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]
Date: September 28th 2010
A predatory mob of taxi drivers hunts wide-eyed passengers who have landed in Banda Aceh. Once separated from the mob, the drivers cruise safely (compared to other parts of Indonesia), but their cars rattle from loose screws, malfunctioning parts, and subwoofers that dent trunks and eardrums.
Six Years After the TsunamiI’m dropped off at Hotel Medan and wait for the conci ... read more