Kintamani: Where It All Started

 

We just met on January 2017, when I was new to Bali and Willy was enjoy his third year in this God’s Island.

Kami baru saja kenal di Januari 2017, waktu saya masih baru di Bali dan Willy sedang menikmati tahun ketiganya di Pulau Dewata ini.

Although we were living dozens kilos away–I was in Ubud, and Willy was in Denpasar–but by our friend’s “help”, we were finally connected through messenger app, and chat to each other almost every day.

Walaupun tempat tinggal kami puluhan kilo jauhnya–saya tinggal di Ubud dan Willy di Denpasar–tapi dengan “bantuan” teman kami, akhirnya kami bisa dekat melalui aplikasi pesan dan saling chat hampir setiap hari.

If you are not someone special, why would I reply to all of your chats in a flash? – Willy

Willy is really into a road trip. With his only motorcycle since college, he almost ride all along Java Island, Bali Island, Lombok Island, West and East Nusa Tenggara, and a quarter of Kalimantan. Check out his Instagram @iamsterdam31, and you will found out a thousand photos of his journey. Mostly he shots beaches, hills or waterfall. He favorites all kind of nature.

Willy sangat menyukai road trip/touring. Dengan satu-satunya sepeda motornya sejak kuliah, dia sudah berkeliling ke Pulau Jawa, Bali, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat dan Timur, dan seperempat Pulau Kalimantan. Cek Instagram-nya deh, @iamsterdam31 dan kamu bakal lihat ribuan foto perjalanannya. Kebanyakan yang difoto itu pantai, bukit atau air terjun. Dia suka banget sama alam.

Meanwhile, I am just an ordinary explorer.

Sementara itu, saya cuma penjelajah biasa.

Willy took me to Kintamani, a place that I have no idea at the first place. I didn’t realize it was our first date because it was supposed to be our first met after a week of chatting through an app. Lol.

Willy mengajak saya ke Kintamani, tempat yang awalnya saya tidak tahu apa-apa sama sekali. Saya nggak sadar kalau itu menjadi kencan pertama soalnya harusnya itu menjadi pertemuan pertama kami setelah semingguan chatting.

Kintamani was new to me. It is a village on the western edge of Mt. Batur that has cooler weather other than any area in Bali.

Kintamani benar-benar baru buat saya. Kintamani adalah sebuah desa di sebelah barat Gunung Batur yang mempunyai suhu yang lebih dingin dari area di Bali lainnya.

Later on, I found out that this place is one of Willy’s favorite place to escape from the city.

Belakangan, saya baru tahu kalau tempat ini menjadi tempat pelarian Willy dari tengah kota.

Danau Batur
Batur Lake

We had lunch at Resto Apung that floating on the lake. It was such an unforgotable moment because the place is really fascinating to me.

Kami makan siang di Resto Apung yang mengambang di tengah danau. Kejadian yang susah dilupakan karena tempatnya sangat menarik bagi saya.

Resto Apung
View from Resto Apung

Until now, we are still going to Kintamani just to enjoy the weather, or the views, or to have lunch before we get wet because of the frequent rain on that area.

Sampai sekarang, kami masih sering ke Kintamani cuma untuk menikmati udara, atau pemandangan, atau untuk makan siang, sebelum kami basah karena seringnya hujan di sana.

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