We have finally, FINALLY moved into our apartment. What a relief! It feels like forever since we've actually lived someplace. We love the apartment, too. It's breezy and bright, and since it's on the fourth floor it has a great view. Plus, we have access to the roof, which so far may be my favorite place in Jakarta. We'll post pictures soon!
If you have a map, you can find our place - it's on Jalan Danau Tondano, in the Pejompongan/Bendungan Hilir area, southwest of downtown.
I think the low point of our hotel existence came a few days ago when I got trapped in our room at the Karya. It was one of those locks where you have use the key on both sides. I was all set to go out in the morning, stuck the key in the lock - and it jammed. I had to call down to the desk to be rescued. When I suggested this was a bit of a safety issue, the guy just shrugged. Aggh! Jalan Jaksa! It's where hotels are sentenced to be reborn if they've been very bad in a past life.