Mercure Convention Center
Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... was similar to Thailand. People were very friendly and intrigued to see westerners.
Our plan was to get from the west to the east, so after a night and day in Jakarta, we started our road trip across Indonesia, which would see us stay in some weird and wonderful accommodation, getting attacked by insects and viewing some pretty impressive landscapes.
First stop was a temple monument that had been destroyed in an earthquake. The scale of the ...
... of my time in Indonesia. I did also spent a few nights in Jakarta
which is busy, dirty, smokey, hot and very Asian. From Jakarta it was then time
to make my 2 day pilgrimage to the Whitsundays islands in Australia, via Kuala
Lumpur, Sydney, Cairns and Townsville. There I will meet my dear friend, Laura, with
whom I will spend Christmas before heading to Sydney for New Year and to start my
second cycle ride from Sydney to Melbourne. A new year, a new path, a new
... hotel in 50 minutes - an all-time record according to Shobs. Lunch was at Plaza Indonesia which was just across the road from where we were staying at the Pullman Thamrin. We met up with Shob's former colleagues at Din Tai Fung. Their Jakarta menu is almost completely different from the Singapore one and has Indonesian fare (with much chilli padi), Thai dishes and even Japanese ramen! The chilli oil was ...
Moonstruck - refreshing blend of coconut licqueuer, vodka, blue curacao, blended with lime juice.
Singapore sling (gin, cherry brandy,, lime juice, grenadine, soda water and benedictine).
Grasshopper (Green cream de cacao, white cream de cacao, ice and cream)
Peach punch (no note made of ingredients)
Dining & drinking recommendations - Cafe Batavia in Jakarta, Lotus Cafe (for drinks) ...
... joke-jah) for short, used to be the capital of Indonesia during the revolution before it was moved to Jakarta. This is also a city known for the traditional culture including batik like the bag I got for Christmas in the next photo.
The last photo is like a kids toy from Bali. It is made of local wood and when turned side to side sounds like a wooden block instrument.
Anyway- best students ever. :D
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet