We have a small breakfast before packing our stuff and crossing the road to get to the train station. Sind we had already bought our tickets yesterday, everything is going quite smoothly. Going to the check-in booth, then through the gate to the train – a few minutes later we already see the landscape of Java passing at our windows…
As we approach Jakarta, the scenery starts to change. No more ricefields and small pittoresque huts – the obvious social class inequalities are quite shocking here: Next to the rails you can see a huge area covered with corrugated-iron huts, but on the left side in the background you can see skyscrapers growing out of the earth… This city isn’t beautiful at all. We take a taxi at the train station to get to the airport.