Hotel Menteng I
Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... that, and found our way to the real elevator. The view of Jakarta was pretty good, and we took pictures, enjoyed the view and walked back down.
We left the park to head to another part of town (the backpacker area) and found Santa’s Reindeer in a park. Rob doesn’t believe me, but I’m sure it was Prancer being fed by the guy in there. We found the street we were looking for and had a shake and a small bite to eat. ...
... the quiet. And my rheumatism is acting up now (j/k). Though, seriously, if I was in a dorm, I'd at least have had the body heat of the other occupants to make it more bearable!
Simply put, I would NOT recommend the HEY Backpackers hostel in the Hongdae district. It's in a great location. It has nice staff and it is clean. And it has very fast Internet speeds - way faster than the US. But you can probably get that anywhere. (My friend Ray, who ...
... returned though Chinatown, more like most Asian cities with street stalls plying all sorts of goods and street artists with their copies of stars like Marilyn Monroe and Pierce Brosnan, Linho happily pointed out a likeness of Daniel Radcliffe with the cry, "Harry Potter!" We came to the heart of the Dutch colonial city of Batavia. An impressive square with Dutch style buildings surrounding it was a feature. We entered what was once the Governor's mansion and is now a museum. The ...
... and got us to the customs area.
Customs was REALLY scary. Kyle's guy kept asking him what subjet he taught back in Canada, but my guy was getting upset because I didn't have my tickets to fly home yet, just the ones for here and I kept telling him the convention was going to give them to me. Thankfully we didn't get any trouble, and our contact said we had it easy and usually they know what's going on ...
... work out where something is, whether a café has soy milk or whether there is a taxi available can be a little drawn out …
(Nice Person; Yes.
Me; There is?
NP; Taxis, yes! But no taxis.
Me; There are no taxis?
Me; Oh…I don’t understand, is there a taxi?
NP (shaking head); Yes.
NP; Maybe you can try somewhere else?
Me; Um…does that mean there is no taxi ...