Jakarta repeat,and it’s beginning to feel good!

This is again about my 7th trip to Jakarta ,last was in January 2016 posted; it is beginning to feel good to come back!

News and tourism here: http://www.jakarta-tourism.go.id/?language=en

I got in to the country by Jakarta and left by here too, see previous post on transportation and visit to the Surabaya area. Jakarta is different.

It feels like a vibrant modern city, with beautiful shopping centers, nightlife to boot,and great hotels, the one I stayed this time is first time and by now the 4th hotel lol!

I did a bit of driving to Bogor just about 1h30 from Jakarta (50 kms but traffic) and into another world,different more exotic but I still preferred Jakarta of them all; well just a city boy ::) The tourist office of Indonesia has something on it here: http://www.indonesia-tourism.com/west-java/bogor.html

I did some shopping and enjoy the famous Starbucks at the Central Park Mall a huge mall with plenty of shops and restaurant with a beautiful central garden and maybe got its name from it. This is a must for shopping here. These are all the wonderful eating choices here; http://www.centralparkjakarta.com/shop.php

I did some driving in Jakarta which is an adventure, my driver ho ho ho was great even needing my GPS to get around the deadlock traffic in town. One night it was so bad, we decided to walk and it was quicker lol!!!

I had most of the meals at the hotel, but one night went out to the above mall restaurant, The Duck King,Level 1,  wonderful resto with baskets of different foods like wraps in shrimp, and an egg yolk bread type of ball, all with a mix pineapple orange drink delicious and different.  http://www.centralparkjakarta.com/shopdetail.php?id=177

Another night went out into another mall that have been before to meet some friends; this is Sate Khas Senayan in the Town Square Mall Cilandak. Typical home food and great fry fish indeed. Try it , it is great! https://www.zomato.com/jakarta/sate-khas-senayan-cilandak

And of course, I stayed in a hotel! and twice. The first round was for five nights and then there is one night before heading back home. Both times was a new hotel experience, the Swiss Belinn Hotel Simantupang, was a great experience even if the breakfast choices were few to me. The rooms were great, modern clean and spacious, and the location was good. Here is the webpage: http://www.swiss-belhotel.com/en-gb/swiss-belinn-simatupang

In all, it was a trip with little time to see things ,very hectic schedule for work, but as well the longest that I have been in the country usually a week, this time stayed for two weeks!!

And ,I will be back. Enjoy the photos of the trip and do visit, it is a nice country, and wonderful friendly people. Cheers

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