Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... Indonesia's history. Some of the translations were a little questionable but we got the general idea, and learned that the airport we'd arrived at - Soekarno Hatta - was named for the first president and vice president of Indonesia in 1945.
By the time we left the monument, the carnival-like atmosphere in the park was in full swing. There was some kind of competition going on, with judges surrounded caged birds, ...
... spread free on terminal 3 floor. Finally after less 2 hours while itinerary be arranged. Let we see on the spot, are we able to survive with potluck itinerary. At least we receive enough information and instructions should be easy to found. Tired indeed but still we have to depart. There are no words of regret for having fun. -***-
Bandung-jakarta bus: 90k
Airport tax: 150k
... and later imported to and built in Indonesia. The ride looks noisy, smelly (car and bus fumes), bumpy, harrowing, and perhaps a grand adventure.
Finally destination #1 is reached..
Pasa Baru.. up into a nondescript building housing mini stalls/ shops with all that glitters.. Gold , that is.. Indian 24 carat yellow and white gold.. in cases like costume jewellery but with prices to make the bank ring to approve your transaction.. ...
... redefines "rustic" for me. It strikes me that my vision of the world up to this point has been small, and mostly imaginary. This land - these mountains and forests and rice fields and shanty houses - this is all new, yet something makes it seem familiar in the afternoon sun.....
What little I know. What little any of us really know of all that there is to experience in this life.
... It's something you feel inside of you, you know it's
right, not intellectually again but on the level of experience. There
is so much suffering in the world, there is so much to do...
The books I've
read, yoga, meditation, hypnosis, Vipassana are progressively
changing my life and getting me on the track which for my life has
the most meaning. I have the feeling I have left a track which wasn't
conform to my aspirations and I am now exploring new ...