Arrival in Jakarta August 24th 2007 Hi,
I arrived in Jakarta on Monday night and feel I am already starting to settle in pretty well. I am living with a family who's house is right opposite the office of PATTIRO, the NGO that I'm voluntering for. They are really nice and are looking after me very well. The father speaks a little bit of English but the mother doesn't at all, so communicating is fun! she is v sweet though and has a ... 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 started writing this blog to try and keep any interested parties updated on my travels.
I actually haven't been that greta on updating it as often as I should of really. I could say I was too busy seeing the world to spend time writing about it but I think the real excuse was that I have just been a bit lazy at doing it!
I have already arrived home now. I set off on 19th Aug 2007 and returned home on 8th June 2008.
I will just finish off a few more entries for the countries that I have missed now that I'm home and have time too..... full info