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Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, has had many names. So, the history of the city goes back to the middle ages, including several changes of names. What we know as Jakarta today was mentioned at the 5th century for the first time, but the official history of the city starts in 1527. The reason for that and how it goes on is my topic for this article. The Portuguese arrived in 1522, but, and that’s… Read More

Jakarta? Why Jakarta? And why Jakarta for just two days? Where is Jakarta at all? – Indonesia! Questions I heard often when we came back home. Well, it appears it just arouse. Jakarta is an interesting city regarding its fast growth and the circumstances, yet it is not really a city which is known as a tourist destination. As we had a pretty great time there anyway and discovered Jakarta as a whole,… Read More

What is it that excels a city? Its sights? Its history? Its size? Number of inhabitants? Sure, but mostly, it’s the people who excel a city like Bern. Their history and culture. Travelling means also to be part of that, so I’ll give you a little cultural guide for the history of the city of Bern, the capital of Switzerland. I might have mentioned it before, but I made the huge mistake… Read More