The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan
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... the rain. This had stopped when, about 30 minutes later, we arrived at Gambir train station. This left us with several hours to kill before anything much opened, so we sat in an Indo-maret (mini mart) at the station, drinking fruit punch "freezys" and filling in a form to obtain train tickets. Not only did this require our passport numbers and home addresses, but also the name of the train. We didn't know (or particularly mind) ...
... poverty that is the most shocking aspect of Jakarta. We grew tired of the chaos quickly and headed back to the train station to go back. We stood in the queue for 45 minutes until we could get our tickets. Twenty minutes later, we were happy to be back in our much quieter area, where we enjoyed some tasty food and cold drinks while we planned our trip to Pangandaran. When the day to leave arrived, we asked at the hotel how to get to the ...
... to Hong Kong - I watched a documentary about Autism and another about Dementia. Both very interesting and honest. Next was a short film about what the people of the world, from all cultures, countries and religions, thought about the meaning of life. ... We land and I get processed to my next gate. Everything around me in Chinese. I felt so tired!! Where's the coffee!? $40 for a coffee? Where am I? I ask a lady ...
... neon colored hats. On one side of the courtyard is the famous cafe, Cafe Batavia, which was the only real preserved building of the Dutch era. I decided to have lunch here despite the cost since it was so wonderfully charming. Stepping inside was like stepping back into the 1920s with high wood paneled ceilings upstairs and a dimly lit downstairs bar with waiters in collared shirts and vests. After a lunch of nasi goreng or fried rice with rice crackers and satay, I ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan
This is the most cozy place in Jakarta. I will go back here again.
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