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Everyday traffic in Jakarta 0

Jakarta aka The Durian and the white crater at Bandung

After the modern commercial metropolis of Singapore I was really looking forward to my visit to Indonesia and Jakarta. I did some research on Jakarta and apparently they gave Jakarta the nickname “The Durian“. Now for people that haven’t been to Asia much, the durian is a quite famous fruit around many Asian countries. It’s distinctive for its large size, stomach-churning odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. Western people often are appaled by the strong smell before even letting it touch the their tongues, but in most cases, there are always people that love it and hate it. With this said,...

Some of the 8000 skulls in the Choeung Ek memorial 1

Cambodia & Khmer Rouge: Phnom Penh and the killing fields

Even before setting foot on Cambodian terrain, I’ve heard some truely wonderful and also horrifying stories about Cambodia. People that have visited are full of awe of the beauty of the country and mainly the kindness of the people there, eventhough it is one of the poorest countries in South-East Asia. What I heard was that you can shoot with all kinds of artillery there, ranging from handguns, M16, riffles and even throwing grenades and firing a bazooka. Everything is possible as long as you have the cash. People telling me the taxi drivers show you some sort of menu...