First Travel with Friends
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Ito-san, my friend from Japan, just came to Indonesia in July. He stayed in Yogyakarta for about 2 months for studying Bahasa Indonesia. Then he moved to Depok and stayed there for a whole year I think. He studies Bahasa Indonesia at Universitas Indonesia. Since I had an invitation for a wedding in Bandung, so I asked him to come along. Maybe he would like to know about Indonesian wedding. He agreed. I asked Deddy, my colleague, to come along too. The more the merrier, besides I had introduced Ito to him.
I reserved a travel for 3 of us.
So, I woke up at 3 o'clock and called Deddy, made sure that he was awake. He had to pick Ito up first. I had arranged a transportation for them. And... we made it, we arrived at the pool before 5. Ito looked sleepy, Deddy was cheerful as usual.
On the way to Bandung, actually I was very sleepy. But, Deddy and Ito kept chatting. I couldn't miss it because Deddy always had something to laugh at. So, none of us took a nap on the way.
We arrived at Bandung at 7. We were dropped at Hotel Grand Aquila. I had reserved for Ito. So, after Ito took care the administration. We changed our cloths in the lobby toilets.
At the wedding, I met my uncle. It was his daughter who got married. Nothing special to tell, except 3 of us should keep awake in following the ceremony. And Ito was failed. I saw himm fall asleep.
My mother, my sister, her husband and daughter came. As soon as they came, we leaved. I borrowed their car to take Ito to Kawah Putih. They would go home with our cousins. So, since none of us knew Bandung very well, I drove, Deddy checked Bandung map, and Ito sat nicely at the back seat. We could get back to the hotel without getting lost. After we changed our cloths again, we went straight to Kawah Putih.
It was my first time to drive outside Jakarta.
At last, we arrived at Kawah Putih. Actually I felt sleepy and tired, but... the place was so nice so I didn't feel it. The crater was apple green and beautiful. There were many visitors. It was a little bit crowded. Deddy asked to go a little bit far away. We met 2 girls who had photo sessions. Then, 3 of us follow what those girls had been doing. The difference was they used a pro photographer and we didn't.
So, after we reached the place that not many people there, we took action.
Then, I drove back to Bandung. It was dark when we arrived at the hotel. Ito treated us dinner at the hotel. The restaurant was nice and the food was delicious.
After having dinner, Deddy asked to go to factory outlets. He wanted to buy some cloths since he didn't mean to stay over the night before. After he got them and Ito bought one t-shirt, I dropped them at the hotel. Then, I went to my sister's house. I stayed over the night there. Before I fell asleep, I felt that my body was very exhausted. Argh...