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... recommend one place to visit; the old town. By the way the old town sucked- I ate a peanut in some meatball sauce which looked as appetising as my subsequent throwing up by the side of the road. You would think I was out of place but my perfumed vomit only served to meld with the general Jakarta atmosphere. We did, however, meet some really friendly locals, who wanted to talk to us ...
... ever possibly imagine of buying. Melissa and I both purchased a Batik cloth. The Dutch guy explained that the Batik process was where they made designs on the fabric with wax and then soaked the cloth in different colours of paint. Everything becomes dyed except where the wax was which leaves the designs all in white. After wandering around a bit more trying to see if we could find some mangosteens to purchase, we said our goodbyes and headed back so we could go catch our bus. We ...
Having established that there are no 'must see' sights in southern Sumatra decided my best option was to fly from Padang straight to Jakarta. Booked a Lion Air flight for £31.50, and also splashed out 45,000 INR on a shared taxi from Bukittinggi straight to the airport thus bypassing Padang altogether. The flight (2 hours) was scheduled to leave at 12:55pm but unfortunately it was delayed by 1hr 20mins, then i had to wait about half ...
... the best seat without asking for
it. At 5"11' and three quarters, I am among Asia's tallest men, and
that means star treatment on some of the worlds dodgiest airlines.
As we descended into the southern hemisphere, I saw the first hundred
or so of Indonesia's islands, sprinkled in between the great land
masses of Sumatra and Java. The islands were like tiny green and white
footprints on the turquoise canvas of the Indian Ocean, leading the ...