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a line of coconuts

We arrived in Semarang at 4am. It's still too early for us to do anything or to travel from train station to the small harbour, so we just spent our time having breakfast (hot fried noodles and a cup of tea..yummy..). When the sun rised, we prepared to leave the station. We're a lil bit confused about how to get to the harbour. The contact person from Karimun Jawa (KJ) told us to get taxis outside the station, but there was also a guy who offered us his cars for 20$/car (we will need 2 cars to drive us and our bags). We, then, decided to take taxis from outside the train station, because there was Blue Bird taxis (the best taxi in Indonesia for me) in line outside the station.

after snorkeling
Surprisingly, the harbour was soooooo close to the station!! it was only less than 10minutes away, which cost us less than$1/taxi (we took 3 taxis, by the way..). That was very cheap! Thank God we didn't accept the guy's offer.. =)

So, we're on the boat, called Kartini. The boat took 3.5 hrs from Semarang to KJ Island. We enjoyed the first 1.5 hours, but the rest..OMG!! We had sea sickness!!! That was horrible!!! I don't really travel by boat, especially more than 1 hr distance.. And that was a traumatic experience for me..huhuhuhu... I almost jump to the sea so that I won't have to stay in the boat! But, unfortunately, I can't really swim either... huhuhu...

After 2 hrs in pain, we finally arrived in the island.. I barely could walk and immediately laid myself down on the floor while we're waiting our cars to picked us up.

beautiful but painful
.. I felt like I was in a carousel, and it was just moving around, non-stop! Thank God, the hotel wasn't really far from harbour. When the car arrived, I jumped in, closed my eyes, and voila! We're in the hotel already.. I asked the driver to carry my luggage, and then I passed out!!! .....zzzzzzzzzzzz.....

My friend woke me up in 2 hrs.. They're ready to start exploring the islands, and of course, took pictures... I felt not really well, but they pushed me to join them.. and NO REGRET!! The view from hotel was great! My nausea and headache slowly gone... the islands were soooooooooooooo beautiful!! I've been to some beaches in Indonesia, and for me, KJ Islands're the BEST!!!

We went to some islands, took a bunch of pictures, and then went home... We're having dinner  at the hotel, sea food of course, and then took some rests and prepared for the next day..........

vulindlela says:
Nice pictures!
Posted on: Sep 28, 2009
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a line of coconuts
a line of coconuts
after snorkeling
after snorkeling
beautiful but painful
beautiful but painful
beautiful silhouette
beautiful silhouette
becak in Semarang
becak in Semarang
calm wave
calm wave
coconut..coconut..
coconut..coconut..
coconut trees in the hotel
coconut trees in the hotel
coconut trees in the island
coconut trees in the island
coral
coral
coral coral
coral coral
escape hotel
escape hotel
glowing blue starfish
glowing blue starfish
going back to the hotel
going back to the hotel
highly standing
highly standing
how many tree are there?
how many tree are there?
i can see you, reef!
i can see you, reef!
i saw land!
i saw land!
jump!
jump!
kartini boat
kartini boat
KJ harbour
KJ harbour
ladies in glasses
ladies in glasses
lets play swing
let's play swing
look so close, but not too close
look so close, but not too close
love the sunset
love the sunset
not sure what is the wood purpose
not sure what is the wood purpose
playing
playing
preparing snorkel kit
preparing snorkel kit
ready to go to the island
ready to go to the island
sitting on the tree
sitting on the tree
small boats in line
small boats in line
smile when the sun set
smile when the sun set
smile!
smile!
starfish in the sea!
starfish in the sea!
sun..set
sun..set
sun is off
sun is off
thats our island!
that's our island!
the boats
the boats
the boat are waiting for us
the boat are waiting for us
the room
the room
the sun is hiding
the sun is hiding
the sun is ready to sleep
the sun is ready to sleep
time to go back
time to go back
try to grow
try to grow
view from the sea
view from the sea
walking..walking..
walking..walking..
its me!
it's me!
white sand under the sea
white sand under the sea
a single house
a single house
wooww..gorgeous reefs
wooww..gorgeous reefs
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