Few resources can build a better picture of life in Indonesia than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.
Expat blogs in Indonesia
Lottie is a British expat who lived in Indonesia with her husband. Her colourful blog is filled with wonderful stories about their life in Indonesia, where they divided their time between Jakarta and Bali. Now living in Spain, her blog is useful for archival purposes.
This is the blog of Ana, a Mexican expat living with her husband and raising two little ones in Jakarta. Full of informative posts and stories about being an expat mom and living in Indonesia, it's a great read.
My Jakarta Post
This informative blog by Britt, a Dutch expat married to an Indonesian man and living in Jakarta, is filled with interesting posts about anything from who's who in Indonesia to what to do when getting a visa. While no longer active, it stills contains useful information.
Roy on the Run
Lidia shares her adventures of everyday expat life in Jakarta in this colourful blog. It's filled with stunning photographs that really capture the city in all its gritty glory. Her blog is written in Spanish.
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