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Queen's harbour, fishing port, sea-life, beach-resort, mythical places, hills, cool and windy
overcrowded on big holidays
In a nutshell
Plenty Of Legendary Myths - Ratu Kidul South-Sea Goddess - Nature In Beauty
In any shop of a star-qualified hotel you may find some of your preference. I am always looking for t-shirts, because once back home such a souvenir tells a lot of spent time over there. Unfortunately most of t-shirts have bad quality ...
What to buy: Well, a star-qualified hotel also does sell bad-quality t-shirts though, for 4$ you cannot complain, can you? For a truly Pelabuhan Ratu t-shirt ...
What to pay: All under 10$
Updated Apr 18, 2007
Address: Inna Samudra Beach, district Sukabumi
Maybe the best tourist trap that ever happened to me ...
A great beach-holiday along the Southern coast of Java we had in mind. Sun, sea and beach, waving palm trees and almost unspoiled culture & tradtions.
Unique Suggestions: Well, we were so wrong!
No swimming, no sun and bad weather, very touristy area's (oowkee, Indonesian locals counted in) and, the beach "belonged" to a mysterious creature ...
So what to do? Well, I lost myself in the legendary Spirit Queen and, my fellow-travellers joined the game of mystery ...
Fun Alternatives: Can we speak of "fun", "no fun"? Better thinking of a new "path of life", included the beauty of spiritual matters and, we got an alternative ...
... going back and returning into the deepest way of native emotions ...
And we enoyed the sun, sea and beach, waving palms, and ... an almost unspoiled, cultural and traditional way of thinking, thanks for this remarkable tourist trap!
Updated May 21, 2007
Luggage and bags: Leaving your big backpack in the hotel, motel, losman wherever... bring a city backpag to travel around. A belly-belt will keep your travel-informations ...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Lightweight cotton clothing, a nice shirt for the evenings. Good footwear, hat, sunglasses. The waves always cause humidity, so don't dry your clothes at the balcony ... they will be ruined.
NO COLOUR OF GREEN !!!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun-protection cream, and tissues, (wet towels). Be aware that the locals clean themselves by water-in-a-bottle (bottol cebok), so bring your own toilet-paper, if not used to that.
Get info about hepatitis, dengue & malaria fevers (includes some parts for Japanese encephalitis, and take care of cholera, transmitted by water), so get the shots.
Photo Equipment: Bring extra battries, and digital memory as its hard to find these items locally. Fuji is the best you can get there (supply is rather new, others could have been damaged by sun-heat).
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Have a supply of sun-protection cream, first and foremost.
The ocean mostly moistens the beach continuously by violent waves. So the sand won't stick at your body, not that necessarily sitting on a towel ... enjoy the cooling humidity.
Miscellaneous: Always pay respect to local people and their traditional way of life. The locals are really friendly, so get ready for lots of articulate arm waving and general non-linguistic conversation. They love visitors,... and you are one!
Updated Jul 22, 2005