Goodbye Indonesia! Here I come Germany!

It was Thursday, 30th August 2007 afternoon when I and my parents went to the Soekarno-Hatta airport. Yes, it was my departure day to Germany.

House in Jakarta

My Parents’ house in Jakarta…. Home sweet home….

At 18:50 the plane with flight number LH779 (by Lufthansa) took off from the airport heading to Singapore for a transit. I was a bit sad leaving my parents, but for good sake I should do it, no turning back. The flight to Singapore took about 2.5 hours. I didn’t know that all passengers should leave plane and go to the waiting room, so I kept sitting in my seat. Then a stewardess came and asked me to get out 😀

And arrghhhh…. the security is quite tight at the Changi airport that I should took out every single stuff I bring with me, including my laptop from the laptop bag 😦 Soon after the same plane took off directly to Frankfurt. It was about 12 hours flight from Singapore to Frankfurt. The flight was OK, the food was fine, and I had a long chat as well with Mr. Sergei who sat next to me.

Landing at Frankfurt airport

Landing at Frankfurt AM Main’s airport

The plane landed in Frakfurt AM Main’s airport at about 05:30 Germany local time. So I got out from the plane and headed to the baggage claim area and took my luggage there.

Frankfurt’s hauptbahnhof

At Frankfurt’s hauptbahnhof

I found it difficult to contact my big bro, Bono, since I didn’t bring any EUR coins (I brought only USD). But surprisingly my big bro was there fetching me on time. So we went to the hotel where he stayed in Frankfurt with his wife, Jing, and his 2-year-old daughter, Claudia, for a night by subway train.

In front of Indonesia’s Consulate in Frankfurt

In front of Indonesia’s Consulate in Frankfurt

I took a bath then went to the Indonesian consulate with my big bro using the subway train.

After finishing the business with the consulate, we went back to the hotel and checked out. Then we headed to Bonn through autobahn #3 by car. It was a speedy ride…. Yeah, the car ran at about 150 km/h in average (my big bro told me that in German autobahns it’s normal to drive with that pace). So we headed to Jugendherberge Bonn (a youth hostel located in Bonn) and my big bro and his family stayed there until Sunday. I stayed until Wednesday since I hadn’t got any dorm room yet.

Autobahn #3

Heading for Bonn at about 150 km/h velocity

On Wednesday I checked out from Jugendherberge Bonn and got in to my room in Theodor-Litt-Haus. I got a small room with shared rest rooms and kitchen. But it’s fine since the location of my dorm is in the city center.


Theodor-Litt-Haus, my current dorm in Bonn

So I’ve reached Bonn to study and pursue my master degree. I hope I’ll enjoy my stay here and have a good time studying here.

9 Responses to “Goodbye Indonesia! Here I come Germany!”

  1. 1 belle September 19, 2007 at 10:37 am

    weeeee.. jangan lupa pesenanku ya, hehe.. ntar taon baruan di Praha aja. mumpung masih blom gabung EU.

  2. 2 gus September 19, 2007 at 10:42 am

    pasti baru pertama naik LH 779 ya…
    pantesan… transit di changi gak keluar dari pesawat.
    btw, selamat belajar.


  3. 3 Dafferianto Trinugroho September 19, 2007 at 1:50 pm


    Let me check my schedule if I can go to Prague for celebrating the new year there.


    Thanks. Well, actually it’s not my first transit in Changi airport (in 1994 when I was still very young I took Lufthansa’s flight as well and transited in Changi), but I forgot the should-get-out-of-plane procedure 😀

    all the best,

  4. 4 mina September 22, 2007 at 7:58 am

    congratulations 🙂 sekolah ngambil Master apa? beasiswa ya?

  5. 5 Dafferianto Trinugroho September 23, 2007 at 5:36 am


    Thanks. Actually I’ve written a bit about my current study at the “About me” section.
    I’m enrolled at the EuMI (European Master in Informatics) programme with Erasmus Mundus scholarship from the European Commission involving 2 universities: RWTH Aachen University Germany and University of Trento Italy.
    I hope my short explanation can clear your curiosity a bit 😀

    all the best,

  6. 6 turtlix September 28, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Good luck Bro..

    😦 I wanna cry…
    Sorry about everything…
    Wish You luck! (Yes You are)

    Keep contact, OK!

  7. 7 Dafferianto Trinugroho September 29, 2007 at 6:27 am


    Thanks bro!
    Wish you all the best too….
    Keep in touch through emails or YM ok!!!


  8. 8 Adhi May 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    harus ganti judul nih, goodbye germany here i come italy, ok sukses saja mas dafe, salam dari bonn.

  9. 9 Dafferianto Trinugroho May 14, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    @(Pak) Adhi:

    Iya Pak, judulnya harus ganti… Tapi udah diposting kok 😀
    Kangen juga sama Bonn nih Pak.
    Moga2 bisa nyusul sampai PhD kayak Pak Adhi 🙂
    Salam buat Jobi & Bu Ariesta….


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