Traffic and driving here in Indonesia are quite different from back home! It’s hard to describe the difference in words, but I think one of our friends here pretty accurately captured the idea when he said it flows, a lot like water. If there is a space, someone will fill it. It can appear to be absolutely insane sometimes, but now that we’ve lived here a while I think it is safe to say that we’re both getting pretty comfortable with it. Motorbikes are everywhere!
I (Matt) tried making a video of our drive home from church one Sunday to share with everyone as an example. I sped it up to 4x so it wouldn’t be too long, which means our 15 minute drive is about a 4 minute video. Of course, I’d forgotten just how bumpy the roads can be here – when I looked at the video, the camera was all over the place! I did as much editing as I could to smooth things out, but the result is still a little crazy. If you get motion-sick, this might not be the best video to watch on full screen. There’s no sound, so don’t worry if it’s silent.