Monday, April 28, 2014
Hello! I was already back at home on Friday, but the energy recovering took another 2 days....
This was our first day. Yuliana and I went out from my place early in the morning to catch the bus to the ferry port AND turned out there was none that heads straight to Port of Merak in our area. So we had to ride a random bus, walk few miles until we got the right vehicle (༎ຶ བ ༎ຶ ||). Lucky us because we got in in less than a minute before the bus departed. Oh, and yes the public transportation in Indonesia is messed up. That's what makes our trip more challenging hahaha.
Then things went smoothly after. We took our seat in the ferry, and waited patiently for our arrival in Lampung. Around 2, we made it to Port of Bakauheni, and rode travel to eventually be dropped in front of our hostel. Um, travel is how we call personal-owned car that's illegally used as public transportation (ಥ⌣ಥ). It's pretty common in big cities, as far as I know.
We originally wanted to ride bus from the port to its terminal in the heart of the city. But considering the time and our safety, few earlier plans should be replaced. A ferry crew came near our seat and advised us not to go to the bus terminal, after asking few questions regarding our trip. It seems like 2 high-school looking girls who travel alone attracts lots of attention (...and everyday we would meet at least one people who was curious enough to ask about our being huhu)
During our days in Lampung, we met plenty of kind people who gave us directions, suggestions, and even be a companion. After witnessing all the filthy stares, racist remarks, and rude gestures, the kindness of a random stranger was something we would appreciate grandly.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Vacation last year ☼ After visiting my relative's huuuge garden (and ate fresh-picked coconut and sugar cane, yum!), we headed to a cascade behind the garden. The scenery reminded me of a chapter in Yotsuba&! where she, her dad and Jumbo went fishing together. It was tranquil, really.
I braced myself to jump from one of the rock and it was one of the best decision I've ever made! haha. Spent the whole day playing in the water with my family and the locals. In the afternoon, my aunt brought bowls of boiled peanut for us. That too, of course, taken from her garden.
By the way, I'm going again this weekend! Backpacking with friend, you can say. It's going to be my first low budget trip without parents ;; and it will involve a lot of public transportation riding. But don't worry I will always wear nice clothes hahaha. Oh, and, Happy Easter (or Passover?) in advance! I'll celebrate
Monday, April 14, 2014
So this is the smell of freedom, haha~ I just hit my semester break and so I thought I should post something in the celebration of this! Finally no more torturing nights with no sleep and backpain of too much slouching, cutting paperboards on the floor...at least for the next 2 weeks (seriously I'm opposing my uni idea of its three semester program which has just started from my academic year...)
But no worries now, I hope I can blog more in return of my absence 〃ﾟｰﾟ)ﾉ
The photos were from January (!!!) where my friends (oh hi Steffi!) and I still have enough spare time to go outside and see the daylight (-д-｀) we visited Beatrice Quarters and couldn't stop taking photo of the pretty teacup. Next time I go there I will surely order the tea hahaha.