4 days, 3 bucket list checked, 2 girls, 1 amazing trip.
Started as stranger then as my work buddy and now a close friend also a travel buddy. This person is really a gem!
Good job to us for making this trip happens and coming back in one perfect piece, to more adventure and lostness ❤️. #blurblur二人组
Just casually hangin in my lepak spot 😂
Nahhh..i just felt slightly proud of myself, never once a adrenaline rush junkie and afraid of a lot of things especially heights. So, pardon me for posting way too much over this trip. Here’s a picture to signify the time when this faint hearted person actually make her way to overcome all odds and even sits on this hanging bridge. 😎
I’ve found myself a temporary ‘Instagram hubby’ in Indon. Lol all these pictures taken in Pantai Timang was directed by this funny dude while All I did was just pose accordingly. The possible reason why I did crossed this bridge without any ‘drama’ was him😂. A very encouraging and friendly guy, do look for him if you’re visiting this place. 😉
This place is insanely beautiful and the rocks were uniquely shaped by years of waves crashing on them. 🌊
It took nearly 2 hours of winding mountainous car ride and another 5km adventurous ride on a bike off-road to reach here (it was my first time rode a bike without @k0k5k0k as my driver too 😛). This bridge to go across the opposite island was builded by the local fisherman villages to catch lobster using a trap.
Visit an active volcano 🌋- ✔️ checked
First time getting so close with an active volcano. When I sent this picture to @shaun_tanzie He said “don’t walked into a 3D museum and said you’re in a volcano.” 🙄
Indeed, this place is surreal and look like a scene from Moana.
Though I was at the tapak bukit, next round might consider to plan a hiking trip taking the challenge to reach the top with better preparation and a braver heart.
Walking along the volcanic lahar from the eruptions of Mount Merapi with depth hundreds meters below. These rocks are full of minerals and some of them are still hot from the last eruption in 2010. 😳
Fortunately, we had Mount Merapi all to ourselves. The quietness of the environment is extremely soothing.
Woke up at 3am, rose out of bed, hurriedly dress, stuffed unruly hair under my hoodie and off we go into Mount Merapi viewpoint area. The route was super rocky, pitch dark and extremely cold. The only thing i could see were the sparkling stars above. It was quite a journey but definitely worth coming up here to catch a glimpse of this magnificent volcano during sunrise.
Here I am taking a barely there shade under the 12pm sun that make me feel like ants under a magnifying glass. Despite the weather and crowd, I’m truly mesmerised by the wonder of such magnificent building. Though it was via the perspective of a tourist but being there felt sacred. #pearlygoesYogyakarta
First stop in Yogyakarta is a UNESCO Heritage Site, the World’s largest Buddhist temple, Borobodur.
As compared to Angkor Wat, world’s largest Hindu temple, with quite a pricey entrance ticket but here you can see that they really make an effort to maintain and upkeep all these ancients temple ruins, unlike Angkor, it’s really hard to tour around the temple ground.
Also, in Borobudur most of the Buddha statues are without heads just left with a hollow stupas. As they say those days the government has traded it for money or the Europeans stole several Buddha heads to use it as an art piece instead.
After a dramatic 2 hours flight turns 3 hours of turbulence roller coaster alike in the air, so glad im still in one perfect piece with no terrible motion sickness. Now it’s time to chill and let the adventure begin 🕶