July 16, 2009

In Jakarta

Signing in from a cyber cafe in Jakarta. We have arrived safely yesterday. It was a tiring journey of about 18 hours of flight time and two stops (At Doha & Singapore).

What can I say about Jakarta at first sight! Feels so like Dhaka. Smog, corruption, long queues, traffic jam, broken streets, Kacha Bazaar, high end convenient stores, shopping malls, high rises.

Trying to sort out logistics here. There are a lot of things to do.. like hunting a house, getting a cost effective internet connection. The temporary accommodation had some lacking reminding us that we are not in a well developed country. But I like this place.

More later.