Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

Mike MacEachera­n


Travel writer MacEachera­n contribute­s to titles like National Geographic, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Lonely Planet, Bloomberg and BBC Travel. His favourite trip of 2020 was around Raja Ampat in Indonesia, onboard luxury phinisi Prana by Atzaró.

Based in: Edinburgh

Wrote: Room Service: Jakarta, p 44

What did you most enjoy when in Jakarta for the hotel piece? Jakarta stands out among Southeast Asian cities. Without a static list of mustdos, its rewards and highlights can be found at street level, and often in the most unexpected of places, particular­ly around Jalan Benda.

What have you discovered about your home-base while being largely confined to where we live? Edinburgh’s compact Old Town is often overrun with tourists, particular­ly at the height of summer. But to see its medieval wynds and alleys, tolbooths and Gothic towers free of crowds was an utter revelation.

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