Hello and welcome to the first post in my Armchair Backpacker project! For those of you who have no idea what it is, Armchair Backpacker is an event where bloggers from all around the world doing guest post every Monday about daily lives in their country. Just like a backpacker, we'll explore the world they live in! You can learn about all of that here. :)
Are you excited? Are You??? AREEEE YOUUUU??? (okay, Hilda, settle down. Don't want to make all the nice readers run for their lives) Because our first destination is....
*cue drum rolls...*
Yay yay yay! Indonesia happens to be my country, so... it'll be Hilda again talking! Enjoy! :)
The Bookie in Action
Hi! It's Hilda from Catch the Lune again! *awkward pause* I'm a proud Indonesian girl, and I'm going to be your tour guide while you're in Indonesia! To those of you who live in Europe or America, congratulation! You're now in Asia, baby! ASIA! Let me pronounce it for you guys... A-S-I-A! x)
|Willing to trade glasses for food!|
Come on, follow me through the journey! And watch out for monkeys, since they might steal your glasses or watches!
Places You Should Go To
Kota Tua (Old City) for History lovers
|Fatahhilah Square, taken from the window of Museum Fatahhilah|
|the bicycles and the cute vintage hats|
Kota Tua, or Old City is located in our capital, Jakarta. Do you love museums as much as I love them? You should totally visit Kota Tua! There are many museums, old buildings with Dutch architecture, and a big square where you can see traditional dancing performed in the afternoon! Also, there are many bicycles provided for renting for small fee! You can also ask for a tour guide to accompany you sightseeing around the town, and every bicycle comes with a vintage hat you can wear for guarding you from stinging heat or like me, for the practical use... fashion! :P
|I'm good with sport... as long as it doesn't involve legs or hands. Or like, anything to do with the body. :P|
Parang Tritis beach for lovers of sea and sand
|Find me where the sky meets the sea.|
Sands. Sands. Sands. It's the first thing I saw when I visited Parang Tritis. Parang Tritis is located in Djogja, a city not far away from the capital. There is no coconut trees in sight, only sands. Horizon. Perfect spot for watching sunset, sunrise... seriously, any kind of sun. :P However, the sea is dangerous for swimming because it's too close to the ocean, so no need to bring your swimsuit! :)
Pulau Kembang (Flower Island) and Pulau Komodo (Komodo dragon Island) for animal whisperers
|Pink is the new black!|
Meet thousands of wild monkeys in Pulau Kembang, and the dinosaur (kind of) in Komodo island! My friend went to Komodo island and she saw pink beach. If we take a handful of sand then we can see red sand in between the white sand.
Mostly I go to my university's library. It has seven floors, although the percentage of books I can read is about 10%. The rest? Uh huh, too bad I'm not interested in Chemistry or Physics (HORROR!). :P
While in Indonesia... Did You Know?
- One of the world's most luxurious cemetery is located in Indonesia. Iinspired by Forest Lawn memorial park, San Diego Hills resembles five-stars hotel with sports facilities, an Italian restaurant, a small-scale replica of Istanbul's Blue Mosque, a man-made Lake of Angels that's dotted with rowboats on weekends and a helicopter landing pad. And it also hosts wedding parties. Oh well.
- Sarah Alderson, the author of much-beloved Lila series and Fated, lives in Bali. If only I can find time to
stalkmeet her and threatenask her to autograph my copy. *sad face*
- We have three years of high school here. I don't know why, just want to mention it. :P
Aww, I'm very excited that you bother reading this post! Seriously, this post is just so full of rants and nothing else. I'm not the best tour guide since:
1. For the life of me, I can't ever remember the name of places
2. I'm never good with directions (unless we're talking about that One Direction)
3. Words and I are not destined to be together
All my little problems aside, you can count on me to bring you to whatever place you want to! I hope you enjoy this (slightly) long post! Give me a call next time you come to Indonesia, will you? We can drink coconut together! ;)
And... that's our (too short) journey in Indonesia!! Hopefully I didn't bore you guys with my explanations! :') Oh, what do we get here now? A map to help us marking the countries! ;)
Boosh! Get your seat belt ready for flight, because our next destination is UK! Hello, Londoners!