Senin, 21 Desember 2009

Trip Tips #1: Business Class Train

ENGLISH mode: on

Welcome to my first bilingual article :D
Last Friday I decided to ride Parahyangan train from Cimahi (Bandung) to Surabaya Jakarta. Yeah, the train has no air conditioning. So,
Tips #1: Wear comfy outfit, doesn't mind if it's not fashionable, because it's gonna be sweaty.
Tips #2: Bring extra clothes so you can exchange your sweaty outfit as soon as you arrive at train station.

Poor me (and some other passengers), I bought the ticket on the same date (no reservation). And last Friday was the beginning of long weekend so the train was already full. We should pay for the same holiday price, which is, IDR 30K, but there were no seat available.
Lesson #1: Buying ticket spontaneously is good when you don't really know when you could go (if you afraid to reschedule for extra price), BUT not if you plan a trip on holiday. Buy ticket as soon as possible.

Tips #3: If you have no seat, you can go to train's restaurant (but yesterday it was full of people!) OR you can use newspaper and lend a cushion (IDR 3K) as a seat at any available space.

The rest tips are: Be Happy :D, talk to someone next to you, and enjoy the trip!
As soon as I arrived at Gambir station I exchange my clothes, wash my face, and tadaaaa... sooo fresh! ;)


No seat!


BAHASA INDONESIA mode: on

Selamat datang di artikel bilingual yang pertama di Tealovecoffee :D
Jumat lalu aku memutuskan naik kereta Parahyangan (tanpa AC) dari Cimahi (Bandung) ke Surabaya Jakarta.
Tips #1: Pake baju yang nyaman, gak modis juga gak papa! *soalnya ga ada niat mau tebar pesona hehehe
Tips #2: Bawa baju ganti, karena di perjalanan pasti keringatan!

Ternyata oh ternyata... karena beli tiket dadakan (dan hari libur pula!), kursi di kereta udah pada habis. Daripada ga jadi berangkat, belilah itu tiket dengan harga libur (Rp 30rb), tanpa kursi! Kebayang dong harus berdiri 3 jam. Tapi karena banyak yang senasib, gapapa lah, buat pengalaman :D
Pelajaran #1: Beli tiket dadakan bagus kalo kita gak pasti mau pergi kapan (misalnya masih ada urusan), daripada udah terlanjur beli tapi harus ganti jadwal. Masalahnya KALO pas liburan, sebaiknya rencanakan pembelian tiket dari jauh hari.

Tips #3: Kalo ga dapet kursi, pergilah ke gerbong restorasi (sayangnya waktu itu udah penuh). ATAU, bawa koran & pinjam bantal di kereta (Rp 3rb). Duduklah di tempat kosong antar gerbong.

Tips-tips lainnya: selalu bahagia dengan kondisi apapun, ngobrol dengan orang di samping, dan nikmati perjalanan :D
Sesampainya di Gambir, langsung cuci muka & ganti baju. Segarnyaaa! ^^