Indonesia, Jogja, Travel

Yogyakarta Trip|Day 2/3: Sunrise

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Getting ready for hiking, candid

Slept for 2 hours and woke up at 3AM. We are ready for sunrise!

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After around an hour driving, we arrived at Phuntuk Setumbu. This place becomes popular after the AADC2 movie last month. By the time we arrived, there were so many people even foreigners too!

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with my boss

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There were some of our colleagues came here too (there were around 20 of us come to Yogyakarta for colleague’s wedding).

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View at the back of Punthuk Setumbu

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View to Borobudur Temple (it’s very small though)

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ballerina wannabe

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Old man

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From Punthuk Setumbu, we hiked to the forest to reach Gereja Ayam (Chicken Church, literally!)IMG_3261

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the tail (iphone 5s)

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the ‘body’

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the tail from top

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hey you chicken!

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I’m on the top of the chicken!!

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So bright! *o*

Punthuk Setumbu

Jl Borobudur Ngadiharjo KM3 Kurahan, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java.

Gereja Ayam

Bukit Rhema, Kembang Limus, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java.

entrance fee : Rp 5,000

 

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Daily Life, Personal

Rooftop

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Rainy Evening

This was taken from my iphone 5s, sorry for the low quality due to low exposure.

Having a rooftop is always inside my wish list. It’s because I love just to stare far away and enjoying the view. Even, I think I could just stay there alone, think nothing while listening to chillin’ songs and sipping a cup of hot chocolate. Mmm..so relaxing. I felt that I’m lucky that I’m working in a shopping mall (especially in construction dept), so I could have a chance to sneak to the rooftop last night. Well actually because of Mr F ‘access card’. 😀

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Candid by Mr F, I was rubbing my eye actually

There were just two of us here, since some maintenance staffs went back home. I started to drizzle again when we walked around. This was the second time I came, my first was in the afternoon during lunch time.

While the inside the mall was crowded, it was very silent in the rooftop. I wanted to see the sunset, but we were too late. But I was happy that I still can see the pinkish sky even just for a while.

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Taken by Mr F from his phone

We left the rooftop when it starts to rain. Hopefully Mr F brought an umbrella, so we shared the umbrella. *feels so romantic :p

Oh, and it’s been more than a month since I cut my hair short after 5 years. 🙂

 

 

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Indonesia, Kalimantan, Travel

East Kalimantan Trip | Day 1/4 : Derawan

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Kalimarau Airport, Berau

Touch down! We arrived around 3PM local time (+1 from Jakarta, same time like Singapore & Malaysia) after 30 minutes on plane . The airport was small and only 2 planes including ours. The flight was packed with locals who come back home. The weather was hot & humid. Ah..I smell the sea. 🙂

Our mini bus was ready for us at the arrival lobby. We need to go from Tanjung Redeb to Tanjung Batu Port to continue with the speed boat that brought us to Derawan Island. We arrived there around 2 hours trip.

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sunset at Tj Batu Port

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Arrived Derawan!

Finally we arrived at Derawan island after 30 minutes by speedboat. We stayed at Derawan Beach Cottage & Cafe right at the seaside. The place was nice and it has bridge to the sea. We were all so sticky & sweaty after the long journey, hot weather, sea salts, etc. We were relieved that we finally reached our destination. We took dinner & settled our stuff in the room.

My cousin went to Derawan before and told me to spend me time there and enjoy the nature, the starry sky, the breeze, the sea…. so after dinner I went to the bridge right away to see all the stars! It was so … like.. I don’t know how to explain. This is the second time I see all stars like this. Really pretty..really mesmerizing! I felt like…gosh! Thank God you give me a chance to see your creation! I still can enjoy & stare at this nature beauty which I can’t see because buildings everywhere in the city… light pollution, air pollution.. just wow!

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F/3.5 ISO800 BULB for 60s

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So amazed!

See! It was amazing! I really no regret that I decided to join this trip. But I somehow regret that I didn’t bring my tripod with me. I was unsure whether should I bring it or will it be heavy or troublesome for me. 😦

The others followed me to the bridge too because I kept telling them that there are stars there. 😀

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I enjoyed the silent there. What I meant silent is that I only can hear the breeze, the tides and people chit chat or shout from other cottage. It was so relaxing and I forgot all the busy & tight working schedule back in town.

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Twin bedroom w/ AC & indoor bathroom.

Alright, see you in next post!

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