I have traveled to many places. I have seen both the good and bad of travel. Being in Jakarta is, in a word, different.
The blur between cultures is everywhere. I am staying in a hotel that was the location of a terrorist attack in 2009. Having the vehicle you are traveling in go through a military style checkpoint before being allowed on property was a bit intimidating yet comforting.
The best thing about the clash of cultures became evident with this fountain in the lobby. Very relaxing!
I will be writing more in depth about my limited stay here in Indonesia later.