The End of Journey

This is the closing post of My journey to Netherland. I arrived at Indonesia on 27 April 2006, stay one night in Jakarta and then go back to My hometown Jogjakarta. I stay in Jogjakarta for 5 days and return to Jakarta on 2 May 2006.

When I was in Jogjakarta I get frustated with dial-up Internet connection in My home, it’s so damn slow! I can’t download My emails, that’s why I’m not update My blog until now :D. But I enjoy My stay in Jogjakarta, I visit the newest and biggest shopping mall in Jogjakarta. Not all shops open yet, but visitors already coming to the mall.

Below is the cronological of My trip going back to Indonesia, the date and time maybe not too accurate as I got a littlebit confused with the time difference. All time below are in Nederland time.

25 April

11.00 Leaving QnAp Office
Just saying good bye to all QnAp iT members. Ruud Mulder come to the office and bring 3 boxes of chocolate and 2 stroopwafels – additional stroopwafels for QnAp Asia :) I also bought 4 stroopwafels – I don’t know why but guys and gals in QnAp Asia like stroopwafels very much :))

12.30 Arrived at Schipol
Johan, Ruud and Uncle Charlie accompany Me to Schipol Airport, We had a drink while waiting the boarding time.

13.15 Immigration Counter
The immigration officer check for My passport.

13.22 Waiting at Gate F6

26 April

02.00 Arrived at Bangkok Intl. Airport

02.20 On Waiting Room Gate 55
I don’t feel jet lag at Bangkok, I just feel that it’s a long noon – morning actually as the local time is 7.20.

02.35 Small Trouble With My Bag
The officer on Gate 55 saw My bag and ask Me to follow Him and count the weight of My bag, it’s about 10Kg and He doesn’t allow Me to bring My bag inside the cabin, so He give Me a luggage ticket and My bag goes to the luggage.

07.30 Arrived at Taipei
I must stay in Taipei for one night as My flight to Jakarta is on the nexday. I must go to the China Airlines’ Transfer Counter to get a hotel voucher. Bad luck, I go to the wrong transfer counter. I should be go to transfer counter A but I go to transfer counter B, so I must walk back.

I got the voucher and the officer said that the shuttle bus will pick Me up within 15 minutes. I’m really disappointed with China Airlines as I wait for more that 1 hour an nobody pick Me up to the hotel. I’m start feeling so tired and want to lay down.

10.00 Picked up
The shuttle bus is coming and 2 officer from China Airlines show Me the way to the shuttle bus stop.

11.30 Arrived in the Hotel
The hotel it self is not so good, it’s a cheap hotel. But never mind, I just need some sleep.

27 April

00.30 Arrived at the Airport
The phone was ringing in the morning, it’s a wakeup call – nice feature :D – so I wake up, go to shower and change My clothes. The shuttle bus already wait for Me, it tooks about 30 minutes travel time from the hotel to the airport.

01.45 Wait in the Waiting Room
After I get My passport and ticket, I wait in the waiting room.

08.30 Arrived in Indonesia
From the plane I walk to the Immigration counter, there is about 4 counters with 2 lines in each counter, one for Indonesian and one for foreigners. The immigration check for My passport and My arrival card – which I got when I leave Indonesia. But inside the plane I also got it again from the stewardess.

08.40 Baggage Claim

08.45 Baggage Claimed
Just got My baggage then I go to the telecommunication shop to make a phone call to My brother so He acknowledged that I already arrived and waiting to be picked up.

And here I’m in Indonesia again :)


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