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Take Your Imagination Out for a Spin in Jakarta

You’re too funny, Jakarta bus.  That’s probably why, for a long time, I have adopted Frankie Smith’s method of commuting. I have nothing against public transit – in fact, testing out local methods of transportation is a must when I travel … Continue reading

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Crowded

Before I went to live in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008, I was already well-equipped to spin yarns about some particularly heady commutes.  Getting smushed into train carriages in Tokyo by station staff dressed better than me (or maybe that’s why … Continue reading

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Kunming, Part 1 of 2: Please Don’t Go

Kunming is the capital of the Chinese province known as Yunnan. Phew…now that we’ve gotten the bookish bits out of the way, it’s important to note that Yunnan is best known for its natural wonders, permitting travelers to sample both … Continue reading

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Tengak-Tengok! Bike Vendors in Jakarta

Tengak-tengok signifies “looking around repeatedly” in Indonesian.  There are many bicyclists cruising the streets and cul-de-sacs (culs-de-sac?  ehh) of Jakarta, hawking various foods, wares and services; much of the goods they have are just as easily found as many other … Continue reading

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