Sunday, September 4, 2016

Indonesia Holiday 2016 - Cirebon


There are a few places in Indonesia that David has always wanted to see, but Cirebon was never on our holiday destination list until my cousin, Audy suggested that we should get together there. Audy was the engineer for the new water-park resort. So, there we were for a family gathering from the 23rd - 24th July.

We stayed at Ade Irma Suryani Waterland, a new tourist destination in Cirebon.



The place was quite hot, but the children had a lot of fun at the water-park.

David spent a lot of time with the children. He taught them how to play Texas Holdem Poker.


Dinner was served on the top of the Cheng Ho restaurant. It was a seafood barbecue. It was yummy....
But most of all, we had a fun family dinner.




Saturday, August 13, 2016

Indonesia Holiday 2016 - Bali & Belitung

We arrived on the 2nd of July in Bali, this flying with Jetstar. As it was winter in Adelaide, we thought Bali was terribly hot so, we didn't do too much. We went to the 3D Art Museum, met with friends and generally relaxed.



On the second week, we went to the island of Belitung with Anning &; Jeffry's family. It was a very tiring trip as we spent 5 hours travelling the 130kms from Bandung to Jakarta. Then we had a 6.45am flight from Jakarta to Belitung arriving at 8am where we started our tour of the island straight away.

Day 1 - 14th of July
Vihara Dewi Kuanyin
Pantai Burung Belum Mandi
Lunch at Pantai Serdang
Mohammadiyah Gantong School in the movie Laskar Pelanggi
Museum Kata
Kampung Ashikin
Rumah Rotan





Day2
Day 2 Western Belitung
Kepala Burung Garuda
Pulau Pasir
Menara Lengkuas
Snorkeling
Pulau Batu Berlayar
Pulau Kelayang






Day 3
Day 3 ( Northern Belitung)
Danau Biru Kaolin
Tanjung Tinggi (shooting place of the movie Laskar Pelangi)
Jimbaran




We stayed at the BW Suites hotel where the views of the sunset from the pool were stunning.


to be continued........

Friday, July 3, 2015

Riverland

For my birthday this year, David took me to the Riverland, a beautiful region of South Australia which is built on Australia's largest river, the Murray. It has many regional centres such as Renmark, Berri, Loxton, Waikerie and Barmera with several smaller towns like Glossop, Monash, Overland Corner and Blanchetown.

We arrived Friday night at the Barmera Country Club.

  
Our room was a comfortable 2 bedroom unit with a view of the golf course from our back window wall. 



On Saturday, we visited the nearby town of Loxton and I fell in love with this charming little town in the heart of Riverland. 




On Sunday, we went to Banrock Station, a beautiful place dedicated to making fine wines while also protecting and rebuilding the regions original flora and fauna. A perfect place to relax while enjoying the view of the vineyards and panoramic wetland. 



Through the winter, the vineyards appear dried and lifeless, but for me it still looked beautiful. 



We had lunch at the Bella Lavender Estate cafe and stayed on to play putt putt. I got the only "Hole in one" of the round.


Then we went to the Monash Adventure Park, which is a giant playground for all ages. 





On Monday we traveled home stopping at Waikerie where we enjoyed lunch at Havenhand Chocolate Factory.All in all, a wonderful weekend away thanks to my dear husband.