After the wedding we came home and rested a while, then walked from our apartment to Ciputra World Mall. It was the first time we had done that since we are just getting our bearings and realized Ciputra was very close. “Getting our bearings” seems very odd since I am NOT normally directionally challenged but Jakarta is a unique challenge. The saying “you can’t get there from here” is almost true – it’s absolutely true if you add “without a lot of detours”. There is no grid, few crosswalks, few stoplights (that anyone pays attention to), no way to cross streets without climbing over barriers, sidewalks just end, etc. Pedestrians are not wanted here. But Ciputra is a straight shot up one street, so we walked it.
Food carts everywhere, serving just about everything.