In Two Minds November 5th 2008 When speaking to friends on the road about my plans to visit Indonesia I was told not to bother with Jakarta but independent minded as I am I disregarded their advice and booked a flight from Kuching to the great big city on the North West coast of Java.
Typically unprepared I landed in Jakarta near around midnight without a place to stay and only a vague location in my head as to where I coul ... 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
I have wanted to travel for such a long time but never found the impetus to just get up and go until 1 profound week in March this year when the final chord of disatisfaction struck.
Consequently, I left my job but instead of booking the next flight out I wondered what I should do next. Realising I was wasting my time in England just pondering my future I decided that the time to travel had finally come.
On Saturday 21st June I begin the journey.
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