Tuesday, January 12, 2016

On Vas Où? Pt.1

Baluran National Park
I was begging for his beanie, not his attention. Stressing over small things, chaotic year. It was a great experience to be able to finish 2015 in a great adventure. I was at the edge of Java island for about 10 days. It was a silly plan at first, I wanted to join my friend's brother's trip to Banyuwangi, East Java. I was actually running out of money when I was asked to pay for the train tickets, but I knew it would worth it.

Banyuwangi is located in the east edge of Java island, just in case you're wondering. It's a small region but it has various of places to visit. They have everything! Mountains, beaches, jungles, art, traditional culture, everything. And for some of you, who's a Bali-enthusiast, you can take a 45 minutes sail to Bali from Watu Dodol Port, like I did. 

It was a crazy long trip by the train. I live in Jakarta, but my friends live in Bandung, so I had to travel to Bandung by a car for 2 hours, I stayed at Zulfa's for one night, and the next day, we went to Jogjakarta, Central Java by a train. It was 8 hours trip. And then we waited for like 2 hours for another train to Banyuwangi. From Jogjakarta to Banyuwangi took 14 hours by a train, so we actually spent almost 24 hours in a train. We arrived at Banyuwangi at around 9 pm. We went to the homestay, got some rest, because we have a long trip on the next day to Baluran National Park.

If you ever have the thoughts about Indonesia being all rain forest, well you're wrong. I found a wide wide savanna in Bauran National Park. There is also a beach called Bama Beach. There were a lot of monkeys in that beach, and they were rude. I know I shouldn't be offended because they have lived there long ago before we ever discovered that beach, so. But they were really rude, and hungry, so don't bring your bags I suggest. They will snatch your bag, and they will freak the fuck out of you.

On Vas Où? Pt.2

Arrived at West Bali National Park on January 3 2016
Okay carry on, we went to the sea area of Bali on January 2 2016. We went snorkeling. It was a full package snorkeling. The payment were including boat transportation, 3 snorkeling spots, lunch, and Menjangan island visit. 

We went to Watu Dodol Port in the morning and sailed away to Bali in the afternoon. I have snorkeled before in West Java, but it was such a bad experience as a accidentally stepped on the coral, and my my foot was bleeding, and I'm actually terrified of blood, so yeah. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Too Young

Hello! Honestly, I have been neglecting my blog like I've been neglecting my urge to write. Things have turned so differently. Some endings have failed to be as good as they were expected. Still, I have to be grateful. I wanted to wish you guys a happy new year, but my new year's eve was quite sad, although I was on the beach with my friends, and fireworks, and the sound of the ocean, but still, I felt as lonely and as scared as I was in Saudi Arabia. 

I have dealt with different problems lately, and 2015 has become one year of lessons. I had always thought I was too young for this and that, I wasn't ready to handle my broken heart, or my deep disappointment, my hardwork in vain, and other stuff. I keep myself busy now, so I will be too exhausted at night to be miserable. 

There are questions still unanswered, apologies undone, and wreckage unfixed. 
But time does heal everything.