Bangka Bed and Breakfast
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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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... t checking in any bags, didn't really have any luggage with us at all, and when asked do we speak Indonsian are response was no. We just have looked a bit odd. Two white people flying to a place with no return flight, or baggage and they don't speak the language. Long taxi journey later we arrived at the monument. There is literally nothing here except the monument and the gift shop opposite. Taxi driver waited for us, said we'd be an hour, which I ...
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... I don't think we were there anywhere near long enough. That said, three nights in Jakarta was more than enough for us, I can't say I'll be rushing to go back. The traffic is mental and because there's no obvious city centre, if you want to go anywhere you spend all day in the back of a taxi going only marginally faster than walking pace. The only reason for going there in the first place was to to get a connecting flight to Borneo. Our trip to see the orangutans, on ...
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... It was the only stage inside away from the rain and it was where some of the best DJ's were going to play. Not to mention it had a/c and seats! We settled ourselves and jammed out above the sweaty insane crowd below us. The night was amazing to say the least. Everyone put on a great show. Their visuals and light displays were out of this world. Three stages with DJ's perched up on this musical throne with laser lights glowing ...