A slightly surprising thing in parts of Indonesia...foreigners (aka tall white people) are kind of like celebrities. Everyone wants a picture with you. Everyone. Flocks of school children, cute old ladies, teenage boys...everyone. We aren't exactly sure why...but it's an experience...and a bit overwhelming.
Jakarta April 30th 2018 Starting off 6 weeks in Indonesia in Jakarta - I'm not sure if it was just me, but aside from the traffic, it seemed pretty mellow. Interesting combo of new skyscrapers and ongoing life in the alleys...
This is also where we first discovered two odd and unexplainable music trends that would continue across Java - 1) A love of Miley Cyrus (first proclaimed by our tour guide in Jakarta, who decla ... 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