Thursday, October 19, 2006
Cramming room only
The Post had this great picture today of a woman being passed into a train through the window, because it was too packed to get in through the door.
Idul Fitri, the end-of-Ramadhan celebration, is early next week, and there's a rising energy in the city. The stores are mobbed with people buying gifts for their relatives, new clothes for themselves, and enough food for an army. The mass exodus from Jakarta to people's home villages has begun. Traffic, need I mention, is crazier than ever.
I recently discovered I'm going to have a four-day weekend over Idul Fitri. It would be great to go somewhere, but every single form of transportation is going to be insanely overbooked. I'm thinking we could probably land a small helicopter on our roof (just a small one ... nothing ostentatious). Anybody have a lead on a rental?