Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... I had if I wanted to go cheap. It was strange because it was not like other dorms; there were three beds and one mattress on the floor, a lot of boxes and shelves full of stuff and two little boys were watching tv on the floor. Initially I thought it was family of the hostel owners living in this room. But later I learned they were not family, but just really nice people sharing things, not asking for a lot of comfort. For three days I was part of them, and it was a good ...
... It was fun though. That actually happened twice in the game. We played again… I beat Rick, again. :-)
Monday April 21
Rick and Jake left at 10am for the DGCA, in uniform this time. Afterwards they headed to the Garuda office to buy me a plane ticket. The first two guys to leave both went to Makassar for training despite that one, like Rick, is gonna be based on Medan… so we figured we would be doing the same. After talking ...
... add more pictures to yesterday's post because the upload thing would not work last night. Sadly, there are no pictures from today. Sorry.
# of countries: 36
# of cities: 75
# of bus rides: 19
... off his neck and when he frequently fell off he tried to run away, it was very distressing to see and we left immediately. On our walk back to the confusing entrance to the Trans Jakarta bus way we considered getting matching tattoos from the men with needles in the street, but refrained as we decided it would be impolite to get our behinds out in such a public setting! We arrived back at Nick's and grabbed our bags before Ally could be accosted ...
D1: Arrived in Jakarta after 11pm via HK. As we were approaching Jakarta airport, tropical thunders cracked loudly while lightening lit up the dark sky around the airplane. I was quite nervous for a bit while kids slept soundly next to me.
D2: Took morning train toward Yogykarta. After a while, the scenery became repetitive with rice fields, hills, mountains, villages, and tropical landscape. Arrived Phoenix Hotel near dusk.