Selasa, 31 Juli 2012

Lame Bandung Trip

Hari jumat kemarin saya dan teman-teman mengunjungi tempat dimana saya sangat menunggu-nunggu
Jam menunjukkan pukul 8 malam, dan akhirnya saya bertemu dengn dua rekan saya, Christian dan Judy. 

Mereka adalah interns dari program AIESEC di Local Committe Universitas Indonesia. Christian, a modern sportman from Denmark use to live in very good condition and less backpacker activity. Judy, a female runner from The Netherland who is very enthusiam in travelling.


We met in the basement floor of the gambir station at 8 pm, and our train at 8.20 pm. We got not in the nearby seats. We were the earlier passenger boarding to the train, and we got our couchs. Since my couch was not in the same line with others’, i decided to negotiate to man who sat beside Christian,and it worked. Furthermore, we sat close to each other.
The trip costed about 3,5 hours, late about 30 minutes that it was supposed to be. During the journey in train, we chatted a lot to each other, but Christian and I were very asleep on thet time, then we felt asleep in couch and the remaining judy was on, i mean on-off in ecah 5 minutes while christian and I peacefully slept over. The clock showed us at 11.50 and it was close to the main station, and we woke up and realized that we were that close.

We arrived officially to the Station Hall (the name of bandung’s station) at 11.55 pm.
We, I for sure, made a mistake. We got out from wrong exit gate (north gate), then we found many taxi drivers approached us to offer their service, but we rejected since we knew (not really) how to get there by angkot. So we went back to the station to find south exit gate. And yeah, we were officially getting colder. FYI, i had told Christian and Judy about the weather in bandung, but they seemed ignoring. And yeah it was so cold for me, not for them.
Okay, we waited for the angkot to go to DAGO 256 (then i realized that this place was closed down since it had illegal activities inside). Actually, we wait for the further infos from my friend who would like to host us on that time, named Anita. We called her many times (more than 30 missed calls) but no answer. So we decided to take taxi to to DAGO. During in the taxi, i tried to call my friend, but no answer eventually. Then after arrived DAGO, and we had no clue where we would stay, i, again, decided to ask the taxi drive to drop us  in 24 hours McDonald Restaurant. I was very hungry, so were they. I ordered foods in McD and they did too. I found wi-fi in the restaurant and the connection was terrible. I went online in order to find my friend’s address. I browsed facebook, twitter, yellopages, couchsurfing, google, and skype to find out, but No result. Then suddenly, my beloved friend, Meity came out online, and yeah i was so happy, at least i had friend on that time. she could not sleep on that time and she wanted to help us in finding place to stay until sun rises.

We asked her where we can find bar in bandung and nearby to the McD, and she told us to get to mexican Bar in Dago, opposite of 5 stars hotel (i forgot the name). Then we walked to find that bar, about 15 minutes walk upward to find. Unfortunately, the bar was closed since we arrived tehr at 3 am. Then we decided to meet my wake up friend, in Cafe halaman, near to McD dago (it means that we had to walk downward again). We waited in the front of the cafe, and they figured out to the man glancing up to us. They told me that it was annoying to be starred at. Meity came with her motorbike. She could not host us since her room is for female only. She tried to call her friend, and she found her friend, and also anita’s friend, named LUKAS (Ukas is his official name). Lukas is kind of healthy life guy and very metrosexual. He lives in very good way of living and also he has diet program of his food. He has small room but very clean and tidy, i was surprised to find about male room.
Okay, Lukas cannot speak english well, so he lift us in his room. We turned on th TV and watched the opening ceremony of OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 2012. We chatted a lot again, in thE middle of the show, they (maity, Jusy, and Christian ) felt asleep again. And i was suggested to sleep too. And yeah i slept.

To be continued...

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