Grand Mega Resort and Spa Bali

as a member of Agoda you are entitled to perks and discounts…receiving notifications helped me find our hotel in Denpasar Bali – Grand Mega Resort and Spa Bali.

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Booked a twin-bed room for May 21, 2014 for three and surprised that they upgraded our room to De Luxe and asked no additional payment for extra bed given we wont be staying in the room since we only have two days allotted in Island of gods.

Excited we checked our room and whoaahh it was big and clean. Fully-furnished with flat-screen TV, bathtub, nice shower, and others. The location of the room was great too, knowing we just need to open the curtain and there you are looking at the beauty of the pool and of course the people enjoying it.

We spent the next hours dipping and loving the cold pool with beers and smiles.

The next day was sumptuous…breakfast was served deliciously.

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a UNESCO day-out @jogja

Yogyakarta is a city and the capital of Yogyakarta Special Region in Java, Indonesia. It is renowned as a centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Wikipedia

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Fascinated with Asian history since elementary until college and as part of my bucket list; to see up close and personal few of the majestic temples of the region. Here are few of the best…

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Wikipedia

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Borobudur Temple Compounds is a term used by the World Heritage designation of the area of three Buddhist temples in Central Java, Indonesia. It comprises Borobudur, Mendut, and Pawon. Wikipedia

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Arrived at the temple with excitement and joy in my heart knowing I will be able to accomplished my wish any minute soon.

 

Prambanan Entrance: IDR 190,000

Borobudur Entrance: IDR 220,000

first in Bali Airport

arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport past the hour of 12:00AM local time from our KL flight via AirAsia. We planned to go out at least see the nightlife of Bali but decided to stay at the airport for the night after we read few blogs that it is not safe and party is bit far.

Feeling uneasy for hours after we settled at the second floor of the international airport brought by the city’s humidity and possibly change of body temperature.

It was my first time to stay for more than 6 hours in an open and no AC room i must say since it was just unfinished floor and completely tag myself as a true backpacker. I understand what’s ahead of me and Philmar while waiting for our next flight going to Yogyakarta. We wanted to charge our phone but to our surprised we do not have the right plug and that one is a big miss i did not include on my list.

Temple Run: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

as early as December I booked my tickets after seeing good deals at AirAsia site.

It was set as my first solo-trip abroad but fortunately my friends opted to join me on my summer 2014 trip to KL and visit Petronas Twin Tower and Batu Cave. A short and rush trip visiting the site.

Arrived before lunch at the new KLIA2 we somewhat played hide and seek just to meet Loren who came all the way from Dubai and landed on the other airport but failed to inquire about our flight details. Nevertheless, we were acquainted after almost two hours of train ride, Malaysian sim card and inquiry at the KLIA1 frontdesk and thank God for the free internet at the airport.

Philmar pre-booked our round-trip Airbus ticket online and paid RM16/pax and found ourselves at KL Sentral. Took the KL Komuter train going to Batu caves and paid less then RM5 for 3 pax. After few mins we were already at the foot of the cave with other foreigners taking pictures of the Majestic Batu Cave – limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill source: Wikipedia.

Described on blogs and other travel sites that truly fantastic but just be cautious and careful of the monkeys wondering around. We even saw one Caucasian trying to get back his belonging taken by one of the bandit.

After two hours of selfies and groupies we took the same train going back to KL Sentral and this time see the majestic Petronas. Took the Putra LRT going to KLCC and in less than 10mins we were taking pictures of beauty of Petronas. It was drizzling when we got there but it did not bother me or us to take as many as possible good shots. I was more than happy seeing my friends and I enjoying every click and tick of our cameras.

Headed back to KLIA2 for our next flight going to Bali but unfortunately Loren missed to check-in early and she did not make it. Purchased another flight from KL to Yogyakarta for the next days itinerary.