Java to Bali Explorer travel blog


Driver on the right side

They make there own lanes

Apparently no safety regulations enforced


The National Monument

View from National Monument

First day in Jakarta: took a taxi for $2 to the Monas, the National Monument. They drop you outside the gates and it is a pretty long walk to the entrance. As soon as I got out of the car, I was smacked with the most intense heat I have experienced. By the the time I made it to the ticket counter, I was drenched. And because Java is a Muslim country, you have to dress conservatively and cover shoulders and knees. I walked around inside and out taking pictures and learning about the history, which is dedicated to the spirit of the Indonesian people. I was the only Westerner in the entire area and was approached 5 times by different groups who wanted a picture with me. It was pretty entertaining. Met my group and guide later that night for our orientation.

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