Holiday in My Head
A typical Friday for me consists of 6-7 working hours, 1-2 lunch hours, vocal practice, and occasional hang out time with friends. Today is not different, except that it was the first working day after a week off. The office was still in oh-so-quiet mode. I guess Jakarta will still be sleeping until Monday. Did you get any day off for Eid holiday?
Talk about holiday, all of us must have kept at least one unforgettable memory about it. Some of us treasure the excitement or contentment that we felt during a particular trip. I have had that unforgettable experience exactly one year ago in Bali. This "Island of Gods" is one of the world's favorite holiday destinations, and I am not the exception.
There are many romance stories rooted in this place, and I completely understand why.
Since Jakarta to Bali is just less than two hour flight, it is always tempting to go to Bali every year. I love the weather, the wave, the atmosphere, and... the food! Last year, I was planning to go to visit some friends who live and work there. There was a new guy in town who wanted to know more about Bali, and decided to go there with me when he knew I was going there to meet my friends. It was a traveling a la backpacker, where we went to three different parts of Bali and stayed from one hotel to another. We explored a bit of Jimbaran, Kuta, Seminyak, Ubud, Bedugul, Lovina... Admiring GWK, exploring Beratan lake (you can see the praying temple in the mid of the lake is printed on Indonesian money), art galleries and all those morning dolphins at Lovina beach.
They were all fun, but what I remember most was that one rainy evening when my friend and I got lost inside the car. The streets were dark, nearly flooded, and sparing us nobody to ask for direction.. yet both of us were enjoying every minute of it worry-free! That was my experience of traveling with my boy friend for the first time. Tomorrow is going to be our first anniversary!
How about you? I hope I will get the privilege to know some of your unforgettable holiday (romance? spiritual? horror? You tell me). Have a great weekend, friends.
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