Le Grandeur Mangga Dua
Travel Blogs from Jakarta
Flight GA435 departing Mataram, Lombok 09:40 and arriving Jakarta 10:40 (1 hour time difference)
Hot, busy, smelly (but NOT foul with smog.)
Some nice shopping malls...if you like that sort of thing.
Lots of spicy ginger in the food..and I DO like that!
An excellent museum, and ...
point, and possibly my lowest point, I was having severe doubts about life. Is
what I am doing the right thing? Should
be at home with a 9-5 job like most of my friends? Should I be spending
all this money? Should I live a stable lifestyle in one place and not dream and
have such high ambition as I do? Is the path I am walking the right one? And so
on. I had had a hardcore day of
meditation and many tears came flowing down my face as ...
... and we started to joke around about the whole thing. The final presents of the sultan were various foods in the shape of different things i.e. There was a Christmas tree looking thing made out of long string beans, chilli peppers, garlic, and some sort of yam or mushroom. We assumed it was supposed to go with the rest of the feast but we weren't sure where or when. We all walked down to the main market street - Malioboro - and he showed us a cool store with every trinket ...
... so I will need the help of an Indonesian friend for that one! It was delicious and I washed it down with Chinese tea.
Then I went to Sunda Kelepar by blue bus (only 3,000) and walked the length of the harbour. Here. my grandfather had left Indonesia for the Netherlands on 10th May 1933. Unfortunately, there were no old Dutch ships to be seen. In fact, the whole place was in a terrible state. I made my way to the very worthwhile Museum Bahari, which incorporates a ...
... about me amazing people I've gotten the pleasure of getting to know.
Some parts of the culture here are much different than the west. Of course, gifts are given freely for the same reasons but, as an example, a birthday party is thrown by the birthday person and paid for in full by the birthday person. When a coworker and I tried to pay for a birthday person at a dinner they got a bit offended. It ...