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Day 35 - July 28 Leaving Kemang

Day 35 - July 28 Leaving Kemang

Hi everybody.  Today is moving day for us.  We have had a wonderful experience staying in Kemang Village for one month but it is time for us to move to another spot in Jakarta as we prepare to leave this end of Java.  It turned out that we were not able to stay in the apartment in Kemang Village for the last three days so we packed up and moved to another place.  In a way it is good so we can experience two different residences.  That being said, Kemang has actually started to feel like home.  We know where to find things and feel safe here.

I decided to post shots for today of things that I would see along the way on our trip across Jakarta. The pic above is a statue we have passed by several times - I don't know the name but I like it.  Below are several pictures of the type of things you see in traffic - it is always an adventure!   

You just never know what they will try and sell you in the middle of the street in Jakarta ....

You just never know what they will try and sell you in the middle of the street in Jakarta ....

This guy REALLY wanted me to read about these homes for sale.  Ironically, he probably cannot read what he is selling.

This guy REALLY wanted me to read about these homes for sale.  Ironically, he probably cannot read what he is selling.

We got settled into our new place across town with no major issues.  AirBnB has worked out very well for us so far on this trip. Although it helps a lot to be able to speak at least a few basic words of Bahasa Indonesia!

We will be spending the next day going over our gear as we try to pare down as far as possible before we launch on the next phase of this journey.  I know we started by traveling light (three suitcases for two months) but now we are trying to basically fit into our backpacks as we "hit the trail" for the next two weeks.  It would help if David would carry a full size pack but he won't.  Sarah already carries some of his weight and I know Sherri sneaks too much of his stuff into her pack when I am not looking.  I may take the small rolling carry on for David's stuff.  Besides - I think I may pick up a couple of souvenirs along the way ...

Folks, we thank you for reading and commenting on this blog! It has inspired us to kept documenting the trip.  As always, we hope that wherever you are, you have a great day.

     - The Conners    

Day 36 - July 29 Jakarta

Day 36 - July 29 Jakarta

Day 34 - July 27 - Kemang

Day 34 - July 27 - Kemang