11 January 2013
The Best of Indonesia
Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)
What to say first? Meeting the orangutans and the people who are dedicated their life to save these great apes, sleeping on the klotok, watching the fireflies at night, eating the most amazing meals that made on the boats, planting my own tree to help getting the forest back, and the list goes on and on. The one day overnight trip to Kalimantan was the highlight of the Indonesia trip.
You can spend a week in Java and still won't see the most of it. Java Island has so many things to offer. We visited a few of the attractions: the culinary central of Indonesia - Yogyakarta, the world's largest Buddhist temple - Borobudur temple and an active volcano - Mount Bromo. Our time in Java required a lot of travel times, but it was totally worth it I should say.
The Komodo dragons were surreal! Snorkeling at Rinca Island was a great experience, but I've heard the Pink beach was even better. Sad that I didn't experience the best part of the journey but oh well, I guess I have another reason to be back.
The last few days of two week long trip ended in Bali. It was the perfect retreat - besides the traffic. We had a surfing lesson in Kuta beach, went to see the Kecak dance, and eat the sucking pig. As soon as we landed on the airport, we all had the deep breathe 'Haaaaa.....' Wish I could spend more time in Bali. A rain check?GALLERY
Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park, Klotok : River Boat to Tanjung Puting National Park , Kuta Beach, Borobudur, The Kraton, Mount Bromo, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony at Mt. Bromo, Komodo National Park, Diving Around Komodo Island, Kanawa, The romantic Pink Beach of the Komodo Islands , The Underwater Paradise at Komodo National Park