10 Minutes with Pak Nana | Jakarta Tailor

Pak Nana in his shop

Jakarta tailor, Pak Nana is a very busy man! So today he has kindly agreed to our '10 Minute Interview Challenge' before his next client steps in, or his phone begins to ring and buzz next to his sewing machine. So we had better get started ... Pak Nana, your time starts ... now! Kenalkan Pak Nana     What is your full name? My Continue Reading

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #4

Filosofi kopi latte to go

In today’s ajb Friday post we serve you up a further six coffee spots that we're sure you will enjoy. As you know, Liz and I both LOVE our coffee, so writing posts about this topic is a genuine delight - we get to hang out together whilst sipping our favourite brew - all in the name of research. Sounds good, hey! Spreading our coffee wings more widely, Continue Reading

ajb’s 5 Easy Steps to Create Your Own Batik Bed Cover

Since arriving in Jakarta, both Liz and I have delighted in our many guests who have come to visit us. As a result, creating a tranquil and appealing haven for our guests to retire at the end of a long day has been a priority on my ‘To Do’ list for quite some time. As this project has gained momentum, I have become keen to add hints of Indonesia’s rich Continue Reading

Authentic Indonesian Gado Gado to make this Weekend

Gado Gado is what I need! I'm in a bit of a food rut this week. The prolonged rainy season in Jakarta has stopped me springing out of bed for my early morning 'lari pagi' 'morning run' (actually it is more like a trot) and I have been eating way too much cake...so this week it's all about 'upping' my veggie intake, getting back on track and making one of Continue Reading