Saturday Shopping

A short cab ride ($1.25) took us to Grand Lucky, the alleged ‘WalMart’ of Jakarta.  Not quite (as Americans we’re used to the real thing), but this is not too bad….

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The Rupiah is 13,000 to $1, so the sign for 89,000 is about $6.50.  Many things are very inexpensive here and many things are very expensive.  For example, basics – shampoo, toothpaste, etc are cheap.  Cheese is expensive ($5 for a small package), beef is VERY expensive ($15/lb), but chicken and seafood is fairly cheap.  As in any foreign country, there’s a few odd selections:

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First were the feet, now the heads….

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I like cookies and most fried things, but…..

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Looney Tunes potatoes? ‘Probably’ the best…?

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Fish and shrimp displays….

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Mmmmm…cuttlefish  (squid) flavored crackers!

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uncut white bread  – about $1

DeeAnn is making cookies with some of our new-found goods, but the oven has no gauge, so she has no idea what temperature it’s at…so trial and error.

 

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