Jakarta flooding

I am in Jakarta for four weeks on a short term consulting assignment.  I arrived on Sunday night and have since been wondering what to write for my blog this week. It started to rain on Tuesday, and hasn’t really stopped since, but it is monsoon season.  Throughout last night there was a heavy and constant thunderstorm and when I opened my curtains this morning, I thought it looked bit wet.  Then a couple of hours later I realised I actually had some real news to blog about.
All of these pictures were taken on my iPhone from where I am staying – the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Jakarta.  It is obvious I didn’t leave today – just as well I had planned to work from my room. I’ll mostly let the pictures tell the story. Continue reading