Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Jakarta:
Get in touch with people who are already there. Ask as many questions as you need to know what you are getting into. Talk to people from the company you are working with or get in touch with the expat associations. You might find the helping hand you need and all the insight necessary for a smooth move.
We have well travelled and haven’t experienced much culture shock here in Jakarta. We understand that it is a totally different city with a different culture. We try to experience the culture here as much as we can so long as it is safe and fun. To live life to the full is the motto we try to live by.
This was like Babylon when I first got here … or the United Nations. Just about every country in the world is represented here. You’ll find white people hanging out in Kemang. You’ll find Indians in advertising. You’ll find the Chinese in telecommunications. You’ll find Europeans basking under the sun. You’ll find Australians either in mine sites or surfing in Bali. You’ll find Southeast Asians inside the mall.