Jakarta

Selfies

Another photo from my trip to Jakarta back in September. Selfies (and selfie sticks) were abundant!  ...

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Car Free Day, Jakarta

Very belated post from my quick Indonesia trip in September. I remember being skeptical about Jakarta’s Car Free Day when it started...

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Hipster hotels in Jakarta

Jakarta is so freaking hip, it does not surprise me that there are a multitude of hipster hotels now. I stayed in two different ones on...

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Back in Jakarta (fleetingly)

(Staying at the Mandarin Oriental for the conference=not too tough) I was back in Jakarta for a week a couple of weeks ago to attend the...

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Flowers from Cikini

A few weeks back, I went for a walk to Cikini flower market (near Cikini train station), where I bought these beautiful blooms. I then went...

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Macet & banjir

Macet dan banjir: the Jakarta wet season story. There ain’t nothing like wading through knee deep dirty sewer water because you...

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One small thing about your BlackBerry cameras…

One of the things that drives me absolutely NUTS here is when I catch people taking photos/video of me surreptitiously on their camera...

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Amazing Manadonese food

I haven’t been to Manado yet in my Indonesian travels, but I LOVE the food. So spicy, a little bit bitter in some dishes…...

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Caw-fee (coffee) in Jakarta

Here’s a nice little video by DestinAsian on some of Jakarta’s newer coffee hotspots (Anomoli has been around for a while, but...

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Things that are different from the first time I lived in Jakarta

When I first moved to Jakarta in 2008, I was only 23. This time, I’m 27. People who are older than that still will guffaw at my...

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Homeless, but back in the Jak

Sometimes living here has felt like making spice paste… hard work but overall worth the effort.  (random segue I know :p) So...

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Daeng Tata… ribs of the gods

Konro at Daeng Tata I was first introduced to Mamink Daeng Tata by one of my coworkers, who promised me the best ribs ever.  We went with...

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