Traveljunkieindonesia.com -YAY! Congrats for my friends, Andrew Whitmarsh and Melanie Wood.
They have just had a book published on Jakarta and the official launch is this Thursday. It’s called Jakarta: 25 Excursions in and around the Indonesian Capital. 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!
Jakarta 25 Excursions In and Around the Indonesian Capital links over 500 activities and attractions into 25 half-day and full-day excursions; this is the first in-depth 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 nearly 40 maps and over 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; with 5 tours also exploring mountain, lake and seaside day-trip highlights from the capital.
Each tour includes descriptions of the neighbourhood’s key attractions; cultural and historical notes; advice on how to get to the start point, and a step-by-step guide through the walk itself. Tours can be high-adventure: scuba diving, paragliding, rock-climbing, micro-lighting, horse-riding, and wet and traditional market exploration, or more moderate: art galleries, museums, park and cemetery walks, temples, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Special-interest tours include history walks, urban art walks, and market walks. Tour chapters include walk length, toughness, and family-suitability, so you know exactly what you are getting into before you start.
Written by resident expert Andrew Whitmarsh, this book makes exploring Jakarta on foot fun, safe, and easy. Never leave home without it.
Jakarta-based Melanie Wood is a writer and photographer. Her blog, gangs-of-indonesia.com, gives some of the stories behind the photographs in this book.
Happy Green Travels!