Author Archive for Guest Writer

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Sumatra For The Intrepid

Thursday, May 12th, 2011, by . 11 Comments

Intrepid Travel launches a new tour in Indonesia, covering the highlights of (northern) Sumatra.

Expats & Credit Cards

Monday, May 2nd, 2011, by . 10 Comments
No Credit Cards

Why is it so hard for expats to get a credit card in Indonesia? And is it worth having one anyway?

Reforming Morality

Monday, March 7th, 2011, by . 17 Comments

A sense of déjà vu was in the air when I watched the news of current upheaval in the Middle East.

Interpreting our Constitution.

Friday, March 4th, 2011, by . 60 Comments

Interpreting the Indonesian constitution

Jakarta’s Cartesian Train

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, by . 5 Comments
KA Ciliwung

Chris takes a ride on KA Ciliwung, the train that nobody knows exists.

The (no longer) lost Jews of Manado

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010, by . 58 Comments

As reported in the NY Times and Tablet magazine – the synagogue in Surabaya might have been forced to close by extremists, but elsewhere in the country, another Jewish community is rediscovering their roots.

Lawful Tax Evasion

Friday, November 12th, 2010, by . 7 Comments

Duty/tax-free shopping for tourists is coming to Indonesia, sort of.

Family-Friendly Flying

Thursday, November 4th, 2010, by . 12 Comments

How to get where you family needs to go with minimal stress? Which Indonesian airline is best suited to bringing the wife and kids?

Java Rockin Land 2010

Monday, September 27th, 2010, by . 12 Comments

South-East Asia’s biggest music festival is coming to Jakarta, supported by a tobacco company.

Have A Little Faith?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, by . 11 Comments

Learning the hard way how to purchase travel insurance in Indonesia.

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