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Friday, March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

[Video] The Ciremai Train is Passing Rendeh Curve

The Ciremai Train is Passing Rendeh Curve

The Ciremai train which has destination from Bandung to Semarang Tawang station and vice versa is passing on Rendeh Curve in West Bandung Regency, West Java, Indonesia. This is my favorite spot when take a photo of train in Indonesia. When a train passing this curve you will see how beautiful moment when the train passing surrounded by nature in West Bandung Regency. But for you know, if you want to go there you must be tracking the rail from Rendeh station for 10-15 minutes by walking. there is no road or pathway for motorcycle. But if you have dirt bike it will be possible and safe.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

[Video] The Argo Parahyangan Train Passing Cilame Station

The Argo Parahyangan Train Passing Cilame Station

The Argo Parahyangan train is a train which has destination from Bandung to Gambir (Jakarta). In the evening I mean to visit this station again because. It is been a while I am not visit after my vacuum periods become railfans since 2016. But now, I am active again to get a train photo or a train video and recorded only by my smartphone. 

With locomotive CC 206 13 04 the Argo Parahyangan train is passing Cilame station to continue the trip to Gambir station. I am not visit this station alone, I am with my friend who has same hobby with me.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

[Video] Serayu Train Passing The Longest Cikubang Railway Bridge

The Serayu Train Passing The Longest Cikubang Railway Bridge

The Serayu train which has destination from Purwokerto in Central Java to the last destination Jakarta (Pasarsenen). I've been recorded this video when my visit to the longest active Cikubang Railway Bridge in West Bandung Regency, West Java, Indonesia. The Cikubang railway bridge has long around 300 meters, and connected between Bandung-Purwakarta corridor. 

By using locomotive CC 204 03 01, Serayu train bravely crossed this railway bridge on this video. I usually visit this bridge to take train picture or recording some video while the train crossing this bridge. But, you have to be careful and make sure you know the location of this bridge. Maybe when you to go to Bandung or Jakarta you will see how long this bridge.

March 17, 2020

[Video] Pangandaran Train vs Serayu Train in Cirahayu Station

Video Pangandaran Train vs Serayu Train in Cirahayu Station

This video recorded when I traveling to Tasikmalaya (TSM) by Pangandaran Train. I think this is a good moment when stop at Cirahayu station (CAA) to waiting Serayu train to Purwokerto (PWT). Previously, I never stop at Cirahayu station (CAA) for waiting another train to pass. But this is a moment I have ever experienced. The Pangandaran train I've been riding is from Banjar (BJR) to Gambir (GMR) Station but I did not ride this train from Banjar but from Tasikmalaya because I was photograph at Cipeundeuy (CPD) area and continue to Tasikmalaya city by bus then return to Bandung with this train. 

I recorded a video when the Pangandaran train is waiting for Serayu train to Purwokerto station in Cirahayu as below.

Monday, March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

[Video] Argo Parahyangan Train Curving at Rendeh Curve

I do railfanning at somewhere which has natural view in Rendeh, West Bandung Regency, West Java.This is my favorite spot while in Rendeh because I can see the train curving. In this video the Argo Parahyangan train passing and curving at Rendeh curve to Bandung station to Gambir station. I got a moment when the train passing dirt bikers also passing and go along the side of train. Then the train give a signal for pull over to get safety distance while the Argo Parahyangan train passing. I also made a videoand uploaded to YouTube as below to see how the moment took place.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

Livinn Hostel City Center Surabaya, Worth For Backpacker nearby Surabaya Gubeng Station

Livinn Hostel City Center Surabaya

This is my experience and review about hostel Livinn Hostel City Center Surabaya. My stay is only for transit before departure Argo Wilis train that departs from Surabaya Gubeng station at AM 07:00. This hostel is quite comfortable and easy to find because is located nearby Surabaya Gubeng station. I made booking for 1 night then this hostel is worth for backpacker like me beside the rates is cheap. Average rates for this hostel IDR 89,249 or USD 5 per night. Wow, it is worth for backpackers who traveled to Surabaya and need to stay at least one night or your transit in Surabaya city.

Facility are there in the Livinn Hostel City Center Surabaya are :
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Parking
- Free Breakfast
- Air-conditioned room
- Airport shuttle
- Free Mineral Water (when check-in)

But unfortunately when I stay here on January I did not taste free breakfast. My departure train in on AM 07:00 from Surabaya Gubeng station and breakfast will served on AM 07:00. Of course I won't have time for eating my free breakfast. What can else we do? I have to buy my breakfast outside the hostel while walking to Surabaya Gubeng station. Oh by the way, what menu they are serve on breakfast ? just a simple breakfast, toast bread and jam and you can make some of coffee or tea in a bar. I think many hostel are served only simple breakfast. But it's good! at least they served to the hostel customers what will be served at breakfast.

This some images about Livinn Hostel City Center Surabaya

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

March 04, 2020

5 Safe Vacation Tips in the Middle of the COVID-19 Outbreak

5 Safe Vacation Tips in the Middle of the Corona Virus Outbreak
source: personal document

Since the corona virus or Covid-19 has become increasingly prevalent in almost every corner of the world, tourism will certainly also feel its impact. Many countries have issued travel warnings including Indonesia and temporarily stopped Chinese tourists from coming to Indonesia to prevent the virus from spreading. There are some tourists who are forced to be patient and postpone their vacation trips to several countries that already have suspected corona virus.

Actually there are some safe vacation tips in the midst of epidemic corona virus.

1. Check travel warnings in every country such as the city with the most people infected with the corona virus.

This is important! because it's better to prevent than to threaten our health because of the corona virus. It would be better advised to another place where not many people have been infected.

2. Use a mask when in a crowded place.

If you are in a crowd, especially a place full of tourists, it is advisable to use a mask. We will never know whether other tourists are in a fit condition or not. So early prevention is better.

3. Avoid physical contact

Physical contact is one of the causes of corona virus. If so, wash your hands frequently after making physical contact with others and avoid wiping your face with your hands without washing your hands first. Plus, bring important items that will be used along the way, this can reduce physical contact in public areas.

4. Get enough rest

Rest is very important to keep our bodies fit. Because when on vacation we often force to visit many places without caring about the condition of the body.

5. Pay attention to body health

In order to always be fit, make sure food and drink intake is maintained during the trip. Consuming vitamins, especially vitamin C can increase immunity in our body. At least our immune is strong enough to prevent the virus from entering the body, especially when on a vacation trip, of course viruses, germs and bacteria are certainly everywhere, especially the corona virus that is endemic at this time.

Also read Advice for Public from World Health Organization (WHO) to keep update information while traveling