Hello there! It’s been almost a month since I last posted on this blog. Shocking, I know! I thought I wouldn’t neglect it that long but things happened so yeah… I’m here now!
If you’re following me on Twitter or Snapchat, you might know that I went on a holiday with my friends on June 1st – 7th. We visited our friend’s hometown in Madiun — which is two or three hour train ride away from Surabaya — and went to nearby town called Sarangan as well. I’ve been to Sarangan once before but we didn’t stay there for very long so I didn’t have a chance to explore the town thoroughly. But this time, we rented a villa for three days and ended up doing all the things we wouldn’t be able to do in the city.
The atmosphere in Sarangan was very fresh because there weren’t many vehicles on the streets. It got REALLY cold at night so thank goodness I was wise enough not to leave my jacket behind. And since it’s a small town, we didn’t need any vehicles to travel. The scenery was best seen if we were on foot anyway. Like, yes there were cars but the place was mostly green and free from pollution. SO MANY TREES AND I LOVED IT. At night, there would be people selling ALL KINDS OF FOOD like toast, meatballs, satay, fried rice and many more for a super affordable price. Yasssshh!!
On the second day, we went to nearby waterfall and the walk to reach it was HELL. At first, there was only an incredibly long windy street. I could tolerate that though, cause the view was GORGEOUS. I could see farm fields and the mountain. The fog only added to its beauty. It felt SOOOO refreshing to see green land and not gray skyscrapers like in the city.
But then it got rough midway and I was literally dying to reach the top. Like, I know I’m a city girl but I didn’t know that I had to walk THAT much on rocks and trust me, I’m no good at walking on inclined hills — a rocky one at that. *cue Miley Cyrus’s The Climb on the background* Basically, I ended up holding my friend’s arm (and shirt). I’m extremely thankful to all of them. The climb felt less torturous with their humors and good spirits ^^
When we got to the top and saw the waterfall, it was worth it though. All my exhaustion was drained away and I could feel the spray of water. The waterfall was so mesmerizing that I could not stop staring at it. SO PRETTY. This long journey made me appreciate God’s gift of nature to us. And I kinda want to visit other waterfalls now cause it must feel amazing to relive the feeling of being rewarded after a major struggle. At least the walk back down felt much shorter — and easier 🙂