Gran Melia Jakarta
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... exit seat so we had extra leg room. They served room temperature fish and a weird milky jelly for lunch/dinner...needless to say I skipped that meal.
Once we got off the plane we had to go through immigration again to get to the international airport. Aaron 'temporarily misplaced' his departure card so we got held up at immigration for 20 minutes. Luckily he found it in his backpack! We went to Starbucks to get a coffee and recharge ...
... show us how busy it is down there. The locals all gave us strange looks, part fascination part suspicion I think. For dinner, Sandi took us to a restaurant that offered traditional Indonesian foods. It's all laid out buffet style but you tell the waiter what you want and they collect it all up for you and send it to the kitchen to be cooked. I tried some tasty meats, all different flavours and styles thou I can't remember ...
... the way they were engaging with the children at the handovers improved massively. One hotel even put on a gingerbread baking and decorating class, which my colleague Khamilla and I were invited to take part in. The only photo shoot left is for the Now! Jakarta donation to our chosen charity, somehow I don't think the decorative quality will be quite as good! I tried making chocolate crispy wreaths last night as a practice, forgetting that the heat here in Jakarta would melt them ...
... were left with only the same options. Damn it!...Luckily a KFC was 30 minutes away and would deliver to the hotel...I guess a bucket of "all natural" fried chicken is a better alternative:)
3. Lost at sea
Daily life in Sumbawa consisted of waking up before sunrise for a morning surf as the onshore winds kicked in around 9 am. If we were lucky we would score waves at the beach in front of our stay where there would be maybe ...
... of the 14th, I left the Louisville, SDF, airport and flew to Chicago O'hare. Then flew to Seoul, South Korea. That was almost a 14 hour flight. Then only an hour layover before a 7 hour fight to Jakarta. Both those long flights were on Air Asiana. Wonderful service! Everything was wonderful until I landed and got out of security. Rick said to take a left and he would be at the dunkin donuts. Well I did turn left and didn't see dunkin donuts ...