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... bar staff (one of them said he was a "f*****g b*****d, as he didn't pay"). Thankfully, he didn't act out too much before I left at least.
Jakarta - Jakarta History Museum, National Museum, Wayang Museum, Bahari Museum, Taman Prastati museum.
Bandung: Dago area (my gradfather's old house), View from the Menara (minaret), Supermall, Perahu, Tankuban Perahu excursion (exc)
... dawned on me... I've never been out of Australia before let alone in another place for 3 weeks. The plane trip was ok. I mean 7.5 hrs on a plane isn't exactly awesome. So on the plane I slept and ate and watched movies and slept and played games and practiced my Indonesian. Oh and read. Great way to pass the time. Landing in Jakarta was different. It was like we'd landed several suburbs away and were driving the plane back into ...
... and I'm told I'm not allowed to be lame. Ha.
Since traffic is as bad as it is, I tell him if I go anywhere I want to be someplace memorable. Then he tells me that he and his family are at the Hyatt in Plaza Indonesia. So I get a taxi and start my way to Central Jakarta to meet them because I'm warned how horrible the traffic will be and it will take a while to get there. It would take about an hour on a normal day so ...
... wander and to look for a place to eat. Our first stop was a little awkward as we ordered drinks before looking at the menu and realising we didnt want any of the food they sold. We ended up asking for our bill for 70p and leaving after about 15 mins! When we did find our food joint for the evening, it was worth the embarrassment. It was full of bule (white people) and had a live band playing really good music. We ate pizza and pasta, and i had another brownie- ...
... being the main forms of transportation. But, it is also a lot like Manila in that its really dirty, with abandoned, crumbling buildings in the back streets and broken cement sidewalks.They also paint names on their tuk-tuks like Filipinos jeepneys, like "Gloria" or some other female name. I started my day by getting lunch at a "padang" restaurant which serves West Sumatran food. It was one of restaurants with pre-cooked dishes laid out, or stacked up in this case. The ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center