What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

How really, really bad the traffic was. - Sep 2020


People are friendly, the culture is incredibly diverse and rich, and you can buy pretty much anything you need. The biggest negatives: traffic, poor medical care, tropical diseases, bureaucratic processes - Feb 2018


How hard it is to spend time outdoors in Jakarta. Lack of sidewalks, lack of green space, horrendous traffic. - Jun 2015


To get involved right off the bat. Volunteer at the school or if you don't have kids elsewhere, get involved in an association, take up tennis, find a spa you like, find ladies to go to Bali with- you need to be involved and make friends and get out of Jakarta frequently and then you will love it. If you don't get out and get involved, you will be miserable. - Jan 2015


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