This week I was able to get out of the house and see a bit more of Jakarta. I managed to squeeze in the Monas, Mesjid Istiqal, Kota Tua, Sunda Kelapa and Ancol. There is actually a lot more of Jakarta to see than I initially thought! It’s such a different city to what I’ve seen before as well. The sites are maintained less but still interesting all the same. I really enjoyed the Wayang museum where I could see puppets from all over the world, including a traditional Wayang performance! After learning about Wayang so much in school it was exciting to see it all put into practise.
I can’t forget to mention our dinner at the Magnum Cafe on Saturday evening as well. Yes, our meals were made of multiple magnum ice creams. It was amazing, and the most sugar I’ve had in a long time as well! It was a nice outing for the IHF family and we definitely enjoyed our meals.
On Sunday I got to really see Indonesia’s wet season coming through. While adventuring through the city, the buses, motorbikes and cars were all driving through knee deep waters after the casual day’s rain. It was crazy! I couldn’t imagine having to put up with that much water for a good 6 months of the year.