All posts tagged: travel

Tanjungbalai : Saya (Akhirnya) Pulang (2) ~ Terbang dan Mendarat

Bandung – Medan Perjalanan Bandung – Medan memakan waktu kurang lebih 2 jam 20 menit. Jika pesawat berangkat 16.50, ETA 17.10. Saya sampai di bandara sekitar pukul 16.40. Bandara Husein ternyata lumayan kecil. Teras kedatangan dan ruangan check in begitu dekat. Tempat turun dari taksi ke pengecekan barang pertama pun cuma beberapa langkah. Resepsionis ke tempat pembayaran pajak bandara dan tangga ke pintu masuk ruang tunggu juga cuma sekali salto. Entah ini memang dermaga ini saja atau di sebelah ada dermaga lain, saya lupa mengecek. Setelah datang saya langsung masuk ke bandara. Di pintu kedatangan bandara, langsung ada pengecekan barang dengan pintu radiasi itu. Kemudian beberapa meter ke kiri tampaklah deretan resepsionis setiap maskapai. Saya pun mendatangi antrian maskapai Lion Air yang menuju Medan. Mungkin saya kepagian jadi antriannya hanya 2 atau 3 orang saja. Saat antre, saya mendengar petugas berkata ke tentara yang antre di depan “Di koper sudah tidak ada barang elektronik kan pak?” Hoo, nggak boleh saya. Pikir saya yang memasukkan harddisk ke koper. Saat saya maju, anehnya saya tidak ditanyakan hal …

Travel Theme: Street Market ~ Pasar Simpang Dago Bandung

I tell you. There is no term as “street market” in Indonesia. Why is that? Because, taking half of the street or the sidewalk and change it to shopping center is everyday phenomenon here. Not only that, you can find such thing almost everywhere. By everywhere I mean almost on every road segment on the country. At least you can find one of the so called “Pedagang Kaki Lima” five feet merchant on a segment of a road. Well, not in a tool road and highway of course. Pedagang Kaki Lima called like that because when Dutch still around, they instructed us to build five feet wide sidewalk for each street. Gradually over time, some merchant made their own shop on top the five feet sidewalk hence “five feet merchant”. Because we can see it everyday, Indonesian doesn’t think a street market as something special. So, when we make vacation on some tourist site, we never think to take picture of street market there. I am no exception. Now, when Ailsa invited me to join her photo …

Travel theme: Summer ~ Monas

As you probably know, here in this tropical country like Indonesian, there is no such thing as season. There is no summer, fall, winter, or spring. We originally have two season: rainy and sunny. We originally have two seasons actually: wet/rainy and dry/sunny, penghujan and kemarau in Indonesian. Penghujan is April to September, when there’s mostly rain (and prob.flood) in that time. Kemarau is October to March when there’s mostly day with bright sun in that time. But due to global warming (maybe), now we face the same phenomenon all time of the year. Random weather. So, when Ailsa invite me to join her photo challenge themed summer, I was blank. Even the official one give that theme one week later. I have no experience in summer yet. But It is a travel theme, isn’t it? Then, I decide to post a photo about my trip to National Monument, Jakarta. Jakarta is very hot, an embodiment of summer, maybe. National Monument (Monas) is our country proud of independence.