Mar 9 • 6M

Couchfish Day 344: First Impressions

Hello Jakarta.

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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“Jakarta is not what you’d call a beautiful place. It’s a chaotic maze of low-lying slums, gleaming skyscrapers and imposing road tolls, enveloped in a gigantic cloud of pollution and trapped in hopeless gridlock.” So writes my friend Daniel Ziv’s in his introduction to Jakarta Inside Out.

It’s a cookbook to the city, explaining through a foreigner’s le…

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