Everything started with a contest called "Wonderful Indonesia". It's a contest that everyone will write about their favorite destination in Indonesia and the reason why. I saw the contest on Facebook and just submitted my article right on the final day. Surprise that I finish as the second runner up and win a free trip to Bali Indonesia. Yayyy!
The trip was planned in 6 days, 4 days with the group from Vietnam and Indonesia and 2 days that I explored Bali alone. I think Bali is a dream destination for many people. Especially after the travel "Eat, Pray, Love", people want to come to Bali to find their "inner peace" and love. Haha.
So, I took Malindo Air flight to Bali. The flight was wasted me nearly 1 day. After 3 hours transiting at KL International Airport (the old one), I arrived at Bali around 8 pm. The flight was not good cause I guess due to bad weather. It was a bit shaking throughout the flight and I was not feeling good about this.
Together with me on this trip have 3 people from Vietnam, the 1st winner and 3rd winner and also a journalist. Some people from Indonesia ministry also. We checked in at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel. It was my first-time stay at nearly 5 stars hotel and the most surprising thing was we got ourselves single room. I and 3 others all thought that we would share the room but we got the private room ourselves. So nice! We left the luggage at room and went out for dinner. Very tired so we just came back hotel and put the alarm 6 am for tomorrow schedule.
The buffet at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel was good. They have Indonesia and Western Cuisine. The view at dining area straight to the pool and sea in front of the hotel. It a bit shame that I did not have time to wander around the beach area.
Our schedule on the second day in Bali was took the boat to Nusa Penida Island. We took a fast cruise to Nusa Penida Island from Bali and it just around 30 minutes. There was one thing I so sure that the waves at Bali so strong. I had no choice by try to sleep at the boat afraid myself would get sea sickness.