Pregnancy & Birth Traditions in Indonesia : Aulia’s story

pregnancy

Around the world, when it comes to having babies, every culture has its own special customs. This is a topic we've been curious about for a while now, in particular we were keen to investigate pregnancy, birth and parenting practices of Indonesian women living in Jakarta. An opportunity presented itself to find out more while chatting with Aulia, the Continue Reading

Spotlight on our favourite South Jakarta Streets

Streets

What are you up to this weekend? We are coming to the middle weekend of the school holidays for our kids in Jakarta. It's been great to jump out of the regular school-day routines this week, reconnect with each other and recharge. For those of you who celebrated Easter last weekend, we hope you had a great day! Here are a few links to our 'Street 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

ajb’s Expat Guide on ‘How to Thrive in Jakarta’

Firstly, Happy New Year and welcome back to a journey bespoke. It's so nice to have you join us again for this, the start of our third year of blogging. We are excited to be back in Jakarta and are rearing to go! Today's post is for all those newbies to Jakarta - or those who are on their way to the Big Durian. We still recall what it felt like to pack Continue Reading