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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

My 2nd Trip to Jakarta and in Heeroom's Footsteps

Jakarta City Museum
On December 9, 1986 we arrived in Jakarta and stayed on my 2nd trip, at the Mandarin Oriental
Feeling like being home again!
All the way from Atlanta to Amsterdam and from there we flew to Kuwait, Singapore and on to Jakarta aboard another KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Too bad we stayed only for one night but would be back again on December 18 for two nights.
We had 1.5 hour free time from our boss and went shopping in Sabang and found a nice Pierre Balmain belt and Dior handkerchief for Dad...
Also went to the Jakarta Cathedral for following Heeroom's footsteps...
We ate the best Steak au Poivre ever, at the Mandarin's Club Room!
On December 20, we flew to Denpasar, Bali... and from there, to Central Java.
Back again here at the Jakarta Mandarin Oriental on December 27.
Again dinner at the Club Room with once more a delicious Steak au Poivre, as our late Christmas dinner.
So romantic with strongly scented Arabian jasmine buds strewn over the damask tablecloth, which created a perfect atmosphere by candlelight!
On December 28 we took a taxi and went to the Cathedral for the 10:30 Mass.
Arriving at the Cathedral in Jakarta where Heeroom has been...
We were lucky for being at a Javanese wedding Mass where a Frenchman married his Indonesian bride.
Very special...
In the afternoon by 14:30 we went with our driver to the airport and flew to Singapore for yet another mushroom related visit...
~
On Easter Sunday, April 15 of 1990, we again were attending Mass at this Cathedral.
A solemn Mass with the Bishop and two concelebrants.
They had a beautiful choir that sang a Mass of Perosi.

26 comments:

  1. Magnificent buildings. You have some very beautiful memories and souvenirs. Thank you for sharing them with us, Mariette. How wonderful.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, Jakarta shows some really magnificent buildings, both modern and also in Colonial Style.
      It always has been such a pleasure to be there; minus the traffic.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dear Mariette,

    the first picture is like from 200 Year ago :-D

    LG Bernhard

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    1. Dearest Bernhard,
      For taking pictures of real medieval buildings one better goes to your area in Germany!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Hello Mariette, Apparently the wanderlust to travel the world was in your genes, inherited from your favorite uncle. I would have loved to visit the Jakarta City Museum.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Guess that is true and also the love for languages, like his ability to speak several.
      The Jakarta City Museum is a gem.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Such amazing travels you've had, Mariette. It's always a pleasure to see your photos! :-)

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Yes, and all work related but therefore far better organized and carried out than being a hasty tourist tiptoeing through the country.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Is there any place in the world you haven't been, Mariette? I do love seeing all your photos of your travels.
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      We both have worked in all continents but not in the south or north pole!
      It was the bonus for working there, aside from the tiring change of time as Indonesia is 11 or 12 hours ahead of us; depending on summer time setting.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Beautiful cathedral and Museum building.
    I love the new header too Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Thank you and the header is on for about one month... Chocolate almost melted away!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, stunning architecture in Jakarta, from the Colonial times and modern.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Esas fotos, siempre recordarán las experiencias vividas en esa ciudad.

    Me gustán mucho los reflejos de la segunda fotografía.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Gracias y sí, a nosotros nos hacen recordar que nuestros tiempos habían allí muy vívidamente!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and yes, that powerful Aussie expression will do here!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Wonderful series of photographs to remember your 2nd trip to Jakarta Mariette, such happy memories they are. Btw I love your beautiful new spring header shot 🌻

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Thank you and yes, those are happy memories.
      My header shot shows some raindrops on our Admiral Semmes Confederate Series Azaleas, which we both love.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Jakarta ha una architettura molto bella,buona notte.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Jakarta veramente ha una bellissima architettura!
      Buona notte per voi, ma non ancora qui.
      Un abbraccio,
      Mariette

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  12. Interesting that Kuwait was on the flight route. Lovely photos and memories as always. And I really love your blog header. Such joyful color and flowers.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Yes, before KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flew non-stop to Singapore, we often stopped in one of the UAE or Kuwait.
      Those memories sure are lovely and like you, anything yellow for a flower, I do love!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Interesting that the construction looks so much like the European one.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Don't forget, the Portuguese were there first and the Dutch colonized Indonesia for 350 years so there is a lot of European influence!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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