We arrived at the Park Hotel shortly before 10:00. The original schedule which TGC had given us called for all of our pairs to be at the hotel by 1:00 and then we would continue with events as a collective group. Somehow a message had been circulated amongst the host teachers to arrive earlier and then have more city site-seeing time. However this message was not clearly received by one pair and they ended up not being with us for most of the afternoon.
We went to the old colonial capitol building in Jakarta which has now been turned into a museum. This area of J-Kart is called "the old city" and there have been some attempts to spruce it up as a tourist attraction. Some sprucing might have occurred a decade ago but I'm not sure how many tourists were actually informed.
Following our time in the museum we were hungry and found a place to grab a small lunch. The "chicken sate" that I ordered...and even photographed before eating...wasn't exactly what I thought I was getting. It was cold and far from tender and upon closer examination the collective conclusion was that it was intestine (possibly from a bird) but NOT anything close to what any of us had come to know as chicken sate. Let's just say the "mystery meat" was a bit too far outside of my comfort zone.
|David, Jodi, Daniel, Susanna, Heather, Jeanne, and Cora|
|My lunch...as described above...was NOT enjoyed or finished|
|Monkey in the restaurant. I gave him a lime to eat; he seemed to like it.|
|Yep, that's me in this gang of young ruffians|
|Oh, Susanna is now a Slank fan|