Di Tamansari, Bandung warga berupaya mempertahankan apa yang menjadi haknya tak hanya dilakukan lewat aksi perlawanan. Mengubah titik konflik menjadi ruang publik baru, ruang interaksi sosial yang mengoptimalkan kantung komunitas untuk melawan gempuran yang dilakukan pemilik modal. Dengan dukungan progresif, kolektif dan kreatif dari siapa pun yang peduli niscaya akan membawa semangat perlawanan yang sama, menyebar ke berbagai titik api hingga menyulut api solidaritas sesama.
Beberapa acara sebagai rangkaian Pameran Foto #Egalite telah berlangsung dari pembukaan pada 17 Agustus lalu, kemudian Bincang Karya bersama 12 fotografer yang terlibat pada pameran ini dan beberapa hari lalu digelar pula Diskusi Fotografi "Kemana Arah Fotografi Kita?" bersama salah satu pewarta foto. Gelaran pameran masih akan berlangsung hingga 31 Agustus mendatang, jangan sampai terlewatkan. Mari bersama memaknai kemerdekaan ini bersama kawan-kawan di titik api. Terima kasih.
Imagine emerald waters and thousands of incredible limestone islands - well now you know why we simply had to go and see this heavenly paradise on Earth by ourselves.
The best way to discover the beauty of Halong Bay and not get scammed by the overpriced tours starting from Hanoi is to get to Cat Ba Island and book a tour from the island itself.
We arranged our transfer there through the hostel - after some research we found out that is the most economical and best hassle-free option. The problem with the public transport is the fact that the bus (and afterwards ferry) stop is far from the city center. Then you have to negotiate with the taxi drivers to get you to the right spot. Which is not always the case.
Anyways, let's get back to Cat Ba - adventure sport mecca with activities such as hiking, biking and rock climbing to choose from.
Having gained some experience in Pai and now pretty confident with our driving styles, we rented out motorbikes and decided to discover island's majestic national park. The hike was totally worth it and after a couple of drops of blood, sweat and tears, we reached its peak and enjoyed the breathtaking scenery.
The day ended with chilling out at Cat Ba's beach 2 (it is actually called Cat Ba Beach 2, similarly to the other ones - Cat Ba Beach 1, Cat Ba Beach 3. Very imaginative!) The next day was the day of the excursion with Cat Ba Ventures (highly recommended!). During the boat cruise to some hidden corners of Halong Bay, we enjoyed the breathtaking views while kayaking, discovering the caves, snorkeling and even diving into the crystal clear water from the top deck of the ship.
Worn out after several hours of breathing in all this beauty, we came back to our hostel. As shameful it is to admit, we dozzed off like babies in our beds at 7 pm 🙈🙉🙊
The architectural marvel that the second hooghly bridge is!
I have grown up at this place. When I was a kid, I used to ride my bicycle under those flyover, often losing my path and ending up backtracking my entire ride to reach home. I always wondered how it looks like from above.
Years later, now I know.
Picture Credits : @dipanjan94