Travelogue – A weekend in Jakarta March 29, 2013
Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Airlines, Travel.
Tags: Airlines, Boeing 777, Business Class, Emirates, Emirates Airline, Indonesia, Jakarta, Travel, Travelogue
A visual travelogue from my weekend getaway to Jakarta, Indonesia in October 2012. This was my first trip on Emirates Airline since joining them. Enjoyed the journey on Business Class onboard the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER. Lovely flight, fantastic service. Jakarta is a very chilled out destination. Very green city. Extremely friendly people. The welcoming smiles begin at the Visa on Arrival counter. It is one of the most populous cities in the Far East and can be a bit overwhelming, however I was able to find my unique oasis of tranquility. I enjoyed a relaxing stay at Le Meridien, watched the rains from my window, did a bit of mall crawling and city hopping, and caught up on much-needed sleep, before jetting back to Dubai. I wouldn’t mind going back to Jakarta again. Bali as well, next time!
All pics clicked on iPhone 4s.
This was my first trip on Emirates Boeing 777-300ER Business Class.
ice – Emirates’ inflight entertainment system has a whopping 1,400 channels to choose from.
The Moet & Chandon was served generously.
Nicely settled in.
Mutant Ninja Turtle cloud just before landing.
Very comfy seat complemented by extremely attentive service.
I had to take this ‘laviator’ shot.
The salmon was indulgent.
Quiet cabin with the ambience of a private luxury jet.
Prawns and Nasi Goreng. A delightful explosion of flavors.
Love the wing flex of the Boeing 777. Look at that mighty engine.
The study of clouds is called Nephology. #funfact A Nephologist’s dream come true.
A unique perspective to the Universe from my window seat.
Landing at Soekarno Hatta International Airport.
Le Meridien Jakarta – so chilled out and relaxing.
I fell in love with this. I think you will too.
Quaint fan in hotel bar.
Take the high road.
The chicken salad was just delish. Lovely hotel breakfast.
LV, what else?
An attempt an artsy shot.
That perfect steak. So good for the foodie soul.
Another hotel breakfast. Drool.
The sweet and chili sauce is a perfect condiment for the omelet.
The bag that takes me places.
Got them from the Cufflink Store. As unique as me.
Got me Facebook cufflinks as well. I now wear my work on my sleeve.
The best rooftop bar in Jakarta. Brilliant views. Stunning ambience. Hit up Skye Bar if you are ever in Jakarta.
Time for the ride back home.
This row felt like a mini cabin within the Business Class cabin.
Say cheese. Then feast on it.
Breakfast on Board.
Cheers to ice!