Cycling The Globe

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Day 239: Jakarta

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jun - 13 - 2011

After watching the Champions League final last night I wasn’t expecting too much of the day. In the afternoon I did however manage to find a bus to Kota, the old Dutch part of Jakarta. It seems like the place to hang out for the hip Jakarta youth on a Sunday afternoon.

I was asked several times by young students if I could do a small interview. It seems like a popular task for teachers to ask their students to go out and interview foreigners. I then met a whole class of young girls also wanting to ask me questions. This time they screamed the questions in unison directed by their spirited teacher. It was quite a show. Afterwards al the kids wanted a photo. It took a while but was great fun.

Back at my hotel I went to bed early.

Categories: Indonesia
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5 Responses so far.

  1. anne m says:

    Hi there Thomas! My boyfriend forwarded me your facebook page (cos we are heading to Jakarta in August this year) and I was going thru your photos. Wow!!! What a trip! You are one of those few daring people on this planet who really live out their dreams. Congrats on being so brave and best of all, sharing it with others who can only imagine what it feels like! Anyway, stay safe, take everything with a pinch of salt and when you are old and gray, possibly with grandchildren, you are going to have endless tales to tell! Enjoy!! And good luck!!

  2. Hey Anne!
    Thanks for the very nice comments and sound advice, haha 🙂 It is indeed quite an adventure out here, and I enjoy every day. Have a nice trip to Jakarta!

  3. Mihai Cotea says:

    Hi Thomas! The trip is becoming more interesting day by day. Thanks to you I have the chance to see a little part of some places that, maybe, I wouldn’t and I wont have the chance to know in other circumstances. Congrats once again and go ahead with the trip of your dreams, you’re quite a model for many 😉

  4. Morten says:

    Nice photos, how is the coffee in Indonesia compared to in Europe?

  5. Savi says:

    Dear Tom, Happy Birth Day !!!
    I wish you a good health, good luck and safety trip during your great adventure!
    I am keeping an eye on you…
    This evening I will drink some beers for your succes.
    Cheers my friend!
    73 Savi/LZ1UK
    June 18th 2011