Summer school sucks. I had to do remedial for some subjects so no free long holiday this term. I pulled myself up to stay strong and survive and it was worth for the marks tho. My brain kept screaming "I NEED VACATION!" and voila! my friends made plan to do a trip to Pulau Harapan, Kepulauan Seribu. Oh thank God!
Pulau Harapan is on the up north, about three hours from Muara Angke Port, Jakarta. We took a traditional motor boat. I hadn't ride a boat or a ship or a yacht before, I had never been on the open sea. Well, I got anxious but I didn't show it cause that would look retarded. Just climbed up to the boat like I've done it a thousand times and then took some pills to prevent an unexpected
pregnancy hmm.. people here call it sea drunk, funny term to be translated to English. I meant seasick. Lets skip the -I threw up part-. Oh just kidding, I didn't throw up. Of course not!
At 11 AM we arrived to the
luxurious hotel modest homestay and had lunch. After that we were going on an adventure and taking a small boat with our nice and decent guide, Mas Bambang "Bams". It was time for snorkeling! And again, I tell you yeah.. I had never been snorkeling before. This time I got excited. I wanted to throw away the life vest (cause everybody wore that life vest) and did freediving. But hey, it's my frakin' first time on an open sea so I aborted my intention.
The corals were good. The fishes were beautiful. By the way, I met Nemo's friends. Mit said that snorkeling in Kepulauan Seribu was okay, just okay. I think it's beautiful enough for me. Oh fuck that
ex-dating friend Mit, he knows nothing about Indonesia. Go back to your country and let me hang around that nice coffee shop in peace! Oh sorry curhat, nevermind. I met some guys on the snorkeling spot and they came up to me, some were good looking tho. bitch mode: on
Finished snorkeling, Mas Bams took us to Pulau Gosong. Gosh, it was like paradise like literally. You don't have to go to Maldives, Bora Bora, Ko Phi Phi, Mykonos, or another beautiful paradise that far far away to enjoy such beauty on weekend. Still can't believe that this place is still around Jakarta and it's a low budget trip, guys so don't hesitate to go here.
There was nothing on Pulau Gosong, not even a tree. It was like a pile of sand
that will drown during high tide
It was hard to move from that beautiful island, felt like we wanted to swim there a whole day till the sun burnt our skin. But our arses finally moved, we went to Pulau Perak. It was an okay island, we filled our stomach with my favorite meal, instant noodles! and of course it was completed by a nice coconut.
At about 5 PM, we went to Pulau Bulat to enjoy the sunset. I tell you yeah, if you're going to Pulau Bulat please wear sandals cause the sand isn't soft at all, there were many dead shells. It really hurt my soles, like really. After that, we went back to homestay. Had dinner and a barbecue with fish and squid. It was good, thank me for adding the soy sauce, eh?
Do guys always gossiping before sleep? Cause we girls always do that. One of my friend think the guide was attractive or something (?) and I was like rolling my eyes "Girlss..!" I've got no idea how she got that thought tho. You won't be wondering if you know that girl. She always had a crush on beach guy, or rafting guy sometimes. Oh girls, please!
The plan was we were going to see the sunrise in the morning but no one woke up, not even opened their eyes (except me, but I didn't feel like I wanted to wake everybody up and go out. Ha!). Nothing really special that morning. We had breakfast and went to Pulau Genteng to enjoy our last day here, taking many pictures. Then back to homestay and prepared to Jakarta. My friend said goodbye to her dear guide *throwing up.
Back to Jakarta means go back to cruel world of reality and face my thesis.
Thanks vacation, it was worth.
See you next trip,