Yesterday I decided to explore the city and do a little shopping. I decided to go to the Pasar Traditional Market. It was amazing, the street was packed with people and yet they were all so friendly. As I was wondering through the market I saw all this amazing hand carved wooden souvenirs. Apparently the people in Indonesia are quite the crafts men. But I found these hand carved bowls that I knew my mom would just love so I had to get them for her. The man was asking for 143625 Indonesian Rupiah… so about $15 CAD for the set of three which I didn’t think was a bad price at all, but I am on a pretty tight budget, so I bartered with him and got him down to 76600 IDR so about $8 CAD, it was great. I found a few more things at the market, and then I decided to check out the Taman Anggrek mall and then I made my way to Glodok (China Town) that was really interesting. And after all that shopping I was beat and ended up going back to my hotel for a bubble bath!
That bubble bath last night did wonders for my soar feet and I was up bright and early to start my day as soon as I could. I decided to go to Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland) and I had a blast. When I first got there I met some other travelers while waiting in line and we all hung out today. Ancol Dreamland had everything it seemed like… it had a theme park with a ton of crazy fun rides, a water park, beaches, golf, a mini sea world, bowling etc. It was so much fun… I don’t think it would have been as good if I didn’t make some new friends to go on rides and go swimming with.