Le Meridien Jakarta
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I was remarkably calm during the flight from Singapore to Jakarta. I had mapped out how I would reach out to our alums to turn our info session into an "alumni briefing" and I imagined that maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I ended up with an extra two days in Australia.
The walk from the plane to the VOA counter was long, but there was no …
... the monument and watched the chaos unfold. After an hour or so, we then headed back to the hotel. We were in the room and all you could hear was fireworks and singing from the mosque, the end of Ramadan celebrations. So we went upstairs to the rooftop to watch, and also see the lightening. We wandered over the street food corner, and they weren't lying about it being full of street food stalls! We sat down at one in amongst all of ...
... I don't wear a sweater in thirty degree heatand literally it was that hot today. Other men took pictures of me without asking and followed me down the street probably taking a movie. Later, I managed to hook onto a group of austrians and the sounds stopped. Also, in my neighbourhood, cars honk at me and slow downto pick me up because maybe i'm a prostitute??? I don't know. Most men on the street were nice, but it's very hard to tell the difference ...
... the brilliant craftsmanship. Natural ingredients such as berries, bark and leaves made the colours back then. Aldy told me that the blue colouring is made by something found in the banana leaf which I though was an interesting fact. Apparently all the puppets made by Aldy’s family are from rhino skin because it is tough which allows them to carve with a lot more detail then other materials. The skin is soaked in herbs and spices like nutmeg for a few weeks to help preserve it ...
... all resources. We had four cab companies called and we were waiting for results, then we tried calling a school driver who couldn't take us because he was still technically working....so our last ditch effort was calling Sean, our school's Chaplain if he would help us out since he had Jesus on his side. Thankfully, Sean was super awesome and came to pick us up with his son in order to drop us off at Ciwalk. It was a great journey to Ciwalk, great conversation in the car, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Meridien Jakarta
Older property. Could use an update,but, staff were very friendly and helpful.
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