Hotel Aryaduta Semanggi
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... close to the hotel. We enjoyed our yummy dinner and then called it a night.
I woke up with a sick stomach so we ended up getting off to a late start for the day. Once I felt better we made our way to the MONAS (MONument NASional) and got our tickets to the top. The views from the top of the spire were beautiful. We stayed up there for a little longer than we'd expected at first as there was an awesome breeze blowing through almost ...
... br> world and live in silence for 10 days, living 18 hour days with meditation occupying
11 of those hours. I was in Indonesia to do a silent Vipassana meditation
course. I was more excited than scared but fear certainly took up a substantial
part of my emotions. I knew it was going to be physically, mentally and
emotionally hard but I had no idea of the extent to which I would struggle to
finish the course. Vipassana is an ancient Indian technique of meditation which
... br> The boy then asked us if we wanted to buy anaconda, which he had there alive in a burlap sack that was fully knotted. We were at least curious of seeing it, so with a great deal of effort he untied the knot and gave us a look. Now, I'm not snake expert but I watch a shitload of Discovery, Animal Planet and NatGeo Wild - that was not an anaconda, that was in fact a python, a very large and slightly displeased one.
After us came another group interested in buying ...
... finding a flight. All were expensive seeing as I was booking for tomorrow and there came a point when I was going to give in and take the cheaper option, which would mean another day in Jakarta but thanks to the aid of one of the hotel staff, I discovered LION Airways, which had a reasonable price for getting there on the day I wanted. Booked it! So I thought.......
Any credit card booking under 48 hours before flight, will not be ...
... and would give a Westerner a compelling example and forced understanding of a highly populated place where everyone lives in the now, and are in similar living standards to each other. I live in a country that has taken a less than kind approach to Muslim communities and am now a visitor that does not represent my nation's government but the Americans that are welcoming and loving. Yogyakarta is the next place to visit and will be the final destination in Indonesia. ...
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