Trip of Wonders Batch 3 with Southeast Asian Bloggers and Influencers
Jakarta – Yogyakarta – Bali
October 21 to 27, 2016
It was a long wait for me (but everything is worth it!). I have seen posts from the first batch and their adventures climbing mountains and riding boats; while the second batch gave us a taste of Borobudur.
Our flight was booked at Malaysian Airline and I arrived at NAIA Terminal 1 to meet up with @rodelflordeliz. My luggage and I were held up at the entrance of the airport – because the security said that I had a lighter in my luggage. I was positive, I didn’t. They asked me to removed my items in my hand-carried bag. To be fair, they didn’t touch my stuff – they let handle everything. I am not worried about the Laglag Bala scam. After they scanned my luggage again – they cleared me.
I found Rodel sitting and chatting with new-found friends Attorney @lakwatserongtsinelas and Matinee Idol @kirkabeceron. I love that the NAIA 1 now has steel benches where passengers can sit while waiting for check in counters to open. A lot has improved since my last flight here last year. I was so unprepared for the trip but thankfully, there is an ATM inside the airport and fastfood chain (aka Jolibee!).
READ: I used to dread flying via NAIA 1
Few Facts About Indonesia
Indonesia is the world’s largest country comprised solely of islands (17,508 of which only 6,000 are inhabited).
Capital City: Jakarta consists of hundreds of district native ethanic groups which has more than 700 local languages.
Indonesia is 15th in the world’s largest country in terms of land area and 7th in the world for combined sea and land area.
Indonesia has tropical climate with wet and dry seasons.
Sling Bag: Kipling
Rodel, Seph @sephcham, Trice @tricenagusara and I wanted to sit together, but it appeared that the organizing team already seleted our seats. During the flight, we realized that we were sitting next to other Philippine Participants. I personally don’t have issues sitting next to other people (as long as they don’t stink! Haha). I got used to flying solo but there is always something comforting about sitting next to your friends 🙂
The Philippines Team initially sat together because it was also our first time to meet each other. Philippines Team is composed of bloggers (from lifestyle, travel and fashion niches), Photographers and Videographers (guys, you have to see @ashleyyee ‘s videos!).
19 Southeast Asian Influencers, 5 Indonesian Social Media Superstars, 6 Nights, 4 Plane Rides and Thousands of Photos and Boomerang Videos.
To get you excited about the upcoming posts, here is our Indonesia Itinerary for the 5-day trip:
Day 1: Flight to YogyakartaEpic Coffee, Javanese Dance Performance, Cycling, Crafting and Batik Making
Day 2: Sunrise Hike in Borobudur, Breakfast at Plataran, Ullen Sentalu Museum, Lunch at Beukenhof, Royal Tea Ceremony, Mila’s Restaurant
Day 3: Lulu Lufti Labbi Studio, Silver Kotagede, Batik Mirota, Ayam Suharti
Day 4: Flight to Bali, Sunday Beach Club, Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Fire Dance, Jimbaran Beach Cafe,
Day 5: Tabanan for Cooking Class, Sunset at Kudeta Seminyak, Night Life in Bali
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