EF#22 Suramadu Bridge

Failed holiday you wish to do it, is this week challenge for BEC.
In  planning a holiday I had never been make it in details. I only make a list which places to visit in a day. Then I would go with the flow, if the destination was good I would stay longer. I think planning everything in details would bring stress and pressure during the trip, then what would be the benefit of travelling.

Last year me and my family visited Malang, it was a pity the flight home from Malang were all taken, so we decided to go home from Surabaya instead, a nearby capital of East Java, only about two hour by car.
So, my plan for the day was a short browse over old town Malang, to see the famous Ijen boulevard, then made a trip to Mojokerto to visit  Museum Majapahit Trowulan, followed bu a trip to try the Suramadu bridge which connected Java and the island of Madura.

The trip to the previous destinations went well, except that we took a longer route to the Museum. So it was late in the afternoon when we reached Surabaya. There were also a traffic jam in the city and the driver was not familiar with the route to the bridge of Suramadu. It took us longer, though we made it to the island of Madura but we could not have spare time to make a window shopping in batik Madura shops and try the famous dishes of Madura such as the famous nasi bebek Sinjay. The children were sleepy and insisted on going to the hotel.

The Indonesian version is here

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Peri Kebun, pemilik blog Rynari, sebutan yang diberikan teman-teman blogger untuk blogger Salatiga yang banyak mengungkap rahasia tersembunyi dari balik kebun, dan membuka keindahan budaya Jawa. Peri Kebun mencari kembaran sehingga dijulukinya aku sebagai Peri Gigi. Alhamdulillah Peri Kebun dan Peri Gigi bisa berteman baik di dunia maya selama kurang lebih 4 tahun karena punya banyak kesamaan minat.
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EF#7 The Houses of The Chinese Majors Of Batavia

 

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Some of you I think have (are) already familiar with Pasat Baru. Pasar Baru is a well known (well-known) market in Jakarta, one of the oldest ( from 1820). The market is a small one, consist mostly of shoeshops(shoe shops)I love to stroll along the narrow street just for sightseeing. There are a lot of old buildings around here, just name (with names) like some such as Gedung Kesenian, Gedung Antara, The Cathedral, Gereja Ayam and  in case you do not realize, there are also some old shops.

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