Preview of Bowtie's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Semarang, Indonesia Entry Title: "Semarang, Java, Indonesia" Entry: "Arrived in Semarang yesterday around 1 pm Took the executive train (Argo Anggrek) from Surabaya Pasar Turi train station at 8 am. I had to pay the full fare to Jakarta which was 440000. Was in executive class and was problem free. The AC in Indonesia is very different than in Malaysia. I found the AC in buses and boats to be at the freezing mark in Malaysia whereas in Indonesia they seem to keep them so that they are still blowing warm air!!!!! Relying on Lonely Planet, I took a taxi from the train station to Hotel Surya (Jl Imam Bonjol 28 Tel: 3540355) in Semarang. The room seemed fine and more or less clean!!! (Everything clean except the walls!!) and the price for a deluxe (not really deluxe but bigger window!!!) is 280 incl. breakfast. Again because it seemed reasonable I took it, put my luggage in the room and then went out exploring the old City of Semarang. Right beside Johar Pasar (Traditional market of Semarang) I stopped at the Metro Hotel (JL Hai Agus Salim 2-4 (www.metrohotel.co.id) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I was quite impressed with both the room and the price . They were going to let me have the executive room (which looked more like junior suite) with breakfast for 288000 which basically was much ...
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Preview of Graceonthego's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Jakarta, Indonesia Entry Title: "Somewhere between Bandung and Jakarta" Entry: "I'm in the car with Marty and Hogi right now, watching the scenery pass from banana fields to dried hillsides to drive thru KFC and Starbucks. Indonesia is a country of contrasts. Extreme poverty, unbelievably wealthy, rice fields next to golf courses. I am enthralled, truly. So the first thing everyone talks about is the traffic. It's supposedly some of the worst in the world, but the week we flew in marked the end of the holy month so everyone, and I mean everyone, went on vacation. Traffic was almost non-existent. It should be back to normal crazy next week. Since the traffic was so light, our friend Cynthia organized a tour with her friend Amir who is a local historian. Early, the first morning we met our guide and Cynthia's sister and friends at Starbucks for a little breakfast, then we were off. First stop was the fish market, a dizzying maze of shacks and ramshackle "piers" and "docks" with people selling everything from musical instruments to wire to dried fish and even a lizard. As you would expect, there were cats everywhere napping in the sun or hiding in the shadows. Men were lazily lounging in the heat. A pudgy little baby was giggling in his brother's hands. We came upon a family at the end of ...
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Tuesday, 6 September 2011
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