Express Irains to Balavia in the early niorning and a fternoon.
E'~xJ)ress trains to Padalarang, Ilandoengami Giiroet and connecting at
Padalarang with express to ~\Iaos leave oflce a (lay only in the early
Tra vellers. going to Soekaboemi, have 6 trains a day those to Sin-
(langlaja arc adviccd to take the earl morning train to Tjandjoer in
order to arrive hel~)re lunch at Sinda ngla;a-hotel.
Through a charming conibi na-
tion of Ii ills, river 1(11(1 WOO(llafl(l
scenery the tourist is carried in
a corn fortable train to Bwten~org
ccalled Bogor by the nativcs~ a
distance of about 70 mm.
`[`here are two good hotels. The
hotel Bcllevue and the Hole! do
(]hemi,i de /~`r, situated near the
The first mentioned Hotel is
fiIll(ot(s for its Motirta in-rooms,
which give an excellent view over
the river and the mount Salak.
i\liss Scidinore describes her
i inprcssions of this view as
At daylight we saw that our
portico looked full U~Ofl the Iron
of mount Safak, green to the
S it ((1 ttiit \Vi Ui plantations and
primeval lorests. Deep down below
us lay a valley of Eden, w'liet'e thou-
sands of pa liutrees were iii constan
notion, their branches bending, sway-
ing, and fluttering as softly a~ ostrich-
j)l (Hues to the eve, tnt I with a stra nge, harsh, metallic rust he and
clash, different from the wfi ispers and sighs and cooing sounds
of telliperate tot nage. As stronger winds threshed the heavy leaves,
the level of the va 11ev rippled and tossed in green billows like a
t rlev-field `there \vaS a basket village on the riyerha nk, where tropic
life Went on in ~ plain pantomime as in any stage presentation.
At Sunrise the people came out of their fragile toy houses, stretched
th('jr arms to the sky and vawneth, took a swim in the river, and then
Jo ing Ji'oiii i/u' in urkel.