Ibis Budget Jakarta Menteng
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Mar. 5, 2007 Monday
Our itinerary has included the Philippines every since our friends Lee and Grace showed us photos of the house they had built on the coast of Mindinao and invited us to stay with them for a while. Prior to that invitation we had planned to simply island hop up the Malaysian archipelago into South East Asia, which if you look …
... remember trying to figure out how to cross the street in front of the hotel with all the cars, buses, bikes and motorcycles. I think there were 5 streets than meet at the corner and I stood in our hotel room looking down, hearing the blaring music and taking videos of the traffic. Then we will track down an instant tailoring shop for silk shirts for Gary and perhaps a dress or two for Gill and Lisa.
Caio for now
... a long day trip from Jakarta. Its actual name is Krakatau, but the west altered its name somewhere along the way. So, why have we all heard of Krakatoa? Where does its celebrity status come from?
In 1883, Krakatoa blew itself apart. It was the loudest bang recorded in human history. The eruption was so explosive, it was heard on islands almost 5,000 kms away. It sent up a column of ash 80 kms high and threw into the air nearly 20 cubic kilometres of rock. Ash fell ...
... Yovie. We had an informal interview and dinner, everything was nice. When I went home, I got scared as it was dark, again first time I was here taking public transport. The taxi driver went on and on about how his was so ill, he couldn't afford hospital bills. His son has hernia and he said he was thankful that Blue Bird, the taxi company he is working for is paying half of the medical cost. Thank God for giving ...
First day, didn't get up until midday because of jet lag. Started off with a map (which we've been asked to give back) with the intention of heading to the nearest shopping mall.
As usual we ended up on an epic walk... lots of walking in huge circles before finally ...