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INDONESIA WELCOME #7–POTPOURRI

A DAY BY DAY SO IT GOES–JAVA STYLE

 

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WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE
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Baby, Mom, Dad, one cycle. only dad has helmet!!! Unfortunately quite common.

Start with the negative, just because. Jakarta traffic is as bad as any we’ve ever encountered. Only Bangkok compares. The two-wheeled vehicles swarm like bees, weaving in and out of cars/buses. Still Erin says far more people die annually from TB than from traffic accidents.

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And you can get as good a cappuccino here as anywhere. Just ask us.

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Buy take care not to get thrown into a Dutch dungeon.

 

 

 

IMG_1968IMG_1967or accosted by a giant snail. IMG_1993Or caught in a tsunami. (This beautiful metal sculpture commemorating victims of the giant tsunami of 2004? is outside the national museum. Kind of hard to see the human figures caught up in the water, but look closely. IMG_1904

 

 

 

So there is beauty and art amid the traffic, and there are super restaurants, and most of all family together. Giving thanks. Left to right, Erin, Susanne, Carl, Caitlin, Sean. Above and to the rear, two unnamed Javanese unicorns.

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