Jakarta: 2 Days and a Bike

Exchange Rate for Reference: IDR 10,000 = EUR 1.00 = USD 1.17
Airport tax at the Soekarno Hatta International Airport / Jakarta is IDR 100,000

26.December 2003

Flying into Jakarta in the morning. Getting the bike ready and going downtown. The first obstacle:

Cengkareng Toll Gate

Switching to small roads and passing the Holland Bakery:
Small roads from the airport Holland Bakery at Cidengeng

Reaching Gajah Mada:

Gajah Mada

All sorts of vehicles: Bajai and armoured police truck:

Bajai waiting at traffic light Armoured Police Truck at Harmoni

Passing by the national monument "Monas". Didn't bother to go up.


Jalan Thamrin (prestigious) and Jalan Jaksa (cheap backpacker accommodation):

Jalan Thamrin Jalan Jaksa

Checked into Lia's Hostel (Jl.Hebun Sirih Barat 8 No.47, Jakarta 10340) in Jaksa area. It's a quiet place with a nice inner guarden and nice people. Paid Rp 50,000 / single / fan.

Can't miss the electronics market at Harco / Glodok:

Gajah Mada Gajah Mada Gajah Mada

Passing one of the infamous canals. Hey, flowing again ! Then Jalan Thamrin at night:

The infamous canals Jalan Thamrin at night

27.December 2003

Visiting Pasar Senen. On the way back, passing the infamous Grogol junction. Seen some Bemos parked nearby:

Bemos at Grogol

Starting the day with breakfast on the street: Bakso & water. Later some Kuetiaw Goreng at a nice restaurant:

Bakso for breakfast Kuetiaw Goreng

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