Gran Melia Jakarta
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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It seems in 1910 Dutch sailors had heard of the dragons ( remember...the Dutch were the explorers and colonizers in Indonesia). They stopped, found a "dragon", measured it at 6'9" and reported back that it spat fire. If it looks like a dragon and spits fire it must be a dragon. Another sortie to the island with two dead and two alive ...
... dirty rubbish, something that helped put in to perspective how lucky we actually are! Upon arrival in the old town our first stop was The Indonesian Bank Museum, a must do on tripadvisor. As the name suggests this was a museum about the Indonesian Bank, its creation, growth, fall etc and was actually quite interesting - plus it was free! Nearby was another waking street, this time complete with an arts/jazz festival taking place in the area that day. Hungry we stopped in to a cafe ...
... club from the beach.
Due to my flight leaving at 4pm the next day, we all got up early and headed Canguu Beach for my first ever surf lesson. We had an incredible and healthy breakfast surrounded by gorgeous Aussie surfers, and then the boys bartered for my beginners board rental. George took me out into the shallow waves and showed me the basics. However, the waves were so strong and slow that it really was not a good environment for a beginner, the boys themselves who are ...
... car window with their mouths gapping. Bless Indonesia’s lack of safety standards. It was at the "safari" that I was also able to cuddle a baby orangutan. Henri enjoyed meeting her too and you better believe that a framed picture of him and the orangutan will be gracing his bedroom dresser shortly.
We also enjoyed a sibling luncheon at a fabulous Turkish restaurant with some of the ...
... solid ground safe and sound. Though the turbulence was not pleasant the sunrise as I flew in was a slight for sore eyes (insert picture). Though the iPhone quality just doesn't do it justice.
I don’t think I’ll quite get use to the feeling of walking off a plane and taking that first breath of air that gives you the feeling you are exactly where you are meant to be in the world. Though it’s always sort lived with ...