Our first stop in Java was the busy and sprawling capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. For us this meat a bit of a step up in terms of the options available for food and so a bunch of us headed straight to the Hard Rock Cafe to grab a burger and just enjoy eating somewhere a bit more normal.

The following day we set out to explore some of the sights including the National Monument built to represent the countries struggle for independence and the Old Dutch Area of town. We got to ride a bus which was segregated in to male and female areas, a first for us, and a cup of coffee at Cafe Batavia, very nice colonial style ambiance.

In the evening we went to the Skye bar at the top of the BCA tower for great views across the city.