the wedding party only took place at the hotel, so we didn’t have to go out again.

After about one hour attending the wedding party, we decided to change back our clothes into casual and shopping again at the mall.

The Festival Citilink Mall is not like the expensive mall like Trans Studio Mall (Bandung Supermall). A lot of cheaper fashion in here. And they have a lot of shop.

After walk around the mall, we bought mineral water and some snack, and then go back to our room to rest.

Good Night…

Bandung D1 # West Java – Indonesia

Today, we go to Bandung, because one of my relatives married and held a wedding party in there. We go there by train, because the flight from Yogyakarta to Bandung, only there’s 2 times, and it’s afternoon and evening. And we want to explore more of Bandung City, so we decided to go by Train which depart at night.

We take Turangga Train from Yogyakarta to Bandung.

There’s three train station at Yogyakarta and the biggest is Tugu Train Station. The other station is Lempuyangan Station and Maguwo Station.

We arrive at Tugu Station at 20:00. We park in the side part of Station. Because I bought via Travel Agent System, I have to change the voucher into the real ticket. At the station Entrance, there’s self-print computer for those who wants to print real ticket. You have to use your voucher boarding pass to print the ticket.

Enter your booking code into the machine, then they will self-print your ticket.

Then we proceed to the railway platform. Before we entering the platform, we have to check our indentity first.

The train to Bandung, located at platform 4 – 6. So we are waiting near there.

At 21:15, the Turangga Train is coming. Then we proceed to the train. Our seat located at 2nd carriage. So we go there. There’s not much passenger, because it’s not holiday season.

Our train is executive type, so we can turn around the seat. Time to sleep, because we will arrive at Bandung at 05:21.

Remember to bring your jacket, socks, and other things that can keep you warm. Because it’s super cold inside the train. Even they give you free banklets and pillow, but you still need to bring extra.

Good Night, see you in Bandung…

Grassland 草原 # Inner Mongolia – China

The particularity of its geographical position has endowed Inner Mongolia with rich tourist resources. Located at an average height of over 1,000 meters above sea level, Inner Mongolia is fascinating for its unique natural landscape.

In the west, vast deserts extend throughout the area. There are famous deserts like Badanjilin Desert, Tenger Desert and Resonant Sand Bay (Xiang Sha Wan). Some famous lakes are located in the northwest, such as Hulun Lake and Lake Bell. There are large areas of grassland and desert all over the region. The grassland in the north is among the best in China. There are also vast plains and grasslands in the east. 

Credit: here

We are very lucky because we stay at Mongolian Yurt. And because we can’t sleep, we wake up very early and happens to see this beautiful sunrise in grassland.

Then after breakfast, we go explore the grassland.

For tourists who have lived for a long time in cities, it would be an especially wonderful thing to enjoy the prairie landscape there. The clear and bright sky, the extensive and magnificent grassland, the fresh air and the flocks of cattle and sheep present tourists with a refreshing scene.

We also has a chance to riding the horse. And I don’t like it because I feel very small on the horse, and I think the horse think I’m very light so it didn’t feel any burden and it runs faster. It’s scary actually haha.. I feel I’m gonna fall from the horse.

The guide take us until local’s host in the middle of grassland and they share their story about grassland. And they also offer us Horse Milk (it taste plain).

Then after that, we go back to the Mongolian Yurt to continue to the next destination, desert.

The sunset in Inner Mongolia is beautiful too. I took the photos from the bus, on the way to hotel.

Our hotel happens to be in front of the desert and it’s a good hotel so we can take a bath and refreshing.