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Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... nothing. Nothing that can distract you from your inner journey. It is not the fact that you have no electronics it is the fact that there is no way of releasing your own thoughts. Yes, to
be fair, the physical pain that you go through by sitting that long is
unbearable at times but you learn to get over it. The emotional stress that you
go through is from one side of the world to the other at times, but what makes
you go mad are your own thoughts that are dragged up from ...
... off our bags and wandered down to the palace where there was apparently some sort of festival going on. It ended up being the strangest and most boring parade we have ever watched because it was apparently the offerings of the sultan and was related to the Muslim sacrifice festival/holiday. It was a bunch of soldiers dressed in different types of garments and carrying different weapons walking as slow as molasses. A Dutch man walked up to us an made a comment about it while we ...
... this childhood friend/neighbour/church friend/classmate to one of most hype cafe in jakarta: skye.
it was located in central jakarta, and offers a great scenery for sunset and night view.
so we had our early dinner at cork and screw (european style dining) and went up to skye right after sunset (too bad we missed the view!).
snapped a picture before we went home and yeah, it was great to have a quality time with your old buddy!
Today was jam packed with sight-seeing. I started with a nice long walk to the National museum, which was very good indeed and then had to get myself a bottle of cold water. Next, I got the TransJakarta bus to Kota and walked around, went to the Wayang museum and then went back to my favourite cafe/ restaurant in Indonesia; Cafe Batavia. This time I sat downstairs and had a very interesting soup with chicken, egg and other interesting ingredients. I forgot to write the name of ...
... practice as much as they can in whatever way they can.
These students are also among the kindest at our school. I had only been here for a couple weeks when I was given a gift of chocolates as a thank you. Often the students will give lots of little gifts like chocolates or trinkets to the teachers- not just me so please don't think I'm talking about this to brag about receiving gifts. I am bragging. But I ...