The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place
Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... infrastructure and the buses that run in this city have a bad management, poor quality service and can stop whenever the passenger feels like going out.
For a city of 14mln of people and with the surrounding cities and villages it counts more than 24mln of people, this city is becoming a real challenge for those who want to drive, are in a hurry or have a strict schedule :)
The good news is that the project to build a metro (subway) line is approved ...
... the coral bleaching. As a result, I left with a rather low opinion of the Thai dive sites in this area (which are supposed to be among the best in the country). As I only had a short period of time back then, I didn't really see anything above land - time to change that!! I'm going to be here for nearly 3 weeks. Plenty of time to enjoy what Thailand has to offer - temples, jungle, beaches and amazing ...
... that is fried and muddled until it is smooth. It is a little spicy and cooked in the sauce with baby pearl potatoes, also from Padang. This is another one of my favorite dishes here in Indonesia.
A dish that was brought later (not pictured) is Woku (woah-coo) ayam. It is chicken cooked in lemon leaf, lemon grass, onion, garlic and ginger from Manado.
The other picture of food is the dessert. It is called cendol (chen-doll) ...
... I have seen so many of these that we are underwhelmed by this little one.
At last we return to the Bangka for a well earned rest in our air-conditioned room, in preparation for our train journey tomorrow. We have been well and truly seduced by Jakarta, a city that held no promise for us and now, thanks to Rama, Rico and Rini, the three 'R's I call them, we have learned to appreciate this megalopolis. It may be the Big Durian, but with the Bangka B&B as our base, it feels more like a bowl of ...
... be so frickin difficult. Luckily a group of school girls were crossing the street that we wanted to cross, so we basically followed their lead to the Kota Tua Square. After arriving at the square, Kristen and I were so elated that it appeared as if we won the Amazing Race. The square itself was the calmest place in all of Jakarta that we experienced and we felt at ease because the only mode of transportation allowed here at the square were colorful ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service