Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, has had many names. So, the history of the city goes back to the middle ages, including several changes of names. What we know as Jakarta today was mentioned at the 5th century for the first time, but the official history of the city starts in 1527. The reason for that and how it goes on is my topic for this article. The Portuguese arrived in 1522, but, and that’s… Read More
Indonesia is one of the biggest countries in the world, in terms of size as well as in terms of population. The history of the country, which was influenced by Asian and European streams alike, is rich and interesting. The National Museum in Jakarta gives a good insight on the history and the culture of the country that is not only big, but also very heterogeneous. More than 17.000 islands, more than… Read More
Two weeks ago, we released a preview about The Hermitage Hotel Jakarta. Meanwhile, we stayed at the hotel, so we got the chance to make it even easier for you to decide whether you stay at the hotel or not. Overall, we are sure that you’ll like the luxury hotel as the service really is high-level. The rooms are very individual, but the rooftop pool is something every guest will just love…. Read More
Jakarta? Why Jakarta? And why Jakarta for just two days? Where is Jakarta at all? – Indonesia! Questions I heard often when we came back home. Well, it appears it just arouse. Jakarta is an interesting city regarding its fast growth and the circumstances, yet it is not really a city which is known as a tourist destination. As we had a pretty great time there anyway and discovered Jakarta as a whole,… Read More
The airports in South-East-Asia are really huge. Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta in Indonesia is one of the biggest as it serves not only the capital of the country, but also connects international flights to pretty much all destinations in Indonesia. The airport got three terminals and is a hub for several airlines. In 2013 the airplane served close to 60 million passengers. Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta is an interesting airport in several regards. The three terminals are… Read More
One hotel in a city is not enough – curious as we are, we are excited to reveal our choice for the second night in Jakarta: The Hermitage Hotel. As usual, we want to share some first impressions with you. You like what you see? Check out our Hotel Review for more!
As we announced yesterday, Abu Dhabi was just a stopover to our final destination: Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia! We have the pleasure to spend our first night at the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta . Get a first, yet short impression of our room! You like what you see? Check out our Hotel Review for more!
Jakarta is one of the boomtowns in South-East-Asia. That means that several hotels were built in the last years. One of these is The Hermitage Jakarta, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel opened just months ago. As we are visiting Jakarta in some days, we feel like it is time to write a hotel preview about this extraordinary place. Searching for a hotel in Jakarta is not… Read More