Day 328. 44km. Tanjulgkait – Jakarta

Posted: March 17, 2016 in Cycling, Indonesia
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‘The washing is taken at 12.00 – so now!’
Having arrived in civilization at my new abode in Jakarta, we had to gather up our clothes for washing very quickly. Clement gave me an armful of smelly rags and jumped into the shower. After the clothes were whisked away, Clement opened the door, naked, and realised he had absolutely nothing to wear. A day naked in Jakarta.

River in Jakarta

River in Jakarta

We cycled through some very run-down areas entering Jakarta. Endless slums, men working chest deep in open sewers on the side of the road. Two boys were diving in the brown slimy river looking for rubbish to recycle. I have been a naked captive of the hotel room today uploading blog posts while Clement went clothes shopping. We’re going out on the town now. ☺

No more blog posts for a while. I’ll be stopping in Jakarta for 3 weeks studying Indonesian. ☺

  1. Welcome to Jakarta, man!

  2. Jodi Dutta says:

    You have me in stitches, Matthew! (while sitting at the train station, in gales of publicly unexplainable laughter). Definitely one of the unforeseen adventures!

  3. Jodi Dutta says:

    Superb photos too!

  4. Jodi Dutta says:

    The light-hearted laughter, in stark contrast to the ache of seeing people where one’s heart never wants them to be…. a very moving, unforgettable post.

  5. Eliza Waters says:

    I’ve sure there is a good deal of contrast in Jakarta. I hope you’ll still be clicking photos even if not posting. Good luck dalam studi Anda! 🙂

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