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Airport bound finally my 2am flight has arrived. Still sleep deprived I feel I may struggle to stay awake and hear my boarding call. So, with that I am going to try having a nap and re-blog once I have arrive in the big city.
The plane has landed and I am sitting in a taxi typing this. Well, what an adventure so far. It is the rainy season …
... the building mainly. There were some nice ships inside, but the building was a restored warehouse from the Dutch trading company, VOC.
From there, the guidebook said to go and see this harbour. As soon as I got there, a creepy man started touching my arm and telling me he was a tourism officer. Maybe he was, and I have heard that people are kind of touchy feely here, but he was giving me the creeps. As soon as I was ready to run, I turned around ...
... there wasn’t a lot to read about. I had finished my museum adventures by around two thirty and figured it was time to head home or I would be caught in terrible traffic. I called my taxi driver and was on the road home in a few minutes.
During the drive I receive a text saying to meet dad at Amigos, a Mexican restaurant in the Kemang area. I told my driver to go there instead which seemed to be no problem as we were moving slower than a snail. It was two hours stuck ...
... be quite accepting and mutlicultural all in We head to the national musuem which is directly through Monument square. Unfortunately there's very few entry and exit points to the square so we'd have been quicker to walk round it. Still, live and learn ...and the square is very beautiful,...in most places....where it isn't a shithole building site...or has crackheads hanging around massging each other and looking menacing. We pass the monument again which has a ...
With that last bit of new experience added to what has been a trip of many new experiences - we packed our bags, got our taxi and whizzed to the airport in 25 minutes!!
But truly the best experience of all was to shed my 'boss' persona and simply enjoy the company of these lovely people who were once my team members and whom I have the privilege of calling friends.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Kristal Jakarta
This hotel has become my second home over years. The staff always remember me even as I have grown up and changed. Prices are on the rise with competition on the way but that still wont stop me from popping in even when not staying here.
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