I’ve noted in another article my fears and doubts about Jakarta. Here’s an update after a quick stay in Jakarta:
Coffee Milk Hot!
On the scale of a hole in the solid to the ultimate toilets in Japan, Jakarta is an upgraded version of what I’m used to.
Reason’s quite simple – more often than not a bidet (?) is built in the toilet. You just have to turn the lever at the lower right and you’re good. For those without one, an external bidet is usually provided.
This can be seen up the toilet seat cover.
I don’t eat spicy food. At all. What I realized within a day in Jakarta is that whenever you order, the default is spicy.
Locally called buah salak (snake fruit), this is one pleasant surprise for me.
I’ve just realized, I’m officially an expatriate! Wow. Two days in, I’ve only managed to explore the city for around two hours.
With merely a couple of days left to go to Indonesia with a million things to do, I had no time to take care of itinerary, budget, etc. I simply packed and flew a few thousand miles and crossed the equator to the apparently scary world of Jakarta.