Puri Denpasar Hotel Jakarta
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... made the dinning experience a whole new kind of fun. I ordered a drink called the café de avocate, unsurprisingly a combination of coffee, milk and avocado, which was delicious all be it rich. For a main I ordered staghetti, a combination of sate chicken and spaghetti. This was an incredibly flavorsome meal and probably one of the hottest chili flavors I’ve had in Indonesia. After lunch I went to go for an innocent window shop that as you ...
... this was particularly discomfiting. The big boys of the tobacco industry seem to have a field day here, with humungous ad space and really in-your-face ads ("don't say maybe..."). Shobs was cornered by some tourism board surveyors and spent a good 20 minutes talking to them, while I wandered around in 50mm bliss. We found out from the surveyors that the tourism tagline for Jakarta is 'Enjoy Jakarta' - a tagline neither Salju nor we had heard of - and even after knowing about ...
Jakarta is a happening place and a massive, massive city.
While not as big as some of the monolithically and mindbendingly huge cities that I have been to, like Beijing and Shanghai (which, when added together would have about as many people as my home country), it still is a very large place, supporting over 10 million people.
I had my first big problem with an airport taxi after I had landed, as there are two hotels with very similar names ...
... pats. They were mostly older with a few exceptions and in addition to Dae dancing, there was a Hawaiian guy named Alex who works in the embassy here who was singing Irish folk and drinking songs playing his guitar.
The highlight for me was the Irish Korean man that was crazy and dancing with me Dae and Kelly. He was hilarious... Other than that, at least I had a St. Partick's Day celebration. I thought I'd miss it :)
Jakarta was a very boring city. It was dirty and busy, without any actual culture or interesting things to see. But we did stay there 4 days so here's a brief run down of what we did:
-The train from Jogja to Jakarta took 10 hours so we decided to pay for the executive class- fancier seats, free foods and gentle air con cooling you down. OF COURSE, the seats were horrible, we got offered meals and then had to pay for them and the air con was up so cold, we spent ...
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