Monday, August 23, 2010

Street life

Long day for us in orientation but made it out again this evening for a walk near the hotel. Jakarta, like the rest of Indonesia, is observing Ramadan. This means people are fasting from dawn to dusk and I'm pretty sure it means that some street vendors and stands that would normally operate during the day are closed until nightfall. Maybe they don't normally operate during the day but the nighttime scene is pretty vibrant. While out walking tonight, came across a small outdoor market off the main road filled with food stalls and an open-air tailor who was sewing what looked like about 100 yards of white cloth under a very bright fluorescent lamp. Also came across a group of very friendly children who were playing badminton in the street. Behind them, another group of kids playing with fireworks.


  1. Excellent. Keep the posts coming, I'm so excited to read these. I have a friend at the Embassy I'll put you in touch with, you never know when that might come in handy.

  2. This post if full of speculation and conjecture. Get out there and do some damn reporting.