Hey guys, I'm new to this forum. I recently got offered a teaching job in Jakarta and literally know nothing about the city. I was originally planning to move to Thailand to teach and live in bangkok. As such, I had researched bangkok and thai culture like crazy and have learned a great deal about it. So, my question is this: what is good and bad about life in Jakarta? Positive and negative? Is it anything like bangkok? How do they compare? Is Jakarta dangerous?
Thus far I have gathered that the traffic is horrendous, the pollution is ungodly, and you can't get in the water within 10 miles of the city. On the flip side, I have heard that the people are amazing, the food is incredible, and it is relatively inexpensive to live there.
I am weighing out my decision and could use some info so fire away!