‘We are so lucky to live in Jakarta, to enjoy the rush of the city and to explore Indonesia’. Together with her husband Carmen moved to Jakarta a year ago. They are experiencing the ‘expat life’, but are not ‘stereo type expats’. It is such a pitty that so many tourists have such a negative impression of Jakarta’, Carmen believes.
Together we explored the different opposites of the city, diving into the extreme luxureous life of jetset Jakarta while discovering the next day the slums of North Jakarta where entire families share one small room together.
Many tourists skip Jakarta and miss out this turbulent and divers city. ‘I wish visitors would look beyond the city-of-traffic and also discover the hidden beauties of Jakarta’ Carmen tells me.