Elections in young democracies, as we have learned by experience, can be vulnerable.

After a week of waiting for the results, today Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, was declared winner of the Indonesian presidential election.

As congratulations pour in from the rest of the world, Jakarta […]

July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Happy summer(?) writing!

Summer is here!

This is at least what my “body-clock” is telling me. Growing up in Sweden gives you a very precise sense for when to expect snow, darkness and cold or light evenings, birds chirping and warm winds from the ocean. It is in […]

July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

Go Indonesia!

Soccer is a huge sport in Indonesia. Even when traveling through the smallest village on an island you will see young boys playing soccer between goals of bamboo, shouting pretend names to each other such as Zlatan, Ronaldo, Neymar. As the boys grow up, some […]

June 15th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , |4 Comments

Jakarta’s hidden jungle

Selamat sore!

Good evening!

Here is a picture that didn’t make it into the Gallery Backstreets of Jakarta, but wanted to join in as well. 🙂

It is amazing that this small road can be found in a city that would fit the entire population of Sweden! I […]

June 14th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |2 Comments

Backstreets of Jakarta

Yesterday I brought the camera going through Pejaten and Kemang in the south of Jakarta. These small backstreets are only minutes away from the busy main roads, but still they feel like a different world. I almost forget about the crowded streets and imagine myself […]

June 12th, 2014|Categories: Galleries|Tags: , , |4 Comments