Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"># of bus rides: 19
# of taxis: 2
# of trains: 145
# of flights: 10
# of ferries: 3
... off so the 5 of us performers plan to head to another shopping center that is supposed to have some good bargain shopping (it was one of the boys that found out where it was & suggested we do this!).
So despite our extended journey here we’ve settled in well & are looking forward to having the show finalized tonight & our first run tomorrow. Stay tuned for the rest of our adventures (& hopefully some more ...
... excellent condition bills at the exchange shop in arrivals. SIM card. Internet and data is vitally important these days and cheap here! 3,000 -10,000 IDR. There is a shop in the arrivals that you can get. Luckily I had my basic toiletries and my change of clothing from my flight. Margie arranged for this to get washed (amongst a list of I.O.U's) so I could have something to wear. I could not get a better welcome especially to a place which is infamously called the durian city. Good ...
... take me out to the Museum Nasional. I tell her it's closed because she wanted to take me on a Monday... she then tells me that she owns the company doing renovations to the museum so we will be able to check it out even though it's closed. PRIVATE TOUR! SWEET!
The morning we planned to meet she had her brother-in-law pick me up and drive me to Central Jakarta. We walked in and waited in the lobby while ...
... nets laying about, wrapped cargo bags being hoisted by the crane, there were bags and boxes wrapped with a strop, there was some poor blokes flat screen TV almost bent double by the strop, they didn’t seem to bothered by the way anything that was hoisted aboard (or who was underneath the load) there must have been 5-6 people in charge of the crane, they were all giving directions to the crane driver
There were lots of locals on board all selling water, food, toys all kinds of ...