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Flying to Kuala Lumpur sans drama


Nothing as exciting (and relieving) as traveling with a happy baby. Sunday afternoon we flew from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur. I was a little worried in the morning since Oliq had a little sleep. Lack of sleeps gets him real cranky.

Apparently things went smoothly. Oliq did what dear friend Lala said in the previous posting. He got himself very tired by mopping the waiting room — of course with his body. Several times I and the daddy had to wipe his hands and knees.

On the plane, even before it took off, the baby dozed off soundly. I let myself sit still. No toilet break for a mommy with sleeping baby. He woke up about an hour later, when the plane started to descend. No drama whatsoever.

Arrived in KLIA with big smile!

It’s a big victory! We landed in KLIA and Oliq enjoyed his first Aerotrain. Lovely day ended on our super-king-size-bed in InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.

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Traveling dengan Anak-anak (Part 1): Terbang Yuk Nak


Tulisan ini merupakan gabungan antara tulisan saya dengan penulis tamu, Lala Amiroeddin. Kami, emak-emak keren ini, ingin berbagi pengalaman tentang berwisata bersama bayi dan balita. Khusus artikel ini akan menceritakan pengalaman membawa anak bepergian dengan pesawat terbang. Memang agak repot, tetapi tidak mustahil, kok! Temukan tips-tips dari kami yang semoga saja berguna untuk para bunda dan panda….

Tulisan pertama adalah pengalaman Lala dengan kedua anaknya Raissa (hampir 2 tahun 10 bulan) dan Fiamma (6,5 bulan). Setelah para cewek-cewek cantik di atas, saya akan menceritakan pengalaman saya terbang bersama Oliq (12 bulan), yang akhir-akhir ini mendapat panggilan baru yaitu Boliq (Bocah Ngglidik).

Tips mengatasi panik saat membawa anak terbang dapat dibaca di sini.

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Lala bersama Raissa dan Fiamma

Saya sangat gemar  berlibur untuk  mengunjungi tempat-tempat baru, tidak peduli apakah lokasinya sangat jauh sehingga  harus mengalami berjam-jam perjalanan lewat jalur udara  maupun yang dekat-dekat saja dan bisa dicapai lewat-jalur darat. Kegemaran ini sudah saya tularkan ke suami pada awalnya dan sekarang berlanjut untuk ditularkan kepada kedua anak saya.

-Bersama anak pertama, awalnya dimulai dengan beberapa perjalanan jarak dekat ke Bandung, dan kemudian naik tingkat perjalanan yang agak jauh ke negeri seberang, yakni Singapura,  -Pada saat itu usianya beranjak 8 (delapan) bulan. Perjalanan perdana ke luar negeri dengan membawa anak kecil (lebih tepatnya seorang bayi) berjalan dengan sangat baik karena dia menikmati tidurnya hampir selama penerbangan.

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Oliq’s Third Country


Oliq (now 11 mo) went overseas for the first time when he was 6 month old. It was Malaysia en route to Australia.

A short visit in Malaysia as we stayed only a few hours at the airport. And because we passed the immigration (with the stamps) — it was officially Oliq’s first international exposure.

Australia was the big one. 12 day trip, Melbourne and Sydney. 6-mo Oliq experienced the 40 centigrade heat and a low chilly superwindy St Kilda at maybe 12 degree Celcius.

The third country is Saudi Arabia for umra. 9 hour flight is a longhaul. I myself don’t hate flying but taking a baby for such a long airtime is frankly exhausting. Turned out everything was alright.

Jeddah, continued with 5hours busride to Madinah. Oliq is finally at Masjed Nabawi!!! Yeeaaaaa lucky baby!

In Madinah, we visited Masjid Quba, Kebun Kurma, Quran Complex while passing some other significant mosques.

In the holy city of Makkah al Mukarrama, Oliq got his chance to see Ka’bah, circled it 7 times (for 3 times) carried by papa and mama. Did his Sa’I until midnite and continued with Tahalul. Oliq is now gundul!

An extremely exhausting process at King Abdulaziz Airport followed by 9 straight hour flight. Oliq is finally home again.

He is looking forward to the next country to step on.