Flying over the South China Sea to Jakarta, Indonesia!

The first two weeks of this backpacking adventure I was jet lagged, culture shocked and more than a little homesick. After a full month spent in Vietnam touring North to South, and down the coast to finish our journey in Ho Chi Minh City saying goodbye was HARD!

If you would have asked me during the first week spent in the North, I never would have expected that. Somewhere along the route, however, things changed. Maybe it was just getting over the shock of being so far away and in a new place, maybe it was the ton of new experiences had along the way, or the new people we met on our journey. Or maybe just all of those things together. But I think I finally have my travel legs under me. And I couldn’t be happier about it.


Scooters in Mui Ne - right before our day came to grinding halt via police check.


New friends in Dalat, Vietnam!


Sunset from the Ho Chi Minh City International Airport.

Having been in Indonesia less than a week, I can already say with certainty that I love visiting this country! To sum it up – the friendliest people, amazing food and gorgeous natural scenery. Killer beaches, volcanos, and hot, hot sun. Despite being rainy season, we haven’t been impeded all that much in the time we have spent in West Java. More highlights about West Java to follow.


Rambutan fruit. Our new friend Yoga took us picking fruit at his brothers house in the non-touristed part of Pangandaran. On our first day here. Incredible.


Our first sunset over Pangandaran.


A sneak peak of our visit to the beautiful Hindu temples of Prambanan, outside of Yogyakarta.


These two are machines, and can sleep anywhere. Beauties.

Today, we are leaving Yogyakarta via the airport and flying east to Bali – the final “phase” of this particular trip (Phase Beach Bum). I come to you from the international airport there. After a slow first two weeks for me (in Vietnam), time is flying by. Everyone tells you that is going to happen, but I guess it’s one of those things that you need to experience for yourself to understand.


My view of the Yogyakarta airstrip. A small airport, we get to walk out on the tarmac!

Thanks for reading!


Deathless cycle?


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