This is a follow up to my previous post on Bali which can be seen here https://twng32.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/bali-indonesia/.
After quelling my thirst to see Thailand, I still had a burning desire to see more of South East Asia. Next on my list of places to see was Indonesia.
I didn’t want to be restricted to just Bali while in Indonesia. I had a thirst to see more of Indonesia than just that one Island. If I had to spend the whole two weeks in Bali though I wouldn’t have minded but I needed to whet my insatiable appetite for travel.
My trip to Thailand was more or less all planned through a travel agency which included airfare, hotels, some meals, transportation and tours. This trip to Indonesia was to be more of an off the beaten path type of trip. This left me in somewhat of a precarious position as it would be my second time traveling with no set plans. My first being Kenya. I tried to read up on most aspects of the areas I wanted to visit but living in my own microcosmic world, this was still very alien in nature to me.
After contemplating how I would attack this plan. I contacted my friend who is Indonesian and asked his advice. The trip caught his attention and he was also interested in traveling with me. Thanks to the handy Lonely Planet guide books I found some unique and interesting places in both Bali and Java. This left me to genuflect once again that this trip was going to happen.
With the unplanned plans taken care of, I was on my way to Indonesia, Java more specifically. Java is home to the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta which is where our plane landed. From Jakarta we headed to Bandung which is where my friend’s family resides. After a brief family visit, we were on our adventure.
This particular trip as stated earlier was more off the beaten path. This gave us a lot of chances for some street photography, which I did not take advantage of previously in Thailand (regrettably so).
On to the photos. Taken in May 2008.
Some necessary items to take for the trip. Cell phone in case of emergency. Ipod for the long flight to and from Indonesia. A watch so you can keep track of local time. Camera for the all important photos (this is my backup camera). Passport, visa, cash and international medical card.