Ibis Budget Jakarta Menteng
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... spotted my hotel, tried to tell the driver (who was yet again asking for directions) but he didn't listen, so I gave him the money showing on the meter and walked. Now was the time to get back to my nice clean room for a cup of tea before I headed out to take photos. But it wasn't clean and the ants were still scurrying around on my shelf. Not quite the relaxing start I'd wanted to to my travels, but then when is anything what you expected?
... Museum which is an attraction in its own right.
The Istiqlal Mosque is another sightseeing attraction that will capture the attention of the visitor. This renowned place of worship is reputed to be the largest in the nation and amongst the largest in the region. Nearby you will also find the Catholic Cathedral which also presents an intriguing ...
... it was quite delicious although the service was not what I expected. Half of the food on the menu was finished so I ordered what was available. "The Prime Tenderloin Steak". To be honest, the steak was nice, the peppercorn sauce is not what you typically eat in London restaurants but I would still give the sauce a 10/10. The steak is an average steak you'd find in London, but it's a bit of a shame about the limited ...
... ended up on my plate. Despite Dave's lackluster review of Indonesian food, my first intro to it was pretty good this AM. It was all non-pork related, but the noodles, rice, and baked tomato options were great. I tried a capuccino to jolt me out of my latent sleepiness, which reminded me that although it looks and smells great, I just can't seem to like coffee. I was fine with my guava juice!
Dave met me at 0900 at the lobby. ...
... to eat great Indian food downtown.
Had the greatest breakfast ever at the hotel, they had everything in the buffet. An own egg station, they make the eggs exactly like you want them. Binna also got a cake from the hotel for her birthday, really nice service :)
Got shoes from Victor, and we went out to eat at a fancy restaurant. Had real tenderloin this time, not the chewy stuff they sometimes call ...