Mercure Convention Center
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... the building mainly. There were some nice ships inside, but the building was a restored warehouse from the Dutch trading company, VOC.
From there, the guidebook said to go and see this harbour. As soon as I got there, a creepy man started touching my arm and telling me he was a tourism officer. Maybe he was, and I have heard that people are kind of touchy feely here, but he was giving me the creeps. As soon as I was ready to run, I turned around ...
... the guys weren't allowed to go because no uniform. From there I went into a police wagon (it's like the food wagons at the state fair) which was a bathroom. It smelled terrible, but whatever I had to go. About 100 yards later I realized there was a "wanita" (girl) bathroom wagon which I'm sure would have been better… it would have had to be better. Nevertheless we starting walking towards the monument, in the middle of the park, when a guy came up to us and told us ...
... 8217;s to abstract interpretations while the pottery was mainly that of shipwrecked boats found of the coasts of the Indonesia islands. Some of the art was beautiful and some was questionable as to why it was even on display, like most galleries really. Despite this I went photo crazy as usual. I made my way though the museum fairly quickly not because it wasn’t interesting and there wasn’t a lot to see but unlike the other museums nothing was translated into ...
... flocking to it in throngs.
On our way back to Bandung, we stopped on the roadside for a durian feast! The rest devoured the durians and rapidly ate a few in quick succession. Alas, I developed a mid-life allergy to durians (and mangoes and rambutans and langsats and the list goes on ...) so I was left photographing the fiesta.
We checked into the beautiful Padma Hotel late in the evening - beautifully situated on a mountainside. The ...
... up anyway. Also is finishes a day earlier which is better for me. I emailed my contact to see if this is ok, re read the trip notes - quite active but my sort of thing, but only 10kg of luggage! I also emailed to see if I could get a seafarers flight to Australia, where they charge JST directly. I've not yet applied for any flights and will probably only claim for 2 of the 6 I could. Seafarers flights, can be cheaper and let you carry more luggage - I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet