Tomorrow we are taking the bus to Jakarta and then flying home in the middle of the night to arrive in Amsterdam on Sunday after an 18 hour flight. I will be back home in less than 48 hours. Crazy. Seven months have flown by. Tomorrow I’ll miss you, remember I’ll always be true. And … Continue reading While I’m away, I’ll write home everyday.
After a very long train ride of eight hours, we arrived in Bandung where we were immediately flooded by people "kind enough" to bring us to our hotel. Our bags were placed in a car before we could say anything. Luckily the driver was kind and the ride was not overly expensive. We are accidentally … Continue reading Java | Bandung
In the last couple of days we have learnt how to batik and how to weave using bamboo. We have also visited the silver crafting area and met Slamet’s family; Slamet has been our driver during the last couple of days and he has been very kind and welcoming. We also went fishing so my … Continue reading Java | Around Yogyakarta
We are staying in a lovely hotel in the middle of Yogyakarta after we decided to leave the apartment we were staying in. The beautiful mansion turned out to be infested with insects; making it impossible to cook in the outside kitchen [beetles kept falling into the food], to sleep [wild animals were crawling on … Continue reading Java | Yogyakarta, Borobudur and Prambanan
The day began with going to the Minimart to get something to drink. The Minimart also had an ATM machine, this came in handy. After one and two transactions, we wanted to do a third (we could only pin a minimal amount at the time). My card went in, I pressed 'confirm', my card came … Continue reading Bali | Tanah Lot & Butterfly garden
Yesterday we had a long day in the car to visit Batur, a stunning volcano in Bali. We also took the opportunity to visit the temple near Batur. After borrowing a sarong, we were guided through the temple and were explained extensively which is which representation of God. The statues were impressive, some of them … Continue reading Bali | Batur & surrounding
I am lying on a half-inflated waterbed; surrounded by the sounds of the wind in the palm trees: a crisping noise, the birds sing as they fly over. Keeping my eyes closed as the sun is exposed by the moving clouds; the warmth slightly burning my skin. That was the start of the day. Perfectly … Continue reading Bali | Denpasar