I have so much to share with you from the last couple of days! Here are my comic strip diaries to bring you up to date.
Yesterday we flew from Batu Karas (Cijulan) to Jakarta with Susi Air which was an awesome experience. The plane was only a 12 seater Cessna so I was a bit apprehensive about it, especially as we kept hearing about their poor safety record (after we’d booked!). I needn’t have worried though, the flight was smoother than many I’ve taken in big aeroplanes!
|A fantastic flight to Jakarta|
|Not sure how to get rid of kitten ‘blue-eye’!|
|As always, I started off by sketching an outline in pencil.|
|Then went over in black ink.|
|Lines all drawn out.|
|Then I added hatched areas for shading.|
|Then I blended the hatched areas with water.|
|This is as far as I got, I’ll work on it more another day.|
|We shopped ’til we dropped!|
I have to say that Jakarta is not my favourite city in the world. In fact, it probably is one of my least favourite. It’s busy, dirty, loud and it takes half an hour just to ‘pop’ to Carrefour supermarket on the other side of the road. We needed to come here though as it’s a good transport hub to fly home from so we thought we’d make the most of it by spending our time shopping for clothes and presents.
|Shoppers and business people in Tanah Abang retail centre|
This photo was taken from the bus, it doesn’t quite capture the sheer volume of traffic but gives you an idea of the pollution!
|Traffic in Jakarta|
That brings me to the end of this post and also to the end of our 8 month trip! Tomorrow we are flying back to the UK via Singapore. We’re very much looking forward to seeing all our friends and family but also a little sad to be finishing our trip! I may not have time to write much (if at all!) over the next few days as we’ll be catching up with family and friends, but I’ll be back after the weekend with some new, England based comic strip diary entries!