A DAY BY DAY SO IT GOES–JAVA STYLE
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.
Probably this guy on the left has a load of sugar cane, point being that just about anything gets transported by motorcycle/scooter. And yet, the old faithful brahma bull cart is still in service. At least some things are reliable.
And you can get as good a cappuccino here as anywhere. Just ask us.
Buy take care not to get thrown into a Dutch dungeon.
or accosted by a giant snail. Or 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.
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.