Bali was voted as the best vacation island in the world, topping Hawaii, Phuket, Langkawi, etc. I read it somewhere, now I have forgotten the link.
But, truth be told, it is very very super duper nice. I went there, never cross my mind to go back home.
This second trip I went with my family and friends. Last time, it was with my fellow workers and lecturers. Which one is better? I cant say it. Buah simalakama, nanti pasti ada yang nimpukin pake sendal. NEway, I am sure that it will not be fun if you go alone.
The crazy thing this time is that we went to bebek bengil TWICE. Pertama kali ke sana, kita pesen bebek bengil 5 porsi, that’s 2.5 ducks, plus 2 bbq pork ribs. Apparently, though the name of the place is Bebek Bengil, we realized that the BBQ pork ribs is nicer (and cheaper, too). Thus, we went back to ubud the second time, just to enjoy the ribs. This time we ordered 5 ribs. (Picture will come up, soon)
Another crazy stuff: We went there from Soekarno Hatta International airport. The airplane was delayed. 1 hour. It is quite usual, especially in Indonesia. We were scheduled for 17.50, we flew at 19.00. *Tau gitu, makan McD dulu deh.
Ternyata oh ternyata.. setelah setengah jam terbang, si pilot bilang: “Ladies and gentlemen, we had a problem in our aircraft.” (sampe di sini, kita semua rada shock, soalnya pesawat sempet terguncang2 dikit, gara2 cuaca.) Gw udah mikir, jangan sampe dia bilang, one of our wings is broken, ato, the engine shuts down, ato lebih parah.. “Ups, we forgot to fuel up the petrol..”
Si pilot bilang: “We had a problem with the cabin pressure system” Oohh.. no wonder we were flying low, and our ears felt funny. Si pilot lalu lanjutin:”I decided to go back to Jakarta”
Wew.. kenapa ga dilanjutin aja sih, bang? Kan udah jalan setengah jam. Nanggung atuh. That was my initial thinking. But I guess the pilot knows better. Masih untung dia ga bilang.. “I decided we all jump!” ato “Let’s pray together, we are going to land at pantura.”
Baliklah kami ke cengkareng. We arrived at 20.20. Luckily, there is an extra airplane to take us to Bali. I dont know why this plane is idle, it was supposedly going to Johor. Jangan2 sorenya sempet jalan, trus rusak juga. Terpaksa balik, dan dibetulin. Well, I thought, hopefully this new plane is not having any problem. Ternyata memang tidak, they managed to take us flying at 21.15, arriving in Bali at 00.15.
Untung, the hotel pick up is still waiting for us. Thanks to renz yang nelponin hotel di bali terus. Kalo bill telp membengkak, suruh rini or erene traktir aja. Hehehe..
What is the aircraft company? It will remain confidential, biar perusahaannya tidak menuntut. (read: AirAsia)
There are more funny stories, tapi you would be bored looking at my sentences. Here I put some nice pictures, some say picture worth thousand words. More pictures are in flickr. And even more in disc soon. Coba tebak, kira2 berapa banyak foto yang kita jepret? (hint: we spent 4 days there)