Every morning I leave for school, in a taxi, around 6:30 a.m. with the hopes of beating the traffic. ¬†The route to school is the same but getting to school is always an adventure. ¬†I live in Jakarta where Bhasa Indonesian is spoken. Unfortunately, I only have minimal proficiency of the language that makes for giving directions to the driver a comedy show. ¬†However, with what I know, I am able to get myself to school. ¬†Driving up Fatmawati, the main road, the taxi driver has to dodge buses, the motorcycles and the Bajaj’s!

The drive becomes even trickier when the two-way road narrows to one lane because of the vendors who have laid out their vegetables to sell along the side of the road market. ¬†By 6:30 a.m., the market is already bustling with buyers who have come to do their “grocery” for the day! ¬†Eventually though, I am able to make it through this maze to get to school in about 20 minutes to begin another day of adventure as an International teacher!

 

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