A day at the zoo August 16th 2005 My first real solo trip in Jakarta is an expedition to the distant Ragunan Zoo deep in the southern suburbs. It takes almost an hour for the taxi to reach it and I give up trying to keep up with all the parts of the city we ride through. Instead of getting stuck on a major toll road the driver takes me through lots of interesting neighbourhoods past markets, schools and upmarket office towers, all ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Jakarta The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
Meh... readers beware. I originally started this log to keep my mother up to date during a longer trip, but I quickly realized I wasn't about to waste my precious time off by sitting in some shady Internet café updating a blog nobody will read anyway. Nowadays it is more of a personal nostalgia and ego thing, but by all means, feel free to enjoy the speculations and hybris which will no doubt get reality checked soon enough.
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