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Recommended Expat Blogs: Jakarta

In our InterNations Recommended Blog section we let you take the spotlight! Expat life in general is, of course, a perfect breeding ground for great, user-generated reads, and life in Jakarta makes no exception. Take your time and browse the great blogs showcased in this article!

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:

Ana: Stumble Abroad

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.

Sarah: A Midnight Visitor

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.

Mark: Blink

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.


Henrik Olsen

"I was amazed how many other members in Jakarta share the same interests as me. And some of them come from Norway, too ! "

Megan Turner

"It's a really helpful site: Via InterNations, we found an international playgroup for our kids (6 and 8 years old) here in Jakarta."

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