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  • Blog,  Indonesia

    Jakarta

    The bus slowly rolled through the hills towards Jakarta from Cianjur, where it had reached night as I was dropped off on the outskirts of the capital. Jakarta would be my last stop, an enormous capital; population 40 million. I already have a strong bias against metropolitan cities, which wasn’t changed much here. [visual-link-preview encoded=”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″] I took the very efficient city bus into the capital with a hostels address in hand, just needed to get there. There was some confusion in where exactly where I was going, but eventually I bumbled my way through a series of buses close to the hostel. Now all I had to do was walk…