As someone who’s growing up in a tropical country such as Indonesia, I take the sun for granted. Many people deliberately hunt the rise and fall of this ball of fire, while the spoiled me cruising through with indifference (people, please hold your hissy fit until after you finish reading the whole blog, :D)
But then I happened to be present at something striking, reminding me again about its beauty. This entry is made to jog my memory and perhaps even useful to you who share my-once-apathy-standpoint.
Top 7 Most Memorable Sun Serenade
1. Karimun Jawa, Central Java
All of us were on our way back to Karimun Jawa Island after a full day island hopping. The constant motor sound of our dinghy boat sliced the peaceful sea and there stood the last sun’s pillars of the day. God was present that day, hallelujah!
2. Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara
The three of us made it to wake up for sunrise on our last day on the island. We were busy clicking our shutter when this late-party-couple decided to celebrate the morning by skinny dipping in front of us. Right on, lads!
3. Pantai Laut, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara
Without any itinerary, we then hailed a public car. Our four thousand rupiah has taken us a round trip in the city and a stopover at this beach, Pantai Laut. Definitely the place to be for it gives us a wide variety of local snacks and a front seat to enjoy such brilliant sunset.
4. Paradise Bar, Labuanbajo, East Nusa Tenggara
5. Kelimutu Lake, East Nusa Tenggara
6. Ayana Resort, Bali
It was the day of my best friend’s wedding. We were just standing in front of wedding chapel, waiting, when the sun gave one of her best show yet.
7. Puncak Tomia, South-east Sulawesi
Never miss to go to Puncak Tomia if you ever visit Tomia, Wakatobi. A vast space carpeted with green grass with a west side view of Tomia’s shore and Onemobaa Island I don’t know about you, but this much open air gives me a sense of freedom and a sad realization that a human being is not perfect without a pair set of wings.