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…

Pangandaran Beach D4 # West Java – Indonesia

There’s an International Kite Festival at Pangandaran, and today is the final battle. So before we go home, we watch it first. But unfortunately, untill 10 o’clock, the festival hadn’t started yet. Because we want to eat lunch at Sidareja which took 1 hour to 1.5 hours, so we cancelled our plan to watch the festival, and go home.

Then we go back home. See you in the next trip.. 🙂

Risma Fresh Seafood Restaurant (4) Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

Another Dinner Menu

Fresh Crab

Pangandaran Beach D3 # West Java – Indonesia

Day 3 in Pangandaran, We have a sour body because of yesterday’s body rafting. That’s why we woke up late and missed the sunrise moment.

Today, we plan to explore the Recreation Park and Nature Reserve until the white sand beach then went back by boat. The entrance just right in the left of the hotel. But when we walk to there, there’s a local people who rent boat, give us advance to enter the reserve from white sand beach because the difference cost. If we go to the Reserve first then ride the boat, the Reserve entrance ticket will cost IDR 7.000/person. But if we ride the boat first then entering the Reserve, the entrance ticket will cost only IDR 2.000/person.

So, we decided to ride the boat first. At the morning, the sea tide is high, and it reach out the beach. But the waves was so calm.

If you ride the boat at Pangandaran, the boat renter will always give you offer to do some activity, for example watch what inside the middle of sea, go to white sand beach, and also go surround the Reserve to see Japan Cave. My father said, he has gone surround the Reserve to see Japan cave before with his friends, and the wave was too high. Almost 1.5 metres.

We only ride the boat until the white sand beach, which cost IDR 50.000/boat. Then from there, we entering Nature Reserve.

white sand beach in the morning

There’s so many monkey inside the Nature Reserve. Becareful with your belonging. Don’t hold your fist, because it sign if you have any food. And the monkey will come to you to ask for food. Just open your hand, and show the monkey that you didn’t have anything.

After walk around 5 minutes, there’s a guard that sell the entrance ticket.

You can see the Japan cave inside the Reserve. I found two of them. I don’t know how many of them inside there, but I’m sure it’s a lot.

There’s a bridge inside the Nature Reserve, which connect white sand beach area and Pangandaran beach. We can see the the River Mouth below the bridge

It’s kinday creepy, walking inside the Nature reserve, like walking in wild forest.. XD

After approximately 1 hour, we arrive at the west
entrance near our hotel. There’s 2 entrance/exit, west entrance and east enrance. East entrance located near East Beach Pangandaran.

Then we walk back to hotel and prepare to eat lunch. After eat lunch, while on the way back to hotel, we see the fisherman started to pull the fish net. It’s so fun to watch them. At first the will ride the boat to the middle of the ocean, to spread the fish net.

I don’t know how long will they let the fish net inside the ocean. But after the time determine, they will pull it. At first, the will pull it from the two side.

Then until some point, they will put the fish net together, and pull it together.Then until some point, they will put the fish net together, and pull it together.

this is what Fisherman got

After watch how fisherman pull their fish net, then we go back to Hotel. Me and my brother decided to ride Odong-Odong. You can rent it, there’s so many of it in here.

We rent the one in front of our hotel.

It’s fun, but tiring. 1 hour rent, cost IDR 50.000. We only rent it for 1 hour, because riding it was too tiring XD

After take a rest, then we go to the beach again. We eat coconut and enjoy the scene in the evening.

Then we rent surfboard, and play in the water.

It’s fun, and tiring. At first, it’s hard to using surfboard, but if you know how to used it, then you can surf smoothly. We really enjoy it.

The Odong-Odong, at night was full of light.

Risma Fresh Seafood Restaurant (3) Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

Another menu for dinner

Es Podeng Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

There’s a famous dessert in Pangandaran, it’s called Es Podeng.

Risma Fresh Seafood Restaurant (2) Pangandaran # West Java – Indonesia

Another seafood time, this time for lunch.

Those are the fresh seafood that we choose, guess what will it become?

Pangandaran Beach D2 # West Java – Indonesia

Wake up at 04:00 to watch sunrise at East beach. Too bad, it’s cloudy, and the sunrise didn’t full.

The East beach side, there’s so many stan. You can sit and enjoy the scene.

After the sun was rise, we go back to hotel to eat breakfast. Then at 9 o’clock, we went to Citumang Body Rafting. I heard this place a few times, and some of my father’s friends have already went there and they said it’s so fun.

Me and my brother has meet some agent in the east beach, they said it cost IDR 100.000 if they book from Pangandaran. But we decided to see the location first, and book in there.

The journey took about 30-45 minutes. Don’t worry, there’s the sign of the place while on road, so you won’t get lost. The route was in the middle of the journey to Batu Hiu Beach.

Arrived there, there’s 2 car parking. The first one is where we go. It’s the finish point for the rafting. The 2nd one, is the start point. It cost IDR 75.000 if we directly book from the location. If your group less than 10 people, then they will give you 1 guide which also help you take picture. They are proffesional, I use my pocket camera which is not water resistant, but he can use it well without touch the water.

We have to walk approximately 1km barefoot. Then arrive at the 2nd car parking. There’s a sign “Welcome to Citumang Body Rafting”. Then we arrive at the cave. You can entering the cave, but it’s dark. We didn’t entering it, but only took picture in front of the cave.

The flow near the cave was really strong. They provided rope to help us.

The first obstacle is 3 meters waterfall. We have to jump in there. There’s no other way. Don’t worry, the buoy help you to floating. And the guide will take care of you.

There’s 3 waterfall. The first one approximately 3 meters. The 2nd and 3rd, only 1/2 meters. It’s fun, but after the 3rd waterfall, it started to boring. We only follow the flow until the irrigation part, then entering small river which there’s a thousand of little crab. It’s tickles. But it’s fun, especially if you came here with large group.

After almost 1 hour, our rafting end. Then we went back to Pangandaran.

In the afternoon, we go to the beach.

After play a while at the beach, then at 17:00 we go back to hotel.

At night, we stroll around to shopping, then back to hotel to sleep. Today is tiring day.