Jakarta: 25 Excursions In and Around Indonesia's Capital City
Jakarta: 25 Excursions In and Around Indonesia's Capital City  -     By: Andrew Whitmarsh, Melanie Wood
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Jakarta: 25 Excursions In and Around Indonesia's Capital City

Tuttle Publishing / 2012 / Other

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Format: Other
Number of Pages: 292
Vendor: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0804842248
ISBN-13: 9780804842242

Publisher's Description

The only Indonesia travel guide you'll need for getting around Jakarta! Everything you need is in this one convenient package—including a large pull-out map!

Linking over 500 activities and attractions into 25 half-day and full-day excursions, this is the first in-depth travel book on Jakarta that tells you exactly where to go, what to do and how to get there in order to maximize your enjoyment of the city.

Illustrated with over 40 maps and 200 color photographs of the city, the 25 tours take you by the hand from the maritime and historical attractions of north Jakarta, down the culturally rich back streets of central Jakarta, to the peaceful parks and family attractions of the south; and on five additional tours outside the city, exploring mountains, lakes and beaches within easy reach of the capital.

Each tour starts with a description of the neighborhood's key attractions; cultural and historical background and advice on how to get to the starting point, followed by a step-by-step guide through the walk itself. Tours include high adventure—scuba diving, paragliding, rock climbing, microlighting, horse riding and wet and dry market exploration—as well as more traditional visits to art galleries, museums, parks and temples. Special interest tours include history walks, urban art walks and market walks. Each chapter gives you the walk length, degree of difficulty and age suitability, so you know exactly what you are getting into before you start.

This indispensable Jakarta travel guide is jam-packed with practical tips on what to wear, what to bring, expect and say to the local people you encounter as you explore areas of Jakarta off the beaten path, and re-explore favorite neighborhoods with new insight. Written by resident expert Andrew Whitmarsh, this book makes exploring Jakarta on foot fun, safe and easy.

Author Bio

Andrew Whitmarsh is a travel and adventure writer who has been exploring and writing about Jakarta for many years. Raised on bear attack survival books, Andrew viewed his initial move to Jakarta as a survivalist's challenge in an urban jungle. Over the years he has ridden on top of trains, joined street protests, seen a ghost, experienced fire therapy and had needles stuck in his head—all for the sake of experiencing Jakarta to the full.

Jakarta-based Melanie Wood is a freelance writer and photographer who moved to Indonesia because she "liked the shape of it." Her blog, Gangs of Indonesia, gives some of the stories behind the photographs in this book. (Note, "gang" in Indonesian means narrow street.)

Editorial Reviews

"The book is bright and colourful and funny and useful and FULL of cool things to do in Jakarta. It's got some secrets that I bet even you don't know about!" &#8212Travel Junkie Indonesia
"Exploring Jakarta made easy with trail-blazing travel guide." &#8212The Jakarta Globe
"…Andrew Whitmarsh and wife Melanie Wood have taken a brave step in producing an excellent walking-tour guide dedicated to visitors as well as inhabitants of Jakarta." —The Jakarta Post

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