Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square
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After traveling the world with 40 fellow Harvard grads, the official part of the Asia trek is now over. Lucky for me, I still have a quick trip to Hong Kong to look forward to. The journey exceeded my expectations and I learned more than I could have ever imagined. I will return to the US with dozens of new friends and a fresh interest in the developments of Asia.
Our trek's final official destination was Jakarta, the modern capital ...
... in Jakarta. I tried one. It must be the best because it is the only one. Anyways, we ordered a wide array of things. We split an order of three types of salsas, all really tasty. Rick ordered a couple burritos and I ordered an enchilada and a fish taco. I had previously told Laila I was allergic to cilantro and she said it is a very rarely used spice here. She said she didn't really like it either. I guess because of that I didn't think the mexican place here would use ...
... monument in the city center dedicated to the spirit of the Indonesia people. This large tower lies in the center of what could be described as a park. In typical style the place was a hustle and bustle with vendors selling food, drinks, key rings resembling the Monas, t-shirts and almost everything in between. Locals can be seen sleeping on chairs, amongst the trees or generally just on the path by their stores. Honestly I question how they do it, it looks so uncomfortable and ...
Morning in Tropical house in central Jakarta began with host letter...so there is helper Roy and friend Jeffry to the host :) we could not imagine more perfect start of the day with 2 assisting us . all You need for breakfast is in fridge, and friend Jeffry arrives to help us in any question-so he took us to buy local sim-card, then to center, showed best money changing kiosk- be aware that USD older than 2006, and series starting with letters FB are changed to RP with lower ...
... race, the boys started to yell/scream/holler the Canadian National Anthem...which was seriously funny. Then they had the girls race to drink half a pitcher, and one girl just gave up and dumped it on her head.
The chef for the hotel was this portly German fellow who brought out this metal frame with hooks and hung 2 metres of sausage from 4 hooks and they had girls (*ahem* SLUTS!) race to see how much they could eat in the 5 minutes or so. Needless to say ALL the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square
Good place to land near the old town
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