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My Travel : Batu Karas

Batu Karas is a village at the south coast from West Java, Indonesia. A beach which is the surfers paradise. I can say this travel themed reunion with my high school friends. Twelve peoples will go to Batu Karas. We met in my friend’s house at 8 pm. Because of the enthusiasm, me and Rolando came at 6 pm. At 8 pm they had no gathered and we both waited until 11 pm. But at 11 pm we didn’t go because a lot of problems. Finally we went to Batu Karas from Bandung at 1 am on July 9, 2011. It was too late because we planned to get there before sunrise. In the way we saw a lot of scooters. There was a scooter event in Pangandaran, which ends in Batu Karas. Traffic jam due to holidays made us slightly delayed.

FIRST DAY. Finally after 7 hours of tense travel, we arrived in Batu Karas at 8 am. Why tense travel? My friend who driving was so crazy. We felt a few times near death. Horrible! In the holidays like this, many peoples visited here and it was difficult to find a place to stay. After searched, we finally got a home-stay. We took a bath, ate, and sleep then woke up in the afternoon. We walked to the beach. Wow very crowded on the beach! We waited for sunset and walked to the hill near the beach. I doubt the sun will arise due to cloudy weather. But I keep looked for the best spot to get the sunset, in hopes of sunset will appear. After it, I tried to take pictures of crowded on the beach while waiting. Unfortunately, the sun didn’t appear until dark. We returned to home-stay with a little disappointed. But it’s okay, maybe tomorrow will be better. Then we returned to home-stay and had dinner. After that we played poker until midnight. Unexpected my friends brought a lot of beer in the midnight. Yeah! We partied until morning and forgot to saw the sunrise.

SECOND DAY. We woke up at noon, ate instant noodles, took a bath and ready to went to Green Canyon. Green Canyon is a beautiful river, an hour from Batu Karas. The scenery was very nice! Around the river there were hills and vines with green water and quiet flow. We used a boat to explore this river. Our explorations stopped in a place, the boat can’t go there. To continue our explorations we have to swim and we can find a waterfall there. We equipped with a life jacket and began to swim accompanied by two guides. The water was so cold! Halfway, we saw a lot of people who climbed to the cliff and jumped into the water. We skipped this section first and continued to waterfall. We weren’t lucky by the way, swift flow made us can’t reach the waterfall. Finally we came back into the cliff, climbed and jumped! Very exciting! Full of tension!Very excited and exhausted explorations. Finally we arrived in home-stay at night, then we had dinner and immediately went to bed so as not to miss the sunrise again.

THIRD DAY. Only four of us who woke up early, then we walked into the cliff to waited sunrise. Ah! The weather was cloudy again. The sun began to rise but obscured by clouds. This was my last day here, and I waited for it. I took some pictures while waiting. Finally, the sun came out of the clouds. My disappointment a little relieved this time. I returned to home-stay with a little smile. After ate, took a bath and prepared, we were ready to go home. We briefly stopped to Pangandaran and continued to Ciamis. In Ciamis we went to my friend’s grandfather’s house to eat. After that we continued to Bandung. Yeah tense travel again!

The Crowded

The Green Canyon

The Sunrise

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18 responses

  1. Cool pics gan, please visit my blog.

    July 31, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    • Thank you very much Edhol. I’ve visited your blog and request for album πŸ™‚

      August 1, 2011 at 8:15 am

  2. wuih… wonderfull
    berkunjung k blog ana gan,
    http://www.anbu-society.co.cc

    August 1, 2011 at 3:39 am

    • Thanks so much. I’ve visited it and thanks for useful post.

      August 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

  3. Edholthea

    Hi dude, your request has been update please check it out
    Thanks for coming to my blog.

    August 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

    • Many thanks and you’re welcome πŸ™‚

      August 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

  4. fridacmcarlsson

    Wow those are some really nice pics!!! Me like πŸ˜‰

    August 6, 2011 at 12:10 am

    • Thank you very much Frida πŸ™‚

      August 6, 2011 at 7:34 am

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  6. frada

    Waw it’s cool sir! Could u guide me to this place?

    August 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

    • When are you going there? If the time is right, maybe I can help you. By the way thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

      August 9, 2011 at 5:06 pm

  7. Great photos!:)

    August 15, 2011 at 5:24 am

  8. Beautiful photos. Wish I could jump right into that water!

    Thanks again for adding this post to the Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival over at Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a Travel Destination! πŸ™‚

    ~Tui

    August 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    • Thanks so much Tui and you’re very welcome. It’s a pride for me to post on Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival hosted by you πŸ™‚

      August 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

  9. Your post makes me sooooo hungry. Looks like you and your sister have a lot of fun together. Next time, bring me along. πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for adding this post to the Traveler’s Show & Tell blog carnival over at Mental Mosaic: Even Home is a Travel Destination. Hope to see you there again! πŸ™‚

    ~Tui

    August 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm

  10. Ooops! that second post was for a different blog… what a weird glitch! Sorry!

    August 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm

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