I'm just here for the week so heading home tonight on the red-eye - leaves at midnight, gets in at 9.30 tomorrow morning, aaaargh, then a two hour wait for the plane to Canberra - but I really do like being in Jakarta. The people we work with are just lovely, and there is an unbelievable energy to the city. It feels like anything is possible.
On the down side, it is really crowded, the traffic is a nightmare, and there is a lot of poverty, but I have a soft spot for the city. It might be because the local hobbies are shopping and eating! How can you say no to that.
This is the view from my hotel room - one way and the other. Tall buildings, hot sky, and smog.