VISTA #7: Rome in The Rain

Hey you guys!

It’s VISTA time! Yea yea I know sorry I haven’t uploaded VISTA quite much now. I’m trying to post more, I meant telling story of my picture is my first reason why I’m creating this blog in the first place anyway. Thouuuughh, because i talk a lot my posts tend to disarray hahahahaha.

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Anywaaaayy let’s continue with the purpose of this post shall we?

This picture was taken, I think, on my second day in Rome. So it was raining for awhile, a light one actually. This picture actually has been edited on photoshop. So I took this picture from inside the hop on hop off bus. I could sit at the top but since it was raining I decided to sit inside. I wanted to make this picture clearer that I took it inside the bus and edited it to make it more dramatic. But anyway let’s start with the story behind this picture okay

So I really reaaaallyy wanted to go inside the St. Peter Basilica (church) and went to the top so I could see Rome (and Vatican) from above. If you’re wondering which one is the church from this picture, it’s the one in the center of the pic. Yep, the bus passed the church and it happened to be in the center of the pic. Yeayy lucky me. Well you guys, me and morning does not go well. I’m a night owl, it’s hard for me to at least function properly in the morning. Really. Hard. So I didn’t get the chance to go inside the church on my second day.

On the first day in Rome, I just walked around the Piazza (plaza), Colosseum, etc. I pretty much did almost everything on my first day in Rome so I had more time to explore the city without any agenda.

You see, it was really hot so I was kinda glad that it was raining a bit. When I was in Rome, it basically 35C. I know it’s hotter in Europe now! Though I love warm/a bit hot kind of weather, it was still burning. Damn. I remember that at first I wore my jeans but then I just wore shorts for the rest of the trip. Hahahha it was just tooo hot for me to handle.

Rome was really beautiful especially at night. I definitely didn’t regret walking around the city in the middle of the night with my cousin.

Will I come back to Rome again in the future? If I had the chance, why not! What do you think of Rome? Leave me some comments below! 😀

Cheers

Kemmy

Travel Safety: Mind Your Belonging

Hey you guys!

It’s been a long time since the last time I updated my blog hahaha. So recently I just went to the UK (yeaaaay). I just fulfilled one of my bucket lists! Anywaaaay I’ll talk about it later. Yea yea I have at least 2 posts that I haven’t posted

Alrighty then let’s talk a bit about your safety. Yepp travel safety. No no, this is not because my background is from health and safety. Well maybe just a little heee. But this is also from my experience.

So during my travel to the UK, I lost my wallet. I lost it in Belfast, until now I’m not sure whether I dropped it or someone stole it. After I finished my GOT tour, I decided to dropped by Tesco and bought some food. I’m pretty sure I put my wallet in my rucksack as I put the change, 17 pence, in my pocket.

Anyway, I walked to the hostel, around 1 km from Tesco, then went to the kitchen. At first it was only me in the kitchen and I just put my bag on the table. Then I saw my roommate and waved frantically hahaha and by that time there was another person in there beside me and my roommate.

So anyway I still left my bag on a table (stupid right) and talked then cooked with her. The other person then went out. Then when I grabbed my bag, I realize I lost my wallet. But then I still try to act calm. I went to my room and searched my wallet. I let out all of my belongings from my bag and hope that I could find it. But no. Nothing. I went back to the kitchen and ate the dinner. Still trying to act (or look) calm. Then I went to Tesco again and asked whether I left my wallet anndd noooo there was nothing as well.

By that time, I started to panic a bit. I still tried to calm myself down and thought of any possible solutions. Then I thought, okay I still have my e banking and so I could just send the money to my roommate and asked her to withdraw it. TIDAK SEMUDAH ITU FULGOSO (Not that easy, Fulgoso; Fulgoso is the name of Marimar’s dog – a telenovela that showed on TV when I was a kid haha). She doesn’t know her bank account number. Yep. Dead. I needed to go back to London the next day and I needed at least 8 pounds for the bus.

She does not have much money either BUT she is soooo kind to actually give me 16 pounds :”””” FAITH IN HUMANITY IS RESTORED! Because of her I could go to the airport. But then, another issue was not solved yet. How can I go to London from Stansed?! What about food and everything?

I asked my friend’s friend, let’s call him Nuel, to store my luggage in his place before I went to Belfast. Becauseeee I flew with Ryan Air and bought no storage. I can’t call him and asked for a help because I don’t wanna bother him and I just met him once. And i was afraid that he will tell my friend, then it would cause an uproar back at the office. So, I hopelessly called my friend who studied in Newcastle. She apparently was in London that time but will fly to Paris the next day.

Miraculously, she knows my college friend who is currently studying her Master in London. And guess what, SHE WAS AT HER PLACE! I totally forgot that my college friend studied in the UK. LIKE WHOA. So she gave the phone to my friend, her name is Tita and Tita, if you’re reading this, I love you :”) thanks for saving me. So she told me that she would order an Uber for me to go to her place ah I am so relieved.

I actually already booked a room for my second week in London but the hostel canceled my booking on the day of my flight back to London. So I asked Tita if I could stay at her place. Luckily she has this nice sofa in the living room where I could sleep :”) I then decided to cancel all of my plan to go around South East England because my mood was kinda ruined and I had to spend more money than my actual budget

So guys, traveling is not always full of the joys of spring. Some bad things might happen, in my case I lost my wallet. Again, I’m not blaming anyone or anything, it’s pure because I didn’t pay enough attention on my surroundings. So please, be careful and stay alert during your travel. DONT ever leave your belongings unattended. I was lucky I separated my ID cards and other important card on separate wallet. I was lucky my passport was still with me. If it lost then I would definitely panicking.

Cheers

Kemmy

VISTA #6: Looking for Fried Chicken

Ayam Bahagia, Cirebon, West Java

Pardon for the low quality image. I don’t know why though….

Hey you guys!

My parents love to do something called “culinary travel” so basically what they do when they are traveling (either in Jakarta or outside of Jakarta) is looking for food. Yepp. It’s not like they are going to this hype restaurant, they just visit restaurants that they think are good. For example, in this not-so-big city called Cirebon in West Java, there is a small restaurant called “Ayam Bahagia” in English it could be translated to “Happy Chicken” uh what? Well actually “Bahagia” is the name of the street.

So I decided to go with my parents on the weekend (like months ago haha). We took train to get there, approximately 3 hours from Jakarta. We arrived right on lunch time and we went to the restaurant.

It’s been a while since the last time I ate them in the restaurant. I usually asked my parents to bring some home.

We only spent around half day in Cirebon. Yeah. Basically we only went there just to eat fried chicken hahaha what can I say you guys, that’s my parents’ traveling style and everyone has its own.

Anywaaaayy, once again I did stupid mistake. I couldn’t hear what the announcer at the train station said because it was very noisy and I was waiting for my parents. Apparently, the announcer said that my train (from Cirebon to Jakarta) has arrived at platform 4 and will depart soon. My mom and dad called me like I don’t know how many times and they were panicking hahaha why Kemmy why. Luckily I didn’t miss my train, I ran like a madman. Run Kemmy Ruuuun (get it? Get it??)

When I got into the train itself, apparently due to some technical problems with the AC, there was a leak right on top of me hahaha. So i reported it to the worker inside the train and luckily they could fix it. Well, I’ll be drenched when I arrive at Jakarta if it’s not fixed haha

Anyway guys, I bring lots and lots of chicken home. I can’t wait to eat them (again)

Cheers,

Kemmy