Accompanied hubby and brother-in-law on business trip to Jakarta at the beginning of the month. Had never been to Jakarta and probably will never go back unless I really have to. Spent 4 hours in a car the first day just to get from the airport to hotel and to lunch. Traffic is hell, no other way to describe it. People seem to live in their cars or in malls - really not my kind of city, no greenery, no sidewalks and lots of pollution. Granted we were there for only 48 hours and their must be more to this city than I saw but where I don't know. Tips? However, major fabric score at the local market, Tanah Abang, and do need to say the people of Jakarta were amazingly kind and welcoming. Ok so Jakarta is done now tonight we're off to Cochin, India another new place for us and very, very excited to be going to India and to explore Kerala with the Zoros and hubby. Happy Halloween.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
A little silent over here on zorogoeseast not for lack of doing fun things but have been busy over on the soon to be open zojora.com Feel like I've been saying that forever, but one day it will be online. Have also been working or wasting many hours on social media: Facebook, tumblr, pinterest and haven't even gotten into twitter. Then there are the Zoros to look after. 3 kids with homework every afternoon is pretty much my new daily nightmare. Besides all that, we did manage to get away to Rawa. Incredible road trip destination from Singapore. 2 1/2 hr drive to Mersing, Malaysia then 1/2 hr boat ride to Rawa island: easy. Once on the island there are only 2 hotels to choose from: Rawa Island Resort & Alang's Rawa. Book ahead. Stayed at the 1st one & it has kind of retro vacation club atmosphere. Rooms are clean, not great food but who cares when you have Rawa's beach at your feet. Oh and the scuba diving is so much fun - saw plenty of clown fish. Loved our wkd escapade but now off to finish more homework.