I did mentioned in the previous posting that I am planning to go to Indonesia alone in August. I am thinking of staying there for 7 days. Among the places that I would want to go including Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. Hopefully I can cover all the cities within 7 days. I am considering train beside angkotan as my mode of transportation to move from one place to another eventhough it involves longer hours but on the positive side, I will save on hotels accommodation.
I have to tell something. Actually the flight ticket to go there is free because I have a few thousands of air miles with Emirates. So, I am going to redeem the air miles and save money on air ticket. If without the free ticket, I will have to fork out roughly RM500++ for a return ticket to Jakarta from Kuala Lumpur using the same airline. There is a cheaper option which is flying with AirAsia but I have to buy air ticket early. So, it’s not very convenient for me to plan 3-4 months early. I have checked Airasia fare just now for the same departure date and the fare is quoted including taxes at RM456.98. It’s not cheap considering what I will get from full service airline.
I am not sure on hotel accommodation whether to book from here or just go over there and try my luck. Surely there are many good and cheap hotels or hostels available which does not have online reservation. I will leave this decision until the last minute. I still have got time to think about that. I am a last minute guy.
I have listed down my list of task to do for this trip.
- Prepare pocket money
- Buy a travel back pack
- Redeem air miles from Emirates
- Search for accommodation
- Prepare travel itinerary
- Prepare route map/map
- Learn a few local words
- Read other travelers experience
The lists can go on with no ending. But I am putting these 8 taks as the most super important tasks to do prior to my trip in August. Bagus sekali ya..!