Last year, in May 2015, I went to Jember, Jawa Timur. I went there with my friends, Elby and Ridwan. We wanted to meet our friend, Teguh, to attend his wedding party there. As usual, we tried to figure out some nice places in Jember before we went to the party.
We took a plane to Surabaya first and landed in Juanda Airport. Once we got there, we went to Bungurasih. We took a bus there to Jember, in Tawang Alun terminal. As we arrived, we stayed in a motel.
On the next day, we managed to meet Teguh. He wanted to lend us two motorcycles. We planned to take a tour in Jember using the motorcycles. We made an appointment at the place we decided before. After we met him, we follow his party to see his iJab kabul. Fortunately, his ijab kabul run smoothly.
After that, we went to our motel first to figure out some information related with Jember via google. We found Air Terjun Putih and we decided to go there. We rode our motorcycle and follow the instruction using google map. It was a quite hard to get there and we needed to go there through a village which is named Sumberlesung village. Unfortunately, the place as not good as we saw in the google. It is just a tiny waterfall. Otherwise, we took some photos there.
Then, we googled another place. We went to Ulo Watu beach. Ulo means a snake and Watu is a stone. So, Ulo Watu is a stone looks like a snake. Once we got there, we saw a bunch of stones pile up looks like a snake. It is a beutiful beach and we can see and hear I nice voice from the sea. I saw a little crab there crawling on the beach. We drank a coconut water and ate a grilled fish. After that, we went home to take a rest.
Next morning, we were going to go another beautiful waterfall. As we googled it, we found Air Terjun Tancak Tulis. It was an extreme journey. We needed to go through a jungle and some villages. Even more, there is no connection internet. We asked some person using their own dialect. Fortunately, Ridwan understood what they said so we depended on him so much. Until we found a place that we had to park our motorcycle. We had to across a river and went there by foot.
Once we got there, it was an spectacular water fall I have ever seen. You can see a 200 meters high water fall. You can’t even see the peak due to it is hidden by a cloud, that is why it is called Tancak Tulis. Tancak Tulis Water Fall means a water fall from the sky. You can hear a sound from a mother-nature. There’s nobody but us. We took some photos and swam for a while. We were satisfied with this beautiful of it’s nature. Even, we have already forgot how exhausted we were before.
As we were done, we went to Teguh’s wedding party ceremonial. We went through the jungle and some villages again. We made to attend Teguh’s wedding on time. We took some photos there. Then, we needed to take a bus in Tawang Alun terminal quickly or we were not able to make time on our flight on the next day in Juanda Terminal. Fortunately, we made everything on the right time.