Jakarta, Indonesia 26th Dec - 30th Dec

Trip Start Dec 13, 2012
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Trip End Apr 02, 2014


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Flag of Indonesia  , Java,
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Introduction

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and the largest city in Southeast Asia. The city is predominantly of Muslim faith & there are many many mosques dotted around only a few hundred metres apart from each other. The city is a mixture of rich and poor with large skyscrapers, malls, slums, rubbish clogged gutters, all integrated as one city.

There were not many tourist attractions there except some monuments, and a family theme park…..and lots and lots of shopping malls. The streets were quite smelly & so many holes in the pavements… you had to watch out constantly!

We spent most of our time there walking around aimlessly looking for something to do. Originally, we had planned to be in Jakarta for a week however there really was not enough for us to do there except shop so we decided to scrap our flight and book another one after having 4 full days there to explore. 


Food & Drink

Favourite Local Dish: Fried Duck with salad

New Tastes: Pork Buns & Chocolate buns from a food stall

International McDonalds Meal: Prosperity beef burger with peppercorn sauce, fries and a coke


Strangest Thing to Happen 


An angry monkey tried to attack us in an ally way in the dark. Luckily it had a collar around its neck keeping it attached to a post. Phew!


Lessons Learned


Check what the airport tax is so we dont keep getting surprised every time we pass through check in. Luckily this time we had USD on us to pay it!

Jakarta – seen it – Wouldn't reccommend it


Accommodation


Tune Hotel, Pasar Baru - For $38 a night this hotel was not good at all. The drains stunk the room out, our room didn’t get cleaned for the whole time we were there, WIFI stopped working constantly, RUBBISH! Was glad to move on!


Expenses

                Airport Tax: $20

                Meals: $1-5

                Water: $0.25 for 1.5l

                Transport: About $15 per hour for a taxi


Average Daily Spend per person:
$33

Transport there for both of us: Flight from Bali $160

Total Spend for both of us inc. Transport: $425
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Comments

G/Dad Gordon on

You cant have it good all the time there has to one umpty place XXX

Joan in Perth on

Stuff that - Jakarta is a def NO NO to go to.

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