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Archive for June, 2009


Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of the Swiss Bel-Hotel on June 17, 2009.  We got a taxi to the train station.  We were headed to Yogyakarta.  Ivan and Jennifer bought Executive seat tickets for the train at 150,000 IDR each.  We went to sit down on the train.  Lunch was included with the seats.  […]



Ivan, Jennifer and I had lunch at Gado Gado Cemara on June 15, 2009.  It wasn’t anything special. We got a taxi to the train station.  We wanted to go to Bandung -unfortunately, the next train was in two hours.  We asked a security guard about the bus station.  He took us to a guy […]


Dutch Square

Ivan felt a lot better on June 14, 2009.  We got up pretty late.  We hopped in to a taxi headed towards Fatahillah Square.  It’s part of the Old Jakarta and has lots of old Dutch buildings.  We went to have lunch at Cafe Batavia.  The place has great decorations everywhere.  I ordered some banana […]


Jakarta Fair and Live Music

Ivan, Jennifer and I had lunch at Gado Gado Cemara on June 12, 2009. Ivan and Jennifer started off with the Gado Gado which is tofu, cucumber and peanut sauce.  Ivan got the Nasi Goreng Asin (Asin means salty). Jennifer got the Soto Ayam which is a soup with chicken, clear thin noodles and onions.  […]


Water Bom

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of the Mercure Convention Center Ancol on June 10, 2009. We got a taxi to the Ibis Hotel Arcadia, which was back in the centre of Jakarta. We checked in to the hotel.  I worked on the blog in the room.  Ivan went to the mall.  Jennifer rested in […]


Great Teppanyaki

Ivan, Jennifer and I had the buffet breakfast at the Crowne Plaza on June 8, 2009. After brekkie, we checked out of the Crowne Plaza.  We took a taxi to Ancol, which is an area not far from the centre of Jakarta that contains lots of leisure activities, and where we had decided to spend […]



Ivan and I had the breakfast buffet on June 6, 2009.  Ivan brought Jennifer a plate of food.  She wasn’t feeling so good. Jennifer went back to sleep after eating breakfast.  Ivan worked on his blog while Jennifer was sleeping. I read one of my monkey books, by the hotel swimming pool. Afterwards, Ivan went […]


Last Day in KL

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of the Tune Hotel on June 5, 2009.  The check-out time is 10 am – that’s way too early.  We checked out of the Tune Hotel.  We stored our backpacks at the storage area.  Jennifer started feeling sick as well. We walked to the mall.  We decided to have […]


French, Italian Food and Sushi in KL

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of the Tanahmas Hotel on June 3, 2009.  Ivan was feeling sick – he had a sore throat and a cough. We took a taxi to the airport. Our plane left at 9:15 am going to KL (Kuala Lumpur).  We arrived at 11:05 am.  We got a taxi to […]


Sushi in Sibu

Ivan, Jennifer and I were waken up by Joshua on June 1, 2009.  He told us that we would be leaving at 10 am.  We had 20 minutes to get ready.  We packed our backpacks up. We walked across the bridge to the parking lot.  It took a few minutes for Joshua to arrive.  The […]

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