Mercure Convention Center
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Smoking rooms available
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... aimlessly around the depot until being told the next bus was hidden behind some trees.
The bus was crounded and it doesn't even wait for the doors to close before the driver speeds off. Ian went flying and made quite a scene so that everyone could spot who the tourists were.
We found our place down some rundown side street but it actually turned out to be very well kept inside with the added bonus of aircon! Oh ...
... adrenal reactions were to just sit there frozen in fear. But we swerved it at the last second and live to tell the tale! (With just a bruised head to two) Phew! The following day we traveled to the Island of El Nildo where we managed to get a room for £2.50 - bargalicous! We indulged in island hopping and mingled with the islands rastas. The island only has power for during the evening hours, which is a nice escape from the world of electronics. We booked our tickets to ...
... else where.. The congregation! We had lunch with the music team and I was quizzed all about the referendum and the company shared a very interesting conversation about the newly elected Indonesian president and government. From my rudimentary understanding the Indonesian political system sounds very similar to America, in that both parliament and the president have political power. However, as with USA, the new Indonesian president only has 30% support in the House of Commons, ...
... to the eye. Provided we could see something in the distance, we could have gotten a nice view, but the pollution prevents that. Along the river and up north around Kota district, the sewage smell is so strong it gives you a headache. I feel sorry for the people that live here, they seem to spend their life stuck in a traffic jam with not much entertainment nor comfort. The one surprising thing is that the crime rate is very low, which in a poor city of this size is ...
... br> world and live in silence for 10 days, living 18 hour days with meditation occupying
11 of those hours. I was in Indonesia to do a silent Vipassana meditation
course. I was more excited than scared but fear certainly took up a substantial
part of my emotions. I knew it was going to be physically, mentally and
emotionally hard but I had no idea of the extent to which I would struggle to
finish the course. Vipassana is an ancient Indian technique of meditation which