So back in February in 2011 I went on a trip around Indonesia, this will be about the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakarta).
The thing i was looking forward to most was the food, as I love South-East asian food, however after the long flight I didn’t feel like anything oily so went for Sushi, at Sushimise (https://twitter.com/sushimiseid) which was ok, but nothing amazing. However there are several restaurants around the area and good places to hang out around there if you are staying in that area.
Which brings me to the major issue i had with Jakarta, its so large, so vast, so many people and so you tend to have to stick to an area rather than exploring the whole city, unless you have significant time and even when you explore there is not that much to see
One of Jakarta’s saving graces, is there are a lot of museums in Jakarta and one I would recommend Museum Wayang (http://www.museumwayang.com) which is a puppet museum which is a lot better than the name suggests. However for me the highlight was finding this gem –
The excitement that I had when I found this could not be described! if you didn’t know I’m a huge Manchester United fan and so when I came across this i was just loving it!
The only thing missing was Shisha, then i really would have been in heaven.
Following the cafe discovery, I went to do some shopping and came across this guy selling a blow gun on the street, naturally I took 2, and naturally customs took the 2 off me when I got back…Lessons learnt!
As I previously mentioned the need to stick to areas, because if you tried to move I suspect you may look like this –
For large amounts of the time!
After a couple of days I had enough and wanted to go to somewhere more chilled and relaxed and not spend my life in the back of a car, so decided to go to Bali…
However that will be for next week…