Sometimes heat hurts. It’s like the heat that slaps your face when you remove a pizza from the oven. But there’s no door to close. And it pushes down on you.
You could fault the sun, but it’s more than that. It’s humid. There is little wind. And there are mosquitoes. It’s a blind date where Kailua-Kona meets a Houston summer. The result is Southeast Asia. And in Central Jakarta, the buildings block the ocean breeze that might otherwise prevail.
Most travelers skip Jakarta in favor of Bali and Sumatra. I’m happy I didn’t. I want to see a place with my own biases. Here’s a glimpse of the Jakarta I visited: