12 December 2008.
Woke up and saw Jakarta in the morning, at least I finally did get some sleep after a rough night. I was expecting breakfast in the hotel, I could see a clear picture of me eating cereal instead my first breakfast was at some street shop eating fried rice under the rocky flyover, what a dump all and all to avoid payingRM37.00 to eat breakfast at the hotel. Then after breakfast, we did our first shopping at Pasar Pagi. It’s supposed to be a mall but I feel like walking into a flea market although the price was quite cheap. I bought a top there for 750 000 rupiah convert to Malaysian money, that’s like RM20++ and the quality is like buying a top in a quite expensive shop in KK. At Pasar Pagi, I got my first lesson about foreign money, feels like downloading a new software in your brain to get used a foreign country.
God, probably got something plan for us the hotel we were staying is fully booked and we gotta check out and find another hotel. From Hotel Ibis, we go to Hotel Mercure the odd way Indonesian pronounce Mercure made me assume it was another crappy hotel but I was wrong. Mercure hotel is a quite established hotel here compared to the one at KK, it had its own pool and fitness gym. Wewen and I was excited and glad, the gym means that I could continue my jogging routine here. Mercure Hotel is located at Jalan Hayam Wuruk.