Day 103-Indonesia

Balian Beach, Bali

[Chilling on the veranda]

After spending many hours stubbornly researching for the best deal on Google flights, Skyscanner, Kayak, Cheapoair, Orbitz, Vayama, Air Asia, Tiger Air, Malindo, Lion Air, and several other travel websites.. My flights have finally been sorted!

You would think that since working in the travel industry, I would know to book my flight from Asia to Africa ahead of time, but it’s hard to make a plan when you’re living in the moment!

Moral of the story, it’s often not worth it to leave your flight to the last minute, especially if you are traveling between two continents. A lot of people wait until the last minute to book a flight and sometimes they get a good deal. However, that’s not always the case. More often than not, prices skyrocket as seats become unavailable and you end up paying much more than expected. It’s definitely a gamble and sometimes it’s just not worth it, especially for flights that have a tendency to fluctuate. For a domestic flight, the price may only increase a few hundred dollars at most, but international flights can potentially push you over your budget.

In the end, I paid a lot more than I anticipated for my flight from Bali to Cape Town, but I managed to squeeze in an extra week in Sri Lanka and a pit stop in Abu Dhabi. No complaints here, except that my eyes hurt from starring at a computer screen all day!

“Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid, but in the end, it’s always beautiful” -Justice Cabral

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