Making the Most of Expat Life in Jakarta with Daleen Fourie

Today we introduce you to a very special person. Daleen Fourie (pronounced, ‘Dalian’) has been an expat for numerous years, having lived in 7 different countries (and counting!). As a mother of 4 children, Daleen is a very busy lady indeed, yet as you will see, still has time to give to others through engagement in her community; whilst also making the most Continue Reading

Blogging Highlights : Captured by Nita Strudwick

Nita

This week begins a new chapter for our gorgeous friend and talented photographer Nita Strudwick. On Wednesday Nita, her husband and daughter boarded a plane bound for the UK to begin exciting new adventures. Our long term ajb readers would know Nita has been with ‘a journey bespoke’ since the very beginning. Nita captured the very first shots of Jo and I Continue Reading

Best Of : Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta

Best coffee spots in Jakarta

We are breaking with tradition this week and bringing you not ONE, but a BUNDLE of posts to enjoy this weekend. If you are a new ' a journey bespoke' reader or new to Jakarta, a very warm welcome to you! Over the next couple of weeks we will be serving up some of our favourite posts, refreshed and updated. Today we are beginning where our friendship began Continue Reading

Memories and the Meaningfulness of Ramadan

As we draw to the end of the month of Ramadan; a period of time considered most holy on the Islamic calendar, we invite two Muslim friends to share their perspectives on what Ramadan and the ensuing festivities of Eid-ul Fitr mean to them. Firstly, we introduce you to Ibu Hani, who is most likely familiar to you as we featured Ibu Hani's inspiring life Continue Reading