Betawi Sofyan Hotel
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... learn more about the city's history and Indonesia's struggle for independence. Be sure also to head over to the western side of Medan Merdeka to see the National Museum, which has many highlights. Mesjid Istiqlal, on the north-eastern corner of Medan Merdeka is the largest mosque in South-East Asia and can hold 250,000 people.
Head south from Medan Merdeka for around 18km ...
... I would spend the last week in a bit of luxury. I had asked her if she would feel awkward if I paid for the accommodation for the last few nights. She said it did feel awkward, so we made a deal that she would give me free skiing lessons. Jakarta is a terrible city, so at least it felt nice to be in the comfort of a five star hotel. So, basically we were in Jakarta, but we really weren't. She had six extra hours after I left, so I had booked her a spa treatment in the hotel spa ...
... 17,000 islands
Currency ~ the Indonesian Rupiah IDR
£1 = 19,611 IDR
Population ~ 252,164,800 (all islands)
Capital City ~ Jakarta
Official languages: Indonesian
... buildings and next door is either an empty lot or what looks like a shack made of wood and roofs of corrugated iron. The people will live anywhere such as under a highway, little self-sustaining communities.
After a seafood lunch we headed for a Buddhist Funeral. Some pictures below of this colourful event. We were just going to show up for thirty minutes, but there we were hours later, eating the whole time. As you will have noticed and know ...
... into a game of “Chinese whispers”; the directions always seem to evolve as they are translated from one person to the next.
On our first official reunion day we loaded up into three cars and headed out to the trash picker community where Felicity volunteers once a week. Although we have visited several similar communities during our travels, it is always sobering to see children living in such conditions—and it is heartening ...