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Good place to land near the old town
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... The only explanation I could give Caroline was that its our colonial past that we have not gotten over completely. It was a hot day, and she felt it far more than I did. We entered a cafe, right on the square, named XXX cafe. Its a institution, which also meant that it was expensive. But that ensured that the only patrons were white and rich asians. So, in a typical Asia fashions, while the common folk were outside in the sun, the ones with money were in the ...
... modes of transport that morning, including our old friend the tuk-tuk, cycle rickshaws, shared minivans and a motor canoe through the vast, decaying shipyards.
The children just wanted to hold our hands, walk with us and sing- we got a repertoire of several traditional songs and got asked to sing ones from our countries. The Dutch guys did themselves proud before a supreme rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Hannah and I rounded off the morning nicely (well, we ...
... closest to the centre. It was amazing and the best thing I did. Everything in the hostel was state of the art.
It was right next to the transjakarta bus stop which are actually convenient as they have their own lane. The owner was really friendly and everyone was really helpful.
From Glodok, I walked in the heat to see Monas which took approximately one hour and then Istiqlal Mosque ...
... there. The elevator guy didn't really understand at first and he got off the elevator (where there were no cameras) and Laila handed him a 100,000 rupiah ($8.50 bucks) that we had given her and up we went. The view from the top was pretty great. Unfortunately it was pretty hazy that day so we couldn't see very far, but we could still see most of Jakarta.
We had been telling Laila about our craving for mexican food, since it is essentially the one genre of food you ...
... room. The conversation could have gone on all day but other people joined us in the house and we got interrupted.
Nearby, also on the island of Sumatra, were communities from the south, West, and north. It was interesting to see that although they were all located on the same island they developed different ways to build their houses and carry out everyday chores. Continuing along we passed by communities found in Timor (not officially Indonesian any longer), ...