Friday, November 30, 2007

Cemoro Lawang 2

3/11/07

上Mt. Penanjakan前夕
从抵达CemaraIndah的那一刻起旅店的人和旅店外的人就一直在兜售寒帽,手套,婆罗摩T恤,这个那个,没完没了。他们看我没穿寒衣,自然以为有机可图:

要租寒衣吗,明天一早要上山很冷。日本妹不用两言三语就点头决定租了,25,000RP。
我摇摇头,我自己有寒衣。
你的是那种在冬天穿的吗?明早会很冷,早上气温可以下降到五度以下,如果你没有我们这种大衣你会受不了的。他们的语气真诚认真,好像从心里为了我好一样。
还是不了,我有两件御寒的衣服。我犹豫不决但还是这样说了。
两件?她有两件很薄的寒衣,以为就能够帮她御寒。带头的那个突然嘲笑地对他的同伴们说,然后他们夸张而大声地笑了起来,好像我穿两件寒衣就抵得过一件冬衣的想法天真而苯,滑稽又可笑一样。我从原本的礼貌变成不爽,什么态度,我就是不租,两千多米高的山我又不是没爬过,能冷到哪里。
冬衣我不要,你只需告诉我那条路上山就行。
徒步上山,你肯定吗?徒步上山很危险,而且路因为很久没有人走都模糊了,你可能会迷路。
是吗?会有人一块上山吗?
可能吧,旅店的知道做不成我的生意后莫不经心地说。

你指给我上山的路,我在CemaraIndah的门前要求那个职员指路。
他把我带到离门口一百米的地方,举手向乌漆马黑的远方一指,喏。
噢,就是那条,我答得顺口,好像自己会走还是看得见路一样,其实这儿的黑夜什么都看不见。一直走一直走就到顶吗?有没有岔路?
对,一直走就到顶。
会有动物出没吗?
没有。
你们有没有人去?
自己走去啦,他的语气开始有一点不耐烦了,于是我识相收声。
停了一停他又忍不住说,不如你跟吉普车去,又方便又快又不需要劳力,50,000RP,从刚才的75,000RP减到50,000RP。
我摇摇头。

好啦,那你要走路的话明早记得三点醒,爬上半山一小时,从半山到山顶一小时,又没有手电筒,我租给你。
谢了我有。
有没有冬装,早上会很冷,不是穿普通的寒衣就行的。
谢了我有。
帽子呢,得带寒帽。
谢了我有。
有没有。。。
谢了我有,谢了我都有。

想起得早上三点醒来爬山就让人不舒服,天都没亮,人生地不熟,四周有什么动静自己都浑然不知,完全处于被攻击状态。三点闹钟响,我眼光光地看着天花板竖起耳朵听门外的声音,希望有人走上山,那我就可以跟着同行。五分钟过去了,鸦雀无声。十分钟过去了,鸦雀无声。十五分钟过去了,我心里开始想着是不是要等吉普车来坐吉普车算了,还是真的要一个人凌晨时分冒着大雾上山,突然就听到门外有叩门声,不是叩在我的门上,是叩在我对面房的门上。我喜上眉梢,不顾一切冲出门外,看见门外站着一个全副武装的人,也没看清他的脸就急不及待地问:Are you treking up Penanjakan View Point?那人吓了一跳,山更半夜突然有一个人在没处蹦了出来。这时我才看清对方原来是旅店里的其中一位职员,昨晚讨价到Ijen是时他帮忙做翻译的,一副气定神闲。Yes。Can I join you all?我担心失去机会,心里扑通扑通好大声担心被拒绝。Why Not,他笑。

我穿上两条长裤,一条寒衣,一条风衣,颈项围着一条围巾,脖子再套上一条小毛巾遮挡迎面寒风,头顶带上寒帽,手上一双防水手套,穿上特厚的袜子和登山鞋,头上套着电筒,Perfect!这整个过程花我少过五分钟,当然,我没有刷牙洗脸。我随手抓起在路上买的一瓶巧克力牛奶,牛奶冷冷的好像刚从冰箱拿出来一样,好喝。

Cemoro Lawang 1

2/11/07

早晨九点的车,晚上八点多才抵达Cemoro Lawang的Cemara Indah,累得半死。途中司机除了停了一次吃午餐和上厕所之外,十个小时的路几乎就是直通Cemoro Lawang的,这座最靠近婆罗摩(Mt.Bromo)的小镇,中途在Probolinggo时还停了一次换车。

之前在《Transportation - Around East Java》中说过外边盛传到Cemoro Lawang的巴士或旅游车都会在前往Cemoro Lawang的半途停在一间旅行社,然后要胁一笔钱。所以当晚货车一停下时我心里就发凉,糟了错信日惹的那个人了。我们一伙人走进了旅行社,有个瘦瘦剪了个平装头的男人假装很热情地招待我们,不知道其他人看不看得出,但我觉得他装得很刻意,脸上的皮都堆起来了。我们的关系除了生意和钱还有什么其他的?于是平装男开始一边检查上山的票根,一边兜售起他的产品。一开始时他以为我们都是寻求安逸的人,于是放心的说上山有两种方法,一是徒步,二是坐吉普车。坐吉普车得早上四点醒来,吉普车载你上Mt. Penanjakan等日出,看完日出后再乘吉普车到婆罗摩火山,之后只需徒步短距离或骑马到火山口就行,75,000RP一个人。同行的三个洋人和一个日本人都点头,只有我摇头:我走路。那之后呢,之后你去哪儿?平装男问。我去Ijen然后Bali。那好,400,000RP,好像我跟定他一样。我摇摇头,不要。很意外的平装男没有很积极地推销,只说,你不可能找到更便宜的价钱了。我当然不要,日惹包住宿载送从日惹到婆罗摩再到义真火山口(Ijen Crater)再到巴厘岛也才不过570,000RP,我之前到婆罗摩的交通加住宿一共付了230,000,至多我也是能再付340,000RP。不可能,平装男很肯定地说,根本做不到。反正有其它水鱼,平装男一点都不在乎。

于是平装男开始向其他人收费,吉普车75,000RP,进入国家公园需缴25,000RP,一共100,000RP;然后转向我,你徒步只需缴入园费25,000RP。好,收据呢?我看到平装男只在其他人的票根上随便写两个字当入园的收据,知道又是暗收很不爽,你告诉我在哪儿付入园费吧,我自己过去付,我斩钉截铁。有其他同车的人在平装男不敢喧哗,于是他没有为难我。小插曲是后来我尿急过对面街上厕所,因为怕平装男报复不等我就上Cemoro Lawang,于是赶得不得了,几乎是跑着进跑着出的。

Cemoro Lawang离那个中途驿站大概有一个小时多的车程,整段都是陡斜的山路,天早已黑。一路上窗外的凉风吹来,今天好累了,但那感觉是舒服的。我有时候会想如果就在这一刻我死去的话,和几个萍水相逢的人,更贴切来说是和几个擦肩而过的人,那会是什么一种感觉,虽然此刻非常宁静。

Oh welcome oh welcome,Cemoro Lawang的员工相争帮忙我们卸下行李,大声欢迎,好像我们是什么要客一样,卖相媚俗夸张争宠,一看就觉得虚伪刻意假装。我在被安排和日本女生同房后立刻跳起来,‘什么?在日惹时说好一人房80,000RP,二人房100,000RP,我根日本妹不同行,况且我付了一人房的价钱。’‘不,日惹那儿只跟我们订了一间房,况且你只是一个人,房里有两张床,两个人同住有什么关系。’‘两个人住没关系,可是我付了一个人的价就要住一人房。’后来争执不下,想算了同住就同住,只是又想起明天我一个人徒步上山,一把钥匙可能有问题,于是又向管理层要另一把钥匙,管理层没有备钥匙,才勉强让我换到一间单人房。

Cemara Indah 唯一的卖点就是从旅馆旁就能够瞭望婆罗摩,风景非常优美。房价不便宜,一晚要150,000RP,因为我是随旅行社来,只缴了80,000RP,旅馆的员工小声说如果要住第二晚可以拿个特价,100,000RP。


在CemaraIndah旅馆外照相

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

一点遗憾

2/11/07

清晨迎着冷冽的风往婆罗浮屠去,清晨五点,我安份地坐在机车的后座。

昨晚在Ari旅行社购买了从日惹到婆罗摩(Mt. Bromo)的车票,启程时间早上9点。
可是我一定要到婆罗浮屠,我这样告诉Ari。
车子早上9点开往Mt. Bromo,只要你能在九点前回到日惹就行。
我骑机车去婆罗浮屠,来得急赶回来吧?
嗯,我看可能性很低,你大半会错过明天到Mt. Bromo的车。
不会,我骑机车去,四点就出发,我爱面子牵强地说。
对,你当然可以四点出发,只是因为你不是当地人,你可能会迷路。加上那么早也没有人让你问路,一个小时的路也许你得用两个小时才抵达。
我心里暗暗赞同,想起下午问路时被点来点去,错信假讯息的经历,心里有一点动摇。
不看到婆罗浮屠我是不会离开日惹的,要不然我会被人嘲笑啊,我笃定地说。Ari自己点头笑起来。

这样吧,你付70,000RP让我的朋友载你到婆罗浮屠去。
什么?我租机车也才不过35,000RP,加上柴油也不必20,000RP。
Ari假装很无奈地说,我明白,只是如果你让他载我可以保证你不会错过明早的巴士。
哇,分明想砍我一笔。我算了一下时间和钱,好啦好啦!

做这个决定时我还没有喜欢上日惹,做这个决定时我的一双脚还是湿漉漉的,满脸油腻腻,样子狼狈不堪,刚从雨中走出来。

当我发现自己爱上日惹这个地方时,我已经决定了离开。像生命中经常经历的场景,当你才想好要时,机会就走了;就像在一条川流不息的河流中抓一块浮板,时机要拿捏得刚好;像这一个时刻我希望自己早一点发现自己爱上日惹,在决定离开之前,只是我这样子希望时,决定早已经做了。

所以我在清晨五点安份地坐在机车的后座,迎着冷冽的风往婆罗浮屠去,为了赶9点的车离开日惹。总是这样,有一点遗憾,却也因为这样,于是有了念念不忘。

Friday, November 23, 2007

东爪哇普兰巴南 (Prambanan )

1/11/07

Prambanan距离日惹17公里,路不难找,朝着Solo的方向去就是。
我在中午时分走回GangII租机车,日惹的人并不讨厌,只要拒绝两次他们就会表情黯然地让你离开,不会死缠烂打,这是我喜欢的地方。早上机车租不成,太多人七嘴八舌,下午找回那家要我一天35,000RP的出租店,把护照给了他,把机车骑走。

你不必看报纸来了解当地的偷车情形,你透过租车老板的谨慎程序来了解。租车店的老板说,上车时记得将钥匙拴在车子上的链子上,因为担心有人突然将钥匙拔掉;停车时你先是要将轮子锁上,再将警铃打开,然后将车头锁上,这种种程序就足以让我战战兢兢。在Prambanan泊机车,票根千万不要弄丢,领车时还要出示对上方才能把机车骑走。

骑车到Prambanan的路上一路问人方向,不停地骑,不停地骑,觉得好像早已经超过17公里了,直到终于看见三大座梵天,湿婆和毗湿奴寺庙时,才大声叫出来,你在这里,原来你在这里,原来你在这里呵。那种感觉,就像发现遗失多年的日记静静地躺在床底,寻觅多时的亲人人终于出现一样。


早上炎热的太阳在中午时分就收工了。参观完Prambanan的主要寺庙朝Pura Sewu去时风云变奏,乌云黑压压的就在头顶上,没两分钟雨就啪嗒啪嗒地下了起来。好不容易等到雨势稍微微弱,还要步行一公里左右才能到达出口。沿路乘搭顺风车来的那一公里路因为这一阵骤雨而被雨水掩盖起来,大概一个脚板那么高,一不小心就将整只鞋浸到水洼中了。沿途的景色优美,尤其是雨后,成群的鹿出来嬉戏,可惜没有狮子,不然一定更精彩。

从Prambanan出来后肚子饿得不得了,领机车时又忘了将车泊在哪,像盲头苍蝇一样在找机车时有人随手挥唤叫‘喂,来一碗mee ayam’,我探头看了一看,多少钱?5,000RP (0.8新币)。我点点头,来一碗。


离开Prambanan 时是下午两点多,心里想着如果直上婆罗浮屠(Borobudur),可要再从Prambanan骑67公里的路。我心狠狠地想大概四点多可以到吧,婆罗浮屠要六点才关门,应该还来得及,把心一横,直上婆罗浮屠。到婆罗浮屠的路上开始下起雨来,雨势越来越大,我急忙套上随身带的五毛钱一件的塑胶雨衣,雨衣迎风啪啪地响,雨越下越大,我一直三心两意,在路过到Mt. Merapi的岔口Keliurang时想着应不应该看火山,又想着应不应该到ParangTritis去看大浪。想归想,车子还是朝婆罗浮屠的路上驶去,我突然发现雨衣的啪啪声响越来越大声,异常的大声,于是我将机车停到路边的小店前,转头一看,雨衣早破了,只剩一半挂在身上。

我在屋檐下等雨停,在想雨停后还要继续赶路。

半个多小时后我姑且试问小店隔壁卖糖的杂货店有没有雨衣,哈哈,最后一件。老板娘,这儿离婆罗浮屠多远?啊,好远,要骑车两三个小时。那么远?那我不去了。穿上雨衣后我朝着回日惹的路走。走了有好一会儿又停下来问路,请问这儿离婆罗浮屠多远?大概一个多小时吧。什么?如果我相信这个人,大概我还来得及今天去,于是我一调头又往婆罗浮屠的路去。走不久后又停下来问路。。我就这样来来回回在往返婆罗浮屠的路上兜转,下不了决心。印尼人对时间和距离的观念非常模糊,他们所谓3公里的路可以骑车半个小时都还没抵达,明明非常有空却表现得像很赶时间。最后再朝日惹去的方向添油时再问一次当地人这儿距离婆罗浮屠多远,一个半钟的路程,那个人一副非常确定的样子,弄得我又要改变主意啦,‘只是你现在去未免太迟了,天色都暗了,明天再去吧’,幸好那人后来又补了这句,否则我八成又掉头往婆罗浮屠去。

雨季的天暗得特别早,才下午五六点天色就转暗,我拖着一双湿漉漉的鞋将机车骑回日惹,沿路看见许多马肉串烧的告示牌,心里想回到市区才找来吃,到了市区还了机车后才知道原来马肉串烧只有在日惹的郊区有得吃,错过啦。



* Entrance fee to Prambanan: USD10; Student: USD6

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Transportation - Around East Java

From Surabaya airport to Surabaya bus terminal

From Juanda Airport, Damri bus runs between Juanda Airport and Purabaya bus terminal, 5km away. The bus leaves when it is full, and Purabaya bus terminal is the last stop. The journey takes around 30 minutes and it costs 10,000RP. Luggage has to be put on your lap or on the floor, it charged if you put your luggage on the seat.


From Surabaya bus terminal to Yogjakarta

Take long distance bus from Purabaya bus terminal. It costs around 55,000RP, 7 - 8 hours from Surabaya to Yogja. The route passes Solo and Magelang, and stops half way for supper. Supper is included in the ticket, similar to Thailand long distance bus. Giwangan is the bus terminal in Yogja, located in a place called Jember. The bus terminal is less than 5 km from the central of the Yogja, Malioboro Street.

I took the bus from the company called 'Cepat Eka', something different from long distance bus in Malaysia, the bus has reading light.

From Yogjakarta to Mt. Bromo

The easiest way to do Mt. Bromo - Kawah Ijen (Ijen Crater) - Bali is by booking the trip through an agent in Yogja, there are plenty of travel agencies to choose from along Sosrowijayan St.

I came across this travel agency, Ari Tour & Travel charging 570,000RP from Yogja - Mt. Bromo - Kawah Ijen - Denpasar, including 1 night accommodation at Mt. Bromo and 1 night accommodation at Sempol (a 'proper' accommodation near Ijen Crater). He told me this is the best price I can ever get for this kind of package and I did not trust him. It turned up that he did tell the truth. If not really the cheapest, at least less hassles.


I took his transportation (minivan) from Yogja to Mt. Bromo, including 1 night accommodation at Cemara Indah for 230,000RP (transportation: 150,000RP; room: 80,000 RP). The in charged, Ari told me that the room will be 100,000RP for 2 person and 80,000RP for 1 person, I am fine with that. I paid after double confirmed that I won't be dropped half way near Probolinggo and charged extra to go up to Cemoro Lawang, read too much on these from the travel guide, and he promised.

The trip from Yogja to Cemoro Lawang (entrance to Mt. Bromo) took around 10 hours. The journey started at 9am.

If you prefer to do it yourself, there is no direct bus from Yogja to Mt. Bromo. You have to travel from Yogja back to Surabaya, and take train/ bus from Surabaya to Probolinggo, then from Probolinggo to Cemoro Lawang.

From Mt. Bromo to Kawah Ijen

Refer to the above; the easiest way to get to Kawah Ijen from Mt. Bromo is by booking a package through a tour agency. However if you haven’t do that when you were in Yogja, it is too late for you to do so now.

The price from Cemoro Lawang – Kawah Ijen – Ketapang (jetty to Bali), including a night stay at Sempol is 350,000RP. Added on the earlier cost 230,000RP it will be 610,000RP in total, more expensive than the earlier offer, 570,000RP.

If you prefer to do the trip yourself, there are a few options depend on where you want to stay overnight.

1. The nearest town to Kawah Ijen is Bondowoso (go from west java towards east). If you decided to stop here, your hotel/ guesthouse should be able to arrange transportation (normally a car or 4WD) for you to go up Kawah Ijen early next morning. It takes about 2.5 hours and cost around 100,000RP per person. You can negotiate for a better price if you have more than 2 persons.

2. If you decided to go further up. There are accommodations near the coffee plantation at Sempol, 13km from Kawah Ijen. If you get a package, most probably you will stay a night here.

3. If you want to stay close enough to the crater, Pos Paltuding is what you are looking for. Pos Paltuding is 13km from Sempol, there are a few rooms available for rent. We were looking for dormitory as stated in Lonely Planet Indonesia 2007, but it happened to be wrong information. The cheapest room you can get is 75,000RP per night with minimal services. The room we got has no electricity, the bathroom is outside but you won’t want to bath here. Everything is dark except the busy sky, full of stars.


We chose the last option.

There is no direct bus from Cemoro Lawang to Kawah Ijen, these are what you need to do at the time of November 2007 if you choose option 3:
a. travel by minibus from Cemoro Lawang to Probolinggo
– The hotel staff will tell you it costs 20,000RP if you go by public bus and 25,000RP if you go by shuttle bus, but you need to let them know so that they can arrange the minibus to pick you up. Do not listen to them, the minibus will wait near Café Lava until it is full before it departs, so just pack your stuff and board the bus. Also, the price is 15,000RP, sometimes you can negotiate to 10,000RP
– expect 2 – 2.5 hours of traveling


b. travel by bus from Probolinggo to Bondowoso
– there is no time table for buses in java, or it could be due to I mistakenly use the word ‘masa’ and ‘waktu’ (both mean time but for Indonesian, ‘masa’ is more to ‘season’ than ‘time’). We waited for almost an hour and check with someone passing by. ‘The bus will arrive at 1pm if there is bus.’ What?! ‘Yes, lack of bus.’ Ended up we traveled from Probolinggo to Besuki to Bondowoso. The time taken is about the same as direct trip from Probolinggo - Bondowoso, 2 – 2.5 hours.
– The bus from Probolinggo to Besuki costs us 8,000RP and the minibus from Besuki to Bondowoso costs us 7,000RP (local paying 5,000RP).
– If you leave Mt. Bromo at 9am the morning, by the time you reached Bondowoso it will be 3pm in the afternoon. There is no more minibus from Bondowoso to Sempol after 12noon due to lack of demand. Unless you want to stay a night at Bondowoso, else you need to travel to Wonosari for minibuses to Sempol/ Pos Paltuding


c. travel by bus from Bondowoso to Wonosari
– Walk to the bus terminal, just next door to the minibus terminal. Ask for the bus to Wonosari, there are a lot of buses pass by Wonosari. The bus will drop you half way, about 20 minutes from Bondowoso. The ticket conductor will point to you where you can get the minibus to Sempol

d. travel by minibus from Wonosari to Sempol to Pos Paltuding
– The journey took around 2.5 hours. The road up to the crater is paved but full of holes. The sky turns dark around 5 (due to raining season) and it was very foggy, the feeling was disastrous.
– The trip cost us 200,000RP for 3. I would say it is quite reasonable after I reached the destination, long and hard drive

From Kawah Ijen to Bali

Motorbikes are waiting at Pos Paltuding for those who wish to travel from Pos Paltuding to Ketapang, jetty for ferry to Bali at Banyuwangi. It cost 75,000 RP and takes 1.5 hours.

We managed to tag to someone with 4WD, pay the driver a sum of 50,000RP – 100,000RP (depend on your negotiation skill) to drop us at the jetty. Anyway the money is an extra to the driver so he would not mind the amount. From jetty, take another bus (30,000RP) to Denpasar. The bus fare is ~5,000RP more expensive than you take bus from Gilimanuk to Denpasar, good thing is this is a direct bus!


* All costs are per person except trip from Wonosari to Pos Paltuding
* Information updated as of Nov 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

日惹 - Yogjakarta

1/11/07 日惹

昨晚三点凌晨才睡,今天一早醒来找地方搬。才走出GangI小巷立刻就有人迎面而来,‘找地方搬吗?你真会选日子,昨晚日惹下了雨季的第一场雨。’会选日子?我纳罕。这个人衣衫褴褛,迎了上来就好像虱子长在狗身上,甩也甩不开了。‘要找房吗?才80,000RP。’‘我要便宜的。’‘要便宜的房吗?Losmen Anda吧。’日惹的Sosrowijayan,满街都是推销旅游配套的,满街的三轮车夫,每走一步就得摇一个头,不要becak*。


日惹的旅馆都在小巷内,我以为在一个陌生的国度不要走小巷是上上之道,怎么知道在这儿就行不通。Losmen Anda就在GangII,一条迂回曲折的小巷里,GangII有两个出口,两个出口都通往Sosrowijayan街。


确定了搬过来Losmen Anda后接下来就是安排当日的行程,骑机车恐怕是逛日惹的最佳方法之一。透露了这个想法之后,我身边从一个衣衫褴褛的人变成两个衣衫褴褛的人,那另一个是介绍机车的,我跟着他们拐巷子,大白天也挺可怕的,担心转角出现的是索肠以外的情节景色。

千辛万苦摆脱了那两个好心肠的印尼人,对我来说他们的确是好心肠,耗费了整个早上为我张罗,虽然不知道他们会不会从中得利,也知道他们不为我张罗也无所事事,但只要我自己没有亏损,照理我也是有收获的。

整个日惹的早上都在逛Malioboro街,从Malioboro街走到Kraton再走回来。因为时间太早,档口和博物馆都还没开,我也只得走的份。那时我还没敢在日惹的街边吃东西,在路旁买了瓶水,买水时看见小贩将盘收进来后放在地上,地上好几只鸽子蹦来跳去,原来禽流感是在这样的环境下迅速传开。没有真正感觉这儿是回教国,基本上可能是因为不是所有女人都带头巾的缘故,但看到以下的布条时还是感觉非常新鲜。虽然晚上下了场雨,早上的太阳一点都不客气,我一个没有目标的旅人在街上来回奔走,有一点无聊,于是决定回GangII租机车到Prambanan。



** Sosrowijayan那一区就在市中心,离热闹的Malioboro街只有五分钟的脚程。听说小巷内常有妓女在召生意,我倒没看见,只是旅客和妓女会出现在同一个地方,一点都不出其。

* becak - 三轮车

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

夜行

31/10/07

到日惹时已经是三更半夜,两点凌晨了。

有个游走了好几年的旅者在网上写道,旅行时最危险的时刻就是背着背包在街上走的时刻,因为那是你拥有你所有的财产的时候,任何人都可以打劫你,尤其是太阳下山后。于是当我知道我将会在凌晨抵达日惹时,我心里开始非常不舒服。

巴士七点多开行,从泗水的Purabaya巴士总站。泗水到日惹的巴士经过Solo和Magelang,七个多小时车程,55千印尼盾。车上的人一个个下车后,我的心里毛毛的,难道没有人在日惹的总车站下车?这个问题在车上只剩下我,司机和售票员时有了答案,是的我是唯一的一个在日惹下车的。售票员走到我面前,我急忙将瑞士小刀藏到大腿边。要下日惹那里?Giwangan总车站。

两点多凌晨抵达日惹总车站,昏暗的灯光,一走出巴士就被一大堆的士司机包围,我径自走到的士柜台,提高警惕。
的士?
我点点头,有没有跳表。
有。你要到哪里?
Sosrowijayan的Dewi Homestay。
哦我知道,那要50千印尼盾。
(明明都说好跳表,搞什么还答应付50千印尼盾)我没有多想立刻点头,可是我还没订酒店,如果没空房我需要司机在外等着。
可以。

那时因为太夜了,一心只想到随便一家住宿落脚,的士停在Sosrowijayan的105 Homestay。
到了。
到了?
对,你看有Homestay的字。
啊,怎么可能?怎么说Dewi Homestay和105 Homestay相似的也只有Homestay那两个字,我望着一条乌漆妈黑的小巷想这该怎么办,凌晨三点。好啦,你可以陪我走进去吗?我问的士司机。他无奈地点头。

105 Homestay 狭窄简陋不堪,窗帘只遮得住一半的窗户,我用带来的沙笼部遮住另一半,抓了把水洗脸,倒在床上就昏昏睡去。

Sunday, November 11, 2007

出发

31/10/2007

1。中午时分
MSN里zm问,要出门了兴奋吗?
很兴奋。
有多兴奋?
兴奋到心脏像要爆炸了一样,饱饱的。
噢午餐吃得很饱?那希望你继续你的兴奋吧。
是心很饱,不是肚子饱啦!我在电脑荧幕的这一头给了他一个白眼。

2。起飞前
赶不及了赶不及了!到樟宜机场地铁站时已经是下午2:45,快快快跑跑跑!我有很坏的乘搭飞机记录,每一次都是最后一分钟才办登机手续,差点赶不及那种,要不然就是错过班机。这一回飞机起飞的时间是下午3:40,2:40我还在 Terminal 2,得乘搭 Skytrain 到 Terminal 1。飞机起飞告示板上到泗水的那一栏写着 'Last Call',还一闪一闪的,我连奔带跑到#5柜台,背着12.5公斤的背包,心踏实了下来。

走进闸门C20,坐在惠航VF547 座位A4上,好啦,我启程到泗水啦!

3。起飞
我望着排着队准备起飞的飞机,像是起跑线上等待哨子吹起的运动员。哨子一吹,运动员卯足全劲,义无反顾地向前冲去,我在想着这些的时候先是感觉飞机的前轮离地,然后后轮离地,飞机腾空飞起。

我往下望,看见樟宜码头与海被工整的石块隔开,一丝不苟。

Saturday, November 10, 2007

East Java + Bali

Duration: 10 days (31/10/07 - 9/11/07)
Budget: S$680 including flight tix S$270

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Singapore - Surabaya - Yogjakarta

- Depart from Singapore on 31/10/07 3:45pm, Value Air
- Reached Surabaya Juanda Airport in the evening
- Took bus from Surabaya Purabaya bus terminal to Yogjakarta, 7 hours

Day 2:
Yogjakarta

- Scroll Jalan Malioboro in the morning
- Ride to Prambanam, 17km from Yogjakarta in the afternoon

*Prambanan


Day 3:
Yogjakarta - Cemoro Lawang

- Charter a motorbike to Borobudur before depart to Mt. Bromo
- Trip from Yogjakarta to Cemoro Lawang takes 10 hours, minibus from Ari Tour, travel agency on Street Sosrowijayan

*Borobudur


Day 4: Cemoro Lawang

- Trek up Penanjakan View point I for sunrise. However, no sunrise today
- Trek up Mt. Bromo, a holy mountain to the Javanese

*Mt Bromo


Day 5: Cemoro Lawang - Probolinggo - Besuki - Bondowoso - Wonosari - Sempol - Ijen Crater

- Trek up Penanjakan View Point II for sunrise again, the view is stunning
- Leave Cemoro Lawang to Ijen Crater
- Reached Pos Paltuding, an entrance point to Ijen Crater at 7pm after a long and chaotic day fighting with touts
- Fever, Panadol..

*Penanjakan View Point II



Day 6: Ijen Crater - Ketapang (Banyuwangi) - Denpasar - Kuta

- Trek up Ijen Crater, a 3km walk up hill
- Travel by 4WD from Ijen Crater to Ketapang in Banyuwangi, the jetty to Gilimanuk, Bali
- Paid 30k rp on the ferry to get a bus direct to Denpasar
- From Denpasar, charter an Ojek to Kuta

*Ijen Crater



Day 7: Kuta

- Ride to Uluwatu, Nusa Dua and Tanah Lot

*Uluwatu


*Tanah Lot



Day 8: Kuta - Ubud - Kintamani - Ubud

- Ride to Ubud from Kuta
- Visited Monkey Forest Sanctuary
- From Ubud, ride to Penelokan for the Gunung Batur view

*Monkey Forest Sanctuary


*Mt. Batur, Penelokan


Day 9: Ubud

- Scroll around Ubud, enjoy the Legong dance performance


Day 10: Ubud - Kuta - Singapore

- Ride back to Kuta in the morning, drop the backpack in the hotel which rented me motorbike
- Shopping
- Massage
- Charter an Ojek to Ngurai airport, Bali
- Value Air to Singapore at 10:15pm, arrived at Singapore on 12:25am 10/11/2007
- Looking forward for the next..

*Kuta Beach

Trekking packing list

jacket
windbreaker
glove
cap
raincoat
umbrella (it is better to use umbrella than raincoat if the altitude is high and no wind)
head lamp / torch
sun glasses
sun screen
swiss knife
lighter
whistle
camera and spare batteries
energy bar (mix nuts are good)
water