I love the smell of smog in the morning

Every now and then we get queries along the lines of:

‘If you run a website covering Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, why do you live in Indonesia?”

It’s a great question — the reason being thay one of us accepted a job here, transporting us from succulent Phnom Penh to chewy as leather Jakarta.

One reason we didn’t move to Jakarta is covered today by Tim Leffel on his handy “Cheapest Destinations” blog. Under the title The World’s Most Polluted Cities we read that:

“For the record, the only other city outside of China and India making the list, besides Cairo, was Jakarta.”