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Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... it should have cost less I would not bother.
The square in Old town was busy and lively with the old Dutch architecture because today in Indonesia it is the first day of school break which is believe it or not, celebrated. Because of Shelley we had to pause quite a bit so people can have their picture taken with Shelley. Caucasians must have so much fun in Asia. Ha-ha! There were many students there as well asking questions in English for foreigners to answer as part of ...
... at Monas seemed a little surprised since I didn't have to ask once for permission to pass by them... I felt like Moses parting the Red Sea at times. I did have two groups of three college kids ask me to do an interview though. The first time was at Monas. They had asked me for a picture and then they asked me about 5 questions related to Indonesia and Jakarta. What do I think, what do I like best, etc. I'm sure you would know which types of questions ...
... my flight. I had intended to get straight out of Jakarta and on
the train to Yogyakarta, but she convinced me to stay in the capital
overnight, and I ended up staying for two. We found a cheap and fairly
disgusting room and explored the city by night and day.
Jakarta is a fascinating city of motorbikes, Dutch colonial
buildings, every type of food you could imagine, rats as big as dogs,
street children, gleaming boutique malls, and slews ...
... cases like these will hopefully disappear. Elephants in Thailand were once abused as such, but in the past decade progress has been made to find a sustainable way for elephants and their keepers to make a living other than on the streets of Bangkok.
After, I wandered around the National Mosque, "Mesjid Istiqlal," but after walking around the entire thing (and inside the complex before being told to leave) I couldn't find a facade or entrance so it really ...
Teaching English to the kids and teachers
Iv done 2 english lessons for the kids. I taught them the body parts song, goodmorning/arvo/evening/night, colours and animals. They are all soooo eager to learn and obedient (mostly).
Iv also started giving some of the staff english teachers everyday which is nice and iv taught the verbs (in different tenses) and ...