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Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... or if she had finished for the day. She was still working but we worked out a plan for John and me to see more of the city. John and I decided to walk to the grocery store to pick up stuff for dinner tonight. Katherine and Bruno's friends (who now live in Indonesia but are originally from Canada) were coming over for dinner and a game.
The walk to and from the store was interesting and scary. Once we left the gates ...
... a pick up date with the little old lady who spoke no English. Fingers crossed she has (our own) clean clothes waiting for us on Monday! We also dropped into a convenience store for some makeup wipes & found some ‘whitening’ deodorant! I’m sure everyone needs white armpits!?!
We are all having a ball & enjoying the crazy adventures over here, the ...
... People did not seemed to be bothered picnicking on the lawn with rubbish all over. Something new to me I must say. After checking out the tower we headed to the Mesjid Istiqlal. This mosque holds over 200,000 people for prayer. It is the largest mosque in south east Asia. I would have loved to gone inside as it is said to be quite beautiful. There is also a Cathedral across the ways from the mosque as well. This area if you can walk through the heat has a number of landmarks ...
... Not all of these performances impressed me for certain reasons. I saw a couple of family acts where children ages 2+ were being told by their father (or a father figure) to do tricks, etc and some of the father figures would whip the children if they did not do what they were told. Yes, you read that right. I said whip. Like, with a bull whip. These whips were easily 10-12 feet long and had several smaller strands at the end of the whip. The father ...
... shirts, toys and nicknacks. Girls in brand embossed dresses with cigarettes and cigars in hand to sell and one vendor in particular who was graciously handing out a circular shaped 'fan' as his form of advertisement. I am still carrying this fan now as it's ingenious. As 3:00 am rolled around the night was coming to an end. As we were listening to one of the last songs to be heard by Paul Van Dyke for the evening, Dave and I decided ...
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