hm i thought i would go ahead and share, there are a couple of links that some here may enjoy looking at.
Its not easy being a expat. I have lived in hong kong, Thailand,Indo. Hong kong was ok, its like any other big western city, just with sorter people and better chinese food
thailand, was really hmm cultural shock, even more so cause i made the move alone. If i remember right Bogor is kinda small, and cool in Temp i seem to remember having to wear a coat when there.
Bogor is not that far from Jarkarta,
so if night life and entertinment is your style that good place to go. Lots of shopping also. OR Bandung. I am sure you noticed by now, there is not alot of local pubs.http://www.itisnet.com/english/asia/...or/e-bogor.htm
will tell you some stuff local. hmm i think the zoo there has white tigers
if you like history and cultural type stuff
there is borobudur in Yogyakarta, and temples all over the place, that i enjoyed. I have made several trips to borobudur and never got bored looking around.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borobudur
one of the most amazing temples in all of mankind.
here is link to some templeshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candi_of_Indonesia
solo is also very good for Art and shopping. Also bali is very good for,
night life, wildlife,or just fun in the sun & water lots of places to learn to scuba dive, and see the under water world.
Ok granted i had advantage in that my wife is indo. But there are not many people there that speak english. So my main advice is, learn to speak some Bahasa Indonesian. and stay away from the expat community for the most part. Make some Local friends. All the expats i know wanted to spend all there spare time getting drunk, Not my idea of fun.
The bike pics where taken in lawang, the cat was someone pet, it was living in the house with the people
But yea, you have no idea how many fights i had with the wife over getting the cats fixed.
They feel to fix a animal is playing God.
We live/lived in Surabaya, the wife still has her ISP there, along with my 3 coffee shops. If i was there i would invite you over. Maybe in 5 more year
if they let me back in.
PS- stay away from the durian, lol