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... lively. All sorts of knicknacks to buy, mostly junk however but still very bustling and great picture taking value for. I can't recall the puppeteers name but a very friendly man and sadly mentions his kids not so interested in the trade, he blames it on PlayStation.
After that we did a jaunt around the neighborhood but found it a bit much trying to cross the street due to all the traffic and frankly the smell from the canal was a bit much. It basically ranked and ...
... these kids actually video taped the questions. I felt a little bad for these students because they were asking questions I couldn't answer. How is Indonesia compared to the US? What is the weather like compared to the US? I tried to explain that I had only seen Jakarta but with all the different islands and the US being as large as it is, I couldn't possibly have given an easy answer for that. I explained that Hawaii was similar with parts of the culture ...
... played Russian
Roulette on the city's mental roads, explored the sites, had a brief
food poisoning issue, hunted our first pizza in ages, and had high tea in
the world famous Cafe Batavia, which dates from around 1810 and hasn't changed much since.
After spending two days in Jakarta and meeting about 200 Indonesians, we
each took a "luxury" train to our next destination. At Gambir station we
looked up at a railway bridge and saw a ...
... places. Dinner was "Gado Gado" a veggie dish in a peanut sauce with a scrambled egg, rice, and a Bintang, the local beer. To get back to my hostel I took another motorcycle taxi. Motorcycles taxis in Jakarta are much more fun than in Bangkok because the intersections are bigger so at every red light dozens of motorbikes line up so when the light turns green it feels like you are in a race with all the bikes revving their engines and taking off at once! Its also soooo funny ...
... they kids did a mind map about what i talked about. Some of the pictures the kids came up with was amaaazing. Some of them (Irfan, Muruli, Noven) drew geysers, kiwi, mountains, flag, haka and pretty much everything and were so creative. On the other hand some just drew the flag haha.. On little kid (dede) drew a family photo I showed which was super adorable.
On a side note these kids are ...
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