The Quietest Place in Jakarta

Is here. Jakarta is a loud city – dense with people and traffic, and lacking in green spaces, its hard to avoid noise here. The city has over 100 shopping malls, which provide artificial green space in a city where the Government decided to allow developer free...

American in Indonesia

“Where are you from?” “The US. America.” Confused look. “But you don’t look American.” — That has been the mantra of my time in Indonesia, in a country with a very strong, and very wrong, image of the US. US television...

Jakarta Selatan

View Larger Map Jakarta Selatan merely means South Jakarta. Last night, after nearly three weeks of traveling, I arrived at my final destination. Jakarta, a city of skyscrapers, smog, rickshaws, mercedes, and heat. At least thats my impression from merely walking...

Personal Travel

View Larger Map There’s traveling. Picking a random spot on the map, an exotic name of a place. For me, that’s how travel used to be. Exploring the exotic. The further away it seemed, the more exciting it seemed. When I first came to Malaysia, it was like that. Fellow...