Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square
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- Continental Breakfast
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Good place to land near the old town
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... oldest market. It was good for a wander around but nothing really that would interest any of us.
Except the music shops. Per was on a mission to find an instrument he could carry with him so he could still play. He was missing his band back in Sweden so off we went into probably half a dozen different shops.
He is a great musician but it was really funny when he went into one (they combine the sport shops with music shops here) and tried to play the tube used ...
... the Independence Monument museum and climbed to the top for an incredible panoramic view of Jakarta - all for the equivalent of 75p! I rode the free city tourist bus all over the city. visited the Istiqal Mosque (3rd largest in the world with 200,000 capacity) and Jakarta cathedral, I looked around big shopping malls such as the Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesian, I visited the national museum, national art gallery, historic old town are ( Kota), ...
... rice terraces. It's not that I'm against trekking as such, I love the views, and being out in the fresh air, but the actual trekking bit is hard work especially when you've barley exercised in forever - unless you count a casual snorkel as exercising. But like the soldier I am, we set off on a two day trek with our mentally insane Filipino guide and a Dutch guy called Bas. The first day breezed by, especially as we were entertained by Bas and our guide winding each other ...
... The night would last only a few hours anyway, because I was going to see the sunrise from the top of the hill. Normally I let the day start without me, but the sunrise was beautiful. After having seen the sun rising, I walked the way to the volcano. It was though on the sandy ground, and the air was full of ash. But when I reached the top, it was impressive. The volcano made a lot of noise and a big cloud of smoke came out. From Bromo I took the bus to another volcano, ...
... it should have cost less I would not bother.
The square in Old town was busy and lively with the old Dutch architecture because today in Indonesia it is the first day of school break which is believe it or not, celebrated. Because of Shelley we had to pause quite a bit so people can have their picture taken with Shelley. Caucasians must have so much fun in Asia. Ha-ha! There were many students there as well asking questions in English for foreigners to answer as part of ...