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Jul 12, 2009 - The Journey So Far, London to Jakarta

Finally I have some contact to the outside world! The trip so far has been fairly straight forward, consisting of airports, nice hotels and planes...definitely not what the rest of the adventure's gonna be like I'm sure. The flight to Dubai was fine expect for the screaming half french-half aussie children sitting infront of us and the moody lady next to me...fortunately the lamb medallions and strawberry cheesecake lunch followed by clotted cream scones for afternoon tea (jealous yet mummy?) made things remarkably better. I spent most of...

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Apr 15, 2009 - Indonesia - Jakarta

So I was sitting in Bangkok thinking - last month before travelling to Canada, where do I really want to go in SE Asia that I haven't been yet? And the answer was Indonesia - incredible that I haven't been there yet as it is so close to Malaysia. Lots of places to visit, different cultures,and Bali is supposed to be beautiful. So I flew from Bangkok to Jakarta, Indonesia. Not a huge amount to see in Jakarta, very much a business city. I spent a day sorting out my itinerary, getting a haircut, replenishing provisions. Tomorrow is the train...

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Feb 17, 2009 - Jakarta l'insalubre!!!

Bonjour tout le monde!! Je savais que je m'attaquais a quelque chose d'un peu plus difficile avec l'Indonesie, mais j'ai quand meme eu une petite periode d'adaptation. La ville de Jakarta est une des villes qui possede le pire traffic routier de la planete. Les motos fusent de partout et le majorite des voitures carburent au diesel. Les odeurs sont tres poignantes et la pollution difficile a supporter. Nous n'etions suppose passer seulement une ou deux journee ici et j'en suis tres heureux. Nous avons finalement retrouve Stephanie et Luc a...

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Petit tour d'Asie!!!

Feb 11, 2009 - Jakarta, Indonesia

I arrived in Jakarta around midnight last night, so no good photos. Besides, my biggest concern was finding a place to lay my head at such a late hour. Indeed, the first five or six places the taxi driver took me to were full, so I was happy that I eventually found a place that was pretty nice and for what I thought was a decent price. Today didn't get any easier, as I immediately noticed that the outlets have two round holes like in the UK, instead of the slits like in the USA, so I had to got to get an adapter immediately if I wanted to...

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Jan 11, 2009 - Jakarta

Day 1: A family day at Arie's house to recover from jetlag. So many, many cousins, aunts, uncles to meet (you will see what I mean when I am able to put the photos up). Jakarta is unlike any other city I have been to, in that, you don't attempt to navigate your own way about. Everyone has a driver to take you places and security guards on every road and shop or restaurant entrance. Not a particularly easy place if you are a tourist on your own. Not that that was a concern of ours, with tour guide, Arie, leading the way.

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Indonesia and India

Nov 5, 2008 - Jakarta!!

We had a read of our guide book and found out the main "backpacking area" as we were just outside the man area. We ordered a cab and he dropped us off where we had told him to go........basically in the middle of a street that pretty much had nothing down it! We are not sure if we were dropped off in the right place or if the place was just really rubbish! So we went for a wander....Jakarta reminds us very much of India, they are a bit more starey again here and not too much to do. So after 10 or so minutes we decided Jakarta wasn't for us...

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The A&E Adventure

Oct 15, 2008 - Jakarta

by Lora We left Yogyakarta by train, headed to Jakarta. On the way we passed by the most beautiful scenery - from flooded to dry rice paddies, mountains, rivers filled with black stones, and small towns. When we arrived in Jakarta, we headed straight for a budget hotel recommended by Lonely Planet. Let's just say that Lonely Planet is not always accurate. We checked out after only a few hours and found a really nice room around the corner (not even in Lonely Planet)! I wasn't feeling the best, so it was great to have a clean and...

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Jul 17, 2008 - Pangandarren, Jakarta and Singapore

Hello everyone, guess who. After Yogyakarta (see photos) we moved onto a place called Pangandarren which is billed as Javas only beach resort. We had to say goodbye to Jodi and Bryan affectionately known as the Canadians!! We had a great time traveling with them and it was a sad moment when we left! We have promised to go to Canada in about 10 years time when we can aford it as it sounds like a great place and they told us all about where to go. Im sure their trip was funded by the Canadian tourist board. We arrived at Pangandarren after a...

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Jun 28, 2008 - Into Indonesia...

From extravagant oppulance to excruciating poverty, captivating landscapes to catastrophic eyesores, delectable aromas to defiling stench, dynamic productivity to drowning in red-tape... Indonesia, like much of the developing world, certainly is a land of extraordinary contrasts. The fourth most populous nation in the world (upwards of 250 million), with the world's largest muslim population, occupying around 18,000 Indian Ocean islands, Indonesia is a melting pot of multiple ethnicities and cultures, many of which are several millenia old....

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Jun 12, 2008 - Jakarta (INDONESIA)

Tome un vuelo de SGP a Jakarta. Fue el primer pais de todo el viaje, fuera de Sudamerica, donde entre con mi pasaporte peruano sin ningun problema, y sin pagar ni un sol! (Esto es por ser miembros del APEC.) Ademas el tipo de imigracion lo miro con la mayor normalidad y en aprox 1 minuto ya tenia mi sello de entrada! A los europeos y a los yanquis les piden visa y tienen que pagar! Me esperaba que Indonesia fuera tipo India....un caos. Todas las noticias que se escuchan de Indonesia son malas...todas....en ese sentido es como Nigeria. Sin...

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Apr 22, 2008 - Indonesia by the Numbers

Final Indonesian Numbers: Country on the Trip: 1 Total Days: 20 Average daily cost: $67.42 Average daily cost of accommodation: $14.52 (excluding nice hotel in Jakarta) Average daily cost of food/drinks: $21.32 Vehicle breakdowns: 2 Souvenirs purchased: 1 – Batik painting from Yogyakarta Mosquito rating: 1 full can (mostly Rebecca) Antibiotics used: 1 round (Paul) Sunburns: 4 (back, neck x2, forehead - Paul) Attacks by unusually large insects: 1 (a giant foot-long grasshopper attacked Rebecca, Paul missed the picture opportunity) For...

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Mar 8, 2008 - Jakarta

Jakarta This entry is really only here just to get the location plotted onto the map! Only stayed here the one night having flown in from Singapore late on Saturday afternoon - so apart from a delicious Satay Chicken meal and a night on the town at a local bar with a local band playing county and pop tunes, didn't get a chance to see any sights (although I am told that I did not miss too much!)

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