[Jakarta – Malang – Banyuwangi – Ijen Crater – Bali] Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 Day 4 – 7 North Bali, Denpasar, Kuta, Malang
After exploring the first day in South of Bali, we went to North Bali the next day. Bali is not only about beaches, sunrise and sunset. You can do many things in Bali, even mountain trekking is available. You can go up to Mt. Batur or you can gaze to the paddy field in Tegal Lalang. We planned to have lunch in Kintamani and we would like to visit several tourism objects before reaching Kintamani. First, we saw several Luwak Coffee Agrotourism so we stopped by one of them. There we were explained how luwak coffee was produced and we were served several kind of coffee and tea.
From there, we made a stop in Tegal Lalang. It’s place where you can view the beauty of paddy field and farms.
[Jakarta – Malang – Banyuwangi – Ijen Crater – Bali] Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 Day 1 and 2 Jakarta, Malang, Banyuwangi, Ijen Crater, Bali
2015 end of year is fast approaching and we are ready to welcome 2016! After a month struggling with final paper for my degree, I need some places to vent off the stress. We planned to go to Malang – Banyuwangi – Ijen Crater – Bali. First, our plan isn’t supposed to be like this. We supposed to visit Mt. Bromo. That’s why we booked a train to Malang. But since last month, Mt. Bromo started to erupt and the vulcanic activity is increasing ever since. So, for Plan B, we went to Banyuwangi and Ijen Crater, and since Bali is near Banyuwangi, we decided to visit Bali too. We started our journey for Pasar Senen Train Station, Jakarta boarding Matamarja Train to Malang Baru Train Station at 15.15. The train was comfortable at first, but becoming quickly crucifying at last. Our train supposed to arrived in Malang at 8am the next day. It’s about 18 hrs ! We booked the economy-seated class and the train stopped in several train station such as Semarang,
Setelah melewati hari pertama yang melelahkan, kami siap memulai perjalanan hari kedua di jam 4.30. Pemandu kami mengatakan jika kami mau mengejar sunrise, kami harus memotong jalan melewati persawahan warga, kalau tidak, tidak akan sempat. Yauda, why not? Kondisi saat itu masih gelap gulita dan kita harus melewati persawahan dengan jalan setapak cuma beberapa senti dan harus berhati-hati agar tidak terperosok. Setelah melewati persawahan, kami juga harus mendaki bukit lalu barulah sampai di Lagoon Pari. Lagoon Pari itu menurut saya pantai terindah di Sawarna. Di Lagoon Pari, listrik belum sampai ke daerah situ sehingga warga yang buka kios disana masi menggunakan generator dan belum ada penginapan di daerah sana. Kami menuju Karang Beureum untuk menunggu sunrise. Sunrise nya memang muncul sih cuma dikit doank dan masih tertutup awan. Sedih… Setelah itu, kami langsung cus ke Karang Teraje.
After passing the exhausting first day, we were ready to start our second day journey at 4.30 am. Our guide told us if we wanted to make in time to catch the sunrise, we will have to take the short cut through the rice field. Why not? At that time, everything was still pitch black and we only had one flash light from the guide. The path through the rice field is only few centimetres and we had to be careful to not trip over. After passing through the rice field, we still had to go uphill and downhill before reaching Lagoon Pari. Lagoon Pari for me is the most beautiful beach in Sawarna. In Lagoon Pari, electricity isn’t available so the locals need to use generator. Due to that, there’s still no inns nearby. We walked towards Karang Beureum to wait for the sunrise. The sunrise can be seen for a little while but disappeared quickly due to haze and clouds . 😦 . We were there in the rainy season 😦 . After that, we made our way through Karang Teraje.
*Rute perjalanan ke sawarna ada disini
Hey guys ! Setelah kemarin iseng jalan-jalan ke Telaga Biru Cigaru, weekend ini me and my friends gonna try going to Desa dan Pantai Sawarna. Yup, pantai yang menurut IDNtimes termasuk 15 pantai terindah di Indonesia. Pantai ini terletak di sebuah desa kecil di provinsi Banten. Disini terdapat pantai, bukit, goa dan it’s not going to be a long trip. Kami kesana cuma 2D1N dan dengan biaya seminimal mungkin. Rencana kami untuk sampai kesana adalah via Pelabuhan Ratu dimana pertama kami akan singgah ke Stasiun Bogor, lalu Terminal Baranang Siang dan Pelabuhan Ratu. Dari sana, naik ELF ke Sawarna kalau beruntung dapat rute direct kesana. Jika tidak, berarti harus singgah via Bayah.
Disana we are planning to visit Pantai Pasir Putih Ciantir, Tanjung Layar, Lagoon Pari, Goa Lalay dan Kerang Teraje. Kami sih simply penasaran sebagus apa Sawarna itu sendiri dan hitung-hitung melepas penat juga dari skripsi haha ! That’s it for now ! Tunggu hasil eksplorasi kami pekan depan 🙂