Marriott Executive Apartments - The Mayflower Jakarta
Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... and just missed it. Well not exactly, the airline managed to re schedule our flight, but without telling us. Not only did they re schedule they brought the flight forward 2 hours, so it had already been. Now at four in the morning this does not go down well, however £600 pound later, we were on our way again. A costly error, but its bound to happen at some point in life, onwards and upwards.
We landed in Indonesia and first impressions were ...
... one that is going through such torture. I
will never forget the people that I met at the Vipassana and the bond that we
have together. I knew there was a reason why there was only one course
available in the time frame that I was able to attend: the three roads and the
people. This is an example of things happening for a reason and the way in
which the universe guides you to what is right which will also be an underlying
philosophy of my book.
This was ...
... got an upgrade to a very comfy Alphard MPV. I was all set to get into a famed Jakarta traffic jam and Shobs assured me it would take at least one and a half to hours to get to the hotel. Kilometre after kilometre went past with no sign of jam. Shobs alternated between "I'm sure the jam will start after this toll" and "I don't know what they've done." Long story short - there was no jam and we ...
Gili Trawangan - Ilham Homestay (good value and hilarious staff), parties at Rudi's or Sama Sama.
Senggigi - Hotel Elen (Good value again, though the breakfast was meagre), excs to Tanjung aan and Kuta (Lombok).
Favourite dishes/ meals: Bebek Goreng (crispy duck in chops of spices), Ayam Pelalleh (shredded delightfully tangy chicken salad with chilli and lime), Ramayana theatre al fresco buffet and Borobudur buffet. Grilled marlin, red snapper ...
... the Destroyer- Shiva). Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The other is of Borobudur Temple also in central Java. It is a Buddhist temple which is a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimages. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Next photo is a wooden ring from Yogyakarta (pronounced joke-jah-cart-ah). ...