I’m sitting in the crystal clear, white sand at Koh Rong in Cambodia. Listening to the waves crashing in. To the leaves rustling in the wind. People are laughing and having fun in the background. I was feeling numb. Out of touch with myself. I just wasn’t happy anymore.
The ever so annoying sound of my alarm rings… it’s the middle of the night: 1:30 AM. The only thing I want to do is continue sleeping, but there is no time. I have to get up for my first sunrise trek! Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano with its most recent eruption in the year 2000.
When you’re coming to Ubud, one thing is for sure: you cannot miss the Monkey Forest. Everyone will ask if you’ve been there and will share their experience with you. Since it is one of Ubud’s ‘typical’ things, I decided to go to the Monkey Forest on Sunday afternoon, since I didn’t have anything planned for that day.
With just one sentence, my dream of going back to New York was over. I was heartbroken, devastated… It felt like I was the victim of bureaucracy, and there was nothing I could do about it. It was over, not just because of the visa regulations or things like that.