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Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... piled up everywhere. So sad to see so much pollution all over especially in the water. We ***** by it and I had read about it but if you are there, please visit the Batavia Cafe. It is a throwback to the original art deco era. I am totally besides myself to have forgotten about it even when I was craving coffee all day.
Next we decided to see Monas as we tired of wandering the square. Now to get a taxi. So hard to find one, tried many, many areas that we thought we could ...
... climate, but that Indonesia couldn't be anything like Alaska. They said they understood but they still looked confused so after a few minutes of this I just told them I had to go.
My favorite part of the patience Christiaan and Tania had while I was being questioned was when we walked away from the second group. Tania looked at me and said "Is it bad that I wanted to tell them you're my bule and they need to find their own?" Ha. I have been officially adopted.
... with Indonesians,
with those who couldn't fit inside the carriages sitting cross-legged on
the roof of the train. I had heard of that happening in India, but it
is an amazing thing to see. People in Asia take risks on a
daily basis that people in the west would never consider in their entire
I had expected very little from Jakarta but loved my two days there
as one of the few tourists in the city. I had also never really ...
... up next to another bike and see the look on their faces when they see a white girl on the back of a motorbike in Jakarta.
My second day in Jakarta gave me a much greater view of the city, mostly of its destitution. Jarkata does resemble Bangkok's juxtaposing of rich and poor, with huge skyscrapers next to tiny shacks and 5 star restaurants next to street food vendors, although Jarkarta has visible poverty like I have never seen in Bangkok. While doing some research ...
... and they all love music ( i gues theyve been doing in their whole life from when they were on the streets). I am amazed by how even the little ones can play such amazing guitar and drums.
I taught the kids around the world and they fly swatter game. The red class (order class was good) but the younger kid (yellow class) were so loud and just yelled the whole time.
Other places to stay in Jakarta
Setiabudi, Jakarta | Hostelfrom $20