The following are stories that readers and website volunteers
have submitted. They are meant to provide a more personal view to the
experience of living in Indonesia. The latest stories submitted are at
Nur, Homing Pigeon
A Perfect Lunch Break
Flirting with Marilyn
Dengue Fever Experience
Do you Believe in Magic?
Travel, tow trucks and time-sensitive tribulations
The Post Office
Fitness and other Ludicrous Fantasies
Family Holiday to Tanjung Kodok
Guidelines for Indonesian Motorbike Drivers
Culture Shock or Just an Old Git?
At the Crater's Edge
Jakarta’s Mind-boggling Streets
22 Signs You're a True Expat
Short Stories from "City of Dreams" by Mark Medley
Smart, Single and Wealthy
Mike's Missing Underpants
Buses From Hell
Seven Floors above a Cemetery
The Villages that Disappeared - reflections after the 2009 Padang Earthquake
Indonesian Food Etiquette
Jakarta Canine Nightingales
The Curse of the Horse Lady - a Travel Tale
A Polite Smile for Every Occasion
Ray Doodoh: How to raise US$110,000 in six weeks - This is the amazing story of how expats and Indonesians banded together to save a colleague
Beating the Jakarta Floods
Thief of Hearts - The Thief of Baghad...Jakarta
Knalpot Anyone? - just what do those mysterious signs refer to?
Wimps and Woofswhich one are you?
Ring, Ring ... an encounter with Indonesian
Managing house guests: when home turns into
Difficult Times Hit Java - a Lebaran
Strange Encounteres in Medan by a Singaporean
Obat Batuk Di Sulawesi (Sulawesi Cough Medicine)
The Fork Bandit
The Drain People
The Kemang Street Circuit
The Patient Javanese
You Know You've Gone Native
Een Lady in the Bus
Ghosts or Ghos-sips?
Don't You Just LOVE It Here?
So you think you want to
live in Bali?
Are we being Spoilt or What?
How Many Nitas are out there ... ?
You know you're a Bule with a Mission if you
What the Velvet Butterfly Wanted
A Question of Balance
Unlikely Jakarta Post Headlines
A Quite Afternoon at the Home Office
Low Tech in a High Tech World
The Twelve Days of Christmas - Jakarta
You must be a Newcomer to Indonesia
First Impressions upon Moving to Indonesia
Faith was a girl ...
Bule - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
You Know You're a MK when ...
You Know You've Been in Indonesia Too
Long if ... (updated)
Foreign advisers and Consultants as Catalysts ... Donna Woodward's JP article opens a debate
You may be a resident of a large city
in SE Asia if ...
The Expat Wife's Prayer
Web Poll #1 - Is it polite to leave your
dipper in the Bak Mandi?
Top 10 Best of Living in Indonesia
Hash in Hell
You Know You're an Expat Kid in Asia when ...
Sexy Jenny and other stories
The New Car
Bali to remote East Java, Road trip
Hundred Percent American ... or is it??
Dear Everyone - a letter home from Juerg
The Bishop's Telephone
Company Picnic - Indonesian Style
I Spy in East Java ... a road game for
the trip to Bali
Indonesia with Erma Bombeck
The Indonesian Experience: 1999
Learning to Drive in Jakarta
The 10 Commandments for Expats
The World - a Unique Perspective
Having fun with Bahasa Indonesia(the national language)
The Do-It-Yourself Store
Kids You Don't Love
A Kitemaker's Guide to the Archipelago
A Lone Englishman's Experiences
You Must Be An Indonesian If ...
Bits of Advice
The Good and the Bad -- Reasons to Live in Indonesia
It's my fault II
It was my fault
Expat Orientation Test
How to Drive in Indonesia
You Might Be An American Expat in Indonesia
Elevator Usage in Indonesia
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