This will also be a 48 hour fling in a new country (just like Taipei), but Jakarta, Indonesia is one of the places we want to visit (we’re researching “possible future posts in Asia” after all – or at least that’s the excuse we use!), and Cebu Pacific came up with another great deal, at a little over $100 for each round-trip ticket. How can we say no? (The deal is still going on, if anyone else also wants to pop over there!)
We are off to Palau on April 10th, and we’ll be gone for a whole week, but we knew that we didn’t want to spend Easter weekend in Manila, even if it would mean April would start as a super-busy month.
We arrived on Easter weekend this year and on Good Friday the whole town was dead, shops and restaurants closed, which makes for a very long 4 day weekend stuck at home.
Cebu Pacific’s ticket options did not allow us to spend the 4 day weekend in Jakarta, but it DID let us get there Wednesday night, and fly back on Friday night. Again, exactly 48 hours to explore! But why not? It’ll also allow us to have a weekend back at home to relax, and there’s nothing like visiting a busy city then relaxing for a week at the beach afterwards, no?
So Indonesia will be the 5th country we’re already booked to visit next year! And hopefully that’s only the beginning…
Now where to stay in Jakarta? It seems that the city is very much like Manila: busy and with not many touristy things to do. But there must be good food and a good market somewhere, no?