Been hoping to make it to Indonesia for many years, but was only finally able to make that happen in 2023. I’ve been warned that Jakarta is perhaps not the best introduction to Indonesia, with places like Bali being nicer and more friendly, but ofcourse I had to have a look and see for myself.
Jakarta, what a mess. I mean, I saw some interesting bits here and there, but the general feeling was more like chaos. Traffic was the nightmare it was said to be. Every taxi ride expected to take 10 minutes, could take up to an hour and a half if a monsoon hits and the roads are flooded. Things were quite basic, though it is quite the city and I found some posh shopping malls and rooftop bars, and there were some tourist attraction areas with museums and history. Mixed feelings.
So, for now, here’s a bit from my photo summary visions impressions of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia…