A Day In Indonesia

by Brenna Holeman
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In and around Lovina, Indonesia

All of these photos were taken just over a year ago, over the course of one day. Bits and pieces of that day are a blur: what did our hotel room look like? What was the name of the second temple we visited? But, for the most part, I remember that day clearly.

An early (early-ish, we’re backpackers after all) breakfast, and immediately on the motorbike. One temple, high in the mountains, followed by another. Monkeys on the road. Stopping for vegetarian food made by a kind lady who gave us free sweets. Flowers, and fog, and riding through the clouds. A lot of laughter, a lot of neglecting the map. Coming home to our black sand beach, dirty and exhausted, watching the sun set over a sea I couldn’t tell you the name of.

And now, more than a year later, I’m dirty and exhausted again, but on the other side of the world. I’m covered in mud from mountain biking and white-water rafting, from trekking through the jungle on my way to Machu Picchu.

If you would have asked me in Indonesia where I thought I’d be in a year, I would have never answered with Peru. And I love that about life, about the opportunities travel can give us, and I wonder, as always, where the road will take me next.

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Alli Campbell October 5, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Love this post – and so true! We’ve stopped making plans, because we never seem to stick to them anyway 🙂

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures October 8, 2012 - 1:15 am

Isn’t it so awesome when you reflect back on time and realize how you would have never dreamed of the things you have accomplished in a year? LOVE these shots!!!

Agness Walewinder October 8, 2012 - 3:55 am

One day in Indonesia? I thought it would not be enough, but you did it! I love the photography. Happy travels from http://etramping.com

This Battered Suitcase October 8, 2012 - 11:26 pm

Alli – Yes! I try never to make plans now, as I tend to travel with the wind…

Andi – So true! And thank you!

Agness – Thank you! I actually spent one month in Indonesia but this was just a reflection on one particular day…

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