The Sultan Residence
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... mythology. I knew I was too far up so intrepidly launched into the trees cross country. I saw ahead the paved path that I knew was near him and then emerging from the trees there he was. He was standing at the entrance of what must have been a great playground. Now dusty and neglected, there was a watercourse which ran under bridges and around carved stones. With the trees around, kids would have loved it. So ...
... and for the ladies to cover up clothing wise
- remove sunglasses when talking with people
- ask permission before taking photos
- rubber time (like island time) expect things to be late
- no malaria
- use insect repellent
- dealing with hawkers and how to bargain
- how much to tip a porter 5,000 Rp, 20,000 Rp local ...
... sleep (sadly) but will sleep sound tonight. Arriving at the airport I flashed my fancy visum, the guy frowned and let me in.
During the flight I still didn't realize what I have decided to do. That in a couple of days I will be diving in Bali and visiting the birthplaces of my Oma and dad and travelling in a country where the best method of understanding each other is smiling uncomfortably and waving like a mad man. It will all be fine ...
... it was so strange that people ask to have your photo just because of skin color. I didn't mind one bit. I think this is what a celebrity feels like. I kind of liked it.
We arrived ...
... What we have this time is the most inordinate amount of water falling from the sky with ferocity you feel like the clouds are emptying giant buckets of water on your head. Seriously, you can't hear your TV, you can't hear music and you can't hear the mosque, such is the noise of the rain on the roof! It wakes you up and Jakarta just grinds to a halt. All the motorcyclists have to shelter under trees and ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center