Arion Swiss-Belhotel Kemang Jakarta
Travel Blogs from Jakarta
We arrived in Jakarta very late, after a crazy flight of 12 hours from Vientiane via Pnom Penh, Ho Chi Min City, Kuala Lumpur and when we had checked in the hotel it was 1 AM. The good thing was of course adding 4 new countries to the list in one day! Jakarta is very very busy, no surprise in a country of more than 222 million people of which 120 …
We went to Bogor to visit 3 partner organizations working on sustainable Palm oil:
Palm oil is one of the fastest-growing agricultural commodities in the world, used in everything from packaged food to hygiene products and biodiesel. As plantations rapidly expand, many local communities are in dispute with large-scale palm oil …
I didn't know exactly what to expect when I landed - the job was laid on so quick I was relying on our office in Jakarta to have everything flanged up - not cool. I bought myself a visa then made my way outside. As far as I knew I was going to hit the ground running: a supervisor got sick and the rig is operating. When this happens the other guy …
... zipping through the almost parked four-wheelers, touts and husslers sitting on the kerb stones, bags of chicken feet hanging on street vendors tricycles...
We spent the first night here in a hovel of a guest house and decided ...
... had to put my courage together.
On day 1, the
wake up bell was violent. 4.00 am. The first day was spent on
focusing on the breath this way : feeling the air entering your
nostrils and the air going out of your nostrils : nothing more,
nothing less. Again and again. Sitting uncomfortably. For almost 11
hours. What you realize is that after some seconds of concentration,
your mind runs away in a thought of some kind. Your mind is ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services