Yesterday I spent all my time in and out of airports and airplanes, it was such a long trip; only a 20 hour flight… no big deal! I left from Calgary at 10:45 pm on June 20, I then flew to Vancouver and then to Hong Kong finally after losing 2 days from the time difference, I finally made it to Jakarta, Indonesia at about 1 in the afternoon.
When I was waiting to check in at the airport, I met a couple that was also going to Indonesia and the worst thing ever happened, the wife was told that she was being denied the flight to Jakarta because her passport was going to expire in 5 months and a passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the departure date….and then the husband was also told that his passport wouldn’t be accepted either, because their needed to be a blank page for an Indonesian visa; maybe next time they will book through a travel agent so this doesn’t happen again! Or they might just want to go on to www.voyage.gc.ca to read up on this kind of stuff before they leave.
I was so sleepy from the jet leg that I settled into my room at the Ritz Carlton and just relaxed the rest of the day…. But since I slept all day I was totally out of a routine, so I spent my day today at the hotel hanging around the pool and just being really tired hoping to sleep great tonight so I can start my exploration of this amazing place.