Glamorous Camping or Glamping has been an undeniable trend nowadays not just for outdoor lovers but also for travelers who want to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.
Glamping is an upgraded camping. Yes, many would still want to opt for camping, especially the outdoor enthusiasts! No doubt about that. However, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Many of us love and want to explore nature, but uncomfortable negatives, the mess and hassle that camping brings are not very attractive to all kinds of travelers. Yes, you can even bring your little ones here!
In glamping, you don’t need to pitch a tent yourself, bring your sleeping bag, or cook your own meals ( although you may still). It’s like camping plus the complete comfort of travelers. From having standard to luxury tents to stay, to comfortable toilet and bathroom and other amenities you can enjoy, glamping far exceed any experience a camper would have. Whoever founded glamping, I knew many are thankful! I am one of them.
My first glamping experience was in Legok Kondang, Ciwedey. This was during the AES Sunday School teacher’s retreat last April. It was a much-needed break from the stress of the daily grind in school.
Right when we arrived, I fell in love with the place. The campground is located in the middle of a forest. It was so serene. The surrounding trees, the sound of the birds and the rushing of the water from a small creek where our tent was set was a totally great experience. They also have hot shower, TV, and free Wi-Fi!
One of my three most favorite memories was our evening devotional and testimony sharing in the campfire area. While listening to God’s Word and to testimonies shared, the kids enjoyed roasting marshmallows over the campfire while others enjoyed devouring roasted corn. After a while, it started to drizzle so we had to transfer to the dining area devoured the dinner prepared for us. When the sky was clear, we went back for group games.
The only negative thing happened that night was the noise coming from a group/corporate activity that lasted even during the wee hour of the night.
My other favorite thing was watching the sunrise on the balcony and taking a short nature walk after. Sunrises are always magical. I am not a morning person but when I had the opportunity, I wouldn’t want to miss catching a beautiful sunrise in the mountains. After greeting Mr. Sun, looking for critters and beautiful scenery wrapped up my morning.
The Legok Kondang Lodge also offer a lot of activities such as team building, paintball, trekking, fishing, animal feeding, lampion, and strawberry picking, and rafting. Because of the limited time, we only choose rafting which was my third favorite thing on this trip! The rafting adventure was one of the most exhilarating experiences I had that I need to feature it in another blog.
See you then!