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TravelPod Member ReviewsBangka Bed And Breakfast Jakarta
OK, Jakarta is a huge, unfathomable city, difficult to negotiate with no real central focus and nightmarish traffic. We randomly picked the Bangka via Hostelbookers and turned up late in the evening after a negotiating a dystopian traffic jam from the airport. What a relief to find the B&B was more than we could have hoped for. A beautiful house in a quiet leafy suburb, close to the expat zone but a million miles from the chaos. The staff, Rico and Rini, are incredibly friendly and helpful and the owner, Mr Rama is The Man. Rooms are quiet, cool and comfortable, the place has good wifi and places to relax and the complimentary breakfast is well laid out every morning. Highlight of our four day stay was the personal guided tour by Rama. He knows and loves his city, speaks perfect English and took us around the place in an air-coned car with a good driver. We went everywhere, the best bit being the old docks where we went on board a big wooden trading schooner that was loading stuff for Sulwesi, quite the experience. We left Jakarta with a new. improved opinion of the place and at least three new friends. Hope to return one day. Top place.
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... if you will. We stay for a bit. Leah does "looking reverent", I take pictures and feel out of place. There's a kid praying in a Torres shirt. Don't know how Torres is playing this year. Prayers might be working, maybe they're not We go back and fill out the guest book and give the guy a donation, which he says we should give to him rather than the donation box which is next to him. Very suspiscious.... Apparently on Fridays at 12 it all kicks off and 10,000 people ...
... curry parlance for tikka spicy cheese), instead of what the menu says which is paneer tikka. (Cheese tikka spicy). He thinks we're Italian. We're from the uk we have curry and lager for breakfast....I can make most of these dishes myself you gimp It's nice though. Got some weird Mehrlui Nan which is a nan bread covered in ketchup, chilli sauce and cheese. Taste like a sweet and spicy pizza. It's good until Leah points out that's it's ketchup, and then my brain reminds ...
... about, if I should leave maybe... Maybe this wasn't for me after
all... My life wasn't that bad after all ? Do I really want to
get free ? Is it worth it ? What do these guys know about
life more than I do ? In other words, I was in complete DOUBT.
My mind was starting to lose foot. Perfect : that's exactly how
it's supposed to react before a deep operation.
Day 4 is
Vipassana day. That's the day where it really starts, you begin ...
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During my ...