Monday, January 21, 2013

ON ROUTE : JAVA TO BALI

As always with holiday posts, better late than never! Having no stable connection and postponed photoshoot dates throughout the flood made me able to focus on the photo editing of my road trip from Jakarta to Bali in December/January (you can check out my route here). This trip was definitely memorable. Not only did I visit new cities throughout Indonesia, but this was also my first time doing a road trip in my own mother country. It was clearly a difference experience from previous road trips I've done overseas. I wouldn't exactly say the roads are better.. just to name a few 'obstacles' I encountered : giant road holes, duck crossing the road during while riding at 100km/h in the middle of the night, riding on a boat where the captain of the ship crashed into the deck and other ship THREE times -I thought I was gonna sink into the water seriously-, and more. But nevertheless, I still had a great time ! Like with all travels, sometimes it's the crazy and scary moments that make it memorable and worthwhile.

3000-ish kilometers (Jakarta - Denpasar - Jakarta) may sound little if you're driving around Europe, but that amount took us all a total of 13 days to get through. 13 remarkable days actually.. There were days when we drove from dawn to dusk (correction : most on-the-road days actually..) and some days where we just slacked off with the room service. I'll write more as the pictures come out below :) Who knows maybe some of you might grab the GPS and start your own road trip for your next vacation !
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somewhere over the coastal lines of Bali, on the way to the Gilimanuk Port
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those not familiar with this local fruit, it's a Salak (Snakefruit). Ridiculously delicious..
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I stayed at the Phoenix Hotel in Yogyakarta. Highly recommended especially considering their price. I loved the heritage and historical feel of the boutique hotel..
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Overlooking Surabaya from my hotel room...
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AMAZINNNGGGGG Sunset over Semarang.. There was a rainbow as well that day, but couldn't capture it with my camera :(
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pretty blue skies on the countryside
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no outfit photos sadly even though I really wanted to show my vacation outfits..
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crossing over from the island of Java to Bali on that ferry I told you about in the first paragraph..
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andddd... since I spent ALOT of time in the car, I thought a video footage would be a better way to showcase my vacation. My schedule is back to tight again, but I hope I can sneak in some time to compile them.

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15 comments:

g.ta said...

awesome pics.. Bali is very beautiful!! =`)

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rimatambunan said...

amazing pictures. :)

Sesilia Anastasia said...

seems like a really nice trip!

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Gabriella Olivia said...

cant wait to see the video ci michelle! <3


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Aki No Yuutsu said...

Hey there! haven't comment in a while, but your photo's always awesome!!!

indainda said...

i did a road trip like this when i was 8. i should do another one soon! thanks for the inspiration!

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Jeline Catt said...

The photos look so amazing and beautiful!!

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thepinkmateproject said...

great shots michelle!

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Wulan Wu said...

what a trip!
super love the last pic of sunset, or sunrise maybe?
and Bali is always worth it!

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Adeline Yang said...

nyaww this looks totally fun!! i think as an indonesian i also need to travel inside my country and try to get to know many places like you did. what an amazing idea! :D

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Arnold Teja said...

Very refreshing! They are all breathtaking!
My most favorite capture is the last picture.

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fhenny said...

beautiful photos mich! the thoughts of having a road trip is just lovely and i'm sure you discovered many amazing things in our java island
i need a vacation too! hahahah

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Mitha Komala said...

i never did a vacation the way you were! and it seems exciting! ;D

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